Sat.Mar 21, 2020

COVID-19 and the Need for 'Digital Distancing'

Data Breach Today

Tom Kellermann of VMware Carbon Black on Threats to Remote Workforce With the declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic, and the global shift to work from home, Tom Kellermann of VMware Carbon Black sees a corresponding increase in hacking and espionage attempts against U.S. agencies, businesses and citizens. He says add "digital distancing" to your precautions

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UK Fintech company Finastra hit by a cyber attack

Security Affairs

The financial technology firm Finastra announced it has suffered a ransomware attack that took down its some of its systems. Finastra , the UK leading financial technology provider, announced that some of its servers were shut down in response to a ransomware attack that the company detected. Finastra provides financial software and services to more than 9,000 customers worldwide, it has over 10,000 employees and $1.9 billion in revenues.

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Ransomware Groups Promise Not to Hit Hospitals Amid Pandemic

WIRED Threat Level

Plus: iPhone cracking, credit card skimming, and more of the week's top security news. Security Security / Security News

New Coronavirus-themed attack uses fake WHO chief emails

Security Affairs

Day after day the number of Coronavirus-themed attacks increases, fraudsters have launched a phishing campaign to deliver keyloggers on users’ PC. Experts from IBM X-Force have uncovered a new Coronavirus-themed phishing campaign aimed at delivering keyloggers on users’ PC. Threat actors are using phishing emails claiming to be sent from the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO), the malware delivered by crooks is a new variant of HawkEye keylogger. .

Product Analytics Playbook: Mastering Retention

Why do your users churn? In this guide you'll learn common product pitfalls and how to fix them.

How Surveillance Could Save Lives Amid a Public Health Crisis

WIRED Threat Level

Smartphones could be a powerful weapon against the novel coronavirus. But tracking people's movements would offend many Americans' sense of privacy. Business Business / National Affairs Security

Healthcare sector targeted : what you need to know about the hackers very unusual strategy

Security Affairs

Orange Cyberdefense’s Epidemiology Lab has published a report on cyberattacks targeting the healthcare sector. While COVID-19 infections around the world are exploding, cyber threat actors are trying to capitalise on this global health crisis by creating malwares or launching attacks with a COVID-19 theme. Last week, a COVID-19 testing centre was hit by a cyberattack , leading to a disruption in the proper functioning of the hospital.

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