Cyber Security News (23rd January 2018)

  1. Nearly Half of the Norway Population Exposed in Healthcare Data Breach

Hackers previously targeted various health care to steal data. According to the latest report, an unknown hacker or group of hackers managed to breach the systems of Health South-East Regional Health Authority (RHF) and reportedly stolen personal info and health records of some 2.9 million Norwegians out of the country’s total 5.2 million inhabitants which nearly half of the population. Health South-East RHA is a healthcare organization that manages hospitals in Norway’s southeast region, including Østfold, Akershus, Oslo, Hedmark, Oppland, Buskerud, Vestfold, Telemark, Aust-Agder, and Vest-Agder. There’s also no evidence if the stolen data theft has had any consequences for or effects on patients’ safety. Fraudsters can use this data to create fake identities to do all illegal kinds of stuff in your name, combine a patient number with a false provider number and file fake claims with insurers, and even file fake tax returns using your stolen addresses, phone numbers, and employment history.

Cyber Security Tips:  If you are a one of those affected by the healthcare breach, you are strongly recommended that keep monitoring your account, file your taxes early and always stay vigilant against data breaches.

  1. New ChaiOS “Text Bomb” Bug that can Crash any iPhones, iPads, and Macs with a Single Link

A new bug discovered by Abraham Masri called chaiOS ” Text Bomb ” can affect iMessage apps on macOS and iOS. On iPhone, a single malicious link can cause the device to crash and with macOS, it kills safari browser and it makes the target device to freeze, drain the battery, and possibly restart. ChaiOS bug tested with iOS 11.1.2, users don’t require to do any installation, and all they need to do is simply sending the malicious link in an SMS message.

Cyber Security Tips:  Users are strongly recommended that never click on any links without verify and keep your devices up-to-date.

 

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