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 how baby monitors may be susceptible to hacking. Also, learn about a medical flaw that enables hackers to hide malware.
In a number of high-profile cases, home surveillance cameras have been easily compromised and disturbing reports of hacked baby monitors are in the news.
According to the International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) 2018 Global Cybersecurity Index, only half of countries around the globe had a government cybersecurity strategy in 2017, which rose to 58 percent in 2018.
The problem highlights the pervasive disconnect between the worlds of IT and OT.
A malware campaign is actively attacking Asian targets using the EternalBlue exploit and taking advantage of Living off the Land (LotL) obfuscated PowerShell-based scripts to drop Trojans and a Monero coinminer on compromised machines.
Research into DICOM has revealed that the medical file format in medical images has a flaw that can give threat actors a new way to spread malicious code through these images.
A hacker or group of hackers broke into a customer support account for Microsoft, and then used that to gain access to information related to customers’ email accounts such as the subject lines of their emails and who they’ve communicated with.
A new business email compromise (BEC) scheme, where the attacker tricks the recipients into rerouting paychecks by direct deposit, has emerged.
Departures of top officials at the Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will add to an already difficult public-private disconnect on cybersecurity, especially since Kirstjen Nielsen has a rare set of cybersecurity skills that helped the DHS protect companies in critical industries.
Microsoft has notified affected Outlook users of a security breach that allowed hackers access to email accounts from January 1 to March 28, 2019.
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