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U.S. Election 2020 – Don’t Let COVID-19 Misinformation Suppress Your Vote

U.S. Election 2020 – Don’t Let COVID-19 Misinformation Suppress Your Vote   In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, another pandemic of sorts took root—this one an “infodemic.” Whether designed to mislead, instill fear, capitalize on crank remedies, or push phony cures that caused harm or worse, millions of outright false stories about COVID-19 prolifera
Publish At:2021-02-18 21:06 | Read:1092 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer misinformation elections 2020 threat report

Election 2020 – Keep Misinformation from Undermining the Vote

Election 2020 – Keep Misinformation from Undermining the Vote On September 22nd, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an advisory about the potential threat from foreign actors and cybercriminals attempting to spread false information. Their joint public service announcement makes a
Publish At:2021-02-18 21:06 | Read:591 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer fake news misinformation elections 2020 elections v

Lock and Code S1Ep19: Forecasting IoT cybersecurity with John Donovan and Adam Kujawa

This week on Lock and Code, we offer something special for listeners—a backstage pass to a cybersecurity training that we held for employees during Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which ended in October. The topic? The future of cybersecurity for the Internet of Things. Our guests, Chief Information Security Officer John Donovan and Security Evangelist
Publish At:2020-11-09 15:23 | Read:1329 | Comments:0 | Tags:Podcast cybersecurity awareness month elections hacking hosp

QBot Trojan delivered via malspam campaign exploiting US election uncertainties

This blog post was authored by Jérôme Segura and Hossein Jazi. The 2020 US elections have been the subject of intense scrutiny and emotions, while happening in the middle of a global pandemic. As election night ended and uncertainty regarding the results began to creep in, threat actors decided to jump in on it too. Those tracking the threat landscape
Publish At:2020-11-04 18:23 | Read:1162 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Social engineering elections malspam Pinkslipbot

Joe Biden app bug might have exposed personal information of millions of users

The personal details of tens of millions of people might have been exposed by a newly discovered bug in the official Joe Biden Presidential Campaign App called ‘Vote Joe.’ Tech Crunch reported that cybersecurity experts came across the vulnerability who immediately reported it to the app developers. The bug has been patched.  The tech blog quoted
Publish At:2020-09-30 12:13 | Read:995 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security data breach e-voting elections

DNI and Microsoft warn that multiple countries are trying to influence the elections

Microsoft, a multinational technology company headquartered in the USA, revealed in a blog post that hackers from foreign states have actively targeted people and organizations involved in the upcoming Presidential elections.  The attacks, predominantly coming from Iran, China, and Russia, have been aimed at people associated with both Joe Biden and Presiden
Publish At:2020-09-18 06:57 | Read:1788 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News News Security cybersecurity elections hacking

Lock and Code S1Ep15: Safely using Google Chrome Extensions with Pieter Arntz

This week on Lock and Code, we discuss the top security headlines generated right here on Labs and around the Internet. In addition, we talk to Pieter Arntz, malware intelligence researcher for Malwarebytes, about Google Chrome extensions. These sometimes helpful online tools that work directly with the Google Chrome browser can pull off a variety of tric
Publish At:2020-09-14 13:15 | Read:1419 | Comments:0 | Tags:Podcast advanced persistent threats APT Center for Public He

A week in security (February 17 – 23)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we highlighted the benefits and concerns of identity-as-a-service (IDaaS), an identity management scheme deployed from the cloud; reported on scammers and squatters taking advantage of Rudy Giuliani’s Twitter typos; and gave a high-level overview of RobbinHood, the latest ransomware baddie to specifically target organizations.
Publish At:2020-02-24 15:54 | Read:2154 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security awis BlueKeep catfishing Chrome Extension

Voter Data Theft Affects Almost Four Million in Hong Kong

National elections have become a global stage for hackers to display their virtuosity, bringing the question of cybersecurity to the forefront of the conversation. Since Barack Obama accused the Russians of meddling in 2016’s presidential election in favor of Donald Trump, several European countries have taken their own measures to avoid such cyberatta
Publish At:2017-04-19 01:30 | Read:5014 | Comments:0 | Tags:News cyberespionage data leaks elections

Hong Kong Government Hacked by APT3 Group before elections

Two Hong Hong government departments were targeted by Chinese hackers belonging the APT3 group just before the legislative elections. Security experts from FireEye have discovered a new cyber espionage campaign launched by the Chinese APT3 group against Hong Kong Government before upcoming parliamentary elections that are to be held today September 4. The h
Publish At:2016-09-04 15:00 | Read:5615 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Intelligence APT3 cyber es

Virginia Voting Machines Exposed to Simple, Potentially Election-Altering Hacks Since 2004

The Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) is calling on the board of elections in that commonwealth to immediately discontinue use of its electronic voting devices after an examination revealed the systems lack strong credentials and encryption and are utterly vulnerable to vote manipulation.The vulnerable devices are identified as “Advanced
Publish At:2015-04-17 02:15 | Read:4972 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government Vulnerabilities elections voting

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