Top Weekly Cyber News – April 1-6, 2019

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

 

Help Net Security – Vulnerability found in Guard Provider, Xiaomi’s pre-installed security app
April 4
Check Point Research discovered a vulnerability in one of the preinstalled apps on devices manufactured by one of the world’s biggest mobile vendors, Xiaomi. [More]

 

TechCrunch – Researchers find 540 million Facebook user records on exposed servers
April 3
Security researchers have found hundreds of millions of Facebook  user records sitting on an inadvertently public storage server. The two batches of user records were collected and exposed from two third-party companies, according to researchers at security firm UpGuard, who found the data. [More]

 

ZDNet – This new malware is scanning the internet for systems info on valuable targets
April 3
Newly identified Xwo malware could be laying the groundwork for far more damaging cyberattacks around the globe, warn researchers. [More]

 

CyberScoop – Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer zero-days could allow spying on your browsing activity
April 2
Two zero-day vulnerabilities in the updated versions of Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer could enable outsiders to access confidential information shared between websites, according to new security research highlighted by Trend Micro. [More]

 

SC Magazine – Michigan medical practice folds after ransomware attack
April 2
A Battle Creek, Mich. medical practice is being forced to shut its doors after cyberattackers wiped out its files when the firm refused to pay a ransom. [More]

 

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