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Pegasus used to hack WhatsApp

Hackers have installed surveillance software on mobile phones using Pegasus, exploiting a vulnerability in WhatsApp.

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The power blackout in Venezuela has caused widespread disruption. Including to the water supply. Tap water was said to have turned blackDramatic pictures showed citizens going to extraordinary lengths to get water.

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Russians hack control rooms

The Wall Street Journal reports that Russian hacking group Dragonfly APT has accessed utilities’ control rooms.

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Water Security

When you hear that there has been a meeting of the Ministerial Council for National Security in Iraq chaired by Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi, you would be forgiven if you didn't guess it was about water.

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War and water

Avdiivka is a town in Ukraine just north of Donetsk. It’s in a war zone. In 2013 its population was officially 35,000. In January 2017 the BBC estimated the population to be between 16,000 and 22,000.

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Russian Government Cyber Activity Targets Water

i2O has sought to be a leader in information security. Why? Because we provide services to an industry that is responsible for critical national infrastructure. It seems that we were right to do so.

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Cyberfine for water companies

The UK Government has announced that critical national infrastructure companies will face fines of up to £17m if they fail to protect themselves from cyber-attacks, effective May 2018. Critical national infrastructure companies include energy, transport, health and water companies. They are being told that they should have in place “the most robust safeguards”. The National Cyber Security Centre has published guidance about what these should be.

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i2O achieves gold standard for information security

i2O, the smart water network solutions company, today announced that it has achieved ISO 27001 certification, the internationally-recognised standard for best practice in information security and managing critical data.

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The S in SCADA isn't for Secure

The S in SCADA stands for Supervisory, not Secure. An article in the Harvard Business Review entitled “Smart Cities Are Going to Be a Security Nightmare” points out that SCADA systems are particularly susceptible to frequent hacks due to poor security protocols, and a lack of cryptographic security and authentication factors. This is largely because the software dates from the last century.

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It makes you WannaCry

The rapid global spread of ransomware WannaCry at the end of last week should have made everyone think hard about security.

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