Chinese government hackers have compromised the computers of a Navy contractor, stealing massive amounts of highly sensitive data related to undersea warfare -- including secret plans to develop a supersonic anti-ship missile for use on U.S. submarines by 2020, according to American officials.
The five states with the worst cyber hygiene rankings were Florida, Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico and Illinois. In those states, 72 percent of respondents to Webroot's survey said they share their passwords, and nearly half never back up their data.
It has been more than two months since the city of Atlanta suffered a cyberattack that left most computer systems down for days, and some for weeks. Still, little is public about how the city plans to set things right over the long-term. While the city has been communicative about working with the FBI and private partners to get systems back online, few details are known
Cybersecurity experts are warning that a sophisticated Russia-linked hacking campaign has infected more devices than previously reported. Experts at Cisco’s threat intelligence arm Talos said their new findings reveal that the dangerous malware, dubbed VPNFilter, has not only compromised more routers in small or home offices, but it also has more capabilities than they had initially found.
The hacking threat to critical infrastructure in the United States and beyond is growing larger, with nation states and other malicious actors looking to gain a foothold in sensitive technologies to conduct espionage and potentially stage disruptive or destructive attacks.
The Department of Commerce and Department of Homeland Security Secretaries publicly released their report to the President, Supporting the Growth and Sustainment of the Nation's Cybersecurity Workforce.
As Americans increasingly fill their homes with smart technology, the risk of hackers exploiting their devices is growing. Experts say the expanding ecosystem of internet-connected devices such as smart thermostats, home security systems and electric door locks are increasingly susceptible to hackers, including those trying to leverage voice-command devices.
The ramifications were visible from day one, with major U.S.-media outlets including the LA Times and Chicago Tribune were forced to shutter their websites in parts of Europe." New European privacy regulations went into effect on Friday that will force companies to be more attentive to how they handle customer data. The ramifications were visible from day one, with major U.S.-media outlets including the LA Times and Chicago Tribune were forced to shutter their websites in parts of Europe.
WIRED has reached out to Netgear, TP-Link, Linksys, MicroTik, and QNAP for comment on the VPNFilter malware. Netgear responded in a statement that users should update their routers' firmware, change any passwords they've left as the default, and disable a "remote management" setting that hackers are known to abuse, steps it outlines in a security advisory about the VPNFilter malware. The other companies have yet to respond to WIRED's request.
A website flaw at a California company that gathers real-time data on cellular wireless devices could have allowed anyone to pinpoint the location of any AT&T, Verizon, Sprint or T-Mobile cellphone in the United States to within hundreds of yards, a security researcher said.