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Aug 8, 2014

Hacking group wants to play nice with automakers

LAS VEGAS, Aug 8 (Reuters) – A group of well-known hackers
and security professionals are trying to build better ties with
the auto industry in an effort to enlist their help in improving
vehicle security, one of the hottest areas of cyber research.

The non-profit group, known as “I am the Calvary,” is asking
attendees at this weekend’s Def Con hacking conference in Las
Vegas to sign an open letter to “Automotive CEOs” to ask them to
implement basic guidelines to defend cars from cyber attacks. (bit.ly/1pG7F31)

Aug 7, 2014

Spy agencies hit in cyber espionage campaign: Kaspersky Lab

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab said they have uncovered a cyber espionage operation that successfully penetrated two spy agencies and hundreds of government and military targets in Europe and the Middle East since the beginning of this year.

The hackers, according to Kaspersky, were likely backed by a nation state and used techniques and tools similar to ones employed in two other high-profile cyber espionage operations that Western intelligence sources have linked to the Russian government.

Aug 6, 2014

Chrysler, Nissan looking into claims their cars ‘most hackable’

NEW YORK/LAS VEGAS, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Chrysler and Nissan
said they are reviewing a report by well-known cyber security
experts that rates their vehicles among the three “most
hackable” cars on the market, along with a General Motors model.

Computer security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris
Valasek concluded in the report due to be released later this
week that the most hackable models out of 20 reviewed were
Chrysler Group’s 2014 Jeep Cherokee, Nissan Motor Co Ltd’s
2014 Infiniti Q50 and General Motors Co 2015
Cadillac Escalade.

    • About Jim

      "Jim works in the Reuters Boston bureau covering cyber security, hacking and technology privacy issues. He’s been with Reuters since 2005. He previously covered technology, media and biotechnology for Broadcasting & Cable, the Orange County Register and Bloomberg News out Tokyo, Taipei, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Ana, California."
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