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U.S.-based security services firm discovers cyber vulnerabilities in radiation monitoring devices

July 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

IOActive, Inc., a “research-driven, high-end information security services” firm headquartered in Seattle, Wash., announced on Wednesday that its research has found a number of cybersecurity vulnerabilities in widely deployed radiation monitoring devices (RMDs). RMDs are used to monitor the radiation

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WannaCry ransomware attack “arguably the first ever cyber-catastrophe”: RMS cyber expert

May 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The global WannaCry ransomware attack is “arguably the first ever cyber-catastrophe,” an expert in cyber risk management from RMS said on Tuesday. Tom Harvey said in a statement that the cyberattack “clearly demonstrates the systemic nature of the risk, with

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Vulnerability allows printer watering hole attacks to spread malware: Vectra Networks

July 13, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Researchers at the Vectra Threat Labs have discovered a critical vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that enables attackers to gain system-level control over computers via infected or fake printer drivers to spread malware. “The vulnerability stems from a Windows process that