Malware

A Twitter message from Ken Munro of Pen Test Partners showing the list of pre-configured administrator passwords for ZySecurity devices.

Mirai Redux: A Year’s Worth of DVR Passwords Published Online

In-brief: DVRs pre-programmed with a list of date-specific master passwords that leaked online may have ties back to Xiongmai Technologies, the same firm whose software was compromised by the Mirai botnet. 

A flaw in smart cameras sold by Samsung leaves them vulnerable to remote attack, researchers claim.

Flaw Lets Hackers Own Samsung Smartcams With Bogus Firmware

In-brief: a flaw in Samsung’s Smartcam product could allow remote attackers to take control of the devices. The news comes two years after Samsung took steps to patch other flaws in its Internet connected cameras.

A cyber attack in December was responsible for a power outage in Ukraine - almost a year to the day after a similar attack in 2015.

Second Ukraine Power Outage Linked to Russian Hackers

In-brief: A cyber attack in December was responsible for a power outage in Ukraine – almost a year to the day after a similar attack in 2015, new research shows.

Meet the future: an LG smart television infected with Android ransomware.

LG Smart TV Infected with Android Ransomware

In-brief: Just in time for the annual Consumer Electronics Show: news of an LG Smart TV infected with ransomware, raising the specter of widespread malware infections affecting both consumers and businesses. 

What surprises does 2017 have in store? We have predictions from 5 information security experts.

Cyber Threats in 2017: Five Predictions

In-brief: Five predictions about the cyber threats and security challenges that 2017 has in store for us.