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Rockwell Automation Urges Caution Regarding Industrial Control Systems

Rockwell Automation, a leading provider of industrial control systems (ICS), has issued a cautionary advisory urging its customers to refrain from connecting their ICS to the internet. This proactive measure aims to mitigate the risks associated with potential fraudulent access and cyber threats from external sources. The alert aligns with recommendations from US-CERT, emphasizing the importance for users and administrators to heed this warning to safeguard their systems from potential vulnerabilities before they escalate.

Optus Faces Scrutiny Following Cyber Attack and Network Outage

Australian telecommunications giant Optus found itself in the spotlight after experiencing a cyber attack in September 2022, resulting in a 14-hour network blackout impacting approximately 10 million customers. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has leveled allegations against the company, accusing it of failing to adequately protect its customers from threat actors. As a result, Optus, a business unit of Singapore Telecom, faces the possibility of legal action and significant penalties for the disruption to its IT services.

Police Service of Northern Ireland Faces Fine Over Data Breach

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is set to incur a hefty fine of £750,000 following its failure to prevent a data breach that led to the unauthorized disclosure of sensitive information. Originally facing a potential penalty of £5.6 million, PSNI is collaborating with external forensic experts to thoroughly investigate the breach and mitigate associated risks. This fine underscores the critical importance of robust data security measures in safeguarding sensitive information.

Microsoft Introduces ‘Recall’ Feature in Copilot + Line for Windows 11 OS

Microsoft is set to introduce a new ‘Recall’ feature in its Copilot + line of Windows 11 operating systems. This innovative feature functions as a screenshot-taking service, capturing snapshots at regular intervals and utilizing AI technology to facilitate content searchability. Analogous to snapshot technology commonly found in backup services software, Recall represents Microsoft’s commitment to enhancing user data security. In a recent memo to employees, CEO Satya Nadella emphasized the imperative of securing user data and encouraged leveraging the expertise of Microsoft’s Threat Intelligence teams when needed.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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