Saturday, July 20, 2019

Security Containers For Prescription Drugs That Can Be Opened By Kids

Many companies sell security containers for prescription medication. These are designed to protect against prescription drug abuse. In our analysis of four major brands, all of them could be easily opened in seconds, often without any trace.

The $5 Million Surveillance Car That Hacks iPhones From 500 Meters

SpearHead 360 van comes replete with zero-days and high-grade surveillance kit, but comes at a big cost, not to mention the privacy implications.

Alexa, Are You A Spy? Israeli Startup Raises $12.5 Million So Governments Can Hack IoT

Former Israeli Prime Minister helps launch a one-stop hacking shop for government agencies. Privacy concerns abound.

New York Cops Are Hacking iPhones With Secretive $15,000 GrayKey

Grayshift's hacking tool is being used by narcotics prosecutor in New York. It's the first evidence the mysterious GrayKey is cracking open iPhones in the real world.

Scammers Attack Email Inboxes With A Ransomware Protection Racket

Ransomware can be pretty scary stuff. So scary, in fact, that some cybercriminals are trying to terrorize people into paying up before they're even infected.

Facebook’s $660,000 Cambridge Analytica Fine Is Almost Meaningless — But That Misses The Point

Facebook's record stock levels show how well it's managed the Cambridge Analytica crisis, despite perennial privacy concerns.

The High-Tech Way To Get Copies Of Your Keys, But Is It Smarter?

KeyMe is an automated kiosk for cutting keys in more than 1500 locations throughout the United States. The system can store keys for later delivery in case of loss. The question is whether consumers will choose to bypass traditional...

IBM’s HR Chief Shares Best Advice On The Future Of Work

IBM Chief of Human Resources Diane Gherson shares her best career advice and the future of work.

Supply Chain Attacks Increase As Cybercriminals Focus On Exploiting Weak Links

A new report from CrowdStrike highlights the growing risk of supply chain attacks and how unprepared most organizations are to detect or respond to them.

These Are The Five Most Dangerous Email Attachments

Your email inbox can be a dangerous place to navigate, particularly if you don't know how to spot a suspicious message.

GAO Slams IRS For Negligence In Protecting Taxpayers From ID Theft

“Because individuals may be allowed inappropriate access to restricted areas, IRS has reduced assurance that its computing resources and sensitive information are protected from unauthorized access,” GAO said in the report.

The Most Influential Person In UK IT Discusses Digital Transformation

For the past four years, Mayank Prakash has been the Chief Information and Digital Officer of UK’s Department for Work and Pensions, which looks after children with separated parents, the working class, people with disabilities, and retirees to produce...

Cryptojacking Displaces Ransomware As Most Popular Cyberthreat

Cryptojacking can no longer operate under the covers. Every CISO must understand the significance of this threat, and rank cryptojacking among the top cyberthreats facing the enterprise. Complacency is no excuse.

IBM’s 2018 Data Breach Study Shows Why We’re In A Zero Trust World Now

U.S. based breaches are the most expensive globally, costing on average $7.91M with the highest global notification cost as well, $740,000. A typical data breach costs a company $3.86M, up 6.4% from $3.62M last year.

Chinese Hackers Are Attacking Government Agencies Via Snail Mail

Why bother with sophisticated hacks over the Internet if you can trick someone into infecting themselves the old fashioned way?

Cisco Patches Critical Flaw in Vision Dynamic Signage Director

Cisco this week released a security patch for the Vision Dynamic Signage Director, to address a Critical vulnerability that could allow attackers to execute arbitrary actions on the local system.  Tracked as CVE-2019-1917, the vulnerability was found in the REST...

The Great Hack: the film that goes behind the scenes of the Facebook data scandal

This week, a Netflix documentary on Cambridge Analytica sheds light on one of the most complex scandals of our time. Carole Cadwalladr, who broke the story and appears in the film, looks at the fallout – and finds ‘surveillance...
SecurityWeek

Scotland Yard Twitter and Emails Hacked

London's Metropolitan Police apologised Saturday after its Twitter, emails and news pages were targeted by hackers and began pumping out a series of bizarre messages. read more

Browser Extensions Scraped Data From Millions of People

Slack passwords, NSO spyware, and more of the week's top security news.
ZDNet

Hackers breach FSB contractor, expose Tor deanonymization project and more

SyTech, the hacked company, was working on research projects for the FSB, Russia's intelligence service.