The future of OT security in critical infrastructure: Both the likelihood and consequences of cyberattacks to OT/ICS components continue to grow for modern industrial operations. While current advances in OT/ICS cyber security are impressive, new approaches are needed to gain defensive advantage over already-capable cyber adversaries, to keep up with new OT/ICS technologies, and to serve business risk management needs in increasingly-demanding, competitive environments.
Brace for more Triton-like attacks, researchers warn: Fortunately, the Tricon system detected an anomaly and behaved as it was supposed to by taking the plant to a safe state via a shutdown, but Nozomi Networks’ researchers have demonstrated at Black Hat USA in Las Vegas that they are able to use the malware to implement new programs in Schneider Electric’s Triconex controller that would have seen the original attack succeed with potentially catastrophic consequences.
Scary Wi-Fi attack can hack your password no matter how strong it is: If you think securing your Wi-Fi network with a strong password is enough to keep hackers away, well, think again. A researcher has detailed a new kind of attack, discovered by accident, which would allow hackers to crack your password with ease, no matter how strong the password. The security researcher was actually looking at a way to compromise the security of the new WPA3 security standard for Wi-Fi networks, when he discovered means to bypass passwords on WPA and WPA routers.
New WhatsApp Vulnerability Allows Hackers to Intercept and Change Message Contents: A new WhatsApp vulnerability could allow attackers to spread fake news appeared to be sent from the trusted contacts. WhatsApp is a most popular instant messaging app used by more than 1.5 billion users, it has been heavily targetted by scammers for spreading fake news. WhatsApp recently rolled out a new feature which indicates to user’s that the message they have received is the forwarded one.
The four most popular methods hackers use to spread ransomware:Organizations from COSCO to FedEx, local governments from Atlanta to Alaska, and several hospitals and law firms around the world all share a common, jarring experience – in the past year, all of these organizations have watched as malicious software took over their networks and demanded a ransom payment, while disrupting their business service continuity.
The PGA Possibly Infected With the BitPaymer Ransomware: If corporate America, government entities, and hospitals weren’t enough, now ransomware developers are attacking Golf! According to a report from GolfWeek, computers at the PGA have been infected with ransomware. The victims learned they were infected on Tuesday when ransom notes started appearing on their screen. “Your network has been penetrated,” the ransom note read according to Golfweek’s article. “All files on each host in the network have been encrypted with a strong algorythm [sic].”