In Case You Missed It… News from the Cyber Headlines
DDoS Attacks Serve as Diversion While Real Hack Takes Place
Hackers are playing smart, and businesses know it. According to the Kaspersky Lab IT Security Risks 2016 report, 56% of organizations surveyed responded that they believed DDoS attacks had been used to divert from an attacker’s true motive.
To read more: http://www.cxotoday.com/story/cybercriminals-use-ddos-as-smokescreen-for-hacks-report/
Get Your Patch – NTP Critical Exploit Has Been Released
The exploit, released as a POC for the security flaw, enables an attacker to crash a server with a single maliciously crafted packet.
To read more: http://thehackernews.com/2016/11/ntp-server-vulnerability.html
As if Cyber Risk in IoT Wasn’t Enough… Now We Have Robots
It may sound like something out of a sci-fi movie, but our increasingly connected world is opening up new areas to cyber risk. Now industry experts are warning about potential vulnerabilities in robot-reliant industries such as manufacturing line operations, retailers, and healthcare. They cite the potential for damage infliction, if robots are operated outside of their specifications.
To read more: http://www.csoonline.com/article/3139448/security/robots-present-a-cyber-risk.html