This week’s headline story: Hackers Attack Via Satellite
Russian-speaking hackers with the cyberespionage group Turla have found a way to exploit weaknesses in global satellite networks to steal data while disguising the locations of their computers, the security firm Kaspersky Lab has revealed. Researchers at the firm said the hacking group, which has infected hundreds of computers in nearly four dozen countries over its eight-plus years of operation, has found an “exquisite” way to steal information by infecting the computers of Internet users connecting via satellite.
Other Headline News…
- Three More U.S. Cities Might Soon Get Google Fiber [NewsFactor]
Thre cities have been identified as potential candidates for Google Fiber: Louisville, Kentucky, Irvine, CA, and San Diego, California.
in Information Security News…
- Massive Cyberattack Hits 10 Million Excellus Healthcare Customers [NewsFactor]
Rochester, New York-based Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has revealed that cyberattackers have breached its IT systems. All told, the firm estimates 10 million members and individuals who do business with the company have been affected.
- Huge Vulnerability in Android Allows Lockscreen Bypass [NewsFactor]
Yet another vulnerability has been discovered in phones running Android Lollipop. A fairly simple trick at the lock screen allows a hacker to completly bypass password protection.
- Cal State Data Breach Hits Nearly 80,000 Students [NewsFactor]
A data breach at eight Cal State campuses exposed the personal information of nearly 80,000 students enrolled in an online sexual violence prevention class.
and in Tech Industry news…
- New Features Coming Tomorrow with Apple’s New Mobile OS — iOS 9 [NewsFactor]
The latest version of iOS has been released as a free upgrade. Amoung its new features, iOS9
provides support for multitasking; a new News app; the addition of public transit information in Maps, and an updated Siri digital assistant that’s quicker to offer both answers and suggestions.
- Barbie Wants to Get to Know Your Child [NYTimes]
Barbie wants to get to know your child! Mattels beloved Barbie Doll will soon become Internet connected, and will use Siri like technology to converse with children. The dialogue is specifically designed to convince Children that Barbie is their best friend.
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