A week in security (November 23 – November 29)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2020 10:44:12 +0000

A roundup of cybersecurity news from November 23 – 29, including Zoom, Spotify, and the IoT Cybersecurity Bill.

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Hospital ransomware: Gangs are back to target healthcare

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2020 12:50:03 +0000

With some countries and states heading back in to lockdown due to rising rates of COVID-19 infections, it seems horrible timing that hospital ransomware is back in the news.

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FBI, DHS, HHS Warn of Imminent, Credible Ransomware Threat Against U.S. Hospitals

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 00:43:30 +0000

On Monday, Oct. 27, KrebsOnSecurity began following up on a tip from a reliable source that an aggressive Russian cybercriminal gang known for deploying ransomware was preparing to disrupt information technology systems at hundreds of hospitals, clinics and medical care facilities across the United States. Today, officials from the FBI and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security hastily assembled a conference call with healthcare industry executives warning about an “imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers.”

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FBI, CISA Echo Warnings on ‘Vishing’ Threat

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2020 20:34:18 +0000

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on Thursday issued a joint alert to warn about the growing threat from voice phishing or “vishing” attacks targeting companies. The advisory came less than 24 hours after KrebsOnSecurity published an in-depth look at a crime group offering a service that people can hire to steal VPN credentials and other sensitive data from employees working remotely during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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