Smashing Security podcast #153: Cybercrime doesn’t pay (but Uber does)

The cybercrime lovebirds who hijacked Washington DC’s CCTV cameras in the run-up to Donald Trump’s inauguration, the truffle-snuffling bankers at the centre of an insider-trading scandal, and the hackers that Uber paid hush money to hide a security breach.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Lisa Forte.

Spooked by a speaking security camera? Polite hacker tells owner how to fix his IoT security

The “white hat” hacker, who claimed to be part of a group calling itself the “Anonymous Calgary Mindhive”, said it hadn’t been hard for him to hijack control of a man’s Nest security camera.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Box blog.

‘Peekaboo’ zero-day lets hackers view and alter surveillance camera footage

Hundreds of thousands of security cameras are believed to be vulnerable to a zero-day vulnerability that could allow hackers to spy on feeds and even tamper with video surveillance recordings.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender BOX blog.

Ransomware attack impacted 70% of Washington DC police surveillance cameras

Officials found 123 of 187 network video recorders capturing CCTV footage had fallen victim to two strains of ransomware.

David Bisson reports.

Patch your Sony security cameras against backdoor attacks!

If you have a Sony network-connected CCTV camera, you may have a security problem.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

Siemens-branded CCTV cameras vulnerable to hacking, require urgent firmware patch

Your business’s CCTV camera could be coughing up your admin passwords. Patch now, or regret later.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

Hacked shopping mall CCTV cameras are launching DDoS attacks

If you’re running a CCTV surveillance camera in your office, high street store, or at home make sure that you are not unwittingly helping hackers launch denial-of-service attacks.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

Safe-cracker arrested after police post CCTV photos on Facebook

Read more in my article at Naked Security.