Top Weekly Cyber News: April 15-20, 2019

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Hi folks! You may find below the latest news about global incidents, threats and attacks handpicked by our super XM Cyber team of experts.

Bleeping Computer – Unsecured Databases Leak 60 Million Records of Scraped LinkedIn Data
April 18
Eight unsecured databases were found leaking approximately 60 million records of LinkedIn user information. While most of the information is publicly available, the databases contain the email addresses of the LinkedIn users. [More]

ZDNet – Mobile app used in Car2go fraud scheme to steal 100 vehicles
April 18
Car2go’s mobile application appears to have been central to a fraudulent scheme used to steal as many as 100 high-end vehicles. [More]

CNN Business – The Weather Channel knocked off air by ‘malicious software attack’
April 18
The Weather Channel was knocked off the air Thursday morning by what it said was a malicious software attack on the network. [More]

The Hacker News – Researcher Hijacks a Microsoft Service Using Loophole in Azure Cloud Platform
April 17
A cybersecurity professional today demonstrated a long-known unpatched weakness in Microsoft’s Azure cloud service by exploiting it to take control over Windows Live Tiles, one of the key features Microsoft built into Windows 8 operating system. [More]

Digital Trends – Microsoft says hackers were able to view Outlook.com emails
April 15
Microsoft isn’t having any luck this week with its Outlook.com email service. After reports initially noted that hackers were able to compromise Outlook.com servers for months, recent updates from Microsoft itself are beginning to show a bit more detrimental picture. [More]

SDX Central -Homeland Security Uncovers VPN Flaw in Cisco, F5, Palo Alto Networks, Pulse Secure
April 15
The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity division, published an alert on Friday highlighting a flaw found in a number of enterprise virtual private networks (VPN) products. [More]

Engadget – Internet Explorer security flaw allows hackers to steal files
April 14
Microsoft’s Internet Explorer has a longstanding reputation for poor security, but it’s now bad enough that you could be attacked just by having it on your PC. [More]

 

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