Google finds Indian hack-for-hire firms exploiting coronavirus fears via spearphishing schemes

Indian hack-for-hire firms are impersonating the World Health Organization in spearphishing email campaigns, according to Google.

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Trust us, information sharing can work. Here’s how we’re doing it.

by Neil Jenkins • 1 week ago

Opinion: Why is information sharing so hard and why are we still working on it? The Cyber Threat Alliance has some ideas.

DHS’s cyber division has stepped up protections for coronavirus research, official says

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

“I just want you to know that we have stepped up our protections of HHS and CDC," Bryan Ware told industry representatives Friday.

FBI offers US companies more details from investigations of health care hacking

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

The memo includes multiple examples of state-linked hackers trying to compromise organizations in the health care and public health sector.

Romanian police bust hackers allegedly plotting ransomware attacks on hospitals

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 weeks ago

The hackers reportedly planned to threaten hospitals with malware to protest Romania’s state of emergency amid COVID-19.

Microsoft opens up coronavirus threat data to the public

by Shannon Vavra • 3 weeks ago

Microsoft has decided to make its coronavirus-related hacking threat intelligence public, even for non-customers, to boost collective security.

US accuses Chinese hackers of trying to steal coronavirus vaccine research

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 weeks ago

It's an escalation of the bilateral feud over handling of the global pandemic.

What one cybersecurity company has learned from responding to Maze ransomware

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 weeks ago

Like others involved in ransomware, the people behind Maze are not one group but a series of distinct teams with specialties.

European health care giant Fresenius Group grappling with computer virus

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 weeks ago

Fresenius Group, a health care conglomerate that includes a major pharmaceutical firm, said the incident affected some of its production.

State-linked hacking continues amid race for coronavirus treatments, US and UK agencies warn

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 weeks ago

With a vaccine still many months away, organizations doing coronavirus research will continue to find themselves in the crosshairs of spies.

LabCorp investors file lawsuit, alleging 'persistent' failure to secure data

by Jeff Stone • 1 month ago

Burlington, North Carolina-based LabCorp never informed shareholders about the exposure of sensitive information this year, the lawsuit states.

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