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Phishing emails lure victims with news of coronavirus’ impact on shipping

Looking to capitalize on the current coronavirus scare, malware distributors have launched a new phishing campaign that targets global companies with emails that suggest that virus could disrupt shipping operations. According to a Feb. 10 research blog post authored by Sherrod DeGrippo, senior director of threat research and detection at Proofpoint, the malicious actors have…
Government/Defense, In Depth, Phishing, Security News

Coronavirus sparks phishing, disinformation, tabletop exercises and handwashing

It’s hard to tell who’s benefitting most from the coronavirus – Russia, hackers or hand sanitizer vendors, the latter of whom are at least trying to help stop the spread of the dangerous disease. A State Department official told Congress Thursday that Russian operatives are behind coronavirus conspiracy theories popping up on social media while…
Coronavirus, Security News

Bug leads Facebook to mark COVID-19 posts as spam

With concerns over coronavirus on the rise and in a political climate that can generously be described as “charged,” when Facebook began marking and removing posts linking to COVID-19-related articles as spam, many users on the social media platform began eyeing their friends lists with suspicion and even floating conspiracy theories. But the culprit it…
Coronavirus

Reports of COVID-19 malware threats heavier in states with increased testing

Newly published telemetry data collected by the researchers at Bitdefender suggests that U.S. reports of coronavirus-themed malware threat activity have been heaviest in states where testing has increased and the total number of confirmed infections has grown. Among U.S. states, California reported the most threats in both March and April, followed by Texas. New York…
Coronavirus, News Archive, Security News

SC Stats: Coronavirus spurring thousands of new domains, many malicious

CheckPoint told SC Media that among new Coronavirus domains registered in past three weeks, about 1 percent,l are malicious and another 19 percent are considered suspicious. This is keeping in line with the normal rate, but the fact that so many new sites are appearing means more malicious sites are now online. Overall, 16,000 new…
In Depth, Podcasts, Security News

SC Podcast: RSA, coronavirus and cybersecurity…

This year, the coronavirus joined hippies, counterculture figures and hip tech geniuses who have made the trek to San Francisco for enlightenment, music and to share ideas. Actually, the coronavirus itself didn’t surface during RSA, but it certainly was the talk of the town. In this podcast Cymatic Chief Security and Trust Officer Malcolm Harkins…
Coronavirus, Cybercrime, Malware, Mobile Security, Ransomware, Security News

Coronavirus tracking app locks up Android phones for ransom

A malicious Android app that supposedly helps track cases of the coronavirus actually locks users’ phones and demands a ransom in order to restore access. (Note: a password key has since been published. See follow-up story here.) Dubbed CovidLock, the newly discovered ransomware performs a screen-lock attack by forcing a change in the password required…
Coronavirus, News Archive

Interpol warns hospitals about COVID-19-based ransomware threat

Interpol is warning hospitals and healthcare organizations to be aware that cybercriminals are ramping up the number of ransomware attacks targeting their facilities. Although it did not provide any statistics, Interpol has noted a significant increase in attacks taking place while these medical facilities are expending all their energy battling Coronavirus. The agency has issued…
Advertise, Partner Content, Security News

COVID-19: You won’t get a pass on cybersecurity

The COVID-19 outbreak provides ripe opportunities for criminal actors to exploit fear, uncertainty, and companies ill prepared to to secure remote workers, driven to home offices by travel restrictions and social-distancing. The first threat comes in the form of misinformation and weaponized websites and documents. Websites and apps with outbreak maps are attracting unwitting victims…
Coronavirus, Cybercrime, Malware, Security News

Russian cybercrime forums seen selling malware-sabotaged COVID-19 map

The recently discovered weaponized coronavirus map found to infect victims with a variant of the information-stealing AZORult malware has been sold online by Russian language cybercrime forums, according to a new report. Security expert Brian Krebs states in a blog post published this week that the live, interactive map dashboard was part of an infection…
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