By: Anthony Gil

WannaCry hits Honda | This week in cybersecurity

Too busy working to keep up with cybersecurity news this week? Here’s a round-up of the top stories from the cyberscape.

198 Million Americans Hit by "Largest Ever" Voter Records Leak

A huge trove of voter data, including personal information and voter profiling data on what's thought to be every registered U.S. voter dating back more than a decade, has been found on an exposed and unsecured Amazon server, ZDNet has learned. It is the biggest leak of its kind, dwarfing both the Mexican and Filipino electoral information leak. Read more.

Using Texts as Lures, Government Spyware Targets Mexican Journalists and Their Families

According to The New York Times, Mexico’s most prominent human rights lawyers, journalists and anti-corruption activists have been targeted by advanced spyware sold to the Mexican government on the condition that it be used only to investigate criminals and terrorists.  Read more.

IoT Malware Activity Already More Than Doubled 2016 Numbers

The number of new malware samples in the wild this year targeting connected internet-of-things (IoT) devices has already more than doubled last year’s total, reports ThreatPost. Read more. 

South Korean hosting firm shells out $1M in yet another ransomware hack

According to The Next Web, in a nightmare scenario, South Korean web hosting firm Nayana announced that last week it had suffered a massive breach affecting more than 150 of its servers. But perhaps more troubling was the fact the attackers had managed to take control of an immense amount of user data. Read more.

Honda halts Japan car plant after WannaCry virus hits computer network

Reuters reports, Honda Motor Co said on Wednesday it halted production at a domestic vehicle plant for a day this week after finding the WannaCry ransomware that struck globally last month in its computer network. Read more.

Skype outage causing connectivity issues, company says it’s a “global incident”

TechCrunch published a piece on the incident stating, Microsoft’s recently updated communications app Skype has been suffering connectivity issues  which began on Monday, June 19th, and are continuing today. Read more.

This malvertising campaign infected PCs with ransomware without users even clicking a link

According to ZDNet, a widespread malvertising campaign was probably behind a ransomware attack, which affected U.K. universities and others, and it's capable of infecting users who simply visited a site compromised with the malware. Read more.

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