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Brazilian 'bolware' gang targeted $3.75B in transactions, RSA finds

COVID-19 phishing campaigns reel in victims with stimulus fund lures

Email-based phishing schemes continue to trick victims with promises of coronavirus information, cures and vaccines, but now some fraudsters are also sending their targets lures related to the U.S. government-approved stimulus checks promised to most Americans. The latest evidence of this is a new report, authored by Abnormal Security, which details a scheme to impersonate…

Rush to adopt online learning under COVID-19 exposes schools to cyberattacks

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages, the cyber community has rightly focused on protecting the health care industry from malicious hackers but education is at risk, too, as recently homebound students attend school in record numbers via online edtech platforms, e-learning environments and video conferencing. In a public service announcement this month, the FBI’s Internet Crime…

Cure worse than disease? Patching riskier under COVID-19 work-from-home policies

Patch management was challenging enough before the world was upended by a rapidly spreading pandemic. But with security teams working remotely, and employee-operated devices dispersed across large distances, quickly prioritizing and fixing critical vulnerabilities has become both more difficult and more important. As the 2017 Equifax breach showed, delays in patching can result in a…

Chrome browser update knocks out eight bugs

Google yesterday issued a stable channel update for the desktop version of its Chrome browser for Windows, Mac and Linux, fixing eight vulnerabilities in the process. The patched bugs included at least three high-level bugs, including two use-after-free flaw in WebAudio (CVE-2020-6450 and CVE-2020-6451), and a head buffer overflow in media (CVE-2020-6452). The two WebAudio…

Med group’s breach disclosure claims SSNs unaffected; leaked docs suggest otherwise

The Affordacare Urgent Care Clinic, a network of medical providers based in Texas, has officially confirmed a combination data breach-ransomware attack that exposed sensitive information. The company is claiming that social security numbers were not impacted in the incident, despite security experts having demonstrated that the attackers have published stolen documents containing patients’ and employees’…

New Marriott data breach impacts 5.2 million guests

Previously burned by a hack of its Starwood reservations system, Marriott International on Tuesday disclosed another major data breach, this one affecting 5.2 million of its guests. According to the Bethesda, Md.-based hospitality giant, the source of the breach was an application that its hotels use to provide guests with various services. Marriott did not name…

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