“Massive exposure for IoT devices”
IoT device security is often challenged on the public internet. Most recently, MQTT communications have been found by researchers at Black Hat that the 90’s era protocol can be easily manipulated to access many sensitive machines. In the past, these processes have been used to sabotage or snoop on power plants, ATM’s, and other devices.
Black Hat Presentation reveals IoT Devices Plagued by MQTT Security Hole. https://t.co/Y6lYpmyLbr
— ENDPOINT IOT (@ENDPOINT_IoT) July 11, 2017
“False sense of security likely”
The IISP is warning businesses that in the rush to ‘skill-up’ on cyber security processes could lead to firms resting at ease under false pretenses. The Institute of Information Security Professionals advises firms to invest wisely in training and consider the quality and applicable benefits.
“Fake email plaguing ANZ customers”
Clients of the ANZ bank are receiving fake emails loaded with malware intending to steal their sensitive data. Email filtering company MailGuard has stated that a type of ‘highly convincing’ fraudulent ANZ bank invoices have begun to circulate in the morning of July 11th.
— MailGuard (@MailGuard) July 11, 2017
“Lasting effects not typically discussed”
We all know that company data breaches can lead to lost records, IP theft, and much more. However what is not discussed as often is the focus of the Comparitech report released Tuesday. The report detailed the lasting impact of a data breach, including effects on stock price, that can last for years after the fact.