COVID 19 ROUNDUP - PANDEMIC DELIVERS AN EXTRAORDINARY ARRAY OF SECURITY CHALLENGES
THIS PAST WEEK: 100+ Articles on aspects of Cyber Security / Cyber Breach from around the world that have occurred since Covid 19 became a “thing” , with short summary links; Warner Music sings the blues after a skimming attack surfaces; Data breach cost (and risks) are soaring for businesses in every sector; The state of phishing in 2020 shows you why it's today's biggest risk and major data breaches occur in UNITED STATES, UNITED KINGDOM, ARGENTINA and AUSTRALIA.
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Nine out of 10 coronavirus domains are scams. Half a million Zoom accounts are for sale on the Dark Web. Brute-force attacks are up 400 percent. And there's more. So much more.
The widespread adoption of remote working is the main driver behind the increase, according to a new report.
The coronavirus pandemic is thought to be at the heart of a rise in security incidents this year.
About one in eight Internet users have accessed a website with malicious content during the first months of the pandemic, research suggests.
NHS Digital said its cybersecurity teams were working hard to keep patient data secure as attackers continued to target under-pressure services.
The problems facing the region's tech have-nots were bad enough before the pandemic struck.
ZDNet Security Update: Danny Palmer talks to George Kurtz, co-founder and CEO of Crowd-strike, about how cybersecurity has had to adapt to unique circumstances in 2020 -- and what it means going forward.
Hackers have adapted their strategies to take advantage of the pandemic and vulnerable work-from-home IT connections.
The DOJ suggests in the indictment that the hackers were working for both themselves and for the benefit the Chinese government's Ministry of State Security.
Jim Alkove, Chief Trust Officer at Salesforce, talks security in the new normal of remote work, cybersecurity best practices, and how security jobs can be a way to increase diversity in IT.
Advisory from the UK's National Cyber Security Centre warns of an active spear-phishing campaign by APT 29 - a hacking group associated with Russian intelligence services - in an effort to steal research data.
The NCSC's Exercise in a Box toolset has been updated to help organisations keep their employees safe while working from home.
Ransomware attacks are getting bigger and bolder - at a time where many organisations don't have the resources to fight them off.
Some 91% of businesses reported an increase in cyber attacks with employees working from home, including 93% in Singapore, where 89% and 86% also noted gaps in their business recovery planning and IT operations, respectively, as a result of the global pandemic.
The malware surfaced just days after health officials in Canada announced the launch of a tracing app in the fight against COVID-19.
Staff lack the tools and support to maintain security when using their own PCs at home, especially if they are new to remote working.
Lockdown closed shops and people turned to the internet to buy things - and many found that if an offer is too good to be true, it probably is.
Singapore, Japan, and the US are amongst six nations targeted in a COVID-19 themed phishing campaign that is reportedly scheduled for June 21, during which 8,000 businesses in Singapore may receive email messages from a spoofed Ministry of Manpower account.
Researchers detail Android vulnerability in COVIDSafe that allowed the Bluetooth connection of any untrusted device that happened to be in range.
COVID-19-themed malware attacks began in February, peaked in March, and are slowly dying out.
The QR codes will be available on Naver's smartphone app.
Slated to be ready for rollout later this month, wearable devices the country is developing for COVID-19 contact tracing will not have GPS, internet, or cellular connectivity, so data can only be extracted when the device is physically handed over to the Healthy Ministry.
As individuals debated whether or not to download contact-tracing apps in the fight against COVID-19, more and more have been engaging with and listening carefully to security and privacy professionals. Cybersecurity pros are now very clearly influencers, helping society in its quest to save lives.
Unisys and Idemia to provide the Department of Home Affairs with a solution to conduct biometric matching on people entering Australia.
The cybersecurity firm achieved non-GAAP operating profitability for the first time and beat Wall Street expectations.
Fear is a familiar political weapon, and it appears to be just as effective as it's always been.
After a much-hyped debut, the excitement around the UK's coronavirus contact-tracing app has dipped. What happened?
International rules needed to clamp down on hackers who are targeting healthcare – and risking lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Expect a surge in development of surveillance and crowd monitoring technologies post-pandemic
The controversial scheme may be halted due to the widespread adoption of face coverings.
Hackers were planning to use COVID-19-themed emails to infect Romanian hospitals with ransomware and disrupt operations.
Joint warning from UK National Cyber Security Centre and US Department of Homeland Security warns cyber attackers are actively targeting healthcare with a variety of hacking tricks.
The UK government hopes the app will provide some of the necessary data for accurately tracking COVID-19.
State-sponsored hackers from Russia, Iran, and China are suspected.
The heads of organisations will be responsible for ensuring that employees install the app.
The government's c
RDP brute-force attack numbers rose in mid-March as quarantines were being imposed over the globe. Coronavirus strategy bets heavily on an unproven COVID-19 tracing app, but the lack of a working back end and ham-fisted messaging risks the loss of the public's trust.
FireEye, Akamai and Juniper Networks delivered earnings reports that were far from perfect, but show demand amid an economic slowdown.
Health service says technology to be ready for deployment in two to three weeks. The next challenge will be getting people to use it.
Joint letter by over 170 of the UK's top researchers and scientists voices privacy and security concerns over 'mission creep' on government plans for using smartphones to trace and combat coronavirus.
The move will likely be applauded by privacy and civil rights groups.
With governments increasingly looking to use contact tracing apps to help contain COVID-19, such initiatives are likely to spark renewed interest in Bluetooth attacks which means there is a need for assurance that these apps are regularly tested and vulnerabilities patched.
The coronavirus crisis offers telcos an opportunity to reposition themselves. Over the medium and longer term, the stronger telcos will benefit from the crisis.
Five times as many attacks against the World Health Organisation as hackers look to exploit the coronavirus outbreak.
A US Senator says that the White House has "got to get it together."
Government-backed attackers targeted US government and healthcare workers, says Google's Threat Analysis Group.
New campaigns are capitalizing not just on coronavirus fears but also on the outbreak's financial ramifications.
A technical issue is stymying the development of a government app for tracing COVID-19.
And now cybersecurity authorities want your help with spotting fake and fraud emails.
Google is rolling out the product now as organizations figure out how to accommodate remote workforces through the Covid-19 pandemic.
Microsoft Security Intelligence warns that there's been a large uptick in Covid-19 themed lures in phishing attacks by this one malware operation in recent days.
The use of remote spying software to prevent cheating has raised an outcry from students.
The source code of a proposed app for tracing COVID-19 exposed user data after being published online.
FBI official says foreign hackers targeted COVID-19 research centers.
German state of North Rhine-Westphalia failed to put in place a citizen verification procedure and allowed fraudsters to steal millions of euros.
Action Fraud details the latest figures - and warns people to be mindful of fraudsters and scammers.
Wind turbine operators are the focus of a new data-stealing campaign.
The fight against COVID-19 scams, misinformation, and fake cures continues.
But pandemic means you now can't enroll in Google's Gmail anti-phishing program using a smartphone's security key.
A conversation about the challenges and vulnerabilities facing some of the world's most critical network infrastructure.
Microsoft says the service will remain free for all healthcare organizations "until the COVID-19 pandemic subsides."
Special smartphone apps could help to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but such moves could also have profound implications for individual privacy in the long term.
Jair Bolsonaro puts breaks on the introduction of a tracking system aimed at supporting policies around social distancing.
A new survey from Adobe highlights the biggest priorities and challenges facing technology leaders and where they plan to invest in the future.
Many remote devices lack even basic network security.
Malicious email campaigns have not increased due to COVID-19. Attackers merely changed lures.
The two organizations now join a list that also includes the Taiwanese government, the Australian government, SpaceX, Google, and New York state area schools.
Zoom faces class action, as security criticisms hit its share price, which has skyrocketed in the coronavirus pandemic.
Web domain name registrars are stepping up their efforts to tackle scammers, and it starts even before their websites go live.
Citing security and privacy concerns, Taiwan's Department of Cyber Security has issued an advisory to all government agencies prohibiting the use of certain video software, such as Zoom.
Frequently forwarded messages will now be harder to pass on as the messaging giant tries to curb COVID-19 rumors and misinformation.
European police continue to fight criminal activity linked to the spread of COVID-19
Gaps in security and new ways of working will lead to data breaches and security problems over the coming weeks and months.
Suspected arson attacks have been connected to theories spreading online of 5G as a cause of coronavirus.
Google disables SameSite cookie support to prevent any unforeseen breakage to sites during the coronavirus outbreak.
Contrary to popular belief.
Crooks are taking advantage of this 'surreal situation' to increase pressure warns law enforcement agency.
110 organisations have set out eight conditions proposed for governments worldwide to adhere to if they are using surveillance technology to combat the pandemic.
The concept itself is quite simple but could be invaluable in shielding the general public from privacy violations.
Security researchers have discovered coronavirus-themed malware created to destroy users' computers.
Waves of phishing and malware attacks try to take advantage of working from home and worries about COVID-19.
The FBI says some attacks have also targeted the healthcare industry, currently grappling with the coronavirus outbreak.
'Don't feed the beast' says government as it aims to clamp down on criminals, fraudsters - and nation-states - exploiting the pandemic to spread false narratives.
RDP use is up by 41%, enterprise VPN use is up by 33%.