Cybersecurity (77)

State Unemployment Programs Battle Cybersecurity Woes

State unemployment insurance programs have become a target for hackers, and a potential source of data breaches, as the COVID-19 crisis drags on.


How COVID-19 Threatens 2020 Presidential Election Security

The coronavirus pandemic has made securing the integrity of this year’s presidential election that much harder. The COVID-19 crisis risks compromising the safety of voters and the legitimacy of the results. That’s according to more than a dozen state officials, former federal officials, voting rights activists and legal scholars interviewed by CNN.


Ransomware Hits Law Firm to Lady Gaga, LeBron James, Other Stars

A data security researcher has uncovered what is apparently a major data breach as a result of a ransomware attack against Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks, a law firm whose entertainment and sports clients span from Lady Gaga to LeBron James to the Osbournes. So reports Variety.


What Will Be COVID-19’s Lasting Impact on Cybersecurity?

As cybersecurity pros race to defend against new threats during the coronavirus pandemic, some are already wondering about the future of the industry post-COVID-19.


Nintendo Breach Puts Focus on Two-factor Authentication

A recent data breach of some Nintendo players’ accounts has led the company and cybersecurity observers alike to emphasize the importance of simple two-factor authentication, underscoring once again the weakness of relying on passwords alone.


Shift Toward IT Support May Threaten Cybersecurity

Many cybersecurity pros are being reassigned to general information technology support roles as organizations adapt to working from home, a shift that could raise the risk of cyber attacks. So reports ZDNet.


IT Provider Cognizant Suffers Ransomware Attack

Cognizant Technology Solutions has revealed that its services were disrupted by a “Maze” ransomware attack. So reports Reuters.


Google: We Stop 18 Million COVID-19 Scam Emails a Day

Google just blocked 18 million malicious emails related to the coronavirus pandemic in one week alone, the company said. So reports CNET.


Hackers Slam Hospitals Already Swamped with COVID-19

As healthcare providers grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, they’re also battling an outbreak of cyberattacks.


How Zoom’s COVID-19 Spotlight Exposed Cybersecurity Flaws

The video conferencing app Zoom was a rare business success story as the coronavirus pandemic upended daily life, but where cybersecurity is concerned, it may end up as a cautionary tale.


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