A hacker tried to poison a Calif. water supply. It was as easy as entering a password.

On Jan. 15, a hacker tried to poison a water treatment plant that served parts of the San Francisco Bay Area. It didn't seem hard. The hacker had the username and password for a former employee's TeamViewer account, a popular program that lets users remotely control their computers, according to a private report compiled by the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center in February and seen by NBC News.

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Critical Infrastructure Sectors

There are 16 critical infrastructure sectors whose assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered so vital that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination thereof.


Scammers mail fake Ledger devices to steal your cryptocurrency

Scammers are sending fake replacement devices to Ledger customers exposed in a recent data breach that are used to steal cryptocurrency wallets. Ledger has been a popular target by scammers lately with rising cryptocurrency prices and the popularity of hardware wallets to secure cryptofunds.


Transmit Security raises $543M Series A to kill off the password

Transmit Security, a Boston-based startup that's on a mission to rid the world of passwords, has raised a massive $543 million in Series A funding. The funding round, said to be the largest Series A investment in cybersecurity history and one of the highest valuations for a bootstrapped company, was led by Insight Partners and General Atlantic, with additional investment from Cyberstarts, Geodesic, SYN Ventures, Vintage, and Artisanal Ventures.


NSA Releases Guidance on Securing Unified Communications and Voice and Video over IP Syste

NSA released a Cybersecurity Technical Report today that provides best practices and mitigations for securing Unified Communications (UC) and Voice and Video over IP (VVoIP) call-processing systems. The comprehensive report, " Deploying Secure Unified Communications/Voice and Video over IP Systems," also describes potential risks to UC/VVoIP systems that aren't properly secured.

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Cyber firm Transmit Security raises $543 mln in early funding round

By Steven Scheer JERUSALEM, June 22 (Reuters) - U.S.-Israeli cybersecurity firm Transmit Security raised $543 million in an early-stage funding round, saying on Tuesday it was the largest ever Series A funding round in cybersecurity history.


Have we reached peak ransomware? How the internet's biggest security problem has grown and what happens next | ZDNet

Ransomware has become such a significant problem that now even leaders of the global superpowers are discussing these attacks at high-profile summits. The cyberattacks - which involve criminals encrypting networks and demanding payments that can reach millions of dollars in exchange for the decryption key - were one of the key discussion points during the first face-to-face meeting of US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin.


Hackers Are Selling Data Stolen From Audi and Volkswagen

Hackers claim they found the data of millions of Audi customers on an unsecured server hosted on Microsoft Azure's cloud.


Amid big hacks, U.S. spy agency touts collaboration center with private industry

FORT MEADE, Md., June 22 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency, in a rare move, on Tuesday showcased a new office aimed at greater collaboration with U.S. private sector defense, technology and telecommunications companies. The Cybersecurity Collaboration Center is part of a plan to help the agency develop deeper ties and learn about active hacking campaigns from U.S.


City of Liege, Belgium hit by ransomware - The Record by Recorded Future

Liege, the third biggest city in Belgium, has suffered today a ransomware attack that has disrupted the municipality's IT network and online services. Following the attack, most of the city's civil status and population services are down, Liege officials said on a status page today.

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