Press Month: April 2020

American touting covid conspiracies probably posted WHO, Gates Foundation passwords online, report says

An American touting conspiracy theories about the spread of the coronavirus was the likely source of an incident in which nearly 25,000 credentials from the World Health Organization, the Gates Foundation and other institutions fighting the pandemic were posted to the Internet last week, new research concludes.

10 Unemployment Scams to Avoid

More than 26 million Americans have already sought unemployment funds. Hackers will be on the hunt for more victims.

China ups its spy game on US soil as it bids to control coronavirus narrative

For decades, China has waged an espionage war with the United States, exploiting America’s comparatively open society and free-market economy to steal critical information, trade secrets and technology tools.

China-linked ‘Electric Panda’ hackers seek U.S. targets, intel agency warns

The so-called Electric Panda group is not new — it seems to have been operating since at least 2016, according to one of the indicators listed by DCSA. And Karim Hijazi, CEO of cyber firm Prevailion, told Politico he found two malware types associated with the group’s activity — one of which, Fireball, is definitively Chinese in origin — that were referenced as early as 2017 by the cyber firms Checkpoint and Unit 42.

The Coronavirus & Cybersecurity: 3 Areas of Exploitation

Criminal, political, and strategic factors are combining to create a perfect storm of cyber infections that target the global supply chain.

Amid coronavirus crisis, experts detect ‘dramatic’ hacks on the WHO and ‘negligent’ security precautions

EXCLUSIVE: Since the coronavirus pandemic began sweeping across the globe, the World Health Organization (WHO) has become the target of an array of cybersecurity attacks – but recent efforts to hack into the system have some cybersecurity experts especially concerned.

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