|Mirai malware simplifies internet attacks like last week's - |
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:36:10 -0400
|U.S. calls on automakers to make cyber security a priority - |
Automakers should make shielding the electronic and computer systems of vehicles from hackers a priority, developing layers of protection that can secure a vehicle throughout its life, U.S. regulators said on Monday. The cyber security guidelines issued by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are recommendations, not enforceable rules. Some of the agency's proposals, included in a paper titled "Cybersecurity Best Practices for Modern Vehicles," echo moves major manufacturers are making already, including establishing a group to share information about cyber security threats.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:24:32 -0400
|Cyber attack likely mitigated, US Homeland Security says - |
The cyber attack which darkened a large portion of the US internet on Friday has been mitigated, but officials continue to monitor the situation, the Department of Homeland Security said Monday. The domain name services company Dynamic Network Services Inc, or Dyn, suffered successive attacks, causing outages for hours for millions of users of brand-name internet services such as Twitter, Spotify and Netflix. Dyn said it was struck by so-called distributed denial of service attacks in which adversaries flood servers with so much traffic they stumble or collapse under the burden.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:17:41 -0400