June 22, 2015
(Reuters) — The CEO of Polish flagship airline LOT said on Monday that cyber attacks are an industry-wide problem that could confront any carrier at any time.
Around 1,400 LOT passengers were grounded at Warsaw's Chopin airport on Sunday after hackers attacked the airline's ground computer systems used to issue flight plans.
“This is an industry problem on a much wider scale, and for sure we have to give it more attention, if it can be given more attention,” Sebastian Mikosz told a news conference.
“I expect it can happen to anyone anytime.”
Earlier this morning on CNBC, Crammer mentioned he heard another back cyber-hack will be announced soon.
Does any one know if he has commented any more about this or is there info any where about another big hack?
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Obama says cyber attacks like Office of Personnel Management hack are 'going to accelerate'
Jun 8, 2015, 11:43am
Cyber attacks are "going to accelerate," President Barack Obama noted, and protecting government systems from being hacked will be "a big project." Cyber attacks are "going to accelerate," President Barack Obama noted, and protecting… more
President Barack Obama said Americans should expect more attempts to hack sensitive data from the federal government’s computer systems.
“This problem is not going away,” Obama said Monday during a news conference in Germany following the end of the G-7 summit. “It is going to accelerate.”
Personal data of about 4 million current and retired federal employees were obtained by hackers who infiltrated the Office of Personnel Management’s computer system, the government announced last week. Now ABC News reports that personal information about Americans who never worked for the government also may have been compromised.
Obama said both criminals and foreign governments are “sending everything they’ve got trying to breach these systems.”
POS malware hits US retailers including Jimmy John's 'gourmet sandwich' chain
Gourmet sandwich cyber-hack leaves FBI in a pickle
The FBI has stepped in to issue a new malware warning after a restaurant chain's credit card system was compromised last week across several US states. The Jimmy John's ‘gourmet sandwich' chain was among other trading names linked to a cyber-attack designed to steal customers' personal financial data.
The FBI's own cyber-investigators identified notorious malware-related software signatures used in Point-of-Sale (POS) systems known as Punkey. The name derives from a 1980s era US sitcom about a little girl called Punky Brewster.
An FBI alert known as a Flash notice has stated that in the past year, there has been an increase in restaurants, casinos, hotels and resorts targeted by POS malware. The Bureau (as it is known) further states that cybercriminals today infect victim networks to extract credit card information and quickly monetise it within cyber-criminal forums.
If you look at the most high profile breaches on retailer POS networks, their POS systems and IT networks were supported by third-party providers. These organisations often use remote access tools to manage those devices. If those third party companies don't exercise good hygiene around access control, then they can be compromised. Once a hacker gets inside this network, they can then use that privileged account to compromise the retailer and then upload malware, like Poseidon, to multiple victims' POS systems,” said Blankenstein.
This weekend, the US pledged to help beef up Japan’s cyber defence. Two days later, The Japan Times is reporting that 1.25 million sets of personal data from its pension system were leaked in a huge cyberattack.
The $US1.1 trillion Japan Pension Service said Monday that an employee opened an emailed virus, triggering the massive breach. (A reminder: don’t open suspicious attachments, friends!) Over a million people’s names, birth dates, addresses, or pension IDs have been compromised.
The security partnership announced over the weekend has particular goals: to bolster defences against cyberattacks on Japan’s military bases and infrastructure, like power grids. Japan’s military cyber defence personnel only hits 90 members, a number dwarfed by the Pentagon’s 6000.
But institutions like the Japan Pension Service obviously need protection, too — Japan’s a rapidly ageing country whose pension fund is the biggest in the world.
Meanwhile, the US barely has control over its own cybersecurity. Some of 2015’s Greatest Cyberattack Hits so far include stolen tax returns from the IRS and a huge leak of Anthem customers’ personal info.
In a recent analyst call David Dewalt said each time there is an international hacking it serves as stimulus to their revenues...
Will be interesting to see how he comments at tomorrow's FEYE Analyst Day.