18 Mar 2020

US Commerce Dept Shares Tips On Securing Virtual Meetings

Yesterday, the US National Institute of Standards and Technology shared measures that corporations should take to secure virtual meetings between remote workers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Massive amounts of employees working from home can present unique challenges as both employers and employees strive to acclimate to the

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18 Mar 2020

Attorney General Directs DoJ to Prioritize Coronavirus Crime

The US Attorney General, William Burr, recently urged attorneys in the DoJ to pay close attention to cybercriminals who are capitalizing on coronavirus fears to spread malware and commit fraud. The memo consists of Barr warning attorneys that it is essential to remain vigilant in detecting and prosecuting wrongdoing as

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18 Mar 2020

Two Trend Micro zero-days exploited in the wild by hackers

Two zero-days have been discovered in Trend Micro antivirus products, according to the company, who issued a security alert earlier this week. After hackers were able to exploit the zero-days, Trend Micro released patches on Monday that address the two vulnerabilities as well as three similarly critical issues. However, the

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17 Mar 2020

U.S. Health Department Site Hit With DDoS Cyber Attack

Bloomberg first reported that the United States Health and Human Services Department’s web site suffered from a DDoS cyberattack on Sunday night. This took the entire site online in the middle of the COVID-19 outbreak, which has spiked the search for HHS information dramatically over the past several weeks. On

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17 Mar 2020

Fake Covid-19 tracker app delivers ransomware, disinformation abounds

Cybercriminals have been capitalizing on the public unrest over the current pandemic, and the onslaught of cybercrime against concerned users is increasing by the day. The most recent scheme discovered by investigators uses a malicious Android tracker app that claims to allow users to track the spread of the virus,

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17 Mar 2020

Brave accuses Google of using ‘hopelessly vague’ privacy policies that breach GDPR

The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) received a complaint that Google breached one of the General Data Protection Regulation’s principles regarding consent. The principle requires companies to provide a specific reason for collecting and processing personal data. In the complaint, Brave, a Chromium-based browser, claims that Google’s privacy policy infringes

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16 Mar 2020

US Scraps Missiles Over Cybersecurity Concerns

The US has allegedly abandoned plans to introduce a new missile system over cybersecurity fears, including that it may not be adequately secure. The system is Israeli-made and cost the US $373 million to purchase two batteries of the Iron Dome missiles last year. The US planned to spend another

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16 Mar 2020

Big BEC Bust Brings Down Dozens

Federal officials have arrested two dozen individuals as part of a business email compromise scheme that has cost victims $30 million in total. The individuals were arrested on charges related to fraud and money laundering schemes. Most of the individuals reside in Atlanta, Georgia, and are alleged to have committed

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16 Mar 2020

Czech hospital hit by cyberattack while in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak

In Brno, Czech Republic, a major hospital has been hit by a mysterious cyberattack amidst a COVID-19 outbreak that is beginning to spread across the European country. The hospital, Brno University Hospital, stated that the incident postponed urgent surgical interventions. The cybersecurity incident also re-routed new acute patients to a

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13 Mar 2020

Facebook cookie-stealing trojans surface on Android devices

Kaspersky, a cybersecurity company, has discovered a new vulnerability in Andriod devices’ use of browser cookies, stating that they are being ex0ploited by a pair of Andriod targeted trojans. Kaspersky released a report titled “Cookiethief: a cookie-stealing Trojan for Android,” and it describes the new strain of malware, which it

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