Fake websites that claim to offer information or treatments for coronavirus are another significant threat. The security industry has already uncovered one case in which hackers are using an interactive map of coronavirus infections created by Johns Hopkins University to trick people into landing on a malicious website. They are selling these ‘infection kits’ to other hackers in the Dark Web, said Karim Hijazi, CEO of Prevailion, a cyber intelligence company headquartered in Columbia, Maryland.
Like so many events that fell victim to social distancing during the pandemic, Microsoft’s annual BlueHat conference was cancelled for both 2020 and 2021. This week the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) instead held a virtual panel event discussing vulnerability disclosure.
Firefox and Apple are offering email alias options, but experts say while they’re helpful, they aren’t as safe as you might think, and should be used with other security measures.
Accenture and Prevailion describe the recent activities of the Iranian threat group Lyceum. It’s concentrated on installing backdoors in ISPs and telecommunications companies.