Securing medical devices: Can a hacker break your heart?

Why are connected medical devices vulnerable to attack and how likely are they to get hacked? Here are five digital chinks in the armor. There’s virtually no realm in healthcare today that isn’t adopting more technology. From real-time wireless access to your own health parameters through smart watches and wearables to implanted devices inside your … More Securing medical devices: Can a hacker break your heart?

50,000 home cameras reportedly hacked, footage posted online

Some footage has already appeared on adult sites, with cybercriminals offering lifetime access to the entire loot for US$150. A hacker collective claims to have breached over 50,000 home security cameras before going on to steal people’s private footage and post some of it online. While a considerable portion of the videos seems to have … More 50,000 home cameras reportedly hacked, footage posted online

5 ways cybercriminals can try to extort you

What are some common strategies cybercriminals employ in extortion schemes and how can you mitigate the chances of falling victim to a cyber-shakedown? When it comes to coercing people into parting with their money, cybercriminals seem to have an endless bag of tricks to choose from. There are some tricks, that they favor more than others, … More 5 ways cybercriminals can try to extort you

UK University suffers cyberattack, ransomware gang claims responsibility

The cyber incident has taken most of Newcastle University’s systems offline and officials estimates it will take weeks to recover.  While students are slowly preparing to return to their universities and colleges after a prolonged absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Newcastle University in England has been left reeling from a cybersecurity incident that has affected almost all its systems.  The university first became … More UK University suffers cyberattack, ransomware gang claims responsibility

Norway’s parliament struck by hackers

Unknown threat actors were able to exfiltrate information from the email accounts of several parliamentarians. Norway’s parliament, also known as the Storting, disclosed on Tuesday that it fell victim to an extensive cyberattack that targeted its internal email system. In an official statement addressing the incident, the legislature said that cybercriminals were able to access the email … More Norway’s parliament struck by hackers