Cracking the LifeShield: Unauthorized Live-Streaming in your Home

Cracking the LifeShield: Unauthorized Live-Streaming in your Home

by Bitdefender Team, from Bitdefender Labs , on 27.01.2021

Also, CVE-2020-8101 – Command execution due to unsanitized input Do-it-yourself home security solutions are centerpieces of the modern lifestyle. From sensors to surveillance and anything in between, these solutions have our back while we’re at home and, even more importantly,while we’re away. Easily accessible from any part of the world, these live feeds offer peace […] read more

How Bitdefender Protects You from Ransomware (Part 2)

How Bitdefender Protects You from Ransomware (Part 2)

by Bitdefender, from HotForSecurity , on 27.01.2021

Ransomware attacks are among the greatest security threats we face in the digital world, a trend that has continued to expand and grow in sophistication over the past years. The threat actor’s goal is simple: Find an opportunistic target and lure it into accessing, downloading or installing malicious software onto their device so it can [and#8230;] read more

Cybercriminals Impersonate UK’s National Health Service to Spread COVID-19 Vaccination Phishing Emails

Cybercriminals Impersonate UK’s National Health Service to Spread COVID-19 Vaccination Phishing Emails

by Alina Bizga, from HotForSecurity , on 26.01.2021

Fraudsters impersonating UKand#8217;s National Health Service (NHS) are actively exploiting the COVID-19 vaccination campaign to dupe citizens into providing their personal information through various phishing emails. The campaign seems to have started on January 25, as seen in the scam recipientsand#8217; multiple Twitter posts. In one version of the phishing email, users are asked to [and#8230;] read more

Hacker Releases Dating Site Data Belonging to 2+ Million Users

Hacker Releases Dating Site Data Belonging to 2+ Million Users

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 26.01.2021

Dating site MeetMindful has discovered that “a well-known hacker” has leaked the details of more than 2 million users registered its web site. An unnamed security researcher tells ZDNet that the leaked data is a 1.2 GB file containing some highly-sensitive data points, like real name, email address, city, state and ZIP code, body details, [and#8230;] read more

World’s Largest Crane Maker Suffers Global Cyber Attack, Operations at a Halt

World’s Largest Crane Maker Suffers Global Cyber Attack, Operations at a Halt

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 26.01.2021

PALFINGER AG, the giant manufacturer of lifting systems, has posted a statement on its home page confirming it is currently under attack by hackers. Because of the attack, the firm’s IT infrastructure has been crippled. With 150 crane models and a market share of 35 percent, PALFINGER is the world market leader in hydraulic lifting, [and#8230;] read more

2 Million User Records from Adult Streaming Website MyFreeCams.com Sold in Underground Forum

2 Million User Records from Adult Streaming Website MyFreeCams.com Sold in Underground Forum

by Alina Bizga, from HotForSecurity , on 25.01.2021

A data broker who allegedly hacked adult chat and web-streaming website MyFreeCams.com has sold nearly 2 million user records on a dark web forum, CyberNews researchers have discovered. According to the seller’s post, the records were exfiltrated from the company’s servers in December 2020 after a SQL injection allowed him to access and view unauthorized [and#8230;] read more

Hundreds of thousands of cryptocurrency investors put at risk after BuyUCoin security breach

Hundreds of thousands of cryptocurrency investors put at risk after BuyUCoin security breach

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 25.01.2021

Data from Indian cryptocurrency BuyUCoin has been leaked online Notorious hacking group appears to have accessed unsecured MongoDB database Another day, and another report that a cryptocurrency exchange has been breached by malicious hackers. Indian cryptocurrency exchange BuyUCoin says that is investigating claims that sensitive data related to hundreds of thousands of its users has [and#8230;] read more

England’s Department of Education Sends Malware-Infected Laptops to Disadvantaged Kids

England’s Department of Education Sends Malware-Infected Laptops to Disadvantaged Kids

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 25.01.2021

England’s Department for Education has learned that laptops given out by the government to support disadvantaged children during the lockdown contain malware. The government has so far sent more than 800,000 laptops to children with no access to devices and / or Internet to assist the disadvantaged demographic home-schooling during lockdown. The plan is to [and#8230;] read more

Finance Sector Faces ‘Extreme but Plausible’ Cyber Threats

Finance Sector Faces ‘Extreme but Plausible’ Cyber Threats

by Business Insights , on 25.01.2021

Financial services firms are major targets of cyber attacks A recent report describes six “extreme but plausible” future cyber threats finance firms need to be aware of read more

The 2020 Year in Cybersecurity Review

The 2020 Year in Cybersecurity Review

by Business Insights , on 25.01.2021

When it came to healthcare security, 2020 proved to be a continuation of the state of cybersecurity in prior years. While there was considerable concern about some type of digital attacks during the U.S. presidential elections, so far, there's been no credible evidence showing such occurred. One of the more interesting attacks last year was one everyone had the opportunity to watch occur in real-time. And that's the Twitter attack that resulted in the widespread tweeting of a bitcoin scam the summer. read more

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