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#nationalcybersecuritymonth | DCC UK second-gen smart meter network passes three million mark

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Smart DCC, the licence-holder building and managing the secure national infrastructure that underpins the roll-out of smart meters across the UK, has passed a milestone in its network capability, with the three millionth second-generation smart meter (SMETS2) attached to its smart network. The Capita subsidiary was […]

Smart #behaviors that can #improve your #cybersecurity

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Some of the cybersecurity best practices for advisors are smart moves for consumers, too. “Don’t make the mistake of thinking of [cybersecurity] as a technology thing. It’s not,” Adam Moseley, managing director of Schwab Business Consulting and Education at Charles Schwab, told advisors Tuesday at Schwab […]

‘Password does not cut it’: Parents urged to get smart about cyber security

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The number of cyber attacks targeting mum and dads as well as businesses is booming, with Australians falling for online scams, email phishing, identity theft and credit card fraud in growing numbers. And the federal Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security, Dan Tehan, has […]

University of Washington students can hack smart devices, track body movement

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Computer science students at the University of Washington have found a way to remotely hack into people’s personal devices, such as cell phones and smart TV’s, to track individual movement, raising serious security questions, the university announced Wednesday. The hacking method uses CovertBand, a software program […]

Smart fish tank helped hackers infiltrate a casino

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Internet-connected gadgets can be great, but they’re not without their risks. We’ve seen warnings over poor IoT security from watchdogs and the government alike, and we’ve seen multiple instances where poor security has resulted in various data breaches. The latest example of this risk comes from […]

Smart TV hack embeds attack code into broadcast signal—no access required

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A new attack that uses terrestrial radio signals to hack a wide range of Smart TVs raises an unsettling prospect—the ability of hackers to take complete control of a large number of sets at once without having physical access to any of them. The proof-of-concept exploit […]


Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Hackers may be hijacking internet-connected fridges, toasters and light bulbs in order to use their computing power to mine bitcoins, researchers have revealed. IBM researchers discovered a bitcoin mining component in a new variant of Mirai—a form of malware that … The post BITCOIN BOTNET AIMS […]

Smart Tips to Prevent Identity Theft

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans More than 13 million U.S. consumers fall victim to identity theft each year, according to Javelin Strategy and Research, with more than $15 billion stolen. Fortunately for consumers, many of these crimes are preventable. “Falling victim to identity theft can … The post Smart Tips to […]

Hackers use ‘smart’ refrigerator to send 750,000 virus-laced emails

Call it the attack of the zombie refrigerators. Computer security researchers said this week they discovered a large “botnet” which infected Internet-connected home appliances and then delivered more than 750,000 malicious emails.The California security firm Proofpoint, Inc., which announced its findings, said this may be the first proven “Internet of Things” based cyberattack involving “smart” appliances. […]

Beware the fridge? Hackers targeting ‘smart’ home appliances

Security researchers have discovered the first broad Internet-of-Things cyberattack, targeting household gadgets and appliances, including at least one refrigerator. Proofpoint, a vendor that offers data protection services, said Thursday it had uncovered an unprecedented hack that encompassed “more than 750,000 malicious email communications coming from more than 100,000 everyday consumer gadgets such as home-networking routers, connected […]

Middle East needs to ‘toughen up’ when protecting smart devices against cybercrime, says AnchorFree

  One of the world’s leading online security and privacy companies has vowed to step up its campaign to combat cybercrime in the Middle East. “The Middle East needs to toughen up when it comes to protecting its smart devices, and there has to be a much greater awareness of the consequences, whether it is identity theft […]