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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…
Cybercrime, Email Security, Government, Security News

Email scam swindles $2.6M from Puerto Rican government corporation

The Puerto Rico government fell for a phishing scam that bilked the U.S. territory out of $2.6 million — an incident that sounds like a possible business email compromise. According to an Associated Press report, the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO), a government-run corporation created to promote the island as an investment destination, reportedly filed…
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Users are the target: How employees can be the strongest line of defense

One might think that stopping malware, phishing, and a whole host of email-borne attacks was akin to stopping rain during a hurricane or snow during a blizzard. It is ubiquitous and relentless. And despite promising advances in technology, so much malware still gets through cyberdefenses that the proverbial last line of defense, the end user,…
Government/Defense, Ransomware, Security News

Who dat talkin’ about hacking the Super Bowl?

While the New Orleans Saints won’t be in Atlanta Sunday playing in the Super Bowl, that doesn’t mean their cheer – Who dat! – should be sidelined by security pros and fans who must be hyper-vigilant in recognizing and spurning cyberattackers. Saints fans might argue that dim-eyed refs pose the biggest threat to the game,…
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Cybercrime, Security News

Cyber scammers using Hurricane Florence as a hook for malicious emails

Cybercriminals did not even wait for Hurricane Florence to pull out of the Carolinas before attempting to take advantage of not only the storm, but also the good intentions of others looking to help those in need. The National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) has issued a warning for malicious cyber activity centered on…
Information security news roundup for August 18
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News in a Minute Weekly Roundup | September 1

A roundup of the top news stories in information security this week, including researchers discovering the largest spambot to date and cybercriminals taking advantage of the Hurricane Harvey news.

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Floodwaters, phishing scams rise as Hurricane Harvey hammers South Texas

With much of South Texas ravaged by Hurricane Harvey, scammers have blown in to flood social media and email with phishing scams and spoofed Facebook accounts aimed at separating good Samaritans from money intended to help victims of the storm. “As the tragic events unfold in Southeast Texas, the dark side of the Internet is…
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