Ransomware Didn't Hold Austrian Hotel Guests HostageAlso, Analyzing Trump's Draft Cybersecurity Executive Order
Security deficiencies tied to internet of things devices continue to cause havoc. But this edition of the ISMG Security Report debunks multiple reports that suggested ransomware trapped guests at one Austrian hotel inside their rooms, while preventing others from gaining access to their rooms.
In the ISMG Security Report, you'll also hear (click on player beneath image):
- Details about ATM heists across Europe and Asia, including a series of attack that targeted 41 ATMs in Taiwan - resulting in the theft of $2.7 million - courtesy of ISMG Security and Technology Editor Jeremy Kirk;
- What's included in a draft cybersecurity executive order from President Donald Trump, as well as what seems to be missing, via Executive Editor Marianne McGee;
- Warnings that nearly 180,000 internet-connected devices remain vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug, despite the OpenSSL flaw being discovered and patched three years ago.
The ISMG Security Report appears on this and other ISMG websites on Tuesdays and Fridays. Be sure to check out our Jan. 24 and Jan. 27 reports, which respectively analyze comments from President Trump that suggest the U.S. military will take the lead in defending the country's civilian-owned critical infrastructure, and a report that White House Staffers continued to use an RNC private email server.
The next ISMG Security Report will be posted on Friday, Feb. 3.