21 Jun Daily Rundown: 12-Yr-Old Hacks CBS Reporter, Driverless Security, Google Home Attack
Cybersecurity news, odds and ends from Cybercrime Magazine
– Kerry Morgan, Cybercrime Reporter
Northport, N.Y. — Jun. 21, 2018
TODAY IN CYBER
The cybercrime stories we’re following, and you should too:
- Cyber challenges surrounding World Cup 2018 — no device is too trivial for cyber criminals to target.
- Security for autonomous shuttles — ST Engineering collaborates with SafeRide Technologies to protect driverless shuttles against cyberattacks.
- Attorney General’s cyber team succeeds in convicting five online predators — 60 years combined projected prison time.
- Director of Israel’s National Cyber Directorate warns we’ve yet to see the worst of what hackers can do.
- U.S. Air Force builds $14.2 million cyber training facility in Florida after influx of new students.
- Even with cyber threats rising, most small business are unprepared to handle the aftermath of a cyberattack.
- Palo Alto Networks opens fourth Cyber Range training facility in Sydney, Australia.
12-year-old cyber ninja from Texas calls hacking “child’s play” as he hacks popular household items and CBS news correspondent iPhone through his Wi-Fi network.
Daily cybersecurity alerts that you should be paying attention to:
- Microsoft Edge Bug exposes content from other sites via HTML5 audio
- New SamSam variant requires special password before infection
- Google devices leak precise physical locations
- Hackers found selling Android malware HeroRAT for $100 on Telegram
- ‘Olympic Destroyer’ malware spotted in new attacks
Today’s alerts supplied by Brica, Comprehensive Business Risk Intelligence
They said it, and it’s worth repeating:
“Technology breeds crime and we are constantly trying to develop technology to stay one step ahead of the person trying to use it negatively.”
— Frank Abagnale, American Security Consultant and former renowned imposter.
Cybersecurity conferences and expos:
Oct. 22-23. Federal Ignite ’18, Washington, D.C. Cybersecurity conference for the future is comprised of tech information, training sessions, networking and more.
Cyber terms for newbies, students, teachers, IT pros and everyone else:
Anti-malware is a program designed to protect computers and networks against any threats or attacks from viruses such as adware, spyware, and any such other malicious programs.
Our editors’ picks for the best hacking and cybercrime movies:
1998 — 23 — After an orphan invests some of his inheritance in a home computer, he begins discussing conspiracy theories inspired by a novel on bulletin boards. He’s soon hacking military and government computers with a friend. Based on a true story.
Books that arm readers in the war against cybercrime:
Future Crimes: Inside the Digital Underground and the Battle for Our Connected World – Marc Goodman. The Wall Street Journal, New York Times and USA Today Bestseller.
Looking for cybersecurity lists? We’ve got a new one every day:
Directory of Healthcare Cybersecurity Companies to Watch in 2018. Cyber companies all over the world are advancing technology to help protect healthcare providers and this list features the top firms in the world.
Top cybersecurity experts sharing their insights on social media:
@schneierblog – Bruce Schneier: American Cryptographer, Security Guru and Technologist, and Author. His latest book, Data and Goliath, delves into data privacy policies, fears and means to take back control.
Check back each business day for a new edition of the Daily Rundown!
– Kerry Morgan is a Cybercrime Reporter for Cybercrime Magazine.