This Week in Security News: Hijacks and Healthcare

Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days. This week, Singapore looks into the effectiveness of virtual browsers in an attempt to reduce cyberattacks on healthcare systems. Also, cybercriminals have hijacked the computer servers of the Professional Golfers’ Association, locking officials out of crucial files related to upcoming rounds in the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup in France.

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A Look Into Smart Factories: A Model of IIoT Innovation

Organizations worldwide are integrating the internet of things (IoT) closely into how they do business, a move that is as much about keeping up with the rest of the world as it is about improving operations.

Brian Gorenc at Black Hat 2018

Chuck Harold from Security Guy TV interviews Brian Gorenc onsite at Black Hat 2018 to discuss Trend Micro’s depth of research and products across enterprise, consumer and IoT threats.

Ransomware as a Service Princess Evolution Looking for Affiliates

We have been observing a malvertising campaign via Rig exploit kit delivering a cryptocurrency-mining malware and the GandCrab ransomware since July 25. On August 1, we found Rig’s traffic stream dropping a then-unknown ransomware.

Fighting the Skills Gap Via Industry Leading Research and Inspiring Events

Among the headline-grabbing reports of election hacking, nation-state raids on utilities firms, and mega-data breaches, few ask the question: Did the cybersecurity skills shortage play a part?

Hackers Could Use Facial Recognition AI to Sway Political Campaigns

CNET senior producer Dan Patterson, who is covering the Black Hat USA hacker convention in Las Vegas, says AI could soon play a role in infiltrating computers and common software used by consumers.

How Machine Learning Can Help Identify Web Defacement Campaigns

TrendMicro expounsd on why machine learning (ML) was an ideal method for analysis to understand better how web defacers operate and organize themselves.

Singapore Explores Virtual Browsers Following SingHealth Data Breach

Singapore is assessing the feasibility of virtual browsers to reduce the attack surface of healthcare systems following a critical cybersecurity breach that compromised the personal data of 1.5 million patients.

Data Breaches Highlight the Need for Managed Detection and Response

Whether from misconfiguration, patch lags, or unsecure networks, bridging security gaps and remediating attacks calls for a proactive approach — something that MDR can provide.

Hackers Target PGA Servers, Seek Bitcoin Ransom

Cybercriminals have hijacked the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) of America’s computer servers, locking officials out of crucial files related to the PGA Championship and upcoming Ryder Cup in France.

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