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.
Fraudsters are taking advantage of the increasing use of Zoom for video conferencing to support those working from home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. They're waging phishing campaigns with Zoom themes and hijacking - or "Zoom bombing" - sessions.
To ensure business continuity, manufacturers in India that now have a 100 percent remote workforce because of the COVID-19 pandemic must be vigilant about ensuring critical data is protected through continuous monitoring, says Ravikiran S. Avvaru of the manufacturing group Apollo Tyres Ltd.
Enterprises globally are suddenly challenged to support and secure the largest remote workforce in history. Michael Goldgof of Barracuda shares insight on how to scale up this capacity securely, maximizing existing tools.
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.
When securing the remote workforce, it's important to be mindful of the human challenges - educating children, caring for elders and dealing with the barrage of COVID-19 news, says Microsoft's Diana Kelley, who shares insights on balancing cybersecurity and compassion.
Security practitioners around the world are struggling to cope with the challenges posed by remote workers heavily relying on virtual private networks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's a look at steps to take to help enhance security.
Zoom has apologized for sharing large sets of user data by default with Facebook, blaming the social network's software development kit, which it has removed from its iOS app. With COVID-19 driving unprecedented levels of remote working, video conferencing software is under the privacy and security microscope.
If vulnerabilities in 4G cellular networks that can expose them to denial-of-service and other attacks are not addressed, emerging 5G networks could inherit these same issues, the security firm Positive Technologies reports.
More than two dozen healthcare organizations and technology firms have formed a coalition to help address the COVID-19 crisis by using secure information sharing and data analysis. But observers warn the group must devote enough attention to privacy and security issues.
Cybercriminals are waging brute-force attacks that enable them to change DNS settings on home and small business routers to redirect victims to fake COVID-19-themed websites that push infostealer malware, according to the security firm Bitdefender.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed more than policy and social gaps, says U.K.-based cybersecurity expert John Walker. It's also manifested in digital exposures born out of lack of preparedness and bad practices. Walker offers insights on improving the cyber response.
Switzerland-based global insurance firm Chubb acknowledges that it's investigating a "security incident." Meanwhile, the Maze ransomware gang is claiming Chubb is its latest victim, according to researchers at the security firm Emsisoft.