A Qualcomm SoC could be exploited by attackers, the US’s biggest gas pipeline is hit with ransomware, and Apple AirTags get hacked! All that coming up now on ThreatWire.  
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Links:
Qualcomm
https://research.checkpoint.com/2021/security-probe-of-qualcomm-msm/ 
https://www.zdnet.com/article/qualcomm-chip-vulnerability-found-in-millions-of-google-samsung-and-lg-phones/ 
https://www.counterpointresearch.com/mediatek-biggest-smartphone-chipset-vendor-q3-2020/ 
https://threatpost.com/qualcomm-chip-bug-android-eavesdropping/165934/ 
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/05/fix-for-critical-qualcomm-chip-flaw-is-making-its-way-to-android-devices/ 

Pipeline:
https://www.colpipe.com/news/press-releases/media-statement-colonial-pipeline-system-disruption
https://threatpost.com/pipeline-crippled-ransomware/165963/
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/largest-us-pipeline-shuts-down-operations-after-ransomware-attack/
https://www.wsj.com/articles/cyberattack-forces-closure-of-largest-u-s-refined-fuel-pipeline-11620479737?mod=djemalertNEWS
https://www.cnet.com/news/cyberattack-shuts-down-major-us-gas-pipeline-emergency-move-maintains-fuel-supply/
https://www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/us-department-transportations-federal-motor-carrier-administration-issues-temporary
https://twitter.com/FBI/status/1391783864016703493
https://twitter.com/darktracer_int/status/1391735232991092738
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/05/major-ransomware-attack-cripples-gas-pipeline-on-us-east-coast/
https://www.zdnet.com/article/colonial-pipeline-aims-to-restore-operations-by-end-of-the-week-after-cyberattack/

AirTags hack
https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-airtags-apparently-hacked-by-security-researcher/
https://9to5mac.com/2021/05/09/airtag-hacked-for-the-first-time-by-security-researcher-video/
https://twitter.com/ghidraninja/status/1391148503196438529 

 

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