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Flaw in Philippines’ contact-tracing app served up data on 30K health care providers, research finds

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 weeks ago

The flaw has been fixed, but it’s a reminder of how software tools used to combat the pandemic can open up new fronts in data insecurity

UK launches cyber-operation against Russian disinformation on COVID-19 vaccine, report says

by Joe Warminsky • 3 weeks ago

The spy agency GCHQ is using digital tools originally developed to tackle online propaganda and recruitment material from the Islamic State, sources told The Times of London.

Ransomware attacks grow more menacing during the pandemic, creating headaches in health sector

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 weeks ago

Nearly five years after Hollywood Presbyterian, numerous health care organizations have had to endure their own ransomware ordeals.

State cyber bosses re-think security during pandemic fallout

by CyberScoop Staff • 4 weeks ago

Michael Geraghty, CISO and Director, NJ Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell, State of New Jersey discusses new risks brought on by distributed users.

How coronavirus forced cyber changes at the Department of Homeland Security

by CyberScoop Staff • 4 weeks ago

The Department of Homeland Security’s Karen Evans discusses protecting the remote workforce amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health sector mobilizes defenses following Ryuk ransomware warning

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

Threat briefings are being held for hospital executives, federal officials are appealing for more data and hospitals are hardening their computer networks.

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