Tesla falls victim to cryptomining scheme, minor breach

Hackers used exposed elements of Tesla's cloud environment to mine cryptocurrency. They also gained access to sensitive company information.

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Why GDPR is flipping the thought process around data ownership

by Greg Otto • 5 days ago

In a new podcast, CyberScoop gets experts to separate fact from fiction when it comes to GDPR.

Senators grill Uber CISO over 2016 breach, extortion incident

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 weeks ago

During the hearing, the lawmakers questioned Uber’s chief security officer while also receiving an education from experts on how bug bounty programs are supposed to operate.

Experts: Time is running short to meet GDPR requirements

by cyber_admin • 2 months ago

"Thousands of companies have no idea they're directly covered by this law."

Israeli autonomous car cybersecurity firm Upstream Security raises $9 million

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 months ago

Protecting cars from cyberattacks is a "huge challenge," an investor said.

Uber paid $100K to cover up 2016 data breach of 57 million users

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 months ago

The breach took place in October 2016 and revealed names, email addresses, phone numbers and U.S. driver's license numbers.

Why automotive cybersecurity needs to go beyond IT-based security

by CyberScoop Staff • 4 months ago

A number of experts say cybersecurity inside autonomous vehicles needs to be different from that of traditional networks if the public is ever going to embrace self-driving cars.

Our year conquering the chaos in the cybersecurity community

by Greg Otto • 5 months ago

Our managing editor reflects on the first year of CyberScoop.

Meet Berla, the little-known company that can pull smartphone data from your car

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 5 months ago

Automobile manufacturers are pulling data from cars in little-known partnerships that allow government access to data that would otherwise be protected by smartphone security.

New report warns of connected-car security dangers

by Shaun Waterman • 9 months ago

Securing the connected, smart and increasingly autonomous cars of tomorrow against hackers and online criminals will only get harder, warns the Cloud Security Alliance.

U.S. oil and gas companies are 'still trying to catch up' on cybersecurity, experts say

by Chris Bing • 12 months ago

Digital systems and internet networks belonging to U.S. oil and gas companies have increasingly come under attack from hackers in recent years, experts tell CyberScoop.

BlackBerry hires former Coast Guard CIO for cyber center

by Shaun Waterman • 1 year ago

The new center "will be a single touch point for agencies" across the whole range of company products and federal requirements, according to retired Coast Guard Rear Adm. Robert Day

This Trump national security adviser wants to use encryption as a weapon

by Chris Bing • 1 year ago

A powerful, newly appointed adviser to President-elect Donald Trump believes she has crafted the “ultimate” plan to punish Russia for its high-profile cyberattacks on U.S. political organizations and institutions. This supposed strategy would effectively weaken the Kremlin’s ability to censor internet content that is viewed, shared and created, domestically.

San Francisco transit hacker fails to extort victim, gets doxxed instead

by Chris Bing • 1 year ago

After three days without payment, an unnerved hacker that infected computer systems with ransomware operated by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency threatened to leak 30GB worth of sensitive data late Monday night. SFMTA spokesperson Paul Rose is calling the hacker’s latest threat a bluff.

Malware targeting San Francisco transit may have been in wild at least 2 months, research shows

by Chris Bing • 1 year ago

Ransomware used in a cyberattack that was disclosed over the weekend against the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, or SFMTA, may be the mutated offspring of an older variant discovered by researchers in September, experts tell CyberScoop.

San Francisco's Muni system hit by ransomware

by Greg Otto • 1 year ago

Computer systems tied to San Francisco's Muni public transportation lines were infected Saturday by ransomware, giving riders a free pass on the city's bus, train and trolley services.

U.S. debates how to protect cars from hackers

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 year ago

The U.S. government’s latest efforts to protect internet-connected cars and their passengers from hackers is being criticized by two senators who say the new voluntary guidelines don’t go nearly far enough.

New driverless car policy encourages security collaborations between rivals

by Chris Bing • 1 year ago

Newly released guidelines​ published by the Department of Transportation, Tuesday, intend to guide the development and deployment of driverless cars. Proper cybersecurity measures remain a central concern for the U.S. government when it comes to autonomous vehicles, experts say. As part of the guidance, the DOT is making an early push to shape the cybersecurity standards of tomorrow that will ultimately protect future vehicles from hackers.

Volkswagen turns to Israeli cyber experts to launch new business

by Chris Bing • 1 year ago

Volkswagen, an automobile manufacturer that is no stranger to the threats posed by hackers, is founding a specialized division to protect their next-generation vehicles from cyberattacks, the company announced Wednesday.

Could Uber be deemed critical infrastructure?

by Shaun Waterman • 1 year ago

The president's cybersecurity commission is weighing changes to the way the U.S. government defines which industries are vital to the life of the nation — a move with potentially enormous legal and financial impact on the business sectors involved.

New DOJ group will investigate car hacking

by Chris Bing • 1 year ago

A new unit within the Justice Department is investigating the threat of hackers targeting "smart" consumer appliances including cars and other​ internet-connected commercial products, according to a top department official.

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