WEEKLY CYBERSECURITY NEWSLETTER NO: 154
#Weekly Cybersecurity Tip: Don’t always believe your caller ID. Criminals can impersonate legitimate entities!
1- Remote Hacker Caught Poisoning Florida City Water Supply
U.S. law enforcement agencies are investigating a remote compromise of a Florida city’s water plant, warning that the hackers tried to poison the water supply serving approximately 15,000 residents. The hack was spotted on February 5th — and neutralized — in real time by staff.
2- Vulnerabilities Hit Record High in 2020, Topping 18,000
Security teams were under siege last year, according to research analyzing 2020 NIST data on common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs) that found more security flaws – 18,103 – were disclosed in 2020 than in any other year to date.
3- Mobile Health Apps Expose Millıons to Cyberattacks
Some 23 million mobile health (mHealth) application users are exposed to application programming interface (API) attacks that could expose sensitive information, according to researchers. The average number of downloads for each app tested was 772,619.
4- Brazilian Authorities Start Probe as 102 Million Consumers Are Exposed in New Leak
Brazil’s National Data Protection Authority ANPD has informed that it has started an investigation into the country’s second largest data leak of the year. The investigation relates to the exposure of data relating to more than 102 million mobile phone lines from two mobile operators including information relating to president Jair Bolsonaro.