Within the last two weeks, San Antonio-based SecureLogix has gotten calls from four different universities about a scam targeting Chinese students.
WASHINGTON — A U.S. intelligence community collaborative warned first responders in late July about escalating efforts to target them and their missions by cyberterrorists.
The DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is working to make sure TDoS attacks cannot disrupt critical phone systems including emergency calls to public-safety answering points (PSAPs) through two research projects.
In late October, in Surprise, Ariz., more than 100 phone calls bombarded the police department's emergency dispatch line. Calls also overwhelmed the nearby city of Peoria’s 911 system and departments across California and Texas.
Faced with national 911 systems deemed increasingly vulnerable to cyberattack, Sens. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., will introduce a bill within the next few weeks to federally fund and hasten the national transition to next generation 911 (NG911) systems.
Another attack type that has flown under the radar is Telephony Denial of Service (TDoS). This attack type will likely rise in sophistication and become a key tool in cyber attackers’ arsenals, particularly those who are more interested in wreaking havoc than having financial gain as a motivator
Timothy P. Campus, Deputy Inspector General for Investigations and Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, recently released a testimony before the US Senate's Special Committee on Aging.
Like every other cloud-based, internet-connected application running within your business, Voice-over-IP (VoIP) apps require comprehensive security. Whether it's ensuring secure user authentication and network configuration or enabling end-to-end encryption in all VoIP communication and data storage, organizations need to be diligent in both overseeing IT management and working closely with their business VoIP provider to ensure that security requirements are being met and enforced.
If you are like most people, you are beginning to wonder if anyone has even a tenth of a clue about how to protect email. We all watched, for example, as reams of stolen political correspondence from a major email provider were posted each day leading up to the recent election, more than likely influencing the outcome.
NEW YORK / WASHINGTON - A wave of telephone bomb threats to 16 Jewish community centers in nine US states may have originated from the same number and been placed by at least one individual and an automated calling system, security officials said on Tuesday.
Telephony DoS (TDoS) will become more sophisticated. These attacks, which cut off communications in a crisis, "could impede first responders' situational awareness, exacerbate suffering and pain, and potentially increase loss of life," the press release stated.
NASHVILLE — Bomb threats were reported Monday at Jewish community centers in at least nine states and the United Kingdom and federal agents have been standby in case of any problems, authorities said.
AT&T officially launched its new Call Protect service, aiming to protect its customers from automated phone calls commonly known as "robocalls."
Imagine dialing 911 during a crisis in your’s or a loved-one’s life. Now, imagine that no one answers your call for help. Why? Because a cyber-criminal has locked the 911 call center’s ability to receive your call.
In a denial-of-service (DoS) attack, the goal is to make a resource unavailable to its intended users, usually in a temporary interruption or suspension of services. DoS attacks are well known in data systems and networks, but can also happen to a telecom system or network.
The phone industry’s Robocall Strike Force vowed a couple of months ago to deploy its telecom commandos and end the scourge of robocalls once and for all. So how’s that working out?
The strike force met with federal authorities the other day to report on its progress and action plan.
iOS WebViews can be used to automatically call an attacker controlled phone number. The attack can block the phone's UI for a short amount of time and therefore prevent the victim from canceling the call. The bug is an application bug that likely is due to bad OS/framework defaults. One major issue with this vulnerability is that it is really easy to exploit. App developers have to fix their code as soon as possible.
A 18-year-old Thurston County man was arrested Wednesday for his alleged involvement in an internet hoax that flooded Thurston Communications 911 with non-emergency calls Tuesday night, according to Lacey police.
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