Star WannaCry victim NHS to ban fax machines by 2020

Star WannaCry victim NHS to ban fax machines by 2020

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 11.12.2018

The UK’s National Health Service, one of the highest-profile victims of last year’s devastating WannaCry ransomware attack, has pledged to phase out fax machines from its trusts by 2020. NHS made headlines in 2017 when its entire fleet of healthcare institutions fell victim to WannaCry, the world’s virulent ransomware outbreak. Like many other victims of [and#8230;] read more

Third-Party Ransomware Attack Compromises Data of 16,000 Redwood Eye Care Center Patients

Third-Party Ransomware Attack Compromises Data of 16,000 Redwood Eye Care Center Patients

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 11.12.2018

Ransomware has struck again in the medical sector, this time affecting ophthalmology practice Redwood Eye Care Center in California through a security incident at a third party, its EMR hosting vendor. Personal data of as many as 16,055 California residents may have been exposed. According to a breach notice sent by Redwood Eye Care Center [and#8230;] read more

“Sorry if I startled you,” hacker tells Arizona man through compromised Nest security camera

“Sorry if I startled you,” hacker tells Arizona man through compromised Nest security camera

by Filip TRUTA, from IoT Security Insights , on 11.12.2018

A real estate agent in Phoenix, Arizona claims a hacker talked to him through his Nest security camera after using his compromised credentials to log into the device. Unaware that the username and password he used to log into his security cam had been compromised in a breach, Andy Gregg was startled to hear a ... The post “Sorry if I startled you,” hacker tells Arizona man through compromised Nest security camera appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Major Privacy Issues in Google+ Force Its Shutdown Earlier than Planned

Major Privacy Issues in Google+ Force Its Shutdown Earlier than Planned

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 11.12.2018

Google+ and its APIs are shutting down sooner than announced after a new privacy glitch that exposed the data of more than 52 million users was detected in November, Google announced on Monday. Personal information such as age, name and email address was available online for six days before the bug was fixed, but there’s [and#8230;] read more

Tech gifts for kids for Christmas? What to consider before buying them

Tech gifts for kids for Christmas? What to consider before buying them

by Cristina POPOV, from IoT Security Insights , on 11.12.2018

Christmas is coming and, for some parents, this is the perfect time to give in and consider the gadgets on your kids’ wish list. With plenty of options for every budget, the decision is not hard. Here are some general things to consider and questions to answer to avoid any privacy or safety hazards. Smartphones ... The post Tech gifts for kids for Christmas? What to consider before buying them appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Bitdefender Top 10 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019

Bitdefender Top 10 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019

by Business Insights , on 11.12.2018

Ransomware lost its spot as the number one cyberthreat to consumers and enterprises during the first half of 2018, after topping the list for years. Despite being somewhat outpaced by cryptojackers, though, ransomware has made a rapid recovery, showing that file-encrypting malware is here to stay. And all signs point to a 2019 riddled with emerging new threats. read more

78% of Malware Activity in 2018 Driven by IoT Botnets, NOKIA Finds

78% of Malware Activity in 2018 Driven by IoT Botnets, NOKIA Finds

by Luana PASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 10.12.2018

IoT botnets scanning for unpatched vulnerabilities in connected devices accounted for 78 percent of the malware carrier network activity detected in 2018, according to NOKIA’s analysis of “network traffic for malware command-and-control communication, exploit attempts, hacking activity, scanning activity and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.” and#8220;IoT devices are usually unprotected by normal security measures ... The post 78% of Malware Activity in 2018 Driven by IoT Botnets, NOKIA Finds appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Hacking printers for YouTube subscribers

Hacking printers for YouTube subscribers

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 10.12.2018

Printers are so insecure that some individuals hack them by the thousands to blare out their messages to an otherwise unreachable audience. The most recent example involves a hacker who used 50,000 printers worldwide to spread a flyer promoting a popular YouTube channel. He claims he could have sent the print job to 800,000. The stunt ... The post Hacking printers for YouTube subscribers appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Bitdefender will bring the latest and greatest in cybersecurity to CES 2019

Bitdefender will bring the latest and greatest in cybersecurity to CES 2019

by Bitdefender Team, from IoT Security Insights , on 10.12.2018

The greatest electronics event in the world is surely the place to see some of the most awesome gadgets of 2019 — and Bitdefender will be there to show consumers how to protect those gadgets and every other connected device in their home.   Bitdefender will bring its award-winning line of computer security products to ... The post Bitdefender will bring the latest and greatest in cybersecurity to CES 2019 appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Cybersecurity Investment to Shoot Up in Financial Industry in 2019; Top Firms Already Spend $1 Billion

Cybersecurity Investment to Shoot Up in Financial Industry in 2019; Top Firms Already Spend $1 Billion

by Business Insights , on 10.12.2018

A look back on 2018 shows the financial services industry turned out to be the most at risk, with security incidents and breaches skyrocketing. Top threats to the financial services industry include cloud security and third-party risks, while the most prevalent techniques are DDoS, social engineering, spear-phishing, ransomware and insider threats, according to a Bitdefender white paper. read more

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