Report reveals growing threat of cyberattacks to food safety

[ad_1] Credit: University of Minnesota A new report by University of Minnesota researchers indicates cyberattacks pose a rising threat to food production and safety. “Adulterating More Than Food: The Cyber Risk to Food Processing and Manufacturing,” released today by the University’s Food Protection and Defense Institute (FPDI), illustrates the mounting cybersecurity risk facing the food […]

Huawei accuses US of cyberattacks, coercing employees

[ad_1] In this July 30, 2019, file photo a woman walks by a Huawei retail store in Beijing. Chinese tech giant Huawei has accused U.S. authorities of trying to coerce employees to gather information on the company and of trying to break into its information systems. The company, the target of U.S. accusations that it […]

Electric car charging stations may be portals for power grid cyberattacks

[ad_1] The map displays substations┬áconnected by transmissions lines along with electric vehicle charging stations.┬áThe size of the blue circles is proportional to the charging station demand. Such information can be used by hackers to disrupt either charging of electric vehicles or the power grid itself. Credit: NYU Tandon School of Engineering Electric cars are an […]

UN probing 35 North Korean cyberattacks in 17 countries

[ad_1] by Edith M. Lederer In this Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, visitors watch the North side from the Imjingak Pavilion in Paju, South Korea. U.N. experts say they are investigating at least 35 instances in 17 countries of North Koreans using cyberattacks to illegally raise money for its nuclear program, and they are […]

Report warns of possible mass casualties from automotive cyberattacks

[ad_1] by Eric D. Lawrence Credit: CC0 Public Domain Warnings about connected vehicle vulnerabilities have been a steady drumbeat for years. Now a consumer-advocacy group is putting it in starker terms, suggesting a mass cyberattack against such vehicles could lead to Sept. 11-level casualties. California-based Consumer Watchdog has issued a 49-page report that paints the […]

Journalists investigating Russia targeted by cyberattacks: ProtonMail

[ad_1] Investigations website Bellingcat helped unmask the Russian agents suspected of poisoning ex-spy Sergei Skripal Reporters investigating Russian military intelligence have been targeted by highly sophisticated cyberattacks through their encrypted email accounts, with evidence suggesting Moscow was responsible, the email service provider ProtonMail and journalists said Saturday. The phishing attack, which sought to dupe users […]