#infosec | UK Government Issues Cybersecurity Warning to Charities

The British government issued a cybersecurity alert to charities today warning of a spike in reported cases of mandate fraud in which scammers impersonate employees. A spokesperson for the Charity Commission said: “We have received several reports from charities who have been targeted by fraudsters impersonating members of staff, specifically attempting to change employees…

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#infosec | Pests Force Estonian Government Offline

The government of Estonia lost internet access after hungry rats chewed through fiber-optic cable located underground near the country’s capital, Tallinn.  Estonian State Portal www.eesti.ee—a secure internet environment through which the country’s residents can easily access state e-services and information—was forced offline for 5 hours as a result of the…

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#infosec | US Government Agencies Outline Security Strategy for 2020 Election

American government agencies gathered in Washington, DC, yesterday to describe how they plan to fight interference in next year’s presidential election.   In a lengthy hearing titled Securing America’s Elections Part II: Oversight of Government Agencies, high-ranking members of the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, the US Election Assistance Commission,…

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