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Cyber criminals are rushing to compromise weakly secured devices like cameras and digital video recorders. (Image courtesy of OKhistory.org)

Land Rush: Race is On To Hack Vulnerable IoT Devices

In-brief:Cyber criminal groups are racing to gain control over a population of insecure “Internet of Things” devices, with new malware families targeting embedded devices appearing at a steady rate and a noticeable uptick in so-called “brute force” password guessing attacks against embedded systems. 

Mira botnet infections globally. (Image courtesy of Imperva.)

DHS Warns of Mirai Malware Threat to Cell Gateways

In-brief: cellular gateways made by Sierra Wireless may be susceptible to the Mirai malware, the Department of Homeland Security warned on Wednesday. 

CCTV cameras are part of a massive botnet that launched large denial of service attacks last week. It's not the first time that such devices have played a role in attacks.

The Hacked Camera Botnet: Not New, Just Big

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. 

Physicians and other clinical staff routinely ignore or circumvent security measures, a study found.

Study finds Password Misuse in Hospitals a Steaming Hot Mess

In-brief: efforts by clinical staff to circumvent password protections are “endemic” in healthcare environments and mostly go unnoticed by hospital IT staff, according to a new report.