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COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer suffers a data breach

Dr. Reddy’s, the Indian contractor for Russia’s “Sputinik V” COVID-19 vaccine was hit with a cyber-attack that forced the company to close its plants. Indian COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories was hit with a cyber attack that forced it to shut down its plants in Brazil, India, Russia, the U.K., and the U.S.. According to The Economi
Publish At:2020-10-26 05:47 | Read:236 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking coronavirus hacking news information s

How Covid fatigue puts your physical and digital health in jeopardy

After six months of social distancing, sheltering in place, working from home, distance learning, mask-wearing, hand-washing, and plenty of hand-wringing, people are pretty damn tired of COVID-19. And with no magic bullet (yet) and no end in sight, annoyance has turned into exasperation and even desperation. Doctors and mental health professionals call th
Publish At:2020-10-15 14:47 | Read:236 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness alert fatigue caution fatigue coronavirus coronavi

Hackers disguise malware attack as new details on Donald Trump’s COVID-19 illness

The confirmation that US President Donald Trump has been infected by the Coronavirus, and had to spend time this weekend in hospital, has – understandably – made headlines around the world.And there are plenty of people, on both sides of the political divide, who are interested in learning more about his health status.It’s no surprise, ther
Publish At:2020-10-08 08:49 | Read:285 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection Coronaviru

Chinese hackers stole info from Spanish centers working on Covid19 vaccine

Chinese hackers have stolen information from Spanish laboratories working on a vaccine for COVID19, El Pais newspaper revealed. The El Pais newspaper reported that Chinese hackers have stolen information from Spanish laboratories working on a vaccine for COVID19. While pharmaceutical companies worldwide are working on the research of a vaccine for the
Publish At:2020-09-18 13:07 | Read:295 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Intelligence China coronavirus covid19

Emotet malware employed in fresh COVID19-themed spam campaign

The Emotet malware has begun to spam COVID19-themed emails to U.S. businesses after not being active for most of the USA pandemic. The infamous Emotet malware is back, operators have begun to spam COVID-19 themed emails to the U.S. businesses. Early this year, the Emotet malware was employed in spam COVID19-themed campaigns that targeted thos
Publish At:2020-08-15 16:39 | Read:612 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware coronavirus covid19 EMOTET

Why Australian Data Breach Numbers Are Underreported

Recently, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) published its periodic statistical report on data breaches  – occurring in Australia during the first half of 2020 – received under the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme. According to the report, there was a three percent decrease in the number of data breaches reported t
Publish At:2020-08-10 13:45 | Read:638 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Australia coronavirus COVID-19 Data Breach m

US DoJ charges Chinese hackers for targeting COVID-19 research

US Justice Department accused two Chinese hackers of stealing trade secrets from companies worldwide and targeting firms developing a COVID-19 vaccine. This week, the US Justice Department accused two Chinese hackers of stealing trade secrets from companies worldwide and recently involved in attacks against firms developing a vaccine for the COVID-19.
Publish At:2020-07-21 19:38 | Read:455 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Intelligence Chinese hac

UK NCSC blames Russia-linked APT29 for attacks on COVID-19 vaccine research

The UK National Cyber Security Centre says that Russia-linked APT29 group is attempting to steal research data related to potential COVID-19 vaccines. The British National Cyber Security Centre revealed that Russia-linked group APT29 is conducting cyberespionage campaigns targeting UK, US, and Canadian organizations working of the development of a COVID-1
Publish At:2020-07-16 10:55 | Read:532 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Intelligence APT29 coron

Office 365 users that are returning to the workplace targeted with Coronavirus training resources

Experts are warning of a new phishing campaign aimed at Office 365 users that are returning to the workplace with Coronavirus training resources. Threat actors continue to use Coronavirus lures adapting their technique to the current situation. The attack techniques adopted by the threat actors depends on the state of businesses in each region. In places
Publish At:2020-06-29 03:44 | Read:819 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime coronavirus Hacking hacking news i

Coughing in the face of scammers: security tips for the 2020 tax season

In spite of everything happening in the world right now—the 2020 tax season is about to come to an end, and taxes are due. Americans got a reprieve back in March when the US Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced they were pushing back the federal income tax filing due date from April 15 to July 15, 2020. Fast forward three month
Publish At:2020-06-24 14:10 | Read:558 | Comments:0 | Tags:How-tos 2019 taxes 2020 tax season coronavirus coronavirus t

Von der Leyen said Chinese cyberattacks on EU hospitals cannot be tolerated

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen called out China for launching cyberattacks EU hospitals and health care institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen publicly linked to China a series of cyber attacks against EU hospitals and health care institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic. von der
Publish At:2020-06-24 07:55 | Read:662 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Intelligence Security China coronaviru

A new variant of the IcedID banking Trojan spreads using COVID-19 lures

Experts spotted a new version of the IcedID banking trojan that uses steganography to infect victims as part of COVID-19 themed attacks. A new version of the IcedID banking trojan was employed in COVID-19 themed attacks, the new variant uses steganography to infect victims and implements anti-detection capabilities. Researchers at Juniper Threat La
Publish At:2020-06-22 05:16 | Read:858 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware banking coronavirus COVID-

230k+ Indonesian COVID-19 patients’ records for sale in the Darkweb

Security researchers at threat intelligence firm Cyble discovered over 230.000 Indonesian COVID-19 patients records leaked in the darknet. As part of a regular Deepweb and Darkweb monitoring activity, researchers at threat intelligence firm Cyble identified a credible threat actor who was selling the database of COVID-19 patients of Indonesia. The thre
Publish At:2020-06-21 12:55 | Read:825 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Data Breach Deep Web coronavirus C

COVID-19 themed attacks are just a small percentage of the overall threats

Threat actors adapted their tactics to exploit the interest in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft says. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, threat actors started to actively deploy opportunistic campaigns using Coronavirus lures. Anyway, Microsoft says that malware attacks that abused the COVID-19 theme only had a temporary effect on th
Publish At:2020-06-21 06:06 | Read:953 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware coronavirus COVID-

Norway suspends its COVID-19 contact tracing app due to privacy concerns

Norway’s health authorities announced the suspension of the design of a COVID-19 contact tracing app due to privacy concerns. In April, Norway launched its contact tracing app dubbed Smittestopp (“Infection stop”) to trace the diffusion of the COVID-19 in the country. A contact tracing app is a tool that could be used to contain new d
Publish At:2020-06-16 14:09 | Read:883 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Mobile contact tracing coronavirus

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