MICHIGAN’S LARGEST HEALTHCARE PROVIDER PHISHED AGAIN

Michigan’s largest healthcare provider has warned around 6,000 patients that their data may have been exposed following a cyber-attack. The cybersecurity incident is the second phishing-related data breach to befall Beaumont Health in recent months.  In April, the organization started notifying 112,211 individuals that some of their personal health information (PHI) had been exposed. The warning came after a data […]

STUDENT DESIGNS ‘ROBOTIC GUIDE DOG’ FOR THE BLIND

Not all heroes wear capes: a student who wanted to support people with visual impairments who are unable to have guide dogs has designed a handheld “robotic guide dog”, and the device called “Theia” can be a game-changer for so many.  Inspired by virtual reality gaming consoles and autonomous vehicles, Loughborough University industrial design engineer Anthony […]

CELEBRITY ACCOUNT HACK ON TWITTER CAUSED BY MOBILE SPEARPHISHING

Hackers “mislead certain employees” to gain access to internal tools to take over high-profile accounts and push out a Bitcoin scam. A mobile spearphishing attack targeting “a small number of employees” is what led to the unprecedented, major attack earlier in the month on high-profile Twitter accounts to push out a Bitcoin scam. The company […]

DEEP-FAKES EXPOSED THROUGH FREQUENCY ANALYSIS

They look deceptively real, but they are made by computers: so-called deep-fake images are generated by machine learning algorithms, and humans are pretty much unable to distinguish them from real photos. Researchers at the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security at Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the Cluster of Excellence “Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale […]

GETTING HACKED: HOW TO IDENTIFY AND RECTIFY THE SITUATION

Everyone is vulnerable to the threat of cybercriminals or hackers getting access to your information, but the threats aren’t equal for everyone. The average person will likely face fewer sophisticated threats than, say, a senior politician, activist, or CEO. High-profile figures may be targeted with phishing emails that are looking to steal secrets from corporate […]

PRIVATE GENEALOGY INFORMATION LEAKED FROM ANCESTRY.COM

A server containing information of users of a genealogy service has exposed the data of 60,000 users, putting them at risk for fraud, phishing and other cybercriminal activity. Research led by Avishai Efrat at WizCase has discovered the leak, which affected an open and unencrypted ElasticSearch server that belonged to Software MacKiev, according to a […]

FDA WARNING CONSUMERS: RISK OF METHANOL IN HAND SANITIZERS

FDA is warning consumers and health care providers that the agency has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products that are labeled to contain ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) but that have tested positive for methanol contamination. Methanol, or wood alcohol, is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or […]

APPLE RELEASING SECURITY UPDATES FOR iOS, MacOS, ETC.

Apple has released a fresh batch of software security updates for its flagship devices. The July 15 security refresh from Cupertino includes fixes for bugs in iOS, macOS, tvOS, and WatchOS: basically every hardware product from the Cupertino giant. Given the massive patch overload this week, it’s a good time to bury bad news. For […]

HACKERS ATTACK ANDROID DEVICES VIA CURRENCY CONVERTER

Researchers have detected the Cerberus Trojan hidden in an app known as “Calculadora de Moneda” disguised as a legal currency converter in Google Play Store. According to the security experts, this malicious app was designed for Spanish users. Though at first, it seemed normal, but, in reality, it covered a malware in its code that […]

XEROX CORPORATION VICTIM OF RANSOMWARE ATTACK

Maze ransomware operators are busy updating their list of victims, by targeting a large number of organizations almost every day. Recently, they claimed to have added the Xerox Corporation to their victim list. Xerox inked with data leak incident Xerox, the US-based printing solutions provider, allegedly became a victim of a network intrusion and data […]