Critical Infrastructure

TDoS Attacks Take Aim at Emergency First-Responder Services
Posted on Monday February 22, 2021

The FBI has warned that telephony denial-of-service attacks are taking aim at emergency dispatch centers, which could make it impossible to call for police, fire or ambulance services.

Florida Water Plant Hack: Leaked Credentials Found in Breach Database
Posted on Friday February 12, 2021

Researchers discovered credentials for the Oldsmar water treatment facility in the massive compilation of data from breaches posted just days before the attack.

Hacker Tries to Poison Water Supply of Florida Town
Posted on Tuesday February 09, 2021

A threat actor remotely accessed the IT system of the water treatment facility of Oldsmar and raised the levels of sodium hydroxide in the water, an action that was quickly noticed and remediated.

WestRock Ransomware Attack Hinders Packaging Production
Posted on Monday February 08, 2021

The ransomware attack, affecting OT systems, resulted in some of WestRock's facilities lagging in production levels.

Ransomware Attacks Hit Major Utilities
Posted on Friday February 05, 2021

Eletrobras, the largest power company in Latin America, faces a temporary suspension of some operations.

Industrial Gear at Risk from Fuji Code-Execution Bugs
Posted on Friday January 29, 2021

Fuji Electric’s Tellus Lite V-Simulator and V-Server Lite can allow attackers to take advantage of operational technology (OT)-IT convergence on factory floors, at utility plants and more.

Remote Attackers Can Now Reach Protected Network Devices via NAT Slipstreaming
Posted on Wednesday January 27, 2021

A new version of NAT slipstreaming allows cybercriminals an easy path to devices that aren't connected to the internet.

Feds Issue Recommendations for Maritime Cybersecurity
Posted on Wednesday January 06, 2021

Report outlines deep cybersecurity challenges for the public/private seagoing sector.

Cyberattacks on Healthcare Spike 45% Since November
Posted on Tuesday January 05, 2021

The relentless rise in COVID-19 cases is battering already frayed healthcare systems — and ransomware criminals are using the opportunity to strike.

The 5 Most-Wanted Threatpost Stories of 2020
Posted on Wednesday December 30, 2020

A look back at what was hot with readers -- offering a snapshot of the security stories that were most top-of-mind for security professionals and consumers throughout the year.