1- TalkTalk and Post Office customers hit by Mirai worm attack
It has been reported this week that 900,000 routers hit by huge Mirai worm cyber-attack. TalkTalk and Post Office customers were largely affected by this attack in United Kingdom. The good news is that TalkTalk has identified the source of the problem and rolled out a resolution to all customers. Also, a UK Post Office spokesperson confirmed that customers still experiencing problems should reboot their router as a solution. Luckily this was something that TalkTalk and the UK Post Office quickly addressed. Below is the article.
2- Ransomware Crooks Demand $70,000 After Hacking San Francisco Transport System
I know we already posted topics about ransomware on our class blogs, but I also found this article interesting as ransomware is becoming a more and more popular form of attack from hackers. This week, Forbes reported that hackers took control of the San Francisco transportation system and demanded 100 Bitcoin, worth roughly $70,000, to release Muni machines from their control. Ransomware should be one of the areas of focus for cyber security. Article is below.