Monday, September 20, 2021

DOJ: Former US intel personnel fined $1.68M for providing hacking services to foreign gov

#DOJ: Former US intel personnel fined $1.68M for providing hacking services to foreign gov | #TpromoCom #Hackers #DomesticHacker | The agreement restricts their future activities and employment

The services provided by three U.S. citizens working as senior managers at a United Arab Emirates–based company violated U.S. Export Control and Computer Fraud and Abuse Laws, the DOJ said. 

The three defendants, Marc Baier, 49, and Ryan Adams, 34, and a former U.S. citizen, Daniel Gericke, 40 – all former employees of the U.S. Intelligence Community or the U.S. military – agreed to pay $1,685,000 in penalties as part of a deferred prosecution agreement. (read more)

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Security Magazine: We are at war; a cyber war

We are at war; a cyber war | #TpromoCom | Not only does the quantity of breaches go up, so too does the damage, including monetary loss. In 2021, the IBM Cost of a Data Breach Survey shows a 10% increase in the average total cost. 

The average total cost of a ransomware breach costs $4.62M versus the average data breach of $4.24M.  Attacks come from all over the world. The most significant attacks are those perpetrated by APT's or Advanced Persistent Threats. (read more)



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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Altronix Introduces Rack Mount NAC Power

Increase fire signaling capacity using less space

Brooklyn, NY (September 8, 2021) – Altronix, the recognized leader in power and data transmission solutions for the professional security industry, introduces the latest additions to its extensive line of NAC Power Extenders with a unique rack solution. These new units are ideal for installations where wall space is limited or not an option, providing system designers flexibility when specifying fire alarm systems.

 

“This rack mount solution streamlines system design and provides installers with a versatile option to deploy fire signaling power, vertically – saving valuable space,” said Ronnie Pennington, Director of Sales, Americas for Altronix Corporation. “The units’ extendable drawer simplifies installation and service - increasing total cost of ownership.”

 

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R1002ULADA offers 2-Class A or 4-Class B outputs and model R1042ULADA offers 4-Class A or 4-Class B outputs. Both provide 24VDC at 10A and interface with virtually any Fire Alarm Control Panel (FACP). Outputs can be independently programmed for steady, temporal code 3 or strobe synchronization, as well as repeating a specific signal utilizing Input to Output Follower Mode. These units synchronize with Potter/Amseco®, Gentex®, System Sensor® and CooperWheelock® notification appliances. Built-in battery charging provides system backup when coupled with RE2R, rack mount battery (red) enclosure which accommodates four 12VDC/7AH batteries.

 

Special features include a horn/strobe sync mode that allows audible notification
appliances and visual notification appliances to be silenced at the same time, signal circuit trouble memory to help identify intermittent loop problems, and common trouble input and output for external trouble signals.

 

The Altronix R1002ULADA and R1042ULADA NAC Power Extenders are NDAA and TAA compliant and carry a lifetime warranty.

 

For more information on Altronix’s extensive line of products, call toll free 1-888-258-7669, e-mail info@altronix.com or visit www.altronix.com.





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Monday, August 30, 2021

Security camera hacking: Here's how to stop it from happening to you

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#Security #camera hacking: Here's how to stop it from happening to you
| #TpromoCom #CyberSecurity | #Hackers can compromise your home security and privacy. A few basic measures can make it a lot harder for them. https://bit.ly/3zuuYpH

Last year, an ADT home security customer noticed an unfamiliar email address connected to her home security account, a professionally monitored system that included cameras and other devices inside her home. 

That simple discovery, and her report of it to the company, began to topple a long line of dominoes leading back to a technician who had spied, over the course of four and a half years, on hundreds of customers -- watching them live their private lives, undress and even have sex.

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