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Nuclear industry likely target for cyberattacks

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The director of the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has revealed that a nuclear power station suffered a cyber attack during the last three years. He is urging the international community to take the issue of cyber attacks on nuclear-related facilities more seriously. While strikes on nuclear installations have… Read more »

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Canadian anti-terrorism law prompts hactivist action

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On June 17th, several Canadian government websites fell victim to hackers, with hacker group Anonymous claiming responsibility. The denial of service attack lasted for two hours, but Steven Blaney, Canadian Minister for Public Safety, has reported to the media that no personal data was taken during the attack. The perpetrators… Read more »

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Watchdog reports aircraft exposed to in-flight wifi hacking

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has published a report that criticises the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for not sufficiently guarding against the most significant cybersecurity threats. The report found that commercial airliners are vulnerable to terrorist attacks through the in-flight wifi. Concerns have been raised recently as the airline industry… Read more »

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Encryption good for business, bad for law enforcement

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Although businesses and individuals are often encouraged to improve their cyber security through encryption, Europol’s Rob Wainwright recently warned that increasingly sophisticated encryption software is having a tangible effect on fighting crime. The BBC reports that Wainwright has said that tech firms should consider the impact of their encryption software… Read more »

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Minister stresses need for cyber security in development of driverless vehicles

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Transport Minister Claire Perry has warned that “smart” motorways and driverless cars may attract hackers looking to cause harm and chaos on Britain’s roads. She told the Commons transport committee, “The more we move to technologically assisted forms of transport, whether it’s smart motorways or driver assisted vehicles, there is… Read more »

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