Cyber-Security #Attacks Already #Happening in #Business #Aviation

While the commercial aviation industry is struggling to even acknowledge threats to cybersecurity, the business aviation industry has already experienced attacks, according to Josh Wheeler, Satcom Direct director, entry into service. “The attacks are happening while the aircraft is airborne,” Wheeler explained. “The attacks, just like the ones that corporations…


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​New Zealand to #refresh #cybersecurity #strategy

New Zealand Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran has announced a refresh to the country’s three-year-old cybersecurity strategy amid concerns of a growing threat landscape. The New Zealand government will be refreshing its approach to cybersecurity, giving a facelift to its existing Cyber Security Strategy and Action Plan…


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4 #solutions to the 3 #biggest #cybersecurity #challenges

Cybersecurity and the threat of malicious actors make headlines every day. Boards of directors are recognizing cyber threats as one of the most significant risks. To date, this cybersecurity discussion has centered largely on IT systems; however, the industrial control system (ICS) that operates a facility is often as critical…


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How to #improve #cybersecurity with #machine #learning

Leveraging machine learning for cybersecurity Data breaches and cyber attacks have become harder to deter over the last few years. According to Cisco’s 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report, for example, the expanded volume of both legitimate and malicious encrypted traffic on the web has made it more difficult for security professionals…


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Suspended #state troopers #face trial over #hacking of #former lover’s #Facebook #account

Two suspended state troopers, previously from Catasauqua, have been ordered to face trial on charges they hacked the Facebook account of the former lover of one of the troopers, the state attorney general’s office announced. Anthony Kingsley, 32, is charged with unlawful use of a computer, computer trespassing, harassment and…


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8 #hard truths about #working in #cybersecurity

My career working as a system administrator has involved a hefty amount of exposure to the cybersecurity realm, particularly while working for financial organizations. As data breaches continue to occur through a myriad of exploits (both technological and through human error) the stakes are constantly rising. We’ve reached a level…


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Man who #hacked #nude photos of #Jennifer Lawrence, #Kate Upton, pleads #guilty

A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to hacking into the iCloud accounts of Hollywood stars and others so he could steal personal information, including private photographs and videos. Federal prosecutors say 26-year-old George Garofano, of North Branford, pleaded guilty Wednesday to unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information….


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Uber #agrees to #expanded #FTC #settlement over 2016 #hack

After admitting to covering up a widespread hack that compromised the personal data of 57 million customers in 2016, Uber agreed to an expanded settlement with the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday. The revised complaint could subject the ride-hailing giant to civil penalties if it does not promptly disclose similar…


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UK #Cybercrime #Authority Lists #Cryptojacking As #Serious #Threat

A British government agency has acknowledged the rise of “cryptojacking,” and has released a report which listed the issue amongst other major threats to UK’s internet ecosystem. The report, published by U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) on April 10, highlighted cryptojacking as a “significant concern.” Other compromised identified trends…


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State #Department #warns #staff of #surge in #hacking #attempts

The State Department on Thursday warned employees about a tidal wave of malicious messages attempting to trick staffers into opening a door for hackers. “Personnel are advised to be alert for suspicious activity related to ongoing cyber operations targeting the Department,” the agency’s Cyber and Technology Security Directorate said in…


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Report #finds more #computers #being #seized by #hackers

Atlanta continues to recover from an attack that crippled the city’s computer network. “The city of Atlanta has experienced a ransomware cyber attack.” Last month, officials revealed that hackers encrypted the city’s data and demanded $51,000 in Bitcoin to give it back. City agencies, from law enforcement to the courts,…


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New #cyberattack method #steals #data directly from #power cords and #grids

Sometimes, sensitive computers are removed from the main network and isolated into what’s known as a Faraday Cage, which is part of an ‘air gap’—literally, moving the computer in question away from anything connected to the world. Breaching these networks requires the installation of malware on the host computer, but…


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