In an apparent attempt to spread TrickBot malware, cybercriminals are sending fake emails designed to look like notifications from the Labor Department concerning changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act, according to IBM X-Force.
Technology is no panacea, including for combating COVID-19. While that might sound obvious, it's worth repeating because some governments continue to hype contact-tracing apps. Such apps won't magically identify every potential exposure. But they could make manual contact-tracing programs more effective.
Ransomware, phishing, extortion scams - they all are
using COVID-19 themes. But socially engineered attacks
were already on the rise before the pandemic, say Olesia
Klevchuk and Nishant Taneja of Barracuda, who share
insights on the evolution of cloud-based email defences.
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A recently uncovered phishing campaign is spoofing notifications from Microsoft's Teams collaboration platform in order to harvest Office 365 credentials from employees working from home offices because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to research from Abnormal Security.
Researchers are seeing a spike in opportunism by fraudsters and cybercriminals seeking to profit from the COVID-19 crisis. Underground online markets are offering a range of pandemic-related goods, from face masks to fraudulent vaccines.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the rising costs of ransomware attacks and the latest victims. Also featured: An assessment of Australia's new contact-tracing app designed to help battle the spread of COVID-19, and a discussion of applying the "zero trust" model to the remote workforce.
Each day brings a new wave of COVID-19 headlines, most of them unsettling. Business continuity plans have been pressure tested beyond their author's expectations, with the effects felt in operations, security, and customer experience. As a critical customer interface, contact centers have felt the effects directly,...
As Google and Apple prepare to offer a jointly developed infrastructure for contact-tracing smartphone apps to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a privacy advocacy group, is raising concerns about the risks involved.
The average ransom paid by victims to ransomware attackers reached $111,605 in the first quarter of this year, up 33% from the previous quarter, reports ransomware incident response firm Coveware, which sees the Sodinokibi, Ryuk and Phobos malware families continuing to dominate.
The number of brute-force attacks targeting RDP connections has spiked since the COVID-19 pandemic forced employees all over the world to work at home, according to an analysis from security firm. These types of attacks can lead to malware infections, cyber espionage and other threats.
Security teams are facing a worst-case scenario - juggling identity and access management while detecting threats for an infrastructure that is no longer within the safe confines of their castle walls.
The fastest to react to this tectonic shift have been the hackers. How are they planning their attacks? What can...
These days, more of your people-maybe even your entire workforce-are working from home. Your operations have shifted, and your cybersecurity needs to, too. But even as the potential for risk widens amidst a rapidly evolving threat landscape, you can help keep your enterprise safe and your people...
Four CISOs, two CEOs, one global crisis. These are the ingredients for an exclusive panel discussion on how enterprises have emerged from the cybersecurity challenges of COVID-19 and how they are building the foundation for an entirely new way to live and work post-pandemic.