A Week in Security (April 13 – 19)

A Week in Security (April 20 – 26)

Below is a bird’s-eye-view of blogs we published last week followed by top security news. As much as possible, we don’t want you to miss anything 😉

Top security news:

  • The computer viruses coming soon to a TV near you. Eugene Kaspersky, chief executive at Kaspersky, alerted the press that malware will no longer limit its threat real estate to computers and mobile devices.  In the future, we’ll be seeing malware plaguing televisions because there are now new models that are internet-enabled. (Source: The Telegraph)
  • ZeuS Botnet Updating Infected Systems with Rootkit-Equipped Trojan. ZeuS or ZBOT, a popular family of information stealers, continues to evolve. Researchers found that several latest variants of ZeuS were capable of updating systems with a newer version of itself, which includes a rootkit. (Source: The Hacker News)
  • Power grid shockingly vulnerable to cyberterrorism. Here’s an extract from this editorial: “Adam Crain, owner of a small tech firm in North Carolina, says he had little trouble tapping into the computer networks used by power companies. After he notified utility security officials, alerts were sent to power operations advising them to upgrade their security software.” (Source: Insurance News Net)
  • How the cyber threat landscape is evolving. Our friends at Comodo updated us in the state of the threat landscape in an interview. They gave an overview of how things were 15 years ago, some risks of cloud storage, and how Heartbleed will probably make businesses consider security more seriously. (Source: Beta News)
  • Will the Internet of Things become the Internet of Broken Things? Cisco asked a what-if question: What if the Internet of Things (IoT) morphs into the Internet of broken things? What’ll happen? This article explores the answers to these. (Source: Computer World Malaysia)
  • It’s Insanely Easy to Hack Hospital Equipment. After a head of information security for Essentia Health was given free rein to poke around their medical equipment to check and assess its security risk, he revealed that most of them were hackable, insulin pumps and defibrillators included.  (Source: Wired)

Stay secure, everyone!

The Malwarebytes Labs Team