/ 09.06.19 / Megan Greene

Weekly Cybersecurity Review for September 6, 2019

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Weekly Cybersecurity Review for September 6, 2019

Unsecured server exposes 419 million records of phone numbers linked to Facebook accounts

Ryan Stewart, cyware.com

Security researcher Sanyam Jain uncovered an unguarded server that was left publicly accessible without any password protection. The server contained at least 419 million records linked to several Facebook users including celebrities.

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How hackers are targeting American cities using tools from the dark web

Katy Tur, msnbc.com

A New York Times investigation revealed more than 40 U.S. cities were victims of cyberattacks this year, with some even being held hostage for millions of dollars. New York Times reporter Manny Fernandez and Cybersecurity firm Adlumin CEO Robert Johnston join MSNBC’s Chris Jansing to break down what can be done to prevent future cyberattacks.

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Android Trojan called Joker signs users up for premium subscriptions

Ryan Stewart, cyware.com

A new Android malware called Joker, that hides behind the advertisement framework of the compromised apps, has been found to be active since early June. It signs users up for premium subscriptions and steals personal data. A total of 24 Play Store apps, including ones with over 100,000 downloads, have been found to be infected with this malware.

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