PlayStation Hack Affects Twitter Account
“What happened with PlayStation security”
The official PlayStation Twitter account has been subject to a security breach today, with hacking group OurMine supposedly taking responsibility. The only real evidence thus far comes from the affected account itself, with messages from the social feed allegedly coming from the group posted on the PlayStation Twitter. One also claimed that the PlayStation Network had been compromised, so any users may want to change passwords and other sensitive information.
How to improve IoT security
“Security and privacy risks always increasing”
A recent study from researchers at the technical University of Denmark, Sweden and many more, titled ‘Internet of Hackable Things’, have outlined the new privacy issues that surround the devices. Industries of particular concern include smart devices in healthcare, smart homes, and building operation faculties.
50% of Ex-Employees Can Still Access Corporate Apps
“Businesses drive risk of breaches”
Often times when employees are terminated or move to new roles elsewhere, firms forget to end access to corporate applications. Researchers at OneLogin have polled 500 IT managers to learn how they terminate staff login information and credentials in-house. Initial results trend towards administrators are not doing enough to protect against the potential breach risk from ex-employees.
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Software in Android Phones Can Send Data to China, Experts Warn
“Secret backdoor allows for information comprise”
Security firm Kryptowire has discovered a secret vulnerability in Android phone software that sends personal data to cybercriminals in China. Information that is sent to the unauthorized third-party is capable of collecting texts and even geographical location.
Flaws Found in Lynxspring SCADA Product
“Defects detected in operating software”
Researcher Maxim Rupp has uncovered glaring vulnerabilities in the automation and management solution providers JENEsys operating system. The BAS Bridge was found to be the most problematic, which connects integration efforts between Modbus TCP/RTU and BACnet IP. Ethernet devices.
New Android Spyware for Governments Found on the Internet
“Originated in Italy, has spread far further”
Malware hunters have observed a new high risk malware that was originally marketed to governments and police forces on the loose on the internet. Researchers released a report Monday that discusses the malicious software’s capabilities, which include recording of video and audio, toggle GPS functions, and steal data from nearly any desired area of the device.
PlayStation Hack Denied Following Complaints From Gamers
“Many players locked out of their accounts”
Over the last two days over one hundred PlayStation Network users have been locked out of their accounts and contacted the Sony Twitter account with complaints. Sony has released a statement to the BBC that PSN has not been compromised had not been hacked amid concerns that the accounts affected had been hijacked, saying; “We routinely monitor for irregular activity, and if such activity is detected, we may sometimes reset passwords of affected accounts to protect users and their account information.”