As the COVID-19 crisis continues, healthcare organizations need to ramp up efforts to mitigate the threats posed by cybercriminals who are trying to exploit the chaos, says attorney Jason G. Weiss, a cyber forensics expert and retired FBI agent.
Cybercrime groups and nation-state hacking gangs are continuing to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic to further their aims, U.K. and U.S. security agencies warn in a joint alert. While overall attack levels haven't increased, they say, "the frequency and severity of COVID-19-related cyberattacks" looks set to surge.
A recent disinformation campaign that apparently originated in Russia used forged U.S. diplomatic documents and social media to spread false stories in Eastern Europe and Asia, according to a new research report, which warns that these tactics could be used against the U.S. in the run-up to the fall election.
With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing federal government employees and contractors to work from home, NASA is seeing an increase in hacker attacks targeting its newly mobile workforce, the space agency's CIO reports.
With the U.S. presidential election now seven months away, how have threats to the campaigns evolved, and what impact might be seen from COVID-19? Brigadier General (retired) Francis X. Taylor, a leader of the U.S. CyberDome election security effort, shares an update.
With the U.S. and other nations adopting economic stimulus packages as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic, fraudsters are now using the promise of government checks as phishing lures to spread banking Trojans, according to a pair of new security research reports.
The FBI warns that the notorious FIN7 cybercrime gang has a new trick up its sleeve: Mailing victims a $50 gift card portrayed as good for redeeming items listed on an accompanying USB storage device, which in reality downloads Griffon backdoor software to give attackers remote access.
If you conduct business online, provide your customers and partners with secure web-access to your systems, or just have a brand worth spoofing, it is very likely your brand is already being exploited via email or the web. This attack technique has gone well beyond the big internet brands like Microsoft, ebay, and...
Emotions about the global pandemic are running high, and attackers are taking advantage. Researchers have observed criminals spreading malware by impersonating official sources, distributing malicious COVID-19 maps and trackers, and malvertising on coronavirus-related news stories.
As security professionals, we...
Data breaches expose a wealth of personal information that can enable cybercriminals to bypass security measures, take over accounts, and compromise enterprise networks. To provide a snapshot of the breach exposure affecting major enterprises, we examined SpyCloud's database and found:
412 million breach assets tied...
A hacking group targeted the World Health Organization earlier this month with an apparently unsuccessful spear-phishing campaign designed to harvest credentials as the United Nations organization was grappling with the global COVID-19 pandemic.
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As the global COVID-19 pandemic worsens, security firms and law enforcement, including the FBI, are warning of increasing phishing and other the cybercriminal scams targeting a largely at-home workforce.