Singapore’s Cyber Security Watchdog has issued a warning after discovering vulnerabilities in over 100 million Internet-connected devices worldwide, ranging from medical devices to wearable fitness products to critical industrial control systems in the energy and energy sectors.
The Singapore Computer Emergency Response Team (SingCert) of the Singapore Cyber Security Agency sounded the alarm yesterday and said, “Administrators of the affected stacks are advised to apply the patch immediately.”
Security patches have already been introduced to address the shortcomings that allow cybercrooks to take control of devices and computer systems and take them offline.
Organizations in the health and government sectors are hardest hit, several security researchers said. Other sectors affected are entertainment, retail, manufacturing, financial services and technology.
The errors concern the Domain Name System (DNS). The DNS is like a phone book that matches domain names, e.g.