Over the past year more than 1,000 companies have become victims of a hacking campaign that has targeted VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone systems. The attackers have been exploiting known vulnerabilities in order to gain remote access to VoIP accounts and then selling access to the compromised …read more
Last month it was reported that the security chip found in Apple’s recent computers, the T2 chip, could be susceptible to being jailbroken. A demonstration and an extensive report has been released by the team behind the exploit.
Several controller features are handled by Apple’s custom silicon T2 co-processor, …read more
Since 2010 there has been a noticeable change in the types of surveillance devices that are being used in both commercial and government settings. Also, the way in which Video, Audio and Data product is transported to an eavesdropper or attacker has also evolved.
In addition to cellular surveillance …read more
Last month the US House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation to ensure that a minimum security requirement (set by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST) is met by all Internet of Things (IoT) devices that are acquired by the federal government.
Named the bipartisan Internet of Things …read more
Within the last year the New South Wales government has suffered from several phishing attacks, one of the worst being in April of this year. The targeted attack to Service NSW resulted in the theft of more than 500,000 documents holding personal information that related to 186,000 people. …read more
Last month, former US Army Special Forces officer, Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins, was arrested for allegedly handing national defence information to Russian intelligence operatives. He was later charged with conspiring to provide US national defence information to agents of a foreign government.
A week prior to the Debbins arrest, …read more
This year has seen a rise in high profile ransomware attacks, with one of the latest victims being cruise ship operator, Carnival Corporation. The specific ransomware attack used hasn’t been confirmed, but its being reported that a portion of one of Carnival Corporation’s IT systems has been accessed …read more
Several years ago, Anthony Levandowski was a well-known engineer in the up and coming industry of self-driving cars – he helped create a division within Google dedicated to it. Levandowski went on to part with Google in order to found Otto, a self-driving truck company, that he then …read more
Last month on July 15th, social media giant Twitter fell victim to what they are describing as a “coordinated social engineering attack”. The attack allowed hackers to gain unauthorised access to some of the most high-profile accounts on the platform. The hackers proceeded to use the high-profile accounts …read more
At the end of May this year, the FBI released more details pertaining to a $1 billion trade secret theft case after an ex-employee plead guilty in November of 2019. The FBI also emphasised the need for companies to report suspected crimes such as the theft of trade …read more