The U.S. Treasury Department is anticipating fraud as the IRS distributes about $300 billion in direct cash payments to Americans to provide economic relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. Russian-speaking fraudsters already appear to be trying to game the IRS's online systems, one security expert notes.
The prolific TA505 cybercrime group targeted corporate networks across Europe using spear-phishing emails to spread the SDBbot remote access Trojan, according to IBM X-Force researchers. The malicious messages were disguised as emails from HR departments.
The State Department is offering a $5 million reward for information about North Korean-sponsored hacking campaigns, according to an advisory released this week by several U.S. agencies about the ongoing threat these campaigns pose to financial institutions and others.
A global health crisis. A remote workforce. Economic uncertainty. These are key ingredients to fuel the insider threat. Randy Trzeciak of the CERT Insider Threat Center at Carnegie Mellon University offers tips for monitoring risky behavior and creating positive incentives to reduce risk.
Fraudsters waging business email compromise schemes are attempting to steal money from state agencies and healthcare providers that are buying medical equipment and supplies to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the FBI warns.
As governments and organizations around the globe rethink their use of the Zoom teleconference platform as a result of ongoing privacy and security concerns, the company is making more system changes and has formed a CISO advisory board.
Cybercrime groups and nation-state hacking gangs are continuing to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic to further their aims, U.K. and U.S. security agencies warn in a joint alert. While overall attack levels haven't increased, they say, "the frequency and severity of COVID-19-related cyberattacks" looks set to surge.
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Popular teleconferencing software Zoom is continuing to fall under scrutiny as questions are raised over its privacy and security practices. The latest issue: a feature that inadvertently reveals strangers' email addresses and profile photos.
The FBI has arrested a Russian national for allegedly helping an international cybercriminal gang launder its money by turning cash into bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, according to court documents.
With the U.S. and other nations adopting economic stimulus packages as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic, fraudsters are now using the promise of government checks as phishing lures to spread banking Trojans, according to a pair of new security research reports.