Cybersecurity company finds classified NSA, Army data online

“A cybersecurity company said Tuesday it found top secret files related to classified Army communications systems sitting unprotected online for anyone to see. The data belonged to the U.S. Army’s Intelligence and Security Command, a division of both the Army and the National Security Agency. It’s the latest known setback linked to the NSA where … Read more

FedEx Grapples With TNT Express Cyberattack: Time to Dump?

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“FedEx’s operations have been severely hurt by the Jun 27 cyberattack on its subsidiary, TNT Express. The attack caused large-scale service delays on its TNT Express unit. Evidently, the company’s top line in first-quarter fiscal 2018 was affected, primarily due to decreased volumes at TNT Express. First-quarter results were also hampered by Hurricane Harvey. In … Read more

Guarding the firewall: Ensuring cyber security for small businesses

Phishing, scanning/probing, website intrusions and defacements, virus/malicious code, ransomware, Denial of Service attacks, and data breaches are some ways in which hackers attack business websites, which can cause operational disruptions and potentially steal sensitive information. Small and medium businesses (SMBs) , unfortunately, have been seeing rising incidences of cybercrime. Growing digitization of business assets and … Read more

U.S. Government issues alerts about malware and IP addresses linked to North Korean cyber attacks

US-CERT, the Department of Homeland Security team responsible for analyzing cybersecurity threats, has posted a warning about cyber attacks by the North Korean government, which it collectively refers to as “Hidden Cobra.” The technical alert from the FBI and Department of Homeland Security says a remote administration tool (RAT) called FALLCHILL has been deployed by … Read more

Hackers ‘take over Boeing 757’ as it’s sitting on the runway, without the pilots realizing

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Security researchers have shown off alarming hacks where they ‘take over’ cars – but a new demonstration may be the scariest yet. Security researchers from America’s Homeland Security were able to remotely ‘hack’ a Boeing 757 while it sat on the runway, without the pilots being aware. For more details, read here. Author: Rob Waugh

SMEs and Cyber Attacks: What you need to know

According to Technopedia, “A cyber attack is a deliberate exploitation of computer systems, technology-dependent enterprises and networks. Cyber attacks use malicious code to alter computer code, logic or data, resulting in disruptive consequences that can compromise data and lead to cyber crimes, such as information and identity theft.” Why are some SMEs Targets for Cyber … Read more

How can you protect yourself from cyber attacks?

There are several ways to protect yourself from cyber attacks. Williams advised against clicking on links sent in emails or text messages from unfamiliar email addresses. “Viruses can be embedded in (Microsoft) Word or Excel documents,” said Williams. “You have to be very, very careful about what you open. If it looks strange, don’t open … Read more