Feds Warn of Potential Ransomware Attacks Over Labor Day Weekend
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The FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an alert warning of potential ransomware attacks targeted at U.S. organizations ahead of Labor Day weekend.
The government organizations say they have no specific intelligence to back up this warning, but they are issuing it because “Cyber actors have conducted increasingly impactful attacks against U.S. entities on or around holiday weekends over the last several months.” (Maggie Miller / The Hill)
Related: Industrial Cybersecurity Pulse, Bleeping Computer, The Record, Meritalk, ZDNet Security, CISA
Researchers at Rapid7 say they found a couple of vulnerabilities in the Fortress S03 Wi-Fi Home Security System they claim can be exploited by malicious hackers to disarm the system remotely.
This attack does not require any prior knowledge of the targeted system, but an attacker can only launch it in the target's radio range. Rapid7 reported the flaws to Fortress in May and August, but the company has yet to is…
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