What You Need to Know: The Top Product Cybersecurity News This Week

Karamba Security | December 12th, 2019

A look at some of the top stories this week in the world of automotive, IoT, Industry 4.0, and Enterprise Edge product cybersecurity.

FBI Issue New Warning about IoT Hacking Dangers (Daily Mail)


In statement this week, the Oregon office of the bureau warns that “hackers can use those innocent devices to do a virtual drive-by of your digital life,” and implores consumers to be more vigilant.

BMW, Hyundai Hacked by Team Suspected to be Linked to the Vietnamese Government (ZDNet)


Report in German media states that the hackers were able to install a penetration testing toolkit named Cobalt Strike on the infected hosts, which they then used as a backdoor into their networks.

Researchers Find New Snatch Ransomware That Can Evade Antivirus Detection (The Hacker News)

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New version of malware reboots infected computers in Safe Mode before encrypting files, to avoid antivirus.

Cyberattack Shuts Down Pensacola City Services Days After Shooting Attack (WSJ)


Malicious software infected the city’s network for four days before IT professionals were able to remove it. Investigators say still unclear if hack is a ransomware attack or if its connected to the fatal shooting attack at a Naval base in the city last week.

International Law Enforcement Sting Brings Down IM-RAT Malware Creator and Users (ZDNet)


Police in 8 countries arrested 14 people including the author of IM-RAT, (“Imminent Monitor Remote Access Trojan”) which allows hackers to gain remote control of desktops and webcams. Malware also allows key-logging and the use of infected devices as proxies.

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