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Cyberattack Shows Vulnerability of Gas Pipeline Network

Posted on: September 26th, 2023 by ECC No Comments

HOUSTON — A cyberattack on a shared data network forced four of the nation’s natural-gas pipeline operators to temporarily shut down computer communications with their customers over the last week.

A One-Minute Attack Let Hackers Spoof Hotel Master Keys

Posted on: September 26th, 2023 by ECC No Comments

With a $300 Proxmark RFID card reading and writing tool, any expired keycard pulled from the trash of a target hotel, and a set of cryptographic tricks developed over close to 15 years of on-and-off analysis of the codes Vingcard electronically writes to its keycards, they found a method to vastly narrow down a hotel’s possible master key code.

In Plain Sight: Why Military Veterans Are a Great Fit for Cybersecurity Careers

Posted on: September 26th, 2023 by ECC No Comments

A 2017 report from the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) proposed a “new collar” approach to recruiting. This strategy means recruiting professionals who lack traditional college degrees but possess the technical skills and aptitudes of explorers, problem solvers, students, guardians and consultants. One sector where these attributes can be found in abundance is the military.

Busan in the Morning

Posted on: May 18th, 2021 by ECC No Comments

Special Interview: “Darkside and Cybersecurity Issues” – Interviewee: Dr. Chris Bronk (Associate Professor in MS-Cybersecurity Program in the University of Houston)

U.S. Pipeline Ransomware Attackers Go Dark After Servers and Bitcoin Are Seized

Posted on: May 17th, 2021 by ECC No Comments
Just as Colonial Pipeline restored all of its systems to operational status in the wake of a crippling ransomware incident a week ago, DarkSide, the cybercrime syndicate behind the attack, claimed it lost control of its infrastructure, citing a law enforcement seizure.

Ransomware Gangs Are Now Leaking Stolen Data More Often

Posted on: May 14th, 2021 by ECC No Comments
Researchers say ransomware gangs are now frequently leaking stolen data of their victims. Since 2019, more than 2,100 companies had their data leaked across various data leak sites. One obvious reason for this trend is that many ransomware gangs are increasingly picking up the double extortion tactic to pressurize their victim organizations.

Ransomware Task Force releases long-awaited recommendations Report

Posted on: May 13th, 2021 by ECC No Comments

C-level staff working across a range of industries were lured to phishing sites via redirect links purportedly from the popular Indeed job-search site.

Don’t Blame The Nerds: Explaining The Colonial Pipeline Hack And What To Do Next

Posted on: May 12th, 2021 by ECC No Comments

When I was seven years old, I watched my parents struggle to keep two cars gassed up through even-odd plate rationing and long lines at the pump. Since 1979, mighty have been the changes in the U.S. economy, in many ways for the better.

Phishing, ransomware, web app attacks dominate data breaches in 2021, says Verizon Business DBIR

Posted on: May 12th, 2021 by ECC No Comments

Web applications represented 39% of all data breaches in the last year with phishing attacks jumping 11% and ransomware up 6% from a year ago, according to the Verizon Business Data Breach Investigations Report.

Update Your iPhones And Androids Now If You Don’t Want Your Bluetooth Hacked

Posted on: July 24th, 2018 by ECC No Comments

There’s a potentially serious vulnerability affecting Bluetooth that could lead to leaks of private data from Apple, Google and Intel-based smartphones and PCs.