Tags IoT cybersecurity

In war against botnets, manufacturers need to step up, report says

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

Zombie computer armies are also too easy for attackers to assemble, the tools to mitigate them are too seldom employed, and the market hasn't given companies much reason to try harder, the federal government says.

‘Orangeworm’ hacking campaign hits X-ray and MRI machines

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

A newly disclosed hacking campaign has infected multinational healthcare firms through malware that has threatened X-ray and MRI machines, cybersecurity firm Symantec warned.

Reaper authors Chinese, possibly linked to cyberspy group 'Black Vine'

by Shaun Waterman • 9 months ago

The group behind the Anthem hack may be tied to a new IoT botnet.

DHS funding new round of IoT cyber startups with $1M award

by Shaun Waterman • 1 year ago

DHS is using a special government acquisition authority called an Other Transaction Solicitation to help "non-traditional" contractors to develop technology solutions to "some of the toughest threats facing ... the homeland security mission."

Report: IoT devices attacked their own network

by Shaun Waterman • 1 year ago

A university IT system was brought to a near-standstill by a cyberattack from inside its own firewall, when connected devices on its internal network became infected with malware, and overloaded its DNS server.

FTC, reigning in data actions, is urged to drop D-Link case

by Shaun Waterman • 1 year ago

The new chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission said Thursday she wants to reign in the agency's more aggressive data security actions, and lawyers for the latest electronics maker the FTC sued for poor cybersecurity are calling on her to withdraw the case.

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