Cyberwarfare / Nation-state attacks , Endpoint Security , Fraud Management & CybercrimeDrones May Be Sending Data Back to China, According to News Reports Scott Ferguson (@Ferguson_Writes) • May 20, 2019
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is warning that Chinese-made drones could be sending sensitive data back to their manufacturers in China, where it can be accessed by the government, according to news reports from CNN and others.
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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, a new department within DHS created to help secure the nation's critical infrastructure from physical as well as cyber threats, issued the warning Monday, according to CNN (see: DHS: Federal Agencies Need to Patch Vulnerabilities Faster).
The devices could "contain components that can compromise your data and share your information on a server accessed beyond the company itself," the report states, according to CNN, which says it obtained a copy.
By late Monday, the alert had not been posted to the DHS website.
Although the warning didn't single out a specific drone manufacturer, the Chinese company DJI is the biggest provider of drones to the U.S. market, CNN reports.
Agencies from local police departments to the Inte ..
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