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 •  December 11

Law enforcement agencies around the world have claimed a breakthrough in taking down one of the biggest botnets to affect IoT devices. The Andromeda botnet was defeated by a joint cyber security taskforce, made up of personnel from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Germany’s Luneburg Central Criminal Investigation Inspectorate,...

Internet of Business

 •  October 30

Check Point researchers warn that criminals could turn vacuum cleaners and dishwashers from LG into equipment for espionage. Researchers at IT security company Check Point have found a security flaw in SmartThinQ, the smart home software from South Korean consumer electronics company LG. This, they claim, could enable hackers to take over...

Internet of Business

 •  August 31

Up to 465,000 implantable cardiac pacemakers manufactured by health company, Abbott, formerly St. Jude Medical, containing a cybersecurity vulnerability are finally set to receive a firmware patch approved by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has completed its review of Abbott’s radio frequency (RF) enabled implantable cardiac...

Internet of Business

 •  August 21

Security researchers have demonstrated that it is possible for hackers to make undetectable changes to 3D printed parts that could introduce defects and possibly safety risks, too. Scientists at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and the Georgia Institute of Technology have shown that cyberattacks on 3D printers were likely to pose threats to health...

Internet of Business

 •  August 15

Last Friday, Her Majesty’s Government Communications Centre (HMGCC), the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and defence group BAE Systems, along with the UK Cabinet Office-backed Cyber Security Challenge UK, arranged a mock cyber-attack on IoT connected soldiers in the field at the MoD’s Defence Cyber School, part of the Defence Academy in Shrivenham. The...

Internet of Business

 •  July 28

Cyber savvy consumers are well aware of the risks posed by connected devices, as a study reveals that 90 percent of people in six countries believe IoT devices should have security built into the product. These findings were announced at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas this week by digital platform security company Irdeto. In its...

Internet of Business

 •  July 20

In a challenge set up by technology consultancy Roke and the UK Cabinet Office-backed Cyber Security Challenge UK, 42 cyber security amateurs have prevented a hacker from breaking into a connected home. Defending the historic Roke Manor House, the contestants split into seven teams of specialized cyber units. The teams were presented with between...