Subject: SCN Daily News (HTML) Friday, 05 April 2019
From: info@smartcard.co.uk
Date: 05/04/2019, 15:32
To: lesley.dann@smartcardgroup.co.uk

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Friday, 05 April 2019


Outdated Software Leaves NHS Vulnerable to Cyber Attack

Internet of Things (IoT) devices were identified as the weakest link in an IT network, according to research from software technologies company Check Point, which highlighted ultrasound machines as particularly vulnerable.

Link: Digital Health



Above 40 Central Banks Across the Globe will Try Central Bank Digital Currencies

According to a report published by the World Economic Forum, there are more than 40 central banks across the globe that are either trialling or will soon trial with central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). The report was published on Wednesday, 3rd April. As per the report, the central banks are conducting such blockchain pilots as an effort to address issues such as payments efficiency, financial inclusion along with cybersecurity.

Link: CryptoNewsZ



Data Breaches more Common than Rainy Days in the UK

There are more data breaches than rainy days in the UK, yet many businesses are still turning a blind eye to the seriousness of the threat in front of them.

Link: IT ProPortal



Hacker Group has been Hijacking DNS Traffic on D-Link Routers for Three Months

For the past three months, a cybercrime group has been hacking into home routers --mostly D-Link models-- to change DNS server settings and hijack traffic meant for legitimate sites and redirect it to malicious clones.

Link: ZDNet



Hackers Breach Universities Cyber Defences In Two Hours

Hackers were able to gain access to high-value data within just two hours during a test of universities defences against cyber attacks, a report has said.

The report, published jointly by Jisc and the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI), says universities are not doing enough to protect themselves against the threat of cyber criminals and urges them to take immediate action.

Link: Minute Hack



Bithumb Hacked for $19 Million by Insiders with Funds Already Sent to Other Exchanges

Bithumb, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea, was hacked on Friday. More than 3 million EOS (~$12.7 million) and 20 million XRP (~$6.2 million) appears to be stolen. In an official statement, Bithumb said that all the stolen cryptocurrency is owned by Bithumb. The exchange stated that users' funds are under the protection of cold wallets.

Link: The Block




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