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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…

CoinMiner found in third-party Zoom download

The bad news for Zoom keeps coming rolling in with Trend Micro researchers finding CoinMiner being bundled with a legitimate installer of the video conferencing software. The good news is the installer, Zoom installer version 4.4.0.0, is not from the company’s official download center, but likely from a fraudulent third-party store, Trend Micro reported. However,…

NYC schools step away as Zoom sets remediation plan

Concerns over privacy prompted New York City to ban the use of Zoom by city schools and move instead to an approved platform like Google Meet or Microsoft Teams “as soon as possible.” “We want people to gradually transition to another format,” Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza said at Mayor Bill de Blasio’s coronavirus press conference…

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