Over 40,000 containers hosting devices found exposed

Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 announces the results of its research into container hosting devices. Researchers discovered more than 40,000 unique container hosting devices, which have default container configurations on the internet, exposing personal information. Using the open source Shodan, 20,353 Kubernetes were located in the United States, Ireland, Germany, Singapore and Australia, whilst 23,354 […]

Facial recognition bank deleted by Microsoft

Microsoft has erased a major facial recognition database holding around 10 million images. According to the Financial Times, the digital online collection that harboured 100,000 well-known faces was being used to improve facial recognition technology. Released three years ago, the database is thought to have been part of efforts to train a computer system run […]

5G is regarded as a catalyst of digital transformation

Capgemini conducted a study surveying over 800 industrial companies’ executives and 150 telecoms executives across 12 countries. When asked which technologies will be the most integral to their digital transformation over the next five years, 75% of respondents answered that 5G would be a key enabler, followed by 84% of respondents stating cloud computing would […]

Vulnerabilities found on Ukranian TV streaming platform

Security researchers at Check Point discovered multiple flaws in a popular IPTV middleware platform that is used by regional and international media streaming services. Ministra TV platform is a middleware platform for media streaming services which manages Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), Over-theTop (OTT) and Video-on Demand (VoD). The vulnerability is located in the administrative panel […]

Data breach investigation into Highland Council concludes

Staff at Highland Council are being taken through new security protocols following a major data breach. The data breach occurred when eight pages of social work documentation were thrown out among general waste and left outside Highland Council HQ in Inverness. Some of the discarded information covered details on nearly 30 children. One element of […]

China hit by crypto-jacking campaign

On Wednesday, Trend Micro’s Smart Protection Network revealed a recent wave of crypto-jacking attacks against China. The crypto-jacking campaign dubbed “PCASTLE” that was first observed on May 17th remains on-going. The majority of the campaign (92%) is targeting China, though it has been noted that no specific industry is being targeted due to the nature […]

NSA issues cyber-attack caution to Microsoft Windows users

Users of Microsoft Windows have been advised to keep their systems updated by the US National Security Agency (NSA), for fear of falling prey to cyber-attack. More dated iterations of Microsoft Windows programmes may be at greater risk of cyber-attack, officials and executives at Microsoft have explained in an advisory which reveals a vulnerability known […]

Data privacy in healthcare could be strengthened says AMA

The American Medical Association (AMA) has urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to build more data privacy into its upgraded health IT rules. Previously known as the Health Care Financing Administration, the CMS is a federal agency within the US Department of Health and Human Services that administers the Medicare programme. Reacting to […]