“Russian hacking attempts feared”
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has now restricted the use of Apple watches from government cabinet meetings, according to The Telegraph. Russian hacking attempts have become a leading concern for those worrying about the cybersecurity in the British government, fearing Russian hackers listening in on classified conversations.
“C code designed to run on IP cameras”
The creator of Mirai have allegedly released the source code of the botnet on Github. This same program, designed to exploit insecure IoT devices to run huge DoS attacks. It attempts several root passwords and infects the device if successful.
“A serious threat of militant attacks reported”
Director of the IAEA Yukiya Amano has announced that a nuclear power plant was attacked by cybercriminals two to three years ago. Nuclear plants have been a target of bad actors for years, as Amano also cited a case of an individual tried to smuggle enriched uranium to build a ‘dirty bomb,’ and it is widely speculated by experts that cyber-attacks may often be a ‘tip of the iceberg’ of a serious threat.
“Many potential measures being considered”
Economic sanctions, among many other options, are being considered by the White House to respond to the alleged Russian hacking attempts. Congressman Gardner has proposed legislation to move this proposal forward, paralleling his similar attempt against North Korea for its hack of Sony early in 2015.