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2019/08/19

Securing the Industrial Internet of Things: Protecting Energy, Water and Oil Infrastructures

Securing the Industrial Internet of Things: Protecting Energy, Water and Oil Infrastructures

Innovations in critical infrastructure (CI) sectors have started augmenting traditional operational structures for “smart” facilitation, and more industries are expected to follow suit: According to Gartner’s research, 25% of on-site industrial assets will replace traditional assets with information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) assets by 2023.

2019/08/14

Back-to-Back Campaigns: Neko, Mirai, and Bashlite Malware Variants Use Various Exploits to Target Several Routers, Devices

Back-to-Back Campaigns: Neko, Mirai, and Bashlite Malware Variants Use Various Exploits to Target Several Routers, Devices

Within a span of three weeks, our telemetry uncovered three notable malware variants of Neko, Mirai, and Bashlite. On July 22, 2019, we saw and started analyzing a Neko botnet sample, then observed another sample with additional exploits the following week.

2019/08/12

Mirai Spawn Echobot Found Using Over 50 Different Exploits

Mirai Spawn Echobot Found Using Over 50 Different Exploits

Another Mirai offshoot spotted: A variant of the Echobot botnet was found using over 50 exploits that lead to remote code execution (RCE), arbitrary command execution, and command injection in internet of things (IoT) devices.

2019/08/08

California City Confirms Phone Line and Financial Data System Disruptions Caused by Ransomware

California City Confirms Phone Line and Financial Data System Disruptions Caused by Ransomware

Lodi, California city manager Steve Schwabauer confirmed that they were hit with a ransomware attack that disrupted phone lines and their data financial systems early in the year.

2019/08/05

Keeping a Hidden Identity: Mirai C&Cs in Tor Network

Keeping a Hidden Identity: Mirai C&Cs in Tor Network

With its notoriety for being one of the most active internet of things (IoT) malware families, Mirai is one malware family system administrators consistently keep their eye on to make sure systems and devices are protected.

2019/08/01

Increasing Workload, Lack of Visibility, and Threat Hunting Challenges Cited as Top Concerns in SOCs

Increasing Workload, Lack of Visibility, and Threat Hunting Challenges Cited as Top Concerns in SOCs

Organizations face a problem of dealing with threats that are not only becoming more complex but also becoming more abundant — thus taking a toll on security staff and their effectiveness. This reality is echoed in Ponemon Institute’s new research, titled “Improving the Effectiveness of the Security Operations Center,” which surveyed 554 IT and IT security practitioners in organizations that have a security operations center (SOC).

2019/07/31

Inside the Smart Home: IoT Device Threats and Attack Scenarios

Inside the Smart Home: IoT Device Threats and Attack Scenarios

A smart home is made up of a number of different devices connected to the internet of things (IoT), each with a specific set of functions. No matter how different these devices are from one another, they have the shared goal of streamlining the tasks and simplifying the lives of their users.

2019/07/30

Raspberry Pi Used to Invade NASA Network – New Threat in IoT Era

Raspberry Pi Used to Invade NASA Network – New Threat in IoT Era

Targeted attacks are veiled, silent, and sometimes completely invisible, which makes them difficult to prepare for or defend against. And now the threat of “invisible attacks” will increase as smart and connected devices get more prevalent in the market.

2019/07/25

Webinar Event: Moxa and Trend Micro Respond to Industrial Network Security Challenges

Webinar Event: Moxa and Trend Micro Respond to Industrial Network Security Challenges

Security has become a serious concern as more Industrial Control Systems and endpoints connect to enterprise networks, the internet, and cloud platforms. Operations managers and information security professionals still have much to learn about the security vulnerabilities and challenges resulting from the convergence of IT and OT networks.

2019/07/23

How Will Companies Deploy Industrial IoT Security Solutions?

How Will Companies Deploy Industrial IoT Security Solutions?

Industrial IoT (IIoT) devices will comprise the majority of the billions of IoT devices deployed over the next decade. How will the information security market meet this onslaught of technology?

2019/07/22

Cloud-Based IoT Solutions: Responding to Traditional Limits and Security Concerns

Cloud-Based IoT Solutions: Responding to Traditional Limits and Security Concerns

The internet of things (IoT) pertains to the connection of sensors, devices, and other objects, sending and receiving data for communication of requests and commands through the internet and other networks.

2019/07/18

IIoT World Virtual Conference on the IIoT Attack Surface

IIoT World Virtual Conference on the IIoT Attack Surface

Industrial facilities increasingly rely on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to improve productivity and efficiency. Operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) have now become more connected than ever before. This convergence delivers many benefits, but also makes IIoT-supported systems far more susceptible to cyberattacks.

2019/07/10

New Miori Variant Uses Unique Protocol to Communicate with C&C

New Miori Variant Uses Unique Protocol to Communicate with C&C

We first detailed a new Mirai variant called Miori in a report late last year after finding the malware spreading via a ThinkPHP Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability. It has recently reappeared bearing a notable difference in the way it communicates with its command-and-control (C&C) server.

2019/07/01

Silex Malware Bricks IoT Devices with Weak Passwords

Silex Malware Bricks IoT Devices with Weak Passwords

On June 25, security researchers noticed a new Internet of Things (IoT) malware called Silex (detected by Trend Micro as BACKDOOR.LINUX.SILEXBOT.A) quickly spreading and wiping devices’ firmware.

2019/06/27

The IIoT Attack Surface: Threats and Security Solutions

The IIoT Attack Surface: Threats and Security Solutions

Industrial facilities have been increasingly reliant on the industrial internet of things (IIoT), adopting devices that make for more productive and efficient systems. Today, many manufacturing factories, energy plants, and even agricultural sites have hundreds of IIoT devices that help manage and streamline their operations.

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