This Week in Security News: Hacker Reports and Router Reboots

Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days. This week, hackers warn Congress that internet security across software and computer networks are insecure. Also, a malware, dubbed VPNFilter, infected more than 500,000 routers worldwide.

Read on to learn more.

CEO Interview: Eva Chen Meets with ‘IIoT World’

Trend Micro CEO Eva Chen recently shared her insights on cybersecurity for industrial control systems (ICS) in an interview with IIoT World co-founder, Lucian Fogoros. IIoT World is the first global digital publication dedicated to the connected industry and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

How Connected Devices put Health Care at Risk

As the WannaCry outbreak demonstrated, an infection-based attack can have a significant impact on a health care facility and its patients.

Malicious Edge and Chrome Extension Used to Deliver Backdoor

Trend Micro noticed a series of testing submissions in VirusTotal that apparently came from the same group of malware developers in Moldova, at least based on the filenames and the submissions’ source. 

Confucius Update: New Tools and Techniques, Further Connections with Patchwork

Back in February, we noted the similarities between the Patchwork and Confucius groups and found that, in addition to the similarities in their malware code, both groups primarily went after targets in South Asia.  

GPON Vulnerabilities Exploited for Mexico-based Mirai-like Scanning Activities

In April, we discussed our findings on increased activity originating from China targeting network devices in Brazil that mimicked the Mirai botnet’s scanning technique. We recently found similar Mirai-like scanning activity from Mexico.  

Ahead of GDPR, UK Fines University of Greenwich £120,000 Over Data Breach

The University of Greenwich was fined £120,000 for a data breach impacting almost 20,000 people.

The Cybersecurity 202: These Hackers Warned Congress the Internet Was Not Secure. 20 Years Later, Their Message is the Same.

Twenty years ago, hackers warned Congress that software and computer networks everywhere were woefully insecure. This week, the same hackers offered a similarly bleak assessment on digital security.

Reboot Your Routers: VPNFilter Infected Over 500,000 Routers Worldwide

Security researchers published a report after discovering that a group infected more than 500,000 home and small-enterprise routers in at least 54 countries with malware dubbed VPNFilter.

Security by Design: A Checklist for Safeguarding Virtual Machines and Containers

With the public cloud expected to grow into a $178-billion market this year, there’s an evident shift toward automation and scalability in pushing out applications.

Protect Your Online Privacy with the New Trend Micro Zero Browser

To help you maintain your privacy online, Trend Micro now provides users its free Zero Browser for your iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod®.

LifeBridge Data Breach Exposes Personal Information of 500,000 Patients

LifeBridge Health has notified 500,000 patients that their personal information may have been exposed in a cyber-attack recently discovered by the health system.

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