News: ITU’s Telecommunication Development Sector marks its 25th Anniversary



ITU’s Telecommunication Development Sector marks its 25th Anniversary

Anniversary highlights achievements and reflects on the future of the ITU Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D)

Buenos Aires, 11 October 2017 – The celebration of the ITU Telecommunication Development Sector’s 25th Anniversary were held on 11 October in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the framework of the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-17). This marked two and a half decades of the sector’s immense contribution to the rapid growth and expansion of telecommunication and information and communication technology (ICT) networks and services.

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New Netflix phishing campaign sees hackers targeting business emails to steal your credit card data

It has been reported that a new phishing scam targeting users of the popular streaming app has been spotted by security experts. The cybercriminals behind the campaign are targeting users’ personal as well as business emails, in hopes of harvesting their personal and corporate credentials. The phishing campaign also tricks users into divulging their credit card data, which can then be used by the scammers to steal money. The stolen credentials can be used by the cybercriminals to access other accounts, in case victims have reused passwords. The stolen data could also likely end up for sale on the dark web.

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Unprotected 46GB of medical data exposes 150,000 patients

It has been reported that 150,000 Americans have had their sensitive medical records exposed after an unsecured Amazon server was discovered. Kromtech Security Researchers said the exposed documents were associated with healthcare firm Patient Home Monitoring (PHM), which provides in-home monitoring and disease management services for patients in the US.

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Serious flaw discovered in thermal security cameras

It has been reported that there are secret hard-coded accounts in thermal security cameras manufactured by FLIR Systems, Inc., one of the largest vendor of such products. Depending on the FLIR camera version, the following username-password combos will grant an attacker access over the device.

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