Hackers broke into hundreds of security-cameras belonging to carmaker Tesla Inc., to gain access to the data collected by Verkada Inc., to prove the pervasiveness of video surveillance, and also expose the vulnerability existing in the walls of cybersecurity of these systems.
The Hacken community, led by its leading investor Leo Andreo have launched the “Grey Hat Hackers Ideas Competition”. The first-of-its-kind initiative offers a great opportunity for budding cybersecurity thinkers to help their community and be in the running for some serious prize money at the same time.
Officers of the Cybersecurity Department of Latvian Police exposed the activity of an organized gang of cybercriminals. During the operation, the law enforcers confiscated cash and cryptocurrency in the amount exceeding 110,000 Euro.
Since the inception of bitcoin, cryptocurrency exchanges have been a major target of attack compared to other traditional financial institutions such as banks. As cryptocurrency platforms tighten cybersecurity, hackers find new cracks in the wall.
The University of California had to pay a $1 million ransom to regain access to the research performed at their Medical School. The incident has proven the healthcare industry is still vulnerable to hacker attacks.
Protecting gadgets, networks and information from clever hackers has been a critical issue since the very appearance of digital technologies. Now, when the pandemic of COVID-19 forced entire countries to isolate themselves, the industry became even more vulnerable, thus showing the need for new solutions.
While countries are busy dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, they are targeted by hackers wishing to benefit from the crisis. Now, criminals aim at the vital and the most vulnerable industry as of now - healthcare.