“Seemingly intended to wipe systems”
Suspected at first to be a ransomware attack, it seems that Petya, the latest cyberscare in the Ukraine, seems as though it was more of a targeted attack. Large firms such as FedEx, Cadbury, Maersk, and more were affected by the malware, however more indicators point to the fact that the attack was not financially motivated but intended to solely destroy device memory.
“Lack of efficient standards to deter attacks”
Industrial control environments are at risk of serious infrastructure risk based on a lack of technical security testing. Crest has publicly pressed for for an upgrade to the cyber security systems ICS environments in response.
“Russian Cyber Security Firm would be blocked”
A segment of a new bill making its way through the United States Senate would halt any contracting Kaspersky Labs has with the U.S. Department of Defense. The Russian-based security firm had FBI agents visit the homes of many employees in the last week by FBI agents, indicating that congressional pressure may force the company out of one of its markets.