Hackers fly under the radar for two years after infecting chiropractic clinic with malware

Hackers fly under the radar for two years after infecting chiropractic clinic with malware

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 05.10.2018

Chiropractors may not be regarded as full-blown medical doctors, but hackers donand#8217;t discriminate when targeting the health sector, as one chiropractor in Tillamook, Oregon will tell you. A report published by local publication Tillamook County Pioneer reveals that on August 3rd, 2018, during an internal security audit, Tillamook Chiropractic Clinic learned its systems harbored carefully [and#8230;] read more

Cisco patches critical flaws in DNA Center and Prime Infrastructure

Cisco patches critical flaws in DNA Center and Prime Infrastructure

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 05.10.2018

Networking giant Cisco has released patches for several of its products, warning that the updates are for critical bugs found during internal testing. Labeled CVE-2018-15379, a vulnerability in Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA) Center could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to bypass authentication and have direct unauthorized access to critical management functions. An insecure default [and#8230;] read more

Used IoT may seem like a good idea, but tread with care

Used IoT may seem like a good idea, but tread with care

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 05.10.2018

The market for used connected devices is one place to get a smart product at a bargain price, but the pennies you save may not be worth the potential trouble you could expose yourself to. Buying from unauthorized distributors or even users who appear to no longer want the product comes with the potential risk ... The post Used IoT may seem like a good idea, but tread with care appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

The Stakes Are High for Data Breaches – Most Organizations Believe Hackers Can Penetrate Their Network

The Stakes Are High for Data Breaches – Most Organizations Believe Hackers Can Penetrate Their Network

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 05.10.2018

New data protection laws are cropping up at every pace, as cybercriminals continue to hone their infiltration techniques while the number of data breaches reported by businesses big and small continues to be on the rise. read more

Some router updates fail to protect against known vulnerabilities

Some router updates fail to protect against known vulnerabilities

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 04.10.2018

Security professionals tracking cybercriminal activity have found that hackers can easilycompromise consumer routers by leveraging known vulnerabilities that have not been patched. A recent assessment of the latest router firmware from 14 different vendors  has shown there are opportunities galore to hijack devices. On average, each networking equipment had 172 vulnerabilities, according to the study, ... The post Some router updates fail to protect against known vulnerabilities appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Tech companies unite against Australia’s encrypted data demands

Tech companies unite against Australia’s encrypted data demands

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 04.10.2018

The US is not the only country asking tech giants to allow access to encrypted customer data for fear of terror attacks. In the following weeks, Australia’s parliament will cast votes on proposed data encryption legislation that requires companies give access to user data if under suspicion of terrorism or illegal activities. Should they refuse [and#8230;] read more

Canada advances cybersecurity strategy to fend off nation-state attacks

Canada advances cybersecurity strategy to fend off nation-state attacks

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 04.10.2018

Cybercrime is the biggest threat at this very moment, not just for businesses and consumers, but also for government networks. A number of countries are looking to enforcing stronger cybersecurity mechanisms while some have even looked at forcing tech companies to allow access to customer data. Canada is one of the countries that take cybersecurity [and#8230;] read more

2018 State of DevOps: Great for Security

2018 State of DevOps: Great for Security

by Business Insights , on 04.10.2018

The annual State of DevOps report is out for 2018 and the study offered up some very strong proof points for the tight relationship between mature DevOps practices and improved security operations. read more

Hacker Defacing 11,000 US Websites Faces 10 Years behind Bars

Hacker Defacing 11,000 US Websites Faces 10 Years behind Bars

by Liviu ARSENE, from HotForSecurity , on 03.10.2018

Pleading guilty for two felony counts of computer fraud, Billy Ribeiro Anderson, also known as ’Anderson Albuquerque‘ and ’AlfabetoVirtual,’ now faces up to 10 years in prison, according to US prosecutors. Defacing more than 11,000 US websites, 41-year-old Anderson was accused of hacking into military, government and various business websites, and posting political messages pertaining [and#8230;] read more

Ransomware operators breach 40.000+ records from Fetal Diagnostic Institute of the Pacific

Ransomware operators breach 40.000+ records from Fetal Diagnostic Institute of the Pacific

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 03.10.2018

The successful SamSam ransomware campaign targeting hospitals and clinics across the United States in the last year is breathing new life into hungry ransomware operators. The Fetal Diagnostic Institute of the Pacific based in Honolulu, Hawaii is the latest victim in this ongoing play. On June 30, FDIP reportedly learned it had fallen victim to [and#8230;] read more

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