“Attackers Wrapping New Tools in Old Malware to Target Medical Devices”

A new report from TrapX Security, a global leader in deception-based cyber security, warned this week that malware attackers are now targeting medical devices running outdated operating systems like Windows XP and Windows 7. These outdated systems give attackers safe harbors within hospital networks for carrying out data theft in a nearly undetectable manner. TrapX released a report named “Anatomy of an Attack-Medical Device Hijack 2”, in which it explains how attackers have evolved and by camouflaging old malware with new techniques, attackers are able to successfully bypass traditional security mechanisms to gain entry into healthcare networks to access sensitive data. For the full article, click here

“Apple Users Data Held for Ransom”

An Apple iPhone is pictured next to the logo of Apple in Bordeaux, southwestern France, February 26, 2016. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

An Apple iPhone is pictured next to the logo of Apple in Bordeaux, southwestern France, February 26, 2016. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Palo Alto Networks Inc. a cyber-security company told Reuters Sunday that “Apple Inc (AAPL.O) customers were targeted by hackers over the weekend in the first campaign against Macintosh computers”. This was done using ransom-ware, a type of virus that encrypts the data on the infected machine and can only be unencrypted using the correct encryption key which is provided to the user once they pay the ransom. This was downloaded along with version 2.9 of Transmission a data transfer application used on peer to peer networks and Transmission users are urged to upgrade to version 2.92. For the full article, click here

“OurMine, the “Security” group hacking CEOS and Celebs”

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is seen on stage during the Facebook F8 conference in San Francisco, California April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Stephen Lam - RTX29NW9

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is seen on stage during the Facebook F8 conference in San Francisco, California April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Stephen Lam – RTX29NW9

Last Sunday, a security group calling itself OurMine claimed to have compromise the Twitter and Quora accounts of Google CEO Sundar Pichai. OurMine posted messages reading “hacked” and “we are just testing your security” to Pichai’s half-million followers. Other accounts hacked by OurMine also included, VC Mark Suster, Mark Zuckerberg, Zuckerberg’s sister Randi Zuckerberg, Spotify founder Daniel Ek, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels, and actor Channing Tatum. In a conversation with WIRED, an anonymous member of OurMine insisted that they are not blackhat hackers, and that they are just a security group trying to tell people that nobody is safe. Although OurMine offers in its website personal and enterprise security checks each at a different price, it also offers real security lessons free of charge, don’t reuse passwords between sites. For the full article, click here 

“Norton’s New VPN App”

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Norton has just announced the global launch of a new mobile VPN, Norton Wi-Fi Privacy. This new subscription based app, encrypts all the data you send over a public Wi-Fi network and is now available on both Apple and Android devices. Norton Company says it wants you to stay safe on public Wi-Fi, and is promising low latency. Norton also said its encryption keys are changed for every connection, so customers will get more than just a secure Wi-Fi connection.  For the full article, click here