Nearly Every Organization is More Concerned about Cybersecurity Than Before COVID-19

New data from security vendor Tripwire highlights how the shift to remote working has changed the face of cybersecurity for both the current work climate and the future.
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Preying on the Unemployed

An SMS phishing campaign has been exploiting the COVID-19 crisis by spoofing the website of a job placement agency, the New York Daily News reports. The scammers set up a website that ...
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[HEADS UP] Coronavirus Phishing Attacks Skyrocket to 30% Increase

Scammers riding the COVID-19 wave are adapting to new scenarios as the pandemic evolves. Checkpoint recently discovered that over 192,000 coronavirus-related phishing attacks per week ...
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Healthcare Providers Get Free Assistance with Remediating Ransomware Attacks

In the wake of ransomware attacks continuing on healthcare providers, despite the obvious need for hospitals and urgent care clinics to remain operational, one company is offering some ...
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Reuters: 'State-backed hackers targeting coronavirus responders'

LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Government-backed hackers are attacking healthcare and research institutions in an effort to steal valuable information about efforts to contain the new ...
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[HEADS UP] Coronavirus in Australia: Government Warns Phishing Email Target

A phishing email has been circulating during the pandemic in Australia. Australians are being warned to look out for phishing scams during the coronavirus pandemic, with a new dodgy email ...
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Medical Suppliers Targeted With Agent Tesla Infostealer

Researchers at Fortinet have identified a spear phishing campaign targeting medical suppliers with COVID-19-themed emails. The emails contain choppy grammar, but the message is clear ...
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The Need for Pandemic Financial Relief Spurs a Phishing Attack Impersonating the U.S. Federal Reserve

Scammers use realistic-looking emails and a well-designed website under the guise of the Paycheck Protection Program to trick victims into providing banking credentials.
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Is That COVID-19 Email Legitimate or a Phish?

It’s no surprise that phishers and scammers are using the avalanche of new information and events involving the global coronavirus pandemic as a way to successfully phish more victims. ...
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[Click Alert] So, What Is The Phish-prone Percentage On Recent Coronavirus Phishing Tests?

I had some numbers run on the usage of our new, dedicated COVID-19 phishing templates to find out what the Phish-prone percentage was, since this is an unprecedented worldwide event.   ...
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COVID-19 Spam Delivers Remcos RAT

A phishing campaign is impersonating the US Small Business Administration (SBA) in an attempt to deliver the Remcos remote access Trojan, according to researchers at IBM X-Force. The ...
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Two-thirds of Remote Workers Received No Security Awareness Training in the Last Year

This alarming bit of news about U.K. remote workers comes at the worst time when attacks are on the rise, insecure personal devices are being used, and workers are more susceptible to ...
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COVID-19 Emails go From Zero to Half a Million a Day in Just Three Months

According to new data from security researchers at Forcepoint, the interest in coronavirus-themed emails and websites by cybercriminals is cause for concern.
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German Health Authorities Lose €1.5 Million in COVID-19 Mask Purchase Scam

Reaching an all-new low, an international team of individuals setup an elaborate online scam taking advantage of the current need for healthcare equipment to fight COVID-19.
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Third-Party Risk Management Questionnaire for Extended Emergencies

Here’s a questionnaire you can send to suppliers during extended work from home (WFH) periods.
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New COVID-19 Malware Variants Render Your Endpoints Useless

Forget cybercriminals out to steal your money and credentials. Security researchers are now finding more malware intent on rewriting master boot records and wiping file systems.
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Quarantine Text Scam Tricks U.K. Residents into Paying “Fine”

Because of the ambiguity of current lockdown restrictions, a new text scam pretending to be from the government feels a bit too real to U.K. residents, turning them into victims.
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Zeus Sphinx Banking Trojan is Revived Under the Guise of COVID-19 Assistance

The 5-year old malware variant has reared its ugly head once again after a three-year hiatus – this time attempting to take advantage of the need for COVID-19 financial assistance.
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Netflix Scams Target People Sheltering in Place

With people sheltering in place during the pandemic emergency, they’re both teleworking and finding their entertainment online. Google searches for Netflix jumped 142% since the advice to ...
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Spanish Hospital Faces Netwalker Ransomware Attack in the Midst of Pandemic

At a time when hospitals are already stretched thin for budget, one of many attackers still thinks it’s a good idea to hold hospitals for ransom, showing organizations always need to be ...
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