Electric power industry puts cybersecurity to forefront with Trump, lawmakers
The electric power industry is pushing to have their cybersecurity concerns heard by the Trump administration. Electric company executives last week met with top administration officials, including Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and acting deputy undersecretary for the Homeland Security Department’s cyber division Jeanette Manfra, to discuss collaborative efforts concerning power grid security, incident response and cyber threat information sharing programs, Politico first reported. These meetings were described as an initial opportunity for the public and private sector to speak about relevant, shared goals and priorities.
FBI warns InfraGard members of ‘malicious’ copycat website
The FBI did not own the InfraGard.com domain, and a squatter was letting people submit login credentials.
Hackable IoT washing machine provides channel for breaching hospital IT
A software bug in the Miele PG 8528 — a model used in hospitals and other healthcare facilities to disinfect medical equipment — would allow a hacker to break into the network supporting each appliance to install malware and potentially gain access to other systems, newly published research suggests.
Legal peril looms over companies hoping to acquire CIA intel from WikiLeaks
A cloud of legal uncertainty hangs over a cohort of private companies that hope to receive software vulnerability information from WikiLeaks, according to top national security lawyers.
WikiLeaks publishes MacBook, iPhone hacking toolkit supposedly used by CIA
WikiLeaks published Thursday a new batch of supposed CIA documents that reveal how the spy agency has hacked into Apple computers and smartphones over the last decade. The 12 newly released folders provide insight into some of the CIA’s methods and techniques, which evidently require physical access to compromise a target device in many cases. Cybersecurity researchers tell CyberScoop that the documents, some of which are marked as recent as 2013, generally prove that the CIA boasts a “robust” Mac attack toolkit.
Senators draft bill to turn government’s vulnerabilities equities process into law
The bill, which has yet to be introduced, is said to add clarity, transparency and a level of consistency to the process.