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Ben Gallagher 2021-04-06
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FBI warns hackers are looking for unpatched Fortinet devices.
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John Salmi 2021-04-30
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The forums have posted photos of the cards and instructions on how to recreate the document, as the FBI warns forging vaccine cards is illegal.
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Robert Holloway 2016-06-10
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The long production time means that the systems are behind when it comes to cyber security and the opening of a new giant market.

A modern car contains around 100 million lines of code and for each thousand line of code, there are around 15 bugs that can be exploited by hackers, according to a study by Navigant Research, US Computerworld taken note of.

This opens up a huge market for IT security products targeted at the cars assesses researchers.

Not least, the idea that terrorists could simply turn off the amounts of cars and the whole transport system is something that is highlighted in the debate.

Read also: FBI warns: Cars are becoming easier to hack - how to protect yourself

According to ABI Research, 203 million vehicles to receive software upgrades via the Internet and at least 22 million of them will be able to receive upgrade of embedded software.

And 2025, nearly half of all light vehicles sold to receive wireless upgrades of the software predicts Navigant.

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John Larsen 2016-06-10
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The long production time means that the systems are behind when it comes to cyber security and the opening of a new giant market.

A modern car contains around 100 million lines of code and for each thousand line of code, there are around 15 bugs that can be exploited by hackers, according to a study by Navigant Research, US Computerworld taken note of.

This opens up a huge market for IT security products targeted at the cars assesses researchers.

Not least, the idea that terrorists could simply turn off the amounts of cars and the whole transport system is something that is highlighted in the debate.

Read also: FBI warns: Cars are becoming easier to hack - how to protect yourself

According to ABI Research, 203 million vehicles to receive software upgrades via the Internet and at least 22 million of them will be able to receive upgrade of embedded software.

And 2025, nearly half of all light vehicles sold to receive wireless upgrades of the software predicts Navigant.

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William Gonzales 2018-08-16
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Banks on fraud alert after the FBI warn that thieves could steal cash using cloned ATM cards

The FBI has warned banks that cybercriminals are preparing to carry out a “highly choreographed, global fraud scheme known as an ‘ATM cash-out’.”

The threat, reported by Krebs On Security cybersecurity blog, will apparently see criminals hacking a bank or payment card processor, and using cloned cards at ATMs around the world to fraudulently withdraw “millions of dollars in just a few hours.”

And this type of risk is very real indeed.

Last month for example hackers compromised the National Bank of Blacksburg in Virginia twice and made off with millions of dollars.

“The FBI has obtained unspecified reporting indicating cyber criminals are planning to conduct a global Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cash-out scheme in the coming days, likely associated with an unknown card issuer breach and commonly referred to as an ‘unlimited operation’,” reads a confidential alert the FBI shared with banks privately last Friday, the Krebs On Security blog stated.

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Wayne Konwinski 2020-12-21
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Schemes are seeking downpayments or medical details in exchange for promising access to the vaccine.
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Jeff Lusk 2019-10-03
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The FBI has issued a cybersecurity warning to US businesses and organisations after the surge of ransomware attacks in the past year.

The FBI ‘public service announcement’ warned about high impact ransomware and advised against businesses and organisations paying the criminals, as there was no guarantee they will regain access to their locked data.

The FBI said that it has observed cyber criminals using three main techniques to infect victims with ransomware.

The first is the email phishing campaign, where the criminals sends an email containing a malicious file or link, which deploys malware when clicked by a recipient.

The second route is remote desktop protocol vulnerabilities, where criminals use brute-force methods against a proprietary network protocol in order to gain control of a computer over the internet.

The FBI then issued its advice on what to do if a computer is infected.

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Eric Grunau 2016-08-29

NEW YORK AP -- The FBI is warning state officials to boost their election security in light of evidence that hackers breached related data systems in two states.

In a confidential "flash" alert from its cyber division, first reported by Yahoo News and posted online by others, the FBI says it's investigating the pair of incidents and advising states to scan their systems for specific signs of hacking.

The FBI isn't naming the states it says were breached.

The Aug. 18 warning came just days after Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson hosted a call with secretaries of state and other state election officials to talk about cybersecurity and the election infrastructure.

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Jeff Lusk 2017-03-20
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Future U.S. elections may very well face more Russian attempts to interfere with the outcome, the FBI and the National Security Agency warned on Monday.

“They’ll be back,” said FBI director James Comey.

“They’ll be back in 2020.

They may be back in 2018.”

Comey made the comment during a congressional hearing on Russia’s suspected efforts to meddle with last year’s presidential election.

Allegedly, cyberspies from the country hacked several high-profile Democratic groups and people, in an effort to tilt the outcome in President Donald Trump’s favor.

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Warren Edwards 2016-08-29
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Voter registration databases from two states were reportedly targeted in the hacks

The FBI is warning state election offices to be on guard for hacking attacks.

The FBI has reportedly found evidence that foreign hackers breached two state election databases in recent weeks.

An FBI alert warning election officials about the breach was leaked, and it was posted in a report by Yahoo News on Monday.

Voter registration databases from both Illinois and Arizona were targeted in the hacks, according to the report.

In the Illinois case, personal data on 200,000 voters was stolen.

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Tom Snipes 2018-05-28
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the US federal police FBI now confirms that the intrusion has been made in the hundreds of thousands of routers, Russian hackers, which can thus come across the private information and disrupt the network traffic.

the FBI asks the users to restart the devices, and download updates from the manufacturers, including Belkin, Netgear and TP-Link.

The infected routers are available in over 50 countries, but according to nätverkstillverkaren Cisco, which first drew the attention of the intrusion, is hackarnas target business and authorities in Ukraine.

According to the Cisco underrättelseenhet it is likely that the Russian government is behind the hack, but the Kremlin denies involvement.

Experts in the west claim that Russia carried out a series of cyber attacks against Ukraine in the past year, the attacks caused damage for tens of millions of dollars, and at least one power outage in Kiev.

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William Mcneely 2021-07-24
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Olympics 2020 kick off after a year's delay, but hackers are also ready, FBI says.
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Robert Flenard 2016-11-07

Online attacks launched from thousands of connected devices, such as one that disabled parts of the internet in October, are here to stay, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning.

The exploitation of the Internet of Things IOT to conduct small-to-large scale attacks on the private industry will very likely continue, the FBI wrote in an Oct. 26 bulletin to private companies.

A person familiar with the matter said a version of the bulletin that appeared on the internet Friday was authentic.

In a statement, an FBI spokeswoman said, In furtherance of public-private partnerships, the FBI routinely advises private industry of various cyberthreat indicators observed during the course of our investigations.

This data is provided in order to help systems administrators guard against the actions of persistent cybercriminals.

The FBI issued the bulletin five days after hackers used a network—called Mirai—of internet-connected devices including cameras and digital-video recorders to launch an attack on internet service provider Dynamic Network Services Inc., known as Dyn.

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Reginald Wetzel 2017-07-18
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Potential security vulnerabilities of smart toys could put the personal privacy of your child at risk.

Taking a cautious approach to the upcoming deluge of smart toys hitting store shelves for the holiday shopping season, the FBI has issued a public service announcement warning parents about the risks of bringing an Internet-connected toy into the household.

Explaining a potential exploit, the FBI writes “Toys with microphones could record and collect conversations within earshot of the device.

Information such as the child’s name, school, likes and dislikes, and activities may be disclosed through normal conversation with the toy or in the surrounding environment.

The collection of a child’s personal information combined with a toy’s ability to connect to the Internet or other devices raises concerns for privacy and physical safety.”

This type of collected data opens up the possibility of exploitation when combined with sensors that track GPS location data as well as built-in cameras that take video or photos.

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Ronald Breau 2016-05-23
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The FBI's Private Industry Notification is dated April 29, more than 15 months after whitehat hacker Samy Kamkar released a KeySweeper, a proof-of-concept attack platform that covertly logged and decrypted keystrokes from many Microsoft-branded wireless keyboards and transmitted the data over cellular networks.

To lower the chances that the sniffing device might be discovered by a target, Kamkar designed it to look almost identical to USB phone chargers that are nearly ubiquitous in homes and offices.

"If placed strategically in an office or other location where individuals might use wireless devices, a malicious cyber actor could potentially harvest personally identifiable information, intellectual property, trade secrets, passwords, or other sensitive information," FBI officials wrote in last month's advisory.

"Since the data is intercepted prior to reaching the CPU, security managers may not have insight into how sensitive information is being stolen."

Microsoft officials have pointed out that sniffing attacks work against any wireless device that doesn't use strong cryptography to encrypt the data transmitted between a keyboard and the computer it's connected to.

Anyone using a wireless keyboard from Microsoft or any other maker should ensure it's using strong cryptography to prevent nearby devices from eavesdropping on the radio signal and logging keystrokes.

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Wayne Konwinski 2018-08-13
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently warned banks that cybercriminals are poised to carry out an “ATM cash-out,” an operation that gives thieves access to untold sums of money by bypassing security measures on an ATM.

If successful, the operation has the potential to be a heist unlike any we’ve ever seen.

The FBI told banks on Friday:

The FBI has obtained unspecified reporting indicating cyber criminals are planning to conduct a global Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cash-out scheme in the coming days, likely associated with an unknown card issuer breach and common referred to as an ‘unlimited operation‘.

These unlimited operations compromise financial institutions or payment processors by installing malware that allows hackers to exploit network access, allowing admin-level access.

Once inside, bad actors can disable fraud protection, raise maximum ATM withdrawal amounts (and transaction limits) and withdraw large sums of money.

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Ben Gallagher 2021-04-06
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FBI warns hackers are looking for unpatched Fortinet devices.
Robert Holloway 2016-06-10
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The long production time means that the systems are behind when it comes to cyber security and the opening of a new giant market.

A modern car contains around 100 million lines of code and for each thousand line of code, there are around 15 bugs that can be exploited by hackers, according to a study by Navigant Research, US Computerworld taken note of.

This opens up a huge market for IT security products targeted at the cars assesses researchers.

Not least, the idea that terrorists could simply turn off the amounts of cars and the whole transport system is something that is highlighted in the debate.

Read also: FBI warns: Cars are becoming easier to hack - how to protect yourself

According to ABI Research, 203 million vehicles to receive software upgrades via the Internet and at least 22 million of them will be able to receive upgrade of embedded software.

And 2025, nearly half of all light vehicles sold to receive wireless upgrades of the software predicts Navigant.

William Gonzales 2018-08-16
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Banks on fraud alert after the FBI warn that thieves could steal cash using cloned ATM cards

The FBI has warned banks that cybercriminals are preparing to carry out a “highly choreographed, global fraud scheme known as an ‘ATM cash-out’.”

The threat, reported by Krebs On Security cybersecurity blog, will apparently see criminals hacking a bank or payment card processor, and using cloned cards at ATMs around the world to fraudulently withdraw “millions of dollars in just a few hours.”

And this type of risk is very real indeed.

Last month for example hackers compromised the National Bank of Blacksburg in Virginia twice and made off with millions of dollars.

“The FBI has obtained unspecified reporting indicating cyber criminals are planning to conduct a global Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cash-out scheme in the coming days, likely associated with an unknown card issuer breach and commonly referred to as an ‘unlimited operation’,” reads a confidential alert the FBI shared with banks privately last Friday, the Krebs On Security blog stated.

Jeff Lusk 2019-10-03
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The FBI has issued a cybersecurity warning to US businesses and organisations after the surge of ransomware attacks in the past year.

The FBI ‘public service announcement’ warned about high impact ransomware and advised against businesses and organisations paying the criminals, as there was no guarantee they will regain access to their locked data.

The FBI said that it has observed cyber criminals using three main techniques to infect victims with ransomware.

The first is the email phishing campaign, where the criminals sends an email containing a malicious file or link, which deploys malware when clicked by a recipient.

The second route is remote desktop protocol vulnerabilities, where criminals use brute-force methods against a proprietary network protocol in order to gain control of a computer over the internet.

The FBI then issued its advice on what to do if a computer is infected.

Jeff Lusk 2017-03-20
img

Future U.S. elections may very well face more Russian attempts to interfere with the outcome, the FBI and the National Security Agency warned on Monday.

“They’ll be back,” said FBI director James Comey.

“They’ll be back in 2020.

They may be back in 2018.”

Comey made the comment during a congressional hearing on Russia’s suspected efforts to meddle with last year’s presidential election.

Allegedly, cyberspies from the country hacked several high-profile Democratic groups and people, in an effort to tilt the outcome in President Donald Trump’s favor.

Tom Snipes 2018-05-28
img

the US federal police FBI now confirms that the intrusion has been made in the hundreds of thousands of routers, Russian hackers, which can thus come across the private information and disrupt the network traffic.

the FBI asks the users to restart the devices, and download updates from the manufacturers, including Belkin, Netgear and TP-Link.

The infected routers are available in over 50 countries, but according to nätverkstillverkaren Cisco, which first drew the attention of the intrusion, is hackarnas target business and authorities in Ukraine.

According to the Cisco underrättelseenhet it is likely that the Russian government is behind the hack, but the Kremlin denies involvement.

Experts in the west claim that Russia carried out a series of cyber attacks against Ukraine in the past year, the attacks caused damage for tens of millions of dollars, and at least one power outage in Kiev.

Robert Flenard 2016-11-07

Online attacks launched from thousands of connected devices, such as one that disabled parts of the internet in October, are here to stay, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning.

The exploitation of the Internet of Things IOT to conduct small-to-large scale attacks on the private industry will very likely continue, the FBI wrote in an Oct. 26 bulletin to private companies.

A person familiar with the matter said a version of the bulletin that appeared on the internet Friday was authentic.

In a statement, an FBI spokeswoman said, In furtherance of public-private partnerships, the FBI routinely advises private industry of various cyberthreat indicators observed during the course of our investigations.

This data is provided in order to help systems administrators guard against the actions of persistent cybercriminals.

The FBI issued the bulletin five days after hackers used a network—called Mirai—of internet-connected devices including cameras and digital-video recorders to launch an attack on internet service provider Dynamic Network Services Inc., known as Dyn.

Ronald Breau 2016-05-23
img

The FBI's Private Industry Notification is dated April 29, more than 15 months after whitehat hacker Samy Kamkar released a KeySweeper, a proof-of-concept attack platform that covertly logged and decrypted keystrokes from many Microsoft-branded wireless keyboards and transmitted the data over cellular networks.

To lower the chances that the sniffing device might be discovered by a target, Kamkar designed it to look almost identical to USB phone chargers that are nearly ubiquitous in homes and offices.

"If placed strategically in an office or other location where individuals might use wireless devices, a malicious cyber actor could potentially harvest personally identifiable information, intellectual property, trade secrets, passwords, or other sensitive information," FBI officials wrote in last month's advisory.

"Since the data is intercepted prior to reaching the CPU, security managers may not have insight into how sensitive information is being stolen."

Microsoft officials have pointed out that sniffing attacks work against any wireless device that doesn't use strong cryptography to encrypt the data transmitted between a keyboard and the computer it's connected to.

Anyone using a wireless keyboard from Microsoft or any other maker should ensure it's using strong cryptography to prevent nearby devices from eavesdropping on the radio signal and logging keystrokes.

John Salmi 2021-04-30
img
The forums have posted photos of the cards and instructions on how to recreate the document, as the FBI warns forging vaccine cards is illegal.
John Larsen 2016-06-10
img

The long production time means that the systems are behind when it comes to cyber security and the opening of a new giant market.

A modern car contains around 100 million lines of code and for each thousand line of code, there are around 15 bugs that can be exploited by hackers, according to a study by Navigant Research, US Computerworld taken note of.

This opens up a huge market for IT security products targeted at the cars assesses researchers.

Not least, the idea that terrorists could simply turn off the amounts of cars and the whole transport system is something that is highlighted in the debate.

Read also: FBI warns: Cars are becoming easier to hack - how to protect yourself

According to ABI Research, 203 million vehicles to receive software upgrades via the Internet and at least 22 million of them will be able to receive upgrade of embedded software.

And 2025, nearly half of all light vehicles sold to receive wireless upgrades of the software predicts Navigant.

Wayne Konwinski 2020-12-21
img
Schemes are seeking downpayments or medical details in exchange for promising access to the vaccine.
Eric Grunau 2016-08-29

NEW YORK AP -- The FBI is warning state officials to boost their election security in light of evidence that hackers breached related data systems in two states.

In a confidential "flash" alert from its cyber division, first reported by Yahoo News and posted online by others, the FBI says it's investigating the pair of incidents and advising states to scan their systems for specific signs of hacking.

The FBI isn't naming the states it says were breached.

The Aug. 18 warning came just days after Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson hosted a call with secretaries of state and other state election officials to talk about cybersecurity and the election infrastructure.

Warren Edwards 2016-08-29
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Voter registration databases from two states were reportedly targeted in the hacks

The FBI is warning state election offices to be on guard for hacking attacks.

The FBI has reportedly found evidence that foreign hackers breached two state election databases in recent weeks.

An FBI alert warning election officials about the breach was leaked, and it was posted in a report by Yahoo News on Monday.

Voter registration databases from both Illinois and Arizona were targeted in the hacks, according to the report.

In the Illinois case, personal data on 200,000 voters was stolen.

William Mcneely 2021-07-24
img
Olympics 2020 kick off after a year's delay, but hackers are also ready, FBI says.
Reginald Wetzel 2017-07-18
img

Potential security vulnerabilities of smart toys could put the personal privacy of your child at risk.

Taking a cautious approach to the upcoming deluge of smart toys hitting store shelves for the holiday shopping season, the FBI has issued a public service announcement warning parents about the risks of bringing an Internet-connected toy into the household.

Explaining a potential exploit, the FBI writes “Toys with microphones could record and collect conversations within earshot of the device.

Information such as the child’s name, school, likes and dislikes, and activities may be disclosed through normal conversation with the toy or in the surrounding environment.

The collection of a child’s personal information combined with a toy’s ability to connect to the Internet or other devices raises concerns for privacy and physical safety.”

This type of collected data opens up the possibility of exploitation when combined with sensors that track GPS location data as well as built-in cameras that take video or photos.

Wayne Konwinski 2018-08-13
img

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently warned banks that cybercriminals are poised to carry out an “ATM cash-out,” an operation that gives thieves access to untold sums of money by bypassing security measures on an ATM.

If successful, the operation has the potential to be a heist unlike any we’ve ever seen.

The FBI told banks on Friday:

The FBI has obtained unspecified reporting indicating cyber criminals are planning to conduct a global Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cash-out scheme in the coming days, likely associated with an unknown card issuer breach and common referred to as an ‘unlimited operation‘.

These unlimited operations compromise financial institutions or payment processors by installing malware that allows hackers to exploit network access, allowing admin-level access.

Once inside, bad actors can disable fraud protection, raise maximum ATM withdrawal amounts (and transaction limits) and withdraw large sums of money.