Data Security News Headlines 11th March 2017

  1. 200,000 Wi-Fi Cameras Vulnerable To Hacking

During investigating a security flaw within a product called Wireless IP Camera (P2P) WIFICAM produced by an unknown Chinese manufacturer, several vulnerabilities within the server that Wi-Fi cameras were connected to be discovered. The vulnerabilities allow anyone to access as many as 250,000 webcams connected to the company’s servers. Pierre Kim, a digital security researcher, stated that the camera firmware created by the Chinese vendor had several flaws which have been transferred into the products of other companies that bought the unbranded camera to sell. It’s estimated that nearly 1,250 camera models that were based on the original camera are open to these security flaws.

Cyber Security Tips: Company need to check the issue and release solutions, users are strictly recommended to keep watch on your devices until issues solve.

  1. Hizb-ul-Mujahideen’s Twitter handle hacked, messages of peace posted

The Twitter handle of terrorist group Hizb-ul-Mujahideen was found to be hacked on Friday with messages of peace posted on it. It is not yet clear who is behind the hacking. The tweets are critical of Yasin Malik, Kashmiri separatist and chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, and Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani. Through the tweets, the hacker said Geelani’s children have ‘large businesses’ and ‘are very wealthy.’ The tweets accused ‘men like Geelani’ of causing mayhem in Kashmir. Another tweet said ‘peace will return to Kashmir’ and that ‘dialogue is the only way forward’ to solve the problem concerning the state according to news published in The Indian Express.

Cyber Security Tips:  To avoid such hacking always keep changing your password, keep strong password and avoid to use same password for different account.

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