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No, WannaCry Is Not Dead! Hits Honda & Traffic Light Camera System

No, WannaCry Is Not Dead! Hits Honda & Traffic Light Camera System

June 22, 2017Swati Khandelwal
It's been over a month since the WannaCry ransomware caused chaos worldwide and people have started counting its name as 'the things of past,' but… ...WannaCry is not DEAD! The self-spreading ransomware is still alive and is working absolutely fine. The latest victims of WannaCry are Honda Motor Company and 55 speed and traffic light cameras in Australia. The WannaCry ransomware shuts down hospitals, telecom providers, and many businesses worldwide, infecting over 300,000 Windows systems running SMBv1 in more than 150 countries within just 72 hours on 12th of May. The worm was leveraging an NSA's Windows SMB exploit, dubbed EternalBlue , leaked by the infamous hacking group Shadow Brokers in its April data dump, along with other Windows exploits. Honda Stops Production After WannaCry Hits its Computer Honda Motor Company released a statement this week, saying the company was forced to halt its production for more than 24 hours at in one of its Japan
Hacking Traffic Lights is Amazingly Really Easy

Hacking Traffic Lights is Amazingly Really Easy

August 21, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Hacking Internet of Things (IoTs) have become an amazing practice for cyber criminals out there, but messing with Traffic lights would be something more crazy for them. The hacking scenes in hollywood movies has just been a source of entertainment for the technology industry, like we've seen traffic lights hacked in Die Hard and The Italian Job , but these movies always inspire hackers to perform similar hacking attacks in day-to-day life. Security researchers at the University of Michigan have not only hacked traffic light signals in real life, but also claimed that it's actually shockingly easy to perform by anyone with a laptop and the right kind of radio. If we compare the traffic light hacks in movies and real life, the reality is much easier. In a paper study published this month, the security researchers describe how a series of major security vulnerabilities in traffic light systems allowed them to very easily and very quickly seized control of the whole system of at
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