Every industry is fair game for hackers. One mistake with any account information like reusing or sharing passwords and your organization can be shaken down for millions. So remember to practice good cybersecurity: do not reuse passwords, always confirm whom you are sharing sensitive information with, and be careful when clicking on suspicious links.

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A new Xbox Live bug has been discovered that allowed hackers to obtain the gamertag email addresses of Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S users. At the moment, this appears to be the extent of the exploit, which has seemingly been fixed, but not before exposing a serious bug in the system, one that Microsoft initially didn’t seem very concerned with because while the breach leaks emails, this is the only information it was leaking.

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Researchers from the Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography (COIC), an Imec research group at the University of Leuven in Belgium, have “discovered major security flaws” in the key fob of the Tesla Model X, the small device that allows someone to automatically unlock the car by approaching the vehicle or pressing a button.


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In a collaboration between CyberNews Sr. Information Security Researcher Mantas Sasnauskas and researchers James Clee and Roni Carta, suspicious backdoors have been discovered in a Chinese-made Jetstream router, sold exclusively at Walmart as their new line of “affordable” wifi routers. This backdoor would allow an attacker the ability to remotely control not only the routers, but also any devices connected to that network. 

 

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UK-based cyber-security vendor Sophos is currently notifying customers via email about a security breach the company suffered earlier this week. Exposed information included details such as customer first and last names, email addresses, and phone numbers (if provided).

 

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In recent days, the operators behind Darkside have taken to XSS and Exploit – two major, Russian-language cybercrime forums – to announce the details of the gang’s new affiliate program, Israeli cyberthreat intelligence monitoring firm Kela reports. “The share paid to affiliates is 10% to 25%, depending on the size of the ransom.”

 


That’s this week’s roundup, showing that every industry benefits when good cybersecurity habits are followed. So wash your hands and keep your passwords secure. Thanks for reading, stay safe and we’ll see you next week!

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