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Researchers Discover New PlugX Malware Variant Spreading via Removable USB Devices

“This PlugX variant is wormable and infects USB devices in such a way that it conceals itself from the Windows operating file system,” Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 researchers Mike Harbison and Jen Miller-Osborn said. “A user would not know their USB device is infected or possibly used to exfiltrate data out of their networks.”

The U.S. food supply is not cyber-secure or safe from threats to control systems

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the final rule on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in November 2015 and, according to the FDA’s website, is still in effect as of 10/21/2020.The rule aims to prevent the intentional adulteration of acts intended to cause large-scale harm to public health, including acts of terrorism aimed at the food supply.