Exposed: Misconfigured Cloud Storage Leaves 1.5B Sensitive Files Up for Grabs From CBRonline, APRIL SLATTERY REPORTER 6TH APRIL 2018 "A colossal 12TB of data – including confidential intellectual property, penetration test results and other sensitive files in the cloud – can be pulled from exposed Amazon S3 buckets, rsync, SMB, FTP servers, misconfigured websites, and NAS drives, according to new research. The “Too Much Information” report published by Digital Shadows on Thursday, found that 1.5 billion files [...]
Amazon Web Services Cloud Business Showing No Signs of Slowing Down From eWeek, By: eWEEK Staff | May 02, 2018 "Today’s topics include Amazon Web Services’ cloud business continuing to grow, and Google rolling out a Kubernetes cloud service catalog and cloud service broker. Amazon Web Services on April 26 reported first-quarter 2018 revenue of $5.4 billion, an impressive 49 percent year-over-year revenue growth in the public cloud. For comparison, when Amazon began to break out AWS revenue [...]
“If I ask a company if they manage and secure their computer systems they say yes. But when I ask about securing their data assets they say, ‘What are you talking about?’ It’s important to protect your computer systems, but if you don’t know what your data assets are and you’re putting them on systems you have no control of, you’re going to be in trouble,” he said.
Half of UK manufacturers fall victim to cyber attacks From The Telegraph, By Jillian Ambrose 23 APRIL 2018 • 12:04 AM "The UK has already suffered stealth cyber attacks on more than 80 manufacturing plants, with criminals deploying tactics that could put critical national infrastructure at risk. Britain’s spy agencies have warned the bosses of utilities, transport and health services that Russian hackers are invading unprotected networks ahead of a potentially serious attack. But new evidence [...]
Russian hacker warning: How to protect yourself from network attacks From ZDnet.com, By Danny Palmer | April 17, 2018 -- 15:43 GMT (08:43 PDT) | Topic: Security "Businesses and governments have been urged to keep their network security up to date following a warning from US and UK authorities about the risk of cyber attack from hackers backed by Russia. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) issued an [...]
Drones to cloud computing: AP exposes Russian wish list From APnews.com By BY JEFF DONN, DESMOND BUTLER and RAPHAEL SATTER Feb. 08, 2018 "WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian cyberspies pursuing the secrets of military drones and other sensitive U.S. defense technology tricked key contract workers into exposing their email to theft, an Associated Press investigation has found. What ultimately may have been stolen is uncertain, but the hackers clearly exploited a national vulnerability in cybersecurity: poorly protected [...]
"Russian hackers attempted to penetrate the U.S. civilian aviation industry early in 2017 as part of the broad assault on the nation’s sensitive infrastructure. The attack had limited impact and the industry has taken steps to prevent a repeat of the intrusion, Jeff Troy, executive director of the Aviation Information Sharing and Analysis Center, said Friday. Troy wouldn’t elaborate on the nature of the breach and declined to identify specific companies or the work that was involved."
A huge story about Russian hacking got lost amid all the Trump administration staffing drama and Stormy Daniels news over the past week: On March 15, the US government released a report describing a massive Russian hacking campaign to infiltrate America’s “critical infrastructure” — things like power plants, nuclear generators, and water facilities.