Israeli Company Saves Japanese Carmaker from Ransomware Attack

(Forbes) Amir Mizroch - Executives from the Israeli cyber intelligence firm KELA Group recently met with a large Japanese carmaker with news that hackers were about to launch an attack on automated processes the carmaker heavily relies on. Once in control of the automation systems at the factories, the hackers would extort a ransom, a method known as a ransomware attack. Doron Levit, a KELA executive, said that the attackers had exploited a known cyber vulnerability which the carmaker's security team had not patched, and which had already sowed chaos at manufacturers and hospitals worldwide. "It was their lucky day," Levit says, adding that the tip-off was very well received by the Japanese company's management.

2019-05-14 00:00:00

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