Cybersecurity

Hackers Share HTC Research, Post Baby Monitor Videos, and Upload Social Services' Files

There has been a lot of baby-related hacking lately.

There has been a lot of baby-related hacking lately. // Sokolova Maryna/Shutterstock.com

In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatchNextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches:

Videocam flaw broadcasts hundreds of baby monitor and home security feeds

Vendor TRENDnet settled Federal Trade Commission charges that its lax security practices exposed the private lives of hundreds of consumers to the public through the Web. 

HTC personnel in Taiwan detained on allegations of trade secret theft

The country’s authorities questioned four research and development employees after the smartphone maker claimed some of its intellectual property was breached.

City council inadvertently publishes confidential details about at-risk kids

An employee for the Aberdeen City Council took social services' files home and mistakenly uploaded them to a public website.

ThreatWatch is a regularly updated catalog of data breaches successfully striking every sector of the globe, as reported by journalists, researchers and the victims themselves.

Threatwatch Alert

Network intrusion / Unauthorized use of system administrator privileges / Software vulnerability

Spammers Commandeer City of Mobile’s Server via Shellshock

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