16 Sep 2019

Cyberattacks On IOT Devices Surge 300% In 2019, ‘Measured In Billions’, Report Claims

A new report by F-Secure warns that cyberattacks on IoT devices are accelerating at an unprecedented rate. The company uses a network of honeypots to attract everyday attacks and discovered more than 2.9 billion attack events in the first half of 2019. Security researchers noted that the honeypots were dominated

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16 Sep 2019

Drone strikes knock out half of Saudi oil capacity

Drone strikes targeted two Saudi Aramco oil facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais over the weekend, disrupting about half of the kingdom’s oil capacity, or about 5.7 million barrels per day. Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said that the attacks are not only aimed at the kingdom, but

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16 Sep 2019

Huawei Offers To License 5G Technology To U.S. To Flush Out Trump

Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei recently announced that the company would license “the entire Huawei 5G platform to any American company that wants to manufacture it and install it and operate it—completely independent of Huawei.” The offer would allow a buyer “perpetual access” to Huawei’s 5G source code, allowing a full

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16 Sep 2019

U.S. imposes sanctions on North Korean hackers accused in Sony attack, dozens of other incidents

The U.S. Department of Treasury imposed sanctions on three North Korean hacking groups controlled by the state’s primary intelligence agency, the Reconnaissance General Bureau. Officials claim the Lazarus Group, Bluenoroff, and Andariel used ransomware and attacks on banks, ATM networks, gambling sites, online casinos, and cryptocurrency exchanges to fund Pyongyang’s

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16 Sep 2019

Cybercriminals shop for admin access to healthcare portals

A report by cybersecurity firm IntSight identifies hackers are increasingly targeting healthcare institutions with lax security measures. IntSight chief security officer Etay Maor said historically, the healthcare industry has not had as robust security as high profile targets like the financial sector. “Once cybercriminals started realizing that financial institutions are

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16 Sep 2019

This $30 Device Turns the Cold of Outer Space Into Renewable Energy

Researchers at UCLA and Stanford University have invented a $30 device that turns the cold of space into a renewable energy source. The device is based off a thermoelectric generator that creates electricity from a difference in temperature, an effect known as radiative cooling. While scientists have known about the

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16 Sep 2019

Could hackers gain a global ‘kill click’?

Congress claims the internet cables that connect the world are vulnerable to cyberattacks and it is unclear who is in charge of protecting them. The question of jurisdiction remains murky, largely due to the vast amounts of private-sector ownership of the internet architecture. However, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

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13 Sep 2019

The Pentagon Needs to Make More Software Open Source, Watchdog Says

The Department of Defense is not fully abiding by a federal mandate to implement an open source software pilot program and make common code more readily available to other agencies, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report. In 2016, Congress required the Department of Defense to initiate the pilot

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13 Sep 2019

Vulnerabilities Exposed 2 Million Verizon Customer Contracts

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13 Sep 2019

Israel accused of planting mysterious spy devices near the White House

Former U.S. government officials claim Israel was likely behind the placement of cellphone surveillance devices, also known colloquially as “StingRays” near the White House and other sensitive locations around Washington in order to spy on President Donald Trump, his top aides, and close associates. “There were suspicions that they were

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