This Week in Security News: IIoT Threats and Malware Apps

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, learn about security threats directed at smart manufacturing environments. Also, learn why malware installed from the Android app store increased by 100% last year.

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Security in the Era of Industry 4.0: Dealing With Threats to Smart Manufacturing Environments

As manufacturing companies continue to adopt Industry 4.0, many environments could still be falling short on security that leave them vulnerable to attacks. 

Arizona Beverages Hacked in Targeted Ransomware Attack: Report

Arizona Beverages is recovering from a ransomware infection that recently compromised scores of Windows servers and computers and effectively shut down sales operations for days. 

Android Security: Click Fraud Apps Drove 100% Malware Increase in Google Play for 2018

Security issues are no stranger to apps found on Google’s Play Store. Malware installed from the Android app store grew by 100 percent in 2018 due to click fraud apps. 

Capture the Flag Competitions Can Help Close the Security Skills Gap

Members of the security teams at IBM Collaboration Solutions (ICS) and Industry Solutions, made a great impression when they spoke about capture the flag (CTF) events they were building for students and the IT industry.

Health Information of 350,000 Oregon DHS Clients Exposed After Phishing Attack

The Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) recently notified the public that the personal health information of over 350,000 clients had been exposed due to a phishing attack.

Vehicles and Mobility Services to be Secured Against Cyber-Attacks by Partners Trend Micro and Luxoft

Trend Micro and Luxoft are jointly introducing and deploying an Intrusion Detection System (IDS), designed to detect, mitigate and respond to cyber-attacks on connected cars. 

Desktop, Mobile Phishing Campaign Targets South Korean Websites, Steals Credentials Via Watering Hole

Trend Micro discovered a phishing campaign that has compromised at least four South Korean websites by injecting fake login forms to steal user credentials. 

Toyota Data Breach Affects Up to 3.1 Million Customers

Automotive maker Toyota announced that a data breach had hit its sales offices in Japan, exposing information on up to 3.1 million customers. 

Bashlite IoT Malware Updated with Mining and Backdoor Commands, Targets WeMo Devices

Trend Micro uncovered an updated Bashlite malware designed to add infected internet-of-things devices to a distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) botnet.

New Version of XLoader That Disguises as Android Apps and an iOS Profile Holds New Links to FakeSpy

In previous attacks, XLoader posed as Facebook, Chrome and other apps to trick users into downloading its malicious app. Trend Micro researchers found a new variant that uses a different way to lure users. 

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