DOE Awards $40 Million in Funding for Grid Modernization Initiative

The Department of Energy (DOE) last week announced $40M in FY19 funding for the Grid Modernization Initiative (GMI). The GMI, a crosscutting initiative involving all the applied energy offices, focuses on working with public and private partners to...

International Ransomware Attack Could Cost $193B in Economic Damages: Report

A new report from the Cyber Risk Management (CyRiM) project has projected that an international ransomware attack could cost $193 billion in damages. Such an attack would cost the US $89 billion, accounting for nearly half of the...

US Intelligence Officials Warn China, Russia Pose Biggest Espionage and Cyberattack Threats

China and Russia possess cyber capabilities capable of disrupting US critical infrastructure, including power networks, US companies, the military and election systems. Iran and North Korea are also capable of launching similar disruptive cyberattacks. This poses a significant threat...

Apple Facetime Privacy Breach: New York AG and Governor Announce Investigation

New York Attorney General Letitia James and Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced an investigation into Apple’s failure to warn consumers about the FaceTime bug and slow response to addressing the issue. The bug jeopardized the privacy of consumers...

Justice Department Announces Efforts to Disrupt Joanap Botnet Used By North Korean Hackers

The Justice Department on Wednesday announced what it called “an extensive effort” to map and further disrupt, through victim notifications, the Joanap botnet – a global network of numerous infected computers under the control of North Korean hackers...

Airbus Says Systems Breached in Cyberattack

Airbus on Wednesday said it had detected a cyberattack on its commercial aircraft business information systems which resulted in unauthorized access to data. Affected data includes professional contact and IT identification details of some Airbus employees in Europe, the...

NCSC Launches Campaign to Help Private Sector Tackle Threats From Nation State Actors

The National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) on Monday said it is distributing videos, brochures, and other informative materials to help the private sector guard against growing threats from foreign intelligence entities and other adversaries. According to the NCSC,...

Delivery Robot Goes up in Flames: Manufacturers Blame ‘Human Error’

An autonomous food delivery robot caught fire on a Berkeley, California walkway on Friday. The robot is part of a fleet of robots manufactured and managed by the startup, Kiwi. The company released a statement in which it...
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Self-Driving Cars Increasingly Targeted by Vandals in Arizona

Self-driving vehicles have increasingly become the targets of vandals in Arizona with the police there recording at least 21 incidents over the past two years. This includes people pointing guns, jumping in front of the vehicles, slashing tires and...

BT Removes Huawei Equipment From 5G Network Core

Britain’s BT Group said on Wednesday it was removing Huawei Technologies’ equipment from the heart of its 5G mobile network when it is rolled out in the UK. BT also confirmed that it was stripping Huawei equipment from the...