The Inquirer – IF BEING possessed by a manic Amazon Echo has got you freaked out – don’t worry, the humans are fighting back. This week saw the first demonstration of Pepper, the annoyingly chirpy robot, being infected with malware in a proof of concept.
ComputerWeekly.com – Researchers have carried out a ransomware attack on robots to show that such attacks are possible and should be guarded against. Security services firm IOActive has warned that tens of thousands of robots are a threat to human safety after its researchers were able to carry out a ransomware attack against two top brands.
ZDNet – Researchers found they were able to infect robots with ransomware; in the real world, such attacks could be highly damaging to businesses if robotic security isn’t addressed. Ransomware has long been a headache for PC and smartphone users, but in the future, it could be robots that stop working unless a ransom is paid.
Seattle, WA – January 11, 2018 – IOActive, Inc., the worldwide leader in research-driven security services, and Embedi, a cybersecurity startup company focused on immunizing IoT/embedded/smart end-point devices against 0- and 1-day attacks, today released a white paper outlining 147 cybersecurity vulnerabilities found in 34 mobile applications used in tandem with Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems.
Seattle, WA – Oct. 26, 2017 – IOActive, Inc., the worldwide leader in research-driven security services, today released a new advisory documenting critical cybersecurity vulnerabilities affecting Stratos Global’s AmosConnect communication shipboard platform. Stratos Global, an Inmarsat company, is the leading provider of maritime communications services in the world and used by thousands of ship vessels globally.