Hospitals On COVID-19 Frontline Facing ‘Double Extortion’ Cyber Threat (Forbes) A new report published by Check Point Research today cautions hospitals regarding the rise of what it refers to as a double extortion cyber threat.
Malvertising Campaign Targeting Internet Explorer Users (Avast) A malvertising campaign used Fallout Exploit Kit to distribute Kpot v2.0 to people using outdated versions of Internet Explorer
Fake COVID-19 medication websites on the rise, stealing money and information (WCNC) Scammers are claiming they have medication to protect against or treat coronavirus.
Pandemic Doesn't Alter HIPAA Privacy, Public Welfare Balance (Law360) Eroding the disclosure protections afforded to patients under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act during the coronavirus pandemic would undermine the benefits to society because the aggregate data the public needs is already available, say Habib Ilahi at Stinson and attorney Rachel Rose.
Fever surveillance ‘to become as common as CCTV’ (The Telegraph) Being turned away from events for running a fever might become the 'new normal'
Apple releases mobility data to help combat COVID‑19 (WeLiveSecurity) Apple has released Mobility Trends Reports, which shows how movement trends around the world were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic since January 13th.
Some experts doubtful enough Americans will get on board with new contact tracing system (WDKY) Going from competitors to collaborators, Apple and Google are launching a Bluetooth contact tracing system for coronavirus cases that some are concerned won't be effective.
Residential Internet Connections are now Business Connections: What about Security and Compliance? (Akamai) Near-global mandates to stay at home have completely reshaped the internet security landscape. Remote work is the new normal, inverting the traditional office model. Attackers are not relenting as they see opportunity to take advantage of a world with a...
Zoom Hires Security Heavyweights to Fix Flaws (Wall Street Journal) Zoom Video Communications is calling in the equivalent of the cybersecurity cavalry after security lapses that have drawn attention from U.S. authorities and raised concerns with customers.
Zoom Rolls Out New Measures as Security Fears Mount (SecurityWeek) Zoom is rolling out a number of measures meant to stem criticism over how it has handled security as users flock to the video communications system during the coronavirus pandemic.
Your Zoom videos could live on in the cloud even after you delete them (CNET) Yet another Zoom issue found.
'Not a Safe Platform': India Bans Zoom for Government Use (SecurityWeek) India has banned the use of video-conferencing app Zoom for government remote meetings, the government said, in the latest warning about the platform's security.
Google's fast-growing Meet video tool getting Zoom-like layout, Gmail link (Reuters) Google will allow business and education users on Gmail.com to directly take calls on its video conferencing tool Meet starting Thursday, a new feature being offered as the Alphabet Inc unit seeks to capitalize on security and other concerns with rival services.
Verizon Buys Zoom Conferencing Rival BlueJeans (Wall Street Journal) The carrier will pay less than $500 million for the Zoom Video Communications rival, part of an effort to bolster Verizon’s business group as it rolls out faster 5G networks and pitches new applications of wireless technology to its largest corporate customers.
Microsoft stock is up because businesses want secure video conferencing, says Robert Herjavec (CNBC) "The use of Teams at the corporate enterprise level is really taking off," the "Shark Tank" investor said on CNBC's "Squawk Alley."
Double Extortion: Ransomware's New Normal Combining Encryption with Data Theft (SecurityWeek) 'Double extortion' is the term given to an evolving ransomware tactic: first steal confidential data, then encrypt the victim's files.
Bad news: So much of your personal data has been hacked that lesson manuals on how to use it are the latest hot property (Register) Cyber-crims bone up on methods for fun and profit, but mainly profit
Protecting consumer’s personal data becomes top reason for encryption, global study involving nCipher Security finds (Cambridge Independent) Employee mistakes are now considered the biggest risk to keeping sensitive data safe by IT professional.
KnowBe4 Launches PhishRIP to Remove Suspicious Emails From Inboxes (PR Newswire) KnowBe4, the provider of the world's largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced it has launched a new...
New tool detects AWS intrusions where hackers abuse self-replicating tokens (ZDNet) New SkyWrapper tool generates Excel spreadsheets so AWS account owners can easily spot compromised tokens.
ZeroFOX's AI-powered platform now includes security for Zoom and Slack (Help Net Security) ZeroFOX has extended its AI powered platform to now include advanced cyberattack protection capabilities for business collaboration platforms.
47 States Have Weak or Nonexistent Consumer Data Privacy Laws (Security.org) Last Updated April 16, 2020 By Gabe Turner and the Security.org Team “It’s like the wild wild west,” Emily Mancini, communications director for New York State Sen. Kevin Thomas (D), says, “for businesses and consumers alike.” A bold comparison, perhaps, but one that’s not altogether incorrect. No, we don’t travel by horseback anymore, but as … Continued
Inter-Continental Agrees To $1.55M Data Breach Settlement (Law360) Inter-Continental Hotels Corp. has agreed to pay $1.55 million to settle a proposed class action in Georgia federal court brought by consumers who claimed the company failed to protect credit and debit card data from hackers.
Words With Friends Gaming Co. Hid Data Breach, Suit Says (Law360) Zynga Inc., the gaming company behind popular social media games Words With Friends and FarmVille, was accused in a proposed class action on Wednesday of failing to tell users about a massive data breach last fall.
Feds Say Film Orgs Can't Sue Over Social Media Visa Policy (Law360) The U.S. Department of State has urged a D.C. federal court to toss film organizations' lawsuit challenging the government's policy of collecting immigrants' social media info on visa applications, saying that the groups can't sue over a policy that doesn't affect them.
3rd Circ. Won't Revive Penn State Worker's Email Privacy Suit (Law360) The Third Circuit on Thursday refused to revive a Pennsylvania State University employee's suit alleging that state investigators illegally accessed her emails as part of now-dropped criminal charges, reasoning in a precedential decision that her constitutional rights weren't violated because the college voluntarily turned over the communications.
Stone Jurors Plea For Protection, Citing Attacks And Threats (Law360) The jurors who convicted Roger Stone last year are urging a D.C. federal judge to reject a right-wing blogger's bid to release jurors' questionnaires, saying the disclosure would only exacerbate the continued attacks and harassment they've been subject to from President Donald Trump and other conservative critics.