Tags covid-19

Cyberattack knocks Italian vaccine registration portal offline

by Tim Starks • 2 days ago

The Lazio region said it would restore the vaccine shot booking system within 72 hours.

Evidence suggests Russia's SVR is still using 'WellMess' malware, despite US warnings

by Tim Starks • 6 days ago

It's less clear what APT29 might be doing with the hacking tool, after allegedly using it last summer to try to steal COVID-19 research.

Chat logs show how Egregor, an $80 million ransomware gang, handled negotiations with little mercy

by Tim Starks • 2 weeks ago

The chats also showed how victims could negotiate successfully, and offered a window into the structure of a ransomware operation.

Spanish-language misinformation about vaccines is evading Facebook's moderators

by Tonya Riley • 1 month ago

Spanish language posts boasting false claims that the covid-19 vaccine causes magnetism are avoiding fact-checkers at a higher rate than English language posts.

As vaccine passports morph into digital IDs, privacy advocates want to know that user data is protected

by Tonya Riley • 2 months ago

Vaccine passports might be clearing the runway for greater adoption of digital IDs. Privacy experts say there are still many unanswered questions.

Senator hammers Facebook, Instagram over COVID-19 misinformation

by Tim Starks • 4 months ago

Sen. Mark Warner says he is particularly disturbed about how Instagram's algorithm appears to be promoting vaccine misinfo.