Entries by Rayne

Ukraine’s Power System Hacking: Coordinated in More than One Way?

Analysis by industrial control team SANS determined hacking of Ukrainian electrical power utilities reported on 23-DEC-2015 was a coordinated attack. It required multiple phases to achieve a sustained loss of electricity to roughly 80,000 customers. SANS reported they “are confident” the following events occurred: The adversary initiated an intrusion into production SCADA systems Infected workstations […]

Monday Morning: So — We Meet Again

Monday: the bad penny we never escape, turning up once again beneath our cart’s wheels just as we set in motion. Just give a hard shove, push on, and don’t look back. Volkswagen’s bad news, good news as Detroit’s auto show opens Bad news first: In news dump zone on Friday afternoon, we heard Volkswagen […]

NOT Trash Talk: Watch This Space

Most unsportsy member of the Emptywheel team here, throwing up a placeholder post to catch the sports stuff. Commenter Lefty665 “seeds the kitty”: How about them Redskins? Gonna kick some Cheesehead butt. Rogers has all the history, but since the bye Cousins has been the better QB. GM Scott McCloughan has turned the ‘Skins around, […]

Friday Morning: Looks Like We Made It!

Looks like we survived the first business week of the year, made it through floods and fire and other apocalyptic events. Can’t imagine what next week will bring at this rate. Saudi Arabia may sell shares in oil producer Aramco Listing Aramco could create the most valuable company in the world, worth over a trillion in […]

Wednesday Morning: Otherwise Known as Mike-Mike-Mike Day

My condolences to the poor Mikes among us who have suffered every Hump Day since Geico’s TV commercial became so popular. North Korean nuclear test detected by ‘earthquake’ About 10:00 a.m. North Korean local time Wednesday, an event measured at 5.1 on Richter scale occurred near the site of recent underground nuclear testing. South Korea […]

Monday Morning: First, Same as the Last

Hear that sound? Like so many sighs of resignation? Yup, it’s the first Monday of the new year, and with it, a plethora of shiny resolutions slowly breached and broken like WiFi-enabled toys. One of my 2016 resolutions (which I hope will last more than a week) is a morning update here at emptywheel. Won’t […]

Internet of Things: Now, with ‘Breachable’ Kids Connect and ‘Hackable’ Barbie

The Internet of Things (IoT) already includes refrigerators, televisions, slow cookers, automobiles, you name it. Most of these items have already experienced security problems, whether personal information leaks, or manipulative hacking. Now the IoT includes toys — and wow, what a surprise! They’re riddled with privacy and security problems, too. Like VTech’s privacy breach, exposing […]

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