Press Month: March 2020

Coronavirus criminals: Authorities wage war against virus scammers, thieves, impostors and idiots

From price-gouging, mask stealing and pharma-fraud to charity scams, app extortion, cyber-hacking and even “coughing” on people and produce for Instagram followers or as an act of hate, the new coronavirus-centered crime wave – like the spread of the novel virus – is gaining momentum by the minute.

BEC Campaign Targets HR Departments: Report

TA505, a notorious cybercriminal group believed to be operating in Russia, is using business email compromise tactics to target a new group of victims – HR departments, according to researchers from Prevailion, a security monitoring firm.

TA505 Targets HR Departments with Poisoned CVs

Infamous cybercrime organization spotted in attacks that employ legitimate software — and Google Drive. A newly discovered attack campaign by the notoriously prolific TA505 cybercrime organization now is targeting businesses in Germany via their human resources executives.

How global tumult can impact early-stage startup investment

Fulton-based cyber startup foundry DataTribe released a new analysis showing that investment activity was trending down in uncertain times, even before COVID-19. Here’s a look at what that means for deals locally.

15 Coronavirus Online Scams to Watch Out For

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.

Companies face fresh security risks from people working from home

Millions of people are working from home around the world as the coronavirus pandemic spreads and authorities plead for people to stay at home to slow the rate of contagion.

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