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Holding Class on Zoom? Beware of These Hacks, Hijinks and Hazards

By Tony Wan     Mar 27, 2020 This article is part of the guide Sustaining Higher Education in the Coronavirus Crisis. On Tuesday, Kristina Ishmael was watching a webinar about how coronavirus will impact K-12 education policy, when the screen was suddenly flooded by pictures of pornographic images and racial slurs. The moderator turned […]

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Hackers Hijack Routers’ DNS to Spread Malicious COVID-19 Apps

Lawrence Abrams March 23, 2020 A new cyber attack is hijacking router’s DNS settings so that web browsers display alerts for a fake COVID-19 information app from the World Health Organization that is the Vidar information-stealing malware. For the past five days, people have been reporting their web browser would open on its own and display a […]

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Prepare now for the second wave of coronavirus hacking

https://thehill.com/opinion/cybersecurity/488432-prepare-now-for-the-second-wave-of-coronavirus-hacking BY BRIAN FINCH by © Getty Images Hackers rarely let a good crisis go unexploited, and the coronavirus has proven to be no exception. Multiple law enforcement alerts have detailed the dramatic spike in the use of COVID-19 themes by cyber criminals as a way to lure unsuspecting users into downloading malware. Such scams are garnering […]

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Coronavirus Poll Results: Cyberattacks Ramp Up, WFH Prep Uneven

https://threatpost.com/coronavirus-poll-cyberattacks-work-from-home/153958/ Author:Tara Seals March 19, 2020  A poll of Threatpost readers shows that security preparedness is uneven as organizations make an unprecedented transition to remote working. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep the globe and Americans are told to isolate from others, many organizations are sending employees home to work. While most respondents in […]

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Coronavirus Sets the Stage for Hacking Mayhem

https://www.wired.com/story/coronavirus-cyberattacks-ransomware-phishing/ As more people work from home and anxiety mounts, expect cyberattacks of all sorts to take advantage. THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS has impacted the global economy, daily life, and human health around the world, changing how people work and interact everyday. But in addition to the pressing threat the virus poses to human health, these rapid […]

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Threat Intel Update | Cyber Attacks Leveraging the COVID-19/CoronaVirus Pandemic

Jim Walter March 20, 2020 This is a concerning time for our industry and the public at large. We are in the midst of a global health crisis. In such times, we all need to be working together and ensuring that everyone has the most accurate and reliable data. We all want assurance that we […]

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Solarium Report Eclipsed By Pandemic

Published on March 20, 2020 Dale Peterson A Ebook version of the full reporthttp://online.fliphtml5.com/gnel/amqq/ The long awaited U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission Report came out and received very little attention given more pressing pandemic events. And this is a good thing. I’ll provide some critique and then, to be fair, provide my two-part prescription for this difficult question. […]

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Exclusive: Hackers acting in Turkey’s interests believed to be behind recent cyberattacks – sources

WORLD NEWSJANUARY 27, 2020 / 6:04 AM / UPDATED 9 HOURS AGO Jack Stubbs, Christopher Bing, Joseph Menn LONDON (Reuters) – Sweeping cyberattacks targeting governments and other organizations in Europe and the Middle East are believed to be the work of hackers acting in the interests of the Turkish government, three senior Western security officials said.FILE PHOTO: […]

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Iran ‘revenge’ could come in the form of cyber-attacks, experts warn

Historically, cyber-attacks between US and Iran have de-escalated conflict, but Suleimani killing may bring an end to that pattern Sat 4 Jan 2020 06.00 GMTLast modified on Sat 4 Jan 2020 06.02 GMT The US assassination of Qassem Suleimani has increased the likelihood that a decade of cyber-hostilities between the US and Iran could escalate into true cyberwarfare, security experts have […]

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Iran defuses second cyberattack in less than a week

Cyberattack ‘aimed at spying on government intelligence’, Iran’s telecommunications minister says.7 hours ago Iran defused a second cyberattack in less than a week as this one “aimed at spying on government intelligence”, according to the country’s telecommunications minister. Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said in a short Twitter post on Sunday the alleged attack was “identified and […]