How the government is keeping hackers from disrupting coronavirus vaccine research

Behind the scenes, DOD has been working to protect the U.S. government effort to produce a coronavirus vaccine against foreign hacking.

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Weeks after malware disruption, New York hospital is getting back online

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 weeks ago

Malicious cyber activity has continued to disrupt IT systems in the health sector despite a raging global pandemic.

Someone duped Twitter verification to spread racist disinformation on US coronavirus vaccine

by Shannon Vavra • 1 month ago

The tactic sounds a lot like a prior Iranian disinformation effort.

How scammers use faked news articles to promote coronavirus 'cures' that only defraud victims

by Jeff Stone • 1 month ago

It's the latest effort to separate anxious web users from their hard-earned cash.

3 strategies for addressing sensitive legal cybersecurity issues

by Charles J. Nerko, Daniella Casseres • 1 month ago

In this op-ed, two expert attorneys gives some advice on how to keep cyber risks from turning into legal risks.

Burglars expose Walgreens customer data in a different kind of breach

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

It's a reminder that physical attacks can trigger breach notifications.

Garmin mobile app down amid possible ransomware attack

by Shannon Vavra • 2 months ago

Garmin’s mobile application and services were experiencing outages amid reports that the smartwatch and wearables company was suffering from a ransomware attack.

CISA turns to security experts with street cred to protect health sector

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

Josh Corman, who has long evangelized for medical-device security, will help expand the agency’s attempts to secure networks during the pandemic.

Fixing supply chain vulnerabilities should be a team effort

by Ellen Sundra • 2 months ago

Over time, the hope is that we can start building connected devices with a security-first approach.

US accuses two Chinese hackers of global hacking campaign, targeting coronavirus vaccine research

by Jeff Stone • 2 months ago

The charges from the Department of Justice come amid mounting pressure for governments around the world to mitigate COVID-19.

Russian government hackers targeting coronavirus vaccine research, UK, US and Canada warn

by Shannon Vavra • 2 months ago

Russian government hackers have been targeting coronavirus vaccine research, U.K., U.S., and Canadian government officials said.

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