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TDoS Attacks Take Aim at Emergency First-Responder Services

The FBI has warned that telephony denial-of-service attacks are taking aim at emergency dispatch centers, which could make it impossible to call for police, fire or ambulance services. Telephony denial-of-service (TDoS) attacks, which affect the availability and readiness of call centers, are hitting critical first-responder facilities, according to the Federal . . . Read more

Florida Water Plant Hack: Leaked Credentials Found in Breach Database

Researchers discovered credentials for the Oldsmar water treatment facility in the massive compilation of data from breaches posted just days before the attack. Researchers say they found several stolen and leaked credentials for a Florida water-treatment plant, which was hacked last week. Researchers at CyberNews said they found 11 credential pairs linked . . . Read more

Industrial Gear at Risk from Fuji Code-Execution Bugs

Fuji Electric’s Tellus Lite V-Simulator and V-Server Lite can allow attackers to take advantage of operational technology (OT)-IT convergence on factory floors, at utility plants and more. Industrial control software (ICS) from Fuji Electric is vulnerable to several high-severity arbitrary code-execution security bugs, according to a federal warning. Authorities are . . . Read more

Remote Attackers Can Now Reach Protected Network Devices via NAT Slipstreaming

A new version of NAT slipstreaming allows cybercriminals an easy path to devices that aren’t connected to the internet. Disconnecting devices from the internet is no longer a solid plan for protecting them from remote attackers. A new version of a known network-address translation (NAT) slipstreaming attack has been uncovered, . . . Read more

Feds Issue Recommendations for Maritime Cybersecurity

Report outlines deep cybersecurity challenges for the public/private seagoing sector. The White House has released cybersecurity guidance for securing the Maritime Transportation System (MTS), which operates along 25,000 miles of coastal and inland waterways in the United States. The document points out that the MTS encompasses “361 ports, 124 shipyards, . . . Read more

Cyberattacks on Healthcare Spike 45% Since November

The relentless rise in COVID-19 cases is battering already frayed healthcare systems — and ransomware criminals are using the opportunity to strike.

The 5 Most-Wanted Threatpost Stories of 2020

A look back at what was hot with readers — offering a snapshot of the security stories that were most top-of-mind for security professionals and consumers throughout the year. As 2020 draws to a close, it’s clear that work-from-home security, ransomware, COVID-19-themed social engineering and attacks by nation-states will go . . . Read more