In an attempt to demonstrate how easy it would be for attackers to perform a high-voltage attack against a company's computer infrastructure and take it down by damaging it, security researcher Grigorios Fragkos found a device that can easily be used to "fry" other appliances on the network: computers, switches, attached storage devices, etc.
Researchers with security consultancy VerSprite have unearthed several vulnerabilities in Western Digital's My Cloud NAS product, which can be exploited by local and remote attackers to achieve root access to the device.
After FireEye researchers published on Tuesday their discovery of 14 Cisco routers in India, Mexico, Philippines and Ukraine that have been implanted with a modified, malicious Cisco IOS image, another group of researchers has decided to scan the public IPv4 address space for other affected devices.
FireEye researchers have discovered 14 Cisco routers in India, Mexico, Philippines and Ukraine that have been implanted with malware that allows attackers to gain and keep access to the target organization's networks.
Several Seagate wireless hard-drives have been found to be affected by multiple vulnerabilities, the CERT Coordination Center of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University warns.
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