US motor company General Motors is recalling four million vehicles worldwide due to a software bug that has been linked to at least one death.
A variety of trucks and cars released between 2014 and 2017 are to be recalled to have their software updated for free, according to an announcement issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Friday.
The recalled vehicles are:
The head of the National Security Agency, Adm. Michael Rogers, said on Tuesday that he is concerned about the possibility of Russia hacking the U.S. electoral process.
During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Sen. John McCain asked Rogers if Russia could “disrupt the voting results in the upcoming election,” NBC reported. The back-and-forth went like this:
Admiral Mike Rogers, head of the NSA and U.S. Cyber Command, spoke about the disparate structure with some states voting manually and others electronically.
The UK's intelligence agency GCHQ has stepped up the fight against online scammers and created a tool that blocks malicious emails that appear to be sent from government addresses, but are in fact run by cyber criminals.
The blocking system can identify when "gov.uk" emails are being sent from IP addresses not associated with an official government computer and block them.
Corporate mergers and acquisitions (M&A) can be fraught with risks related to financial matters, company culture, personnel, IT systems integration and other areas.
Security risks, both cyber and physical, certainly belong on the list of concerns. And with the ongoing shortage of professionals who are expert in various aspects of data protection—coupled with the seemingly endless stream of reports about data breaches and other security threats—this has become an even bigger concern for companies that are considering or in the midst of M&A deals.
The same Russian state-sponsored hackers that allegedly breached the Democratic National Committee may have also targeted the World Anti-Doping Agency.
On Tuesday, the sports drug-testing agency blamed a recent breach of its network on a Russian hacking group known as APT 28 or Fancy Bear.