Cybersecurity Weekly: Wyze data leak, PayPal phishing scam, prison footage leak

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IoT company Wyze suffers a data leak affecting millions of customers. An ambitious phishing campaign aims for more than just usernames and passwords. Security camera footage from a prison in Thailand leaks to YouTube. All this, and more, in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.

1. Wyze data leak exposed personal data of millions of users

Security camera startup Wyze confirmed it suffered a data leak in December that may have left millions of personal data records exposed on the internet. The data was accidentally exposed when transferred to a new database because the company failed to maintain security protocols during this process.
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2. Ambitious scam wants far more than just PayPal logins

Security researchers have spotted fraudulent websites that impersonate PayPal to trick users into handing over considerably more than their username and password. These phishing sites prompt users for their name, address and full credit card details, as well as answers to common security questions.
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3. Prison surveillance footage posted on YouTube

Thailand law enforcement is looking into an incident that resulted in live surveillance footage from a local prison leaked to YouTube. Authorities didn’t say how the attacker got in, but there was a hint provided: “When installing video surveillance change the standard passwords,” reads a message on the hacker’s YouTube channel.
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