A glitch in Wyze home security cameras permitted thousands of users to catch glimpses inside strangers' homes as its cloud system came back online after an hourslong outage. Around 13,000 Wyze users received thumbnails from cameras that were not their own, and around 1,504 users tapped on them.
The FDA's multifaceted approach to strengthening medical device security centers on several key areas, including enhanced regulatory oversight, industry collaboration and a recent organizational change that raises the profile of the agency's device work, said the FDA's Dr. Suzanne Schwartz.
The U.S. federal government says it disrupted a criminal botnet that Russian military intelligence had converted into a platform for global cyberespionage. The malware targets Linux-based IoT devices - in this case, routers made by New York manufacturer Ubiquiti.
Breathless reports claim 3 million IoT toothbrushes have been remotely compromised and used to target unsuspecting businesses via distributed denial-of-service attacks. Just one problem: This story has more holes in it than the teeth of kid with a 10-pack-a-day Gummy Bear habit.
In the latest weekly update, Troy Leach, CSO at Cloud Security Alliance, joins three editors at ISMG to discuss important cybersecurity issues, including how generative AI is enhancing multi-cloud security, AI's influence on authentication processes, and the state of zero trust and IoT security.
Thermostats sold across the globe by German multinational engineering company Bosch contained a flaw allowing hackers to cut power to the heating system and override the firmware, warn researchers from cybersecurity firm Bitdefender. Bosch pushed an over-the-air update in October.
A new cryptomining campaign uses a quirkily customized Mirai botnet to spread cryptomining malware designed to hide the digital wallet that collects the ill-gotten gains. Security researchers at Akamai dubbed the Mirai variation NoaBot when it first appeared in early 2023.
The Russian military hacked into surveillance cameras to spy on Ukrainian air defenses and Kyiv's critical infrastructure during the missile and drone strikes on the capital city Tuesday. Ukraine has blocked and dismantled the cameras, and it urged users to stop sharing security camera feeds online.
In conjunction with a new report from CyberEd.io, Information Security Media Group asked some of the industry's leading cybersecurity and privacy experts about 10 top trends to watch in 2024. Ransomware, emerging AI technology and nation-state campaigns are among the top threats.
In this weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group delve into key 2023 cybersecurity issues, spotlighting efforts by the Biden administration, proposed U.S. healthcare cybersecurity laws, and crucial upcoming dates for the information security community.
Legacy medical gear continues to pose big cyber challenges to healthcare entities. A joint report by the Food and Drug Administration and MITRE Corp. emphasizes the importance of entities taking a consistent risk-based approach to managing these and other devices, said Jessica Wilkerson of the FDA.
Hacks on healthcare sector entities reached record levels in 2023 in terms of data breaches. But the impact of hacks on hospital chains, doctors' offices and other medical providers - or their critical vendors - goes much deeper than the exposure of millions of health records.
All has not been quiet on the malicious cybersecurity front this year, thanks to constant cybercrime innovation, cyberattacks and cyberespionage, and malicious or inadvertent data breaches. Here are 12 notable incidents and trends of 2023 and their implications for the bigger cybersecurity picture.
A new GAO report says federal agencies fail to provide health are providers and patients with enough resources and information to address critical vulnerabilities in a majority of medical devices in the U.S. that can result in "potential catastrophic impact to hospital operations and patient care."
As a legacy protocol, DICOM lacks proper security measures, and as the healthcare industry modernizes and moves to the cloud, there is a significant risk of patient data exposure, said Sina Yazdanmehr, a senior IT security consultant at Aplite.