Targeted Hacks Hit Airbus Suppliers, a New Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in vBulletin, and Much More: The Top Product Cybersecurity News for This Past Week

Karamba Security | October 4th, 2019
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A look at some of the top stories from this past week in the world of automotive, IoT, Industry 4.0, and Enterprise Edge product cybersecurity.

Researchers reverse engineered Skoda Octavia (Strath)

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Researchers at University of Strathclyde detail how keyfobs, OBD-II flaws, open ports, and other points of weakness make connected vehicles vulnerable. And with more than 10,000,000 lines of code, the attack surface is immense.

Series of Targeted Hacks Hit Airbus Suppliers (France24)


All four major attacks to hit Airbus over the past 12 months have targeted suppliers in an apparent search for commercial secrets. Security expert says attacks indicate that hackers are looking for weak links in the supply chain to compromise Airbus’s systems.

New ‘Gucci’ Malware Targets IoT Devices Across Europe (Security Week)

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Security researchers say ‘Gucci’ botnet can be used to carry out large scale DDoS attacks, and targets multiple architectures, including ARM, x86, MIPS, PPC, and M68K, among others.

Day-1 attacks on vBulletin’s New Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (Security Boulevard)


The 0-Day vulnerability CVE-2019-16759 was published late last month, and within hours hackers began exploiting it. The vulnerability allows a malicious attacker to inject commands and remotely execute code on the application server.

Malware Infection Hits Defense Contractor Rheinmetall AG’s Plants Across the World (ZDNet)


Rheinmetall AG three plants in Brazil, Mexico, and the US have been impacted by the malware causing “significant disruption” according to the company. Losses for the company are expected to total in the tens of millions of Euros.

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