Coronavirus | SC Media

Coronavirus

Coronavirus turns up the heat on cybersecurity projects

Cybersecurity projects – even important ones – often languish, due to budget constraints, scarce resources or simply because they’re just lower priority in the long list of things that need to be done. But for all the havoc it’s wreaked, the Covid-19 pandemic has pushed many of these initiatives to the forefront where they’re gaining…

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…

As unemployment claims soar, cyber workforce remains strong

Of the nearly 10 million Americans who recently have filed for unemployment insurance – 6.6 million this week and 3.3 million the week before – as the coronavirus pandemics shut down businesses and the economy, the cybersecurity workforce seemingly has been spared. But experts warned that widespread layoffs in the future could leave organizations vulnerable.…

Cybercriminals targeting Zoom, Google and Teams domains

The increased video conferencing activity due to COVID-19 has given cybercriminals the opportunity to use typosquatting and URL hijacking by imitating many of the top conferencing platforms. Popular video conferencing applications such as Zoom, Teams and Google are seeing their names used by malicious actors to create newly registered fake domains with Zoom seemingly being…

Next post in Coronavirus