Hackers managed to infiltrate Tesla's Amazon cloud account and quietly use it to mine cryptocurrency, security researchers have discovered. Researchers at cloud security firm RedLock uncovered the intrusion last month while trying to determine the owner of a Kubernetes console that was left without any password protection. Google's open-source Kubernetes administrative console is used by many companies to manage and deploy multiple cloud applications and services. In this case, however, the unsecured console exposed the access credentials to Tesla's Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment. The S3 bucket also contained sensitive information including vehicle telemetry, mapping and servicing data. Hackers who spotted the unprotected Kubernetes console used it to run cryptomining scripts and stealthily mine virtual coins - the latest in a string of cryptojacking attacks involving hackers hijacking victims' computers processing power to generate digital currency. In this attack, the hackers … [Read more...] about Tesla hack: Hackers infiltrate the company’s Amazon cloud account to secretly mine cryptocurrency
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ACCESSIBILITY to data, finances, and people has never been easier thanks to developments in mobile technology. We can pay for almost anything, call anyone in the world at any time and even open our hotel room doors, with our phones. Smart chip technology has revolutionised how we live our lives, but we don't often realise just how much information is floating in the ether following every transaction or interaction. Strava, the activity tracking software favoured by runners, cyclists and swimmers the world over for following their exercise routes, was recently in the news following it publishing every single movement and routine registered by its users. The reason it made the news was due to users in the military flagging their routes at army, naval or air bases around the world, including highly sensitive and top-secret locations. This of course had the chance of being catastrophic and potentially life threatening to those who live and work at these bases, highlighting how easy this … [Read more...] about Who holds the keys in the digital age?
It seems that on a nearly daily basis, a new type of cryptocurrency is dominating headlines due to popularity and surge in demand. But, with the massive general appeal of digital currency comes cybercrime. It's true that there has been a massive increase in the purchasing of Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Monero and others, although the increase in purchasing power and volatility of a currency has allowed for various cybercriminals to hone in on an opportunity that could be highly profitable. Recently, cybercriminals have begun using a distributed computing process for production of cryptocurrency —a mechanism known as "mining or cryptomining." While many businesses historically viewed cryptomining as a simple nuisance, the use of more sophisticated mechanisms and propagation tactics has led many organizations to fear a potential disruptive cryptomining attack. The potential lucrative nature of cryptoming has become a tempting playground for cybercriminals looking to generate … [Read more...] about Cryptocurrency mining surging among cybercriminals
Women with asthma could be taking longer to become pregnant, due to the effects of their medication, according to new research. An Australian study showed that women using short acting reliever drugs – known as beta agonists – took 20 percent longer to conceive on average compared to peers. They were also 30 per cent more likely to have been trying for a baby for more than a year to conceive – seen as the threshold for suffering infertility. But there was no difference in fertility between patients on inhaled steroids, known as longer acting preventer drugs and women without asthma. The study was based on over 5,000 women in SCOPE (Screening for Pregnancy Endpoints) an international trial of first time pregnancies in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Ireland. Dr Luke Grzeskowiak, of the Robinson Research Institute at Adelaide University, said it slashed the number of asthmatics requiring fertility treatment. He said: “This study shows women … [Read more...] about Study shows some asthma medications could make it harder to conceive
Thousands of women with asthma are struggling to become pregnant, because they are taking the wrong medication, according to new research. Those using short acting reliever drugs – known as beta agonists – took 20 percent longer to conceive on average compared to healthy peers. They were also 30 per cent more likely to have been trying for a baby for more than a year to conceive – seen as the threshold for suffering infertility. But there was no difference in fertility between patients on inhaled steroids, known as longer acting preventer drugs and women without asthma. The study was based on over 5,000 women in SCOPE (Screening for Pregnancy Endpoints) an international trial of first time pregnancies in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Ireland. Dr Luke Grzeskowiak, of the Robinson Research Institute at Adelaide University, said it slashed the number of asthmatics requiring fertility treatment. He said: “This study shows women using … [Read more...] about Women with asthma take longer to become pregnant
And…finally, the new results are here: the French pharmaceutical company Sanofi Pasteur has announced its hotly anticipated results from a clinical dengue vaccine trial in Latin America. "Second large-scale phase III study successfully meets primary endpoint with overall vaccine efficacy of 60.8 percent," the press release reads. Researchers have long awaited these results. In July, Sanofi published the results of the first part of the clinical study in Asia. The substance, called CYD-TDV, showed an efficacy of 56.5 percent against dengue infections in children aged 2 to 14. But for some, it was no reason to be cheerful. Experts said the vaccine's efficacy could only be assessed based on results from a clinical study in Latin America. More than 20,000 children aged 9 to 16 in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Honduras and Puerto Rico took part in the study. Phase III is the final and most expensive part in vaccine development and occurs before a company can attempt to register a … [Read more...] about Future of Sanofi dengue fever vaccine candidate hangs in balance over new results
Since the beginning of the year, all flights that take off or land in EU airports have the carbon output of their trip tallied. Airlines that surpass a certain level of allowed emissions will have to pay, starting next April. But European carriers say besides the cash costs they will also suffer as targets of reprisals against the EU legislation. The EU legislation has put airlines in a bad spot, says Tony Tyler, CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) that represents carriers in more than 100 countries. "We're in a mess because Europe has gone ahead with extraterritorial taxation and this has upset countries around the world," he said at IATA's annual conference, held earlier this month in Beijing. "China is a good example where they've passed regulations preventing their carriers from taking part." China, India refuse to participate China ignored a deadline to submit details about its aviation emissions and threatened to seize European aircraft landing on … [Read more...] about EU emissions policy threatens to trigger trade war