News – September 2018


  • Thousands of MikroTik Routers Hacked to Eavesdrop On Network Traffic

    September 3, 2018

    Last month we reported about a widespread crypto-mining malware campaign that hijacked over 200,000 MikroTik routers using a previously disclosed vulnerability revealed in the CIA Vault 7 leaks. Now Chinese security researchers at Qihoo 360 Netlab have discovered that out of 370,000 potentially vulnerable MikroTik routers, more than 7,500 devices have been compromised to enable Socks4 proxy maliciously, allowing attackers to ...

  • APT10 Under Close Scrutiny as Potentially Linked to Chinese Ministry of State Security

    September 3, 2018

    n advanced threat actor has been associated with China’s Ministry of State Security via two individuals and a Chinese firm. Researchers claim that APT10, a likely China-based threat actor, is believed directly connected to the Chinese Ministry of State Security’s (MSS) Tianjin bureau. The allegations come from CrowdStrike which released a report Friday that claims it has found firm ...

  • Forget WannaCry, staff themselves pose a risk to healthcare data

    September 3, 2018

    More than half of all healthcare data breaches reported during 2017 could be traced back to people on the inside of victim organisations, according to an annual study by Verizon. The company’s latest Protected Health Information Data Breach Report (PHIDBR) looked at 1,368 mostly US examples, identifying 782 (57.5 per cent) as having an insider element. A ...

  • Five Eyes governments get even tougher on encryption

    September 2, 2018

    “The governments of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are committed to personal rights and privacy, and support the role of encryption in protecting those rights,” began a document agreed to last week. Sounds good. But wait. The government ministers who met on Australia’s Gold Coast last week went on to ...

  • Cyber threat against Danish banks ‘very high’: agency

    September 1, 2018

    The cyber threat against Denmark’s financial sector is considered to be very high, according to a report by the Centre for Cyber Security (Center for Cybersikkerhed). The centre, which is a department of military security agency FET (Forsvarets Efterretningstjeneste), assesses cyber threats against Denmark and Danish businesses. “The threat posed to the Danish financial sector by cyber ...