SIM swapping is a difficult-to-stop fraud technique
Hackers recently took control of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's account using a technique called SIM swapping, which involves hijacking a person's telephone number. It is a generally low-tech approach in which hackers may deceive phone companies into switching phone numbers to new devices.
First cyberattack on US power grid reported
A cyberincident in March at an undisclosed utility disrupted operations at several small power-generation sites in the western US for about five minutes
– the first such attack of its kind on the nation's power grid. It is not clear if the utility was targeted or if it simply experienced a random hit by a bot, but the North American Electric Reliability Corp. urged utilities "to have as few internet facing devices as possible."
Ex-DHS chiefs urge US to "raise our game" in cybersecurity
Three former Department of Homeland Security secretaries called on the US to "raise our game" in preparing for cyberattacks, to use creativity in developing cyberdefenses and to adequately penalize attackers. Janet Napolitano, Michael Chertoff and Jeh Johnson spoke Monday at ground zero in advance of the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.