In-brief: The recently disclosed trove of personnel files by an US Air Force officer is one piece of a much larger phenomenon: exposed, vulnerable and Internet-connected network attached storage (or NAS) devices chock full of gigabytes sensitive data.
In-brief: A security researcher searching the Internet for insecure data archives stumbled upon an information gold mine: 5 Terabytes of unsecured back ups belonging to one of the globe’s biggest and longest running spam e-mail operations.
In-brief: a recording and slides from the Security Ledger and Bastille’s recent webinar “Deconstructing the Top IoT Hacks of 2016” are now available online.
In-brief: A week after security experts at Carnegie Mellon’s CERT advised consumers about a serious security hole in home routers from the networking equipment maker NETGEAR, that firm has expanded the list of affected router models to 11, while offering official software patches for three of those models. Thousands of affected devices can be found online.
In-brief: More than 100,000 infected, Internet connected cameras played a part in giant denial of service attacks against a security news website last week. It’s not the first time such devices have been used to attack.