Researchers have discovered a new means to target voice-controlled devices by propagating ultrasonic waves through solid materials in order to interact with and compromise them using inaudible voice commands without the victims’ knowledge.Called ‘SurfingAttack,’ the attack leverages the unique properties of acoustic transmission in solid materials — such as tables — to ‘enable multiple rounds… Read More


Experts from Cybaze/ Yoroi Zlab spotted a new sample of the Karkoff implant that was employed in past campaigns associated with Iran-linked APT34 group.Experts from Cybaze/ Yoroi Zlab spotted a new sample of the Karkoff implant that was employed in past campaigns associated with Iran-linked APT34 group. In November 2018, researchers from Cisco Talos tracked… Read More


A Manhattan jury heard conflicting portrayals of Joshua Schulte, a former CIA coder accused of sending the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks a large portion of the agency’s computer hacking arsenal tools the agency had used to conduct espionage operations overseas. Schulte left a trail of evidence despite learned attempts to erase his digital fingerprints, Assistant U.S.… Read More


Partially driven by the upcoming inclusion of Cyber Security by the IMO (International Maritime Organisation), 2019 was a really busy year for maritime security testing at PTP. What can we all learn from a year of evaluating the security of ships? We’ve been involved in all sorts of ship testing, here are a few examples:… Read More


The controversial facial recognition company Clearview AI has notified its customers that a bad actor had “gained unauthorized access” to its entire customer list, which includes some of the most powerful law enforcement agencies in the United States. According to the notification obtained by the Daily Beast, the stolen information includes customer names, the user… Read More