Cybersecurity and #IoT – Hackers Steal Over 100 Cars With a Laptop

We have been talking about hacking cars on this blog since 2011 (see posts) so the idea of thieves stealing a car by hacking their way into its computer system is no big surprise. This is the reality of cybersecurity in the era of the Internet of Things (IoT), and cars are just one more … Continue reading Cybersecurity and #IoT – Hackers Steal Over 100 Cars With a Laptop

Former Cardinals exec sentenced to prison for hacking Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge sentenced the former scouting director of the St. Louis Cardinals to nearly four years in prison Monday for hacking the Houston Astros’ player personnel database and email system in an unusual case of high-tech cheating involving two Major League Baseball clubs. Source: Former Cardinals exec sentenced to prison for … Continue reading Former Cardinals exec sentenced to prison for hacking Astros

Be Careful of Commentary on 7th Cir.’s Fidlar Tech CFAA “Intent to Defraud”Case

I have read several blog posts that are stating, as a blanket proposition, that you must prove intent to defraud for CFAA claims. This, they say, comes from the recent Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals case, Fidlar Technologies v. LPS Real Estate Data Solutions, Inc., 2016 WL 258632 (7th Cir. Jan. 21, 2016) (opinion). This is … Continue reading Be Careful of Commentary on 7th Cir.’s Fidlar Tech CFAA “Intent to Defraud”Case

CareFirst cyberattack causes data breach of more than 1 million members

“Personal information of more than 1 million current and former CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield members was leaked in a cyberattack on the insurer’s database.” The information exposed included names, birth dates, email addresses, and subscriber identification numbers. The attack was similar to the Premera BlueCross breach, which was hit one month earlier than CareFirst. Read more: … Continue reading CareFirst cyberattack causes data breach of more than 1 million members

Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! Hackers could control your car by attacking safety features

“You’re getting cars that are connected to the internet 24 hours a day. If cybercriminals targeted automobiles like they’re targeting other things we’d be in for a hard and fast ride.” Glad to see the seriousness of this threat is catching on as we have been talking about this for years – check out some of … Continue reading Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! Hackers could control your car by attacking safety features