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   Press release 3 December 2019 Today the Council adopted conclusions on the significance of 5G to the European economy and the need to mitigate security risks linked to 5G. The conclusions stress that 5G networks will form a part of crucial infrastructure for the maintenance of vital societal and economic functions. The conclusions also support the...
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PUBLISHED SAT, NOV 16 2019 Kate Fazzini More than 6,500 government officials and big players in the energy sector came together this week to conduct a simulated cyberattack on the electrical grid. The event is called GridEx, and takes place every two years. It imagines the U.S. under attack from a foreign country, through the...
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South Africa is under attack Staff Writer 28 October 2019 South Africa is facing one of the largest cyber attacks it has ever seen, with banks, ISPs, and the government being targeted. Note by EMFSA: if this is what is happening in the pre 5G era – what will happen when 5G is in full swing?
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MyBroadband Staff Writer, 27 October 2019 Yesterday several internet service providers (ISPs) in South Africa were hit by distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks which crippled the connections of their customers. The effects of this were felt around 15:00 and continued through much of the day. The ISPs went to fix the problem with Webafrica, for...
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Image credit: https://mybroadband.co.za Jamie McKane 25 October 2019 Snippet: The South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC) announced that the South African banking industry has been hit by a wave of DDoS attacks targeting consumer-facing services. These attacks have also been accompanied by a ransom note, according to SABRIC. DDoS attacks have become a major problem...
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Friday 25 October 2019 – 7:27am JOHANNESBURG – The City of Johannesburg website has been hacked. Snippet: In a twitter statement posted on Friday morning, the city said it detected a network breach resulting in unauthorised information to its network system. This has forced it to shut down its website and e-services as a security measure. A picture...
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9 October 2019 Today the European Commission welcomes the publication by Member States of the high-level report on the EU-wide coordinated risk assessment of 5G Networks cybersecurity. This major step is part of the implementation of the European Commission Recommendation of March 2019 to ensure a high level of cybersecurity of 5G networks across the EU. Prepared...
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EU sees supply chain risk in technologies from non-EU states Commission calls on states to avoid single supplier for 5G The European Union will warn against a nightmare scenario whereby hackers or hostile states assume control of everything from electricity grids to police communications and even home appliances, in a report assessing the security risks stemming from...
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For Immediate Release:October 01, 2019 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is informing patients, health care professionals, IT staff in health care facilities and manufacturers of a set of cybersecurity vulnerabilities, referred to as “URGENT/11,” that—if exploited by a remote attacker—may introduce risks for medical devices and hospital networks. URGENT/11 affects several operating systems that may...
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European Commission recommends common EU approach to the security of 5G networks Strasbourg, 26 March 2019 Today the European Commission has recommended a set of operational steps and measures to ensure a high level of cybersecurity of 5G networks across the EU. Fifth generation (5G) networks will form the future backbone of our societies and...
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