Hackers attacked an unnamed university using the school’s IoT devices, including the vending machines and smart light bulbs. The issue was only discovered following increasing complaints from students and facility about slow network connections. A review by a Verizon research team revealed over 5000 hacked IoT devices were slowing the network by making seafood-related DNS […]
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The NotPetya malware attack will cost TNT, a Dutch logistics company recently acquired by FedEx, an estimated $30 million. TNT was not the only victim with Danish shipping company Maersk and British consumer goods firm Reckitt Benckiser also announcing significant losses as a result of the attack. Read the full story here
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh have revealed the venerabilities of FitBit devices as modifications made to the Flex and One models allowed them to access encrypted information. While Fitbit has now updated it’s software to fix this issue the study highlights the potential security weaknesses of wearables and other IoT devices. See the full […]
US Senators from both parties have proposed a bill acknowledging the increased cyber security risk Internet of Things devices pose. The proposed bill aims to govern the cyber security requirements for IoT devices used by government agencies. For more information see here.
Hackers accessed data at a North American casino by targeting their high-tech fish tank. While the tank’s internet connection was intended to facilitate automatic adjustment of temperature and salinity, hackers used the connection to steal over 10 gigabytes of data. Read the full story here.