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The security review: Facebook scam, webcam security & Qbot

Welcome to this week’s security review, which includes a detailed look at a new video scam sweeping Facebook and the return of a data-stealing malware dubbed Qbot.

Cybersecurity checkup: New Ponemon study reveals how healthcare sector is doing

How secure is the healthcare ecosystem? Following a recent spate of breaches in the sector, we set out to determine the state of its cybersecurity.

Scammers target Apple customers for bigger rewards

Apple customers are prime targets for cyberattacks as they are more likely to have a high disposable income, a security expert has suggested.

My video, My first video, Private video: Don’t fall for this Facebook scam

My video, My first video, Private video: Don’t fall for this Facebook scam, which is infecting accounts around the world with a very high rate of success.

Qbot returns: New strain of data-stealing malware detected

Security researchers have detected a new, updated strain of the data-stealing trojan Qbot that is “harder to detect and intercept”.

Medical data breach leads to a record cash settlement

California hospital pays the largest sum per plaintiff in history for its inability to secure the patients’ medical data.

FDIC suffers ‘inadvertent’ data breach affecting 44,000 customers

The personal information of 44,000 FDIC customers has been breached by a former employee, who left the agency carrying the data on a personal storage device.

And how do you protect your webcam?

Recently, FBI director James Comey revealed that he covers his webcam with tape to protect his privacy. It begs the question: How do you protect your webcam?

The security review: Locky, Mumblehard takedown and Facebook scams

Welcome to this week’s security review, which includes an in-depth look at how the ransomware dubbed Locky is infiltrating computer systems.

Windows XP: The zombie OS ‘lives’ on

Despite the fact that there haven’t been any security updates or patches rolled out for Windows XP – with some industrial solutions being the exception – the system still runs on almost every tenth computer worldwide.

50 million Turkish citizens could be exposed in massive data breach

More than half of the Turkish population could have their personal details exposed in a massive new data breach.

Mumblehard takedown ends army of Linux servers from spamming

One year after the release of the technical analysis of the Mumblehard Linux botnet, it is no longer active. ESET, in collaboration with the Cyber Police of Ukraine and CyS Centrum LLC, have taken down the botnet, stopping its spamming activities.

Introducing Metaphor: Another Android Stagefright exploit

Researchers in Israel have come across a new way of exploiting the Stagefright vulnerability that was uncovered last year, and which affects the library that Android uses to analyze multimedia files.

Buying Ray-Bans? Don’t fall for this Facebook scam

Recently, we’ve observed a new wave of scams on Facebook. Crooks are luring social network users to visit bogus Ray-Ban e-shops and buy heavily discounted sunglasses there. Victims’ payment card details are at risk.

WhatsApp adds end-to-end encryption for its one billion users

WhatsApp users will now benefit from more secure conversations, after the company announced it has turned on full end-to-end encryption.

Trump Hotel Collection suffers data breach

The Trump Hotel Collection has once again suffered a data breach, according to a security expert.

Vulnerabilities, exploits and patches

David Harley, a senior research fellow at ESET, offers expert answers to six important questions that concern vulnerabilities, exploits and patches.

US and Canada issue ransomware alert

A ransomware alert has been issued by the US and Canada to ensure that individuals and organizations are aware of the threat posed by this type of malicious software.

Analysis of the Locky infection process

In recent months, there has been a significant increase in the number of networks and users affected by ransomware known as Locky, discusses ESET’s Diego Perez.

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