Hackers Find Over a Dozen Vulnerabilities in BMW Cars

It has been reported that there are 14 vulnerabilities in BMW’s vehicles that allow remote hacks that could affect drivers’ control of the vehicles, according to a new report from Keen Security Lab. The vulnerabilities were found in the location tracking systems; infotainment systems, including voice recognition services; and, in some cases, malicious hacks could be launched using “serious vulnerabilities” in the USB interfaces.

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500,000 routers hacked in suspected Russian plan to attack Ukraine before Champions League Final

Cisco Systems warned yesterday that hackers have infected at least 500,000 routers and storage devices in dozens of countries with highly sophisticated malicious software, possibly in preparation for another massive cyber attack on Ukraine in a bid to disrupt the Champions League final in Ukraine’s capital. The malware, which has been called VPNFilter by Cisco, could be used for espionage as well as to destroy the devices that it has infected.

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Cybercriminals Have Seven-Day Advantage to Weaponize Vulnerabilities

Tenable quantifies decisive security metric in determining overall Cyber Exposure

COLUMBIA, Md., LONDON (May 24, 2018)Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, released a new research report today that quantifies the window of opportunity cybercriminals have to weaponize vulnerabilities. The research found that cybercriminals have a median seven-day window of opportunity during which they can exploit a vulnerability to attack their victims, potentially siphoning sensitive data, launching ransomware attacks and causing extensive financial damage before organizations even take the first step to determine their Cyber Exposure and whether they are at risk.

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State Sponsored Cyber Attack Identified – 500,000 Routers and Storage Devices Affected

Earlier today, Cisco Talos identified an advanced state-sponsored network of at least 500,000 infected home office/small office routers and storage devices preparing for a destructive global attack. According to reports, this is one of the largest networks of coordinated infected devices ever seen, it shares commonalities with attacks that the US Government has attributed to Russian entities and the Ukraine is one of the most heavily infected countries.

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Warning of the VPNFilter Malware

Today Cisco warned that hackers have infected at least 500,000 routers and storage devices in dozens of countries with highly sophisticated malicious software, possibly in preparation for another massive cyber-attack on Ukraine. Cisco’s Talos cyber intelligence unit is saying that the Russian government is behind a campaign, dubbed VPNFilter, where the hacking software shares code with malware used in previous cyber-attacks that the U.S. government has attributed to Moscow.

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BMW’s in-car systems found to contain over a dozen security flaws

It has been reported that Chinese security researchers have found 14 vulnerabilities in the on-board compute units of BMW vehicles, some of which can be remotely exploited to compromise vehicle functions. The flaws are said to exist in three interconnected modules: the car’s “Infotainment System (a.k.a Head Unit), Telematics Control Unit and Central Gateway Module.”

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Majority of security pros feel GDPR will protect EU citizens

A new study from Javvad Malik, security advocate for AlienVault®, that took into account the views of over 750 infosecurity professionals amidst a privacy regulation and scandal backdrop the likes of which has never been seen before. The report, entitled Re-Thinking Security in the Privacy Era, found that while the majority (61%) of professionals felt the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will protect EU citizens, almost 17% thought that GDPR was too little, too late. Other findings included:

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