Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days. This week, learn about a spyware that disguised itself as an Android application to gather information from users. Also, find out the biggest global data breaches of 2018 and how millions of personal records were compromised last year.
The combination of new application technology with existing legacy architectures and deployment models leads to greater IT complexity and difficulties.
Several U.S. newspapers came under attack from apparent hackers, preventing some from printing and distributing their daily editions.
Trend Micro discovered a spyware (detected as ANDROIDOS_MOBSTSPY) which disguised itself as legitimate Android applications to gather information from users.
A pair of hackers have found a way to broadcast propaganda for YouTube celebrity PewDiePie because thousands of people left their Google Chromecasts and smart televisions wide open.
Data breaches continued to be a major issue in 2018 with a series of serious cases ranging from retailers to social networks, resulting in millions of personal records being compromised.
Hundreds of cities have adopted or begun planning smart cities projects, but they frequently lack the expertise to understand privacy, security and financial implications of such arrangements.
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