ThyssenKrupp reveal a sensitive cyber attack on 2017. The target was a shipyard were the group will manufacture military ships and submarines for Israel. The leak exposes technical details about the submarines that were being built. Erel Margalit, CEO of JVP, said that the Lebanese part of ThyssenKrupp group could deliver confidential information to some Iranian groups. For more information click here.
The container transportation company Maersk was hit by NotPetya ransomware this July. The attack impacted Maersk Line, APM Terminals and Damco. Consequently, one of their subsidiaries remain offline business for two days. The CEO announced that the company could lose 300 million in revenues. However, they said that third party data was not compromised. Between the actions taken, they patched all the systems and implemented further protections over the networks. More info, click here.
The consulting company IOActive publish a series of vulnerabilities found in AmosConnect 8 platform from Inmarsat. The software is used for monitor GPS and Technology systems on board, as well as providing messaging, email and web browsing services. One of the bugs was found in the login form, allowing the attacker to easily obtain the username and password from the product database. The other flaw allows the attacker to gain privileged access remotely. The latter could allow execute commands that can compromise personal and operational data, but could put in danger the navigation and general IT system. The systems are evolving and this example show how important is for maritime […]
The hackers stole National Security Agency procedures used to spy foreign networks and the methods adopted to protect the networks of U.S.. Besides, the group took the code associated to the previous tasks. The breach took place in the home computer of a NSA contractor. The hacker used a Kaspersky Lab antivirus to access the target system. There is no sufficient evidence to support the Russian company collaboration in the case. More Information click here.
A misconfigured cloud-based file repository exposed the names, addresses, account details, and PINs of as many as 6 million US customers of telecommunications carrier Verizon. The cloud server was owned and operated by telephonic software and data firm NICE Systems, a third-party vendor for Verizon. More information click here
Equifax suffered the major data leak in its history. The event involved 143 million of customers and compromised Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. The leak took place on July 29th. The company set a web, www.equifaxsecurity2017.com , where you can check if your data have been stolen. The breach affected US citizens mainly, but there are people from UK and Canada also involved.