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Cyberattack disrupts services at crane manufacturer Palfinger

Palfinger, an Austrian firm that makes cranes and other machinery, said Monday that an “ongoing global cyberattack” had disrupted the company’s ability to process orders and shipments of its equipment. Email services across the company were down in an incident that was causing “massive effects on its IT infrastructure,” Palfinger said in a statement greeting visitors to its website. The possible suspects, the malicious software used and the possible length of the recovery process all remained unclear at the time of publication. Palfinger has much at stake in keeping the IT supporting its logistics functioning. The company has 33 manufacturing and assembly sites in Asia, Europe and North and South America, according to its website, and reported more than $2 billion in revenue in 2019. “In the manufacturing business, time is money, so the disruption of Palfinger’s IT services, as well as order processing and shipment delays, translates to lost […] The post Cyberattack disrupts services at crane manufacturer Palfinger appeared first on CyberScoop. (CyberScoop)

No decisions yet on any changes to TikTok or Huawei cases, White House says

The Biden administration is still reviewing how it will approach any national security challenges posed by Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok and telecommunications provider Huawei, the White House said Monday. “We need a comprehensive strategy … and a more systematic approach that actually addresses the full range of these issues,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said of China-related technology and national security concerns that intensified during the Trump administration. That means “play[ing] a better defense” when it comes to preventing alleged Chinese theft of U.S. intellectual property, she said. President Joe Biden is “firmly committed to making sure that Chinese companies cannot misappropriate and misuse American data,” Psaki added. She was short on specifics, however, citing an “ongoing review” by the new administration of a range of China-related technology and national security issues. The press secretary did not address, for example, whether the Biden administration will continue an executive order […] The post No decisions yet on any changes to TikTok or Huawei cases, White House says appeared first on CyberScoop. (CyberScoop)

Dominion files $1.3 billion defamation suit against Giuliani over election security claims

Voting equipment maker Dominion Voting Systems on Monday sued former President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, for $1.3 billion for spreading election-related conspiracy theories that the vendor says amount to defamation.   It’s the latest in a series of high-value lawsuits that Dominion has leveled at Trump allies who have promoted false conspiracy theories about the voting machine vendor flipping votes for Joe Biden during the 2020 election. Dominion employees have received a barrage of death threats, and the company says it has “suffered unprecedented and irreparable harm,” because of conspiracy theories stoked by Giuliani, the lawyer Sidney Powell and other pro-Trump public figures. “Dominion brings this action to set the record straight…and to stand up for itself, its employees, and the electoral process,” reads the suit filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District Columbia. It follows a $1.3 billion defamation suit that Dominion filed against […] The post Dominion files $1.3 billion defamation suit against Giuliani over election security claims appeared first on CyberScoop. (CyberScoop)

Vault 7 suspect Joshua Schulte says pretrial conditions are 'worse than death'

The former CIA employee charged with leaking details about agency hacking tools says he is being held under “barbaric and inhumane” conditions in a Manhattan federal facility as he awaits a second trial in the case. Lawyers for Joshua Schulte filed a petition last week on his behalf asking a New York federal judge to force the Bureau of Prisons to improve conditions at the Metropolitan Correction Center (MCC). The 32-year-old software engineer has been in solitary confinement for more than two years, according to the documents. He is accused of providing the so-called Vault 7 files, which detailed the U.S. government’s offensive hacking capabilities, to WikiLeaks, which published the documents in 2017. “It is barbaric and inhumane to lock human beings into boxes for years and years — it is a punishment worse than death and there is no wonder that MCC inmates would rather kill themselves than continue […] The post Vault 7 suspect Joshua Schulte says pretrial conditions are 'worse than death' appeared first on CyberScoop. (CyberScoop)

Naked Security Live – Don’t let digital jokes turn into digital disasters

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DreamBus Botnet Targets Enterprise Apps Running On Linux Servers

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DDoSers Are Abusing Microsoft RDP To Make Attacks More Powerful

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ADT Tech Hacks Home Security Cameras To Spy On Women

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SonicWall Says It Was Hacked Using Zero-Days In Its Own Products

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Breaking Down Joe Biden’s $10B Cybersecurity ‘Down Payment’

Tom Kellermann, head of cybersecurity strategy for VMware Carbon Black, talks about the top security challenges facing the US government as a new presidential administration steps in. (Threatpost)

Outgoing FCC Chair Issues Final Security Salvo Against China

Ajit Pai says Chinese telecom companies ‘biggest national security threat’ for regulators in exit interview. (Threatpost)

2.28M MeetMindful Daters Compromised in Data Breach

The ShinyHunters hacking group offer a raft of information, from location and contact info to dating preferences and bodily descriptions, as a free download. (Threatpost)

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