A CopyCat malware affected over 14 million Android devices last year, rooting eight million of them and earning the hackers behind the attack approximately $1.5 million in fake ad revenues in two months, Israel-based IT security provider Check Point has revealed.
The Peyta ransomware attack that began infecting computers in several countries, including Russia, Ukraine, France, India and the United States on Tuesday and demands $300 ransom was not designed with the intention of restoring the computers at all.
The convergence of the digital and physical worlds is more than a mastercard rally cry. It is in fact a fundamental shift that is driving the fourth industrial revolution or industrial 4.0, where manufacturing technologies are going to simplify our life. However, without security, this fantasy will end up being an illusion.
A top cybersecurity firm has claimed that if hackers got into a robot's circuitry, it could be used to kill. The firm IOActive have warned that hacked robots, including some on the market today, could be used to poison humans or pets and even burgle homes.
The FTC filed a complaint against Taiwan-based computer networking equipment manufacturer D-Link Corporation and its U.S. subsidiary, alleging that inadequate security measures left its wireless routers and Internet cameras vulnerable to hackers.