This Week in Security News: Risky Radio Remotes and Cybercrime

Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days. This week, learn about Trend Micro’s new research on radio frequency technology and the risks of radio remote controllers. Also, understand why there is a rise in physical crime in the cybercrime underground.

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Exclusive: Hackers Take Control Of Giant Construction Cranes

Trend Micro Research discovered that the lack of implemented security in radio frequency technology could lead to production sabotage, system control, and unauthorized access to industrial machines. 

New Magecart Attack Delivered Through Compromised Advertising Supply Chain

Trend Micro found a malicious skimming code loaded on e-commerce websites providing ticketing, touring, and flight booking services as well as self-hosted shopping cart websites. 

Tesla is Entering the Model 3 Into Pwn2Own, One of the World’s Toughest Hacking Contests

Trend Micro is partnering with Tesla to include a Model 3 sedan in Pwn2Own Vancouver this year, the first time a car has been included in the annual high-profile hacking contest.

Google Play Apps Drop Anubis Banking Malware, Use Motion-based Evasion Tactics

Trend Micro found two malicious apps, that were disguised as useful tools, on Google Play that drop wide-reaching banking malware.

As the Government Shutdown Drags On, Security Risks Intensify

Cybersecurity risks grow during the US government shutdown as organizations within the Department of Homeland Security—including the new Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency —are operating with skeleton crews.

Attacks Against Industrial Machines via Vulnerable Radio Remote Controllers: Security Analysis and Recommendations

Radio frequency technology is being used to control various industrial machines. However, the lack of implemented security could lead to production sabotage, system control, and unauthorized access.

Hackers Breach and Steal Data from South Korea’s Defense Ministry

Hackers have breached 30 computers in the South Korean government agency that oversees weapons and munitions acquisitions, stealing documents from at least ten of those computers.

The Rise of Physical Crime in the Cybercrime Underground

While underground forums have long been the purview of digital crimes, recent developments have shown signs of increasing synergy and interaction between traditional criminals and cybercrime actors. 

Firms fined $1M for SingHealth Data Security Breach

SingHealth and Singapore’s public healthcare sector IT agency IHIS have been slapped with S$250,000 and S$750,000 financial penalties, respectively, for the July 2018 cybersecurity attack that breached the country’s personal data protection act.

Are you surprised that there is rise in threat actors who delve in both traditional crime and cybercrime? Why or why not? Share your thoughts in the comments below or follow me on Twitter to continue the conversation: @JonLClay.

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