Hackers

Read: Report Finds Cybercriminals Are Targeting the Cloud

Report Finds Cybercriminals Are Targeting the Cloud

Due to COVID-19, organizations are shifting business-critical applications to hybrid-cloud environments, which is increasing the attack surface.

Read: UCSF Medical School Pays $1.14 Million to Criminal Hackers

UCSF Medical School Pays $1.14 Million to Criminal Hackers

The Netwalker ransomware gang originally demanded $3 million, but the payment was negotiated down by a UCSF official.

Read: Ransomware Gang Holds Michigan State University Files Hostage

Ransomware Gang Holds Michigan State University Files Hostage

The NetWalker ransomware gang says they will leak stolen server files if MSU officials do not pay an undisclosed ransom in seven days.

Read: Microsoft: Beware of ‘Massive’ Excel, COVID-19 Phishing Scam

Microsoft: Beware of ‘Massive’ Excel, COVID-19 Phishing Scam

Microsoft is warning users that hackers are engaging in a massive phishing campaign using malicious Excel files and fake COVID-19 news that can give them access to computers.

Read: NSA Releases Security Criteria for Meeting Platforms

NSA Releases Security Criteria for Meeting Platforms

The U.S. National Security Agency has published a security assessment of 13 popular communication and collaboration platforms.

Read: Survey: Nearly 1 in 2 Organizations Not Prepared for Increasing Coronavirus Cyber Attacks

Survey: Nearly 1 in 2 Organizations Not Prepared for Increasing Coronavirus Cyber Attacks

Only half of cybersecurity professionals say they’re prepared for the rise in hacking incidents during the COVID-19 crisis.

Read: Hackers Trying to Steal COVID-19 Research from U.S., U.K. Institutions

Hackers Trying to Steal COVID-19 Research from U.S., U.K. Institutions

So far, none of the hacking attempts have been successful.

Read: Hackers Increasingly Targeting Hospitals During COVID-19 Pandemic

Hackers Increasingly Targeting Hospitals During COVID-19 Pandemic

As a result, many software and cybersecurity firms are offering free services to healthcare facilities being targeted during the coronavirus pandemic.

Read: Change Your Zoom Password NOW

Change Your Zoom Password NOW

Many of the more than 500,000 Zoom accounts that were for sale on the dark web belonged to university accounts.

Read: How to Protect Your Home Network from Cyberattacks

How to Protect Your Home Network from Cyberattacks

With so many campus employees and students working and studying from home during the COVID-19 crisis, home network protection is critical. Here’s how you can stay safe while working and studying online while social distancing.

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