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April 1, 2020
Security researchers around the world have their work cut out for them keeping track of malicious scams and campaigns surrounding the coronavirus. Cybercriminals are unabashedly pulling out all the stops to take advantage of a weary (and largely remote-working) public to spread malware, siphon sensitive information, hold critical systems hostage and line their coffers with...
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Facebook and Fox News will be hosting a virtual town hall tomorrow at 7PM ET about the coronavirus pandemic using Facebook’s Portal video-calling devices, the two companies announced today. To allow people to participate virtually, Facebook is shipping a Portal Plus device to every audience member so they can attend the town hall and ask...
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by DH Kass • Apr 1, 2020 Hackers armed with Ryuk ransomware refuse to back off attacking hospitals despite a number of other crews pledging to leave alone medical institutions struggling to treat people stricken with the coronavirus. It’s a reminder for managed security service providers (MSSPs) not to let their guard down and not to...
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In the new diplomatic landscape, which can as yet only be dimly seen, old verities going back to 1945 will be rediscovered, writes Tony Kevin.  Woolworths supermarket shelves in Melbourne, Australia, cleared by pandemic buying, March 2020. (Christopher Corneschi, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons) By Tony Kevinin Canberra, AustraliaSpecial to Consortium News Under current CV19...
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Deploying the latest, greatest detection technology to deter stealthy network intruders will take companies only so far. Related: What we’ve learned from the massive breach of Capitol One At RSA 2020, I learned about how one of the routine daily chores all large organizations perform — data governance — has started to emerge as something...
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Working professionals across the globe are working from home amid the coronavirus pandemic, and the overstretched IT teams might not be able to upgrade the cybersecurity to match up the risks of remote working Workers are frantically helping teams to work remotely, putting new strains on their computer networks, creating opportunities for hackers to creep...
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Photo by Wally Gobetz, via Flickr Baltimore’s revenue is expected to decline $68.7 million in the current fiscal year, which ends June 30, and the city is forecasting revenue will decline by $103 million in the next fiscal year due to the coronavirus’ crippling effect on the local economy. Officials anticipate a budget deficit of...
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Posted under: Off-Topic Although this is a security blog, this post has absolutely nothing to do with security. No parallels from medicine, no mindset lessons, just some straight up biology. As many readers know I am a licensed Paramedic. I first certified in the early 1990’s, dropped down to EMT for a while, and bumped...
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The Kaseya-owned Spanning Cloud Apps has announced a new solution that monitors Dark Web for data that may have been stolen from an organisation. The Spanning Dark Web Monitoring solution is a first-to-market Dark Web Monitoring solution for Microsoft Office 365.  It combines backup and restore functionality for Office 365 with Dark Web intelligence and search...
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Home > Security News > Network Security Microsoft has made a few security additions to its Edge browser and other applications as part of the company’s branding switch from Office 365 to Microsoft 365 that will take place on April 21. The version of Edge rolling out with Microsoft 365 will contain a new feature...
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04/01/2020 Reporters Desk LOS ANGELES-Trusted websites: Confronting COVID-19: LA County Responds https://www.coronavirus.gov/ In light of the recent increase in online scams and hacking attempts related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fraud and Cyber Crimes Bureau – Emerging Cyber Trends Team has published this bulletin for public awareness. OVERVIEW: Criminals use phishing emails to get access...
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Cybercriminals have begun to actively exploit this crisis, with millions of employees now working remotely. Share this article Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Print Article The coronavirus crisis is shuttering schools, businesses and entire communities in an effort to slow the spread of the pandemic. Cybercriminals have begun to actively exploit this crisis, with millions of...
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Technique involves saving malicious Excel file as “read-only” and tricking users into opening it, Mimecast says. Researchers from Mimecast have recently observed a campaign where threat actors are using a somewhat rarely seen but easy method to distribute malware using Microsoft Excel’s standard file encryption capabilities. The tactic essentially involves a threat actor hiding malicious...
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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’...
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As we’re seeing now, IT departments need architectures that allow them to provision users, manage those users’ devices, and control access from any location. Although most organizations likely won’t shift to remote work permanently, we predict that their shift to cloud infrastructure has staying power — and we envision an architecture that helps organizations reduce...
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This Wednesday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on defense contracting amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program and more. We start off with Pentagon acquisition officials’ recent actions to make sure the Defense Department can award contracts quickly to combat the COVID-19 pandemic: Defense Department acquisition officials have issued new guidance to...
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On Monday, a video of former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates could be found playing on multiple YouTube channels that were broadcasting a well-known cryptocurrency Ponzi scam, ZDNet reported. The channels had apparently been hijacked from their rightful owners and renamed to make it sound like they were Microsoft brands. Microsoft has “vehemently” denied the suggestion...
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It’s not just the IT and security team’s responsibility to keep data safe — every member of the team needs to be involved. A recent lawsuit filed regarding the infamous 2017 Equifax data breach revealed that the company was using “admin” as a username and password to protect sensitive data from 147 million customers —...
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KV Sun file photo By Debbie TeofiloSpecial to the Sun Nearly everyone is feeling overwhelmed and stressed by the major life disruptions and fears caused by the coronavirus pandemic. This takes a toll on our physical and mental wellbeing just when we need to be strong to keep the virus at bay. Help is on...
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A member of a hacking forum has reportedly posted data corresponding to over 4.9 million of citizens from the country of Georgia, both living and dead. The leaked dataset was made available via a 1.04 GB Microsoft Access database file, according to a report from ZDNet, which was alerted to the dump by breach monitoring...
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