InfoSec News Nuggets 06/23/2021

How Cyber Safe is Your Drinking Water Supply? Amid multiple recent reports of hackers breaking into and tampering with drinking water treatment systems comes a new industry survey with some sobering findings: A majority of the 52,000 separate drinking water systems in the United States still haven’t inventoried some or any of their information technology systems — a basic first step in protecting networks from cyberattacks. The Water Sector Coordinating Council surveyed roughly 600 employees of water…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 03/05/2021

Real estate group in Las Vegas launches fully autonomous security robot A new spin to security. The Westland Real Estate Group has launched a fully autonomous security robot at its Liberty Village Apartments in northeast Last Vegas. The security robot is the first in the world to be used in a multi-family residence in an effort to improve the safety and security of residents. The security robot monitors the property through video and thermal-imaging cameras.…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 01/21/2021

Are you more likely to be murdered IRL or hacked online? The existential question of our times has been answered The pandemic has brought existential conversations to the forefront in recent months. However, in an increasingly virtual world, threats are no longer reserved for the physical universe we occupy and cybersecurity breaches are increasingly common. It turns out people are more concerned about being hacked compared to acts of physical violence a la being murdered…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 6/8/2020

City of Austin websites go down, hackers take credit in protest The City of Austin’s websites went offline early Thursday morning, and a group of hackers took credit, claiming it was a protest against the Austin Police Department. The hackers known as Anonymous said they were the ones who took the city’s website, austintexas.gov, offline. This morning it appeared to just impact the user-facing web pages. The outages were intermittent throughout the morning, specifically for austintexas.gov. “We’re seeing…
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