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A Peaceful Cyberspace

Geneva-based CyberPeace Institute offers a beacon of hope for cybersecurity in an increasingly unsecured and dangerous cyberspace. https://ssir.org/pdf/Spring2020-WhatsNext-Brownworth-Cyberspace.pdf By Victoria A. Brownworth Spring 2020(Photo by iStock/Urupong)  Think of software like a web of code, woven as a system that is supposed to be intact, but in which small holes can exist unknowingly,” Marietje Schaake explained in a […]

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Hacker ‘ceasefire’ gets little traction as pandemic fuels attacks

Published 2 days ago  on April 3, 2020 ByAgence France-PresseFacebookTwitterFlipboardCopy LinkEmail Internet users have seen a surge in COVID-related cyberattacks and fraud schemes which could add to the misery of the pandemic, even as some hackers have called for dialing back their criminal efforts. A deluge of attacks has included phishing emails purported to be from health […]

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War Dialing’ Tool Exposes Zoom’s Password Problems

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to force people to work from home, countless companies are now holding daily meetings using videoconferencing services from Zoom. But without the protection of a password, there’s a decent chance your next Zoom meeting could be “Zoom bombed” — attended or disrupted by someone who doesn’t belong. And according to data […]

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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. […]