French pharmaceutical firm involved in packaging anti-COVID vaccines hit by cyberattack

https://www.databreaches.net/french-pharmaceutical-firm-involved-in-packaging-anti-covid-vaccines-hit-by-cyberattack/

Excerpt:

“On December 9, the European Medicines Agency reported that it had been a victim of a cyberattack. The announcement was of significant concern because EMA was considering was issuing authorizations for several COVID-19 vaccines. The next day, Pfizer announced that some documents it had submitted to EMA as part of that process had been involved in the cyberattack.”


#TECH: Safeguarding health data

Nur Zarina Othman

https://www.nst.com.my/lifestyle/bots/2020/12/650167/tech-safeguarding-health-data

Excerpt:

“Healthcare sectors around the world have been experiencing a spike this year, no thanks to the deadly virus SARS-CoV-2, the strain of coronavirus that causes a coronavirus pandemic beginning this year.”


Contributing to the cyber ecosystem is the next step

Farlina Md Said

https://www.nst.com.my/opinion/columnists/2020/12/649739/contributing-cyber-ecosystem-next-step

Excerpt:

“IT seems a little too late to ask if Malaysia might be ready for digitisation. After all, Malaysia's first National Cyber Security Policy was announced in 2008 and Malaysia's pursuit of technology and K-economy dates back to the 1990s.”


45 million medical images left exposed online

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/12/16/45-million-medical-images-left-exposed-online/

Excerpt:

“More than 45 million medical images – including X-rays and CT scans – are left exposed on unprotected servers, a CybelAngel report reveals.”


The Best Cybersecurity Predictions For 2021 Roundup

Louis Columbus

https://www.forbes.com/sites/louiscolumbus/2020/12/15/the-best-cybersecurity-predictions-for-2021-roundup/?sh=353c00bd5e8c

Excerpt:

“In 2020, breaches are the digital pandemic proving to be just as insidious and difficult to stop as Covid-19. Cyberattacks on healthcare facilities in the U.S. this year alone have affected 17.3 million people in 436 breaches tracked by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Breach Portal.”


Suspected Russian hackers spied on U.S. Treasury emails – sources

Christopher Bing

https://www.reuters.com/article/BigStory12/idUSKBN28N0PG

Excerpt:

“Hackers believed to be working for Russia have been monitoring internal email traffic at the U.S. Treasury and Commerce departments, according to people familiar with the matter, adding they feared the hacks uncovered so far may be the tip of the iceberg.”


Subway marketing system hacked to send TrickBot malware emails

Lawrence Abrams

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/subway-marketing-system-hacked-to-send-trickbot-malware-emails/

Excerpt:

“Subway UK has disclosed that a hacked system used for marketing campaigns is responsible for the malware-laden phishing emails sent to customers yesterday.”


Facebook Tracks APT32 OceanLotus Hackers to IT Company in Vietnam

Ravie Lakshmanan

https://thehackernews.com/2020/12/facebook-tracks-apt32-oceanlotus.html

Excerpt:

“Cybersecurity researchers from Facebook today formally linked the activities of a Vietnamese threat actor to an IT company in the country after the group was caught abusing its platform to hack into people's accounts and distribute malware.”


One Million US Dental Patients Impacted by Data Breach

Sarah Coble

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/1m-us-dental-patients-impacted-by/

Excerpt:

“An American healthcare provider has started notifying more than a million patients that their data may have been exposed as the result of a cyber-attack.”


Unsophisticated fraud attacks increase, first-time fraudsters more prevalent

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/12/10/unsophisticated-fraud-attacks-increase/

Excerpt:

“The risk of identity fraud has increased significantly with attacks occurring more frequently since the start of the pandemic, Onfido reveals.”


FireEye breach: State-sponsored attackers stole hacking tools

Zeljka Zorz

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/12/09/fireeye-breach-state-sponsored-attackers-stole-hacking-tools/

Excerpt:

“U.S. cybersecurity company FireEye has suffered a breach, and the attackers made off with the company’s RedTeam tools, FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia has disclosed on Tuesday.”


Apple Manufacturer Foxconn Confirms Cyberattack

Tom Spring

https://threatpost.com/foxconn-confirms-cyber-attack/162035/

Excerpt:

“Foxconn Technology Group confirmed Tuesday that a November cyberattack knocked some of its U.S. operations offline. The incident is reportedly a ransomware attack carried out by a cybergang attempting to extort $34 million from the global manufacturing powerhouse.”


GE puts default password in radiology devices, leaving healthcare networks exposed

Dan Goodin

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/12/default-password-in-radiology-devices-leaves-healthcare-networks-open-to-attack/

Excerpt:

“Dozens of radiology products from GE Healthcare contain a critical vulnerability that threatens the networks of hospitals and other health providers that use the devices, officials from the US government and a private security firm said on Tuesday.”


Cybercrime costs the world more than $1 trillion, a 50% increase from 2018

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/12/07/cybercrime-costs-world/

Excerpt:

“Cybercrime costs the world economy more than $1 trillion, or just more than one percent of global GDP, which is up more than 50 percent from a 2018 study that put global losses at close to $600 billion, McAfee reveals.”


Europol: Beware Fake Dark Web #COVID19 Vaccines

Phil Muncaster

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/europol-beware-fake-dark-web/

Excerpt:

“As the UK begins preparations to deploy a COVID-19 vaccine, law enforcers are warning of counterfeit versions circulating on the dark web.”


Who are the worst password offenders of 2020?

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/12/04/worst-password-offenders-2020/

Excerpt:

“As our lives have migrated almost entirely online due to the pandemic, the Dashlane list highlights the companies and organizations with the most significant password-related mishaps of 2020.”


Holiday shopping season fraud stats revealed

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/12/04/holiday-shopping-season-fraud-stats-revealed/

Excerpt:

“There’s a 1% decrease in suspected online retail fraud worldwide during the start of the 2020 holiday shopping season compared to the same period in 2019, a 59% increase from the same period in 2018 and a 14% increase from all of 2020 so far, TransUnion research reveals.”


Consumers would like to view internet connectivity as a trusted utility

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/12/04/internet-connectivity-trusted-utility/

Excerpt:

“CSPs are well positioned to capture a clearly defined opportunity by meeting their customers’ unmet need for protection against growing threats, such as phishing and malware, and for parental control to ensure their children’s online safety, an Allot survey reveals.”


Raising defenses against ransomware in healthcare

Zeljka Zorz

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/12/03/raising-defenses-against-ransomware-in-healthcare/

Excerpt:

“More than half a decade has passed since ransomware-wielding attackers started focusing on healthcare providers. Despite some initial misgivings about targeting life-saving organizations expressed by the denizens of cybercrime-oriented underground forums, the healthcare sector has, in the intervening years, become ransomware gangs’ target of choice.”


Hackers are targeting the COVID-19 vaccine supply chain

Zeljka Zorz

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/12/03/hackers-covid-19-vaccine-supply/

Excerpt:

“Unknown hackers have been trying to compromise accounts and computer systems of employees in organizations involved in the COVID-19 vaccine supply chain.


Malware may trick biologists into generating dangerous toxins in their labs

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/12/01/cyber-biological-attack/

Excerpt:

“An end-to-end cyber-biological attack, in which unwitting biologists may be tricked into generating dangerous toxins in their labs, has been discovered by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers.”


Credit card stealing malware hides in social media sharing icons

Sergiu Gatlan

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/credit-card-stealing-malware-hides-in-social-media-sharing-icons/

Excerpt:

“Newly discovered web skimming malware is capable of hiding in plain sight to inject payment card skimmer scripts into compromised online stores.”