Cybersecurity

Huawei Accuses The U.S. Government Of Cyber Attacks And Harassing Workers

Huawei is China’s largest technology company, and they are accusing the U.S. government of orchestrating a campaign attacking them. The company says the U.S. government instructed law enforcement agencies to threaten its employees and attempted cyber-attacks aimed at infiltrating its internal network. Tensions between Huawei and the U.S. government are high. The Trump administration labeled Huawei […]

Cybersecurity

Using Plugin Vulnerabilities, A Hacker Group Is Creating WordPress Admin Accounts

A group of hackers is using vulnerabilities in over ten WordPress plugins to create admin accounts on WordPress sites. The attacks are an escalation of a hacking campaign that started last month. In the past attacks, the hackers exploited vulnerabilities in these same plugins and planted malicious code on websites. This code would show popup ads […]

Cybersecurity

Avast Working With French Police Stop A Malware Botnet Impacting 850,000 Devices

French police have neutralized a massive cryptocurrency mining botnet controlling around 850,000 computers. The Retadup malware was used to hijack computers in a process known as Cryptojacking. The malware steals power from the infected computer’s processor and uses it to mine cryptocurrency. In this case, the malware was used to generate money with crypto mining, […]

Cybersecurity Healthcare Technology

Massachusetts General Hospital Lost 9,900 Patient Records In Data Breach

It has been a bad month for news of hacks in the healthcare industry. First, we learned of Chinese hacking groups targeting medical data. Now, we find out that Massachusetts General Hospital had 9,900 research patient records stolen. Records of nearly 10,000 research patients on two computers used by Neurology researchers at Mass General were accessed […]

Cybersecurity Social Media

A New Phishing Scam On Instagram Uses 2FA As Bait

Security researchers from Sophos Group reported a phishing scam attempting to trick users of Instagram with fake two-factor authentication messages. The messages, claiming that someone has tried to access a user’s Instagram account, appear deceptively close to official Instagram messages. “Apart from a few punctuation errors and the missing space before the word ‘Please’, this message […]

Cybersecurity Healthcare Technology

Chinese Hacking Groups Are After Medical Data

A report entitled, Beyond Compliance: Cyber Threats and Healthcare, published by cybersecurity firm FireEye shows new evidence Chinese linked cyberespionage groups are targeting medical research data. FireEye has identified multiple state-sponsored hacking groups from China launching attacks on medical systems and medical databases around the world. The attacks include incidents within 2019 and dating back as […]