“Malware-laden USB sticks were accidentally sent by IBM to a series of enterprise customers that had purchased storage systems developed by the computing giant…
The incident underlines the inherent security challenges assumed by companies that deal with global supply chains, where individual components to construct a specific products are manufactured in different locations and by different companies based in foreign countries.”
Read more: https://www.cyberscoop.com/ibm-usb-sticks-malware-storewize/
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Gigavation will be featured at the 2017 MIT Startup Workshop – Cybersecurity: “About Cybersecurity and AI Get Real: Attacks, Players, Solutions” on February 16, 2017
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“The situation seems eerily similar to the Edward Snowden leak, and has drawn renewed attention to insider threats and the risks posed by authorized users granted access to sensitive information in corporate networks.
…While insider attacks and leaks of sensitive data from the NSA make for very salacious headlines, insider threats are in no way limited to the NSA or government agencies. Every company has some information and data of a sensitive nature that should not be shared or seen outside the company, and every company faces the risk that an employee with access to that data could expose it—either intentionally or inadvertently.”
Read more: http://techspective.net/2016/10/11/nsa-contractor-arrest-highlights-risk-insider-threats/
“The arrest of a National Security Agency contractor charged with stealing highly classified material is yet the latest example of a trend that officials say can be every bit as dangerous as an outside hacker: the insider threat.
…insider threats pose a delicate and difficult challenge and can be hard to detect, especially since large amounts of data can be downloaded quickly and stored on tiny devices.”
Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/nsa-case-highlights-growing-concerns-over-insider-threats/2016/10/06/61b90a5e-8bc7-11e6-bf8a-3d26847eeed4_story.html
“Rep. Adam B. Schiff (Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said in a statement that Martin’s arrest made it ‘painfully clear that the Intelligence Community still has much to do to institutionalize reforms designed to protect in advance the nation’s sources and methods from insider threats.'”
Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/government-contractor-arrested-for-stealing-top-secret-data/2016/10/05/99eeb62a-8b19-11e6-875e-2c1bfe943b66_story.html
“USB sticks containing harmful malware have been left in Australian letterboxes, police in Victoria have warned.
…The devices are “extremely harmful” and should not be used, police say.
It is not uncommon for USB sticks to be used to carry and transmit destructive malware and viruses to computers.
Cybersecurity experts have called the technology “critically flawed“, and in 2014 demonstrated to the BBC how any USB device could be used to infect a computer without the user’s knowledge.”
Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37431335
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