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U.S. Levies Sanctions Against Russian Research Institution Linked to Triton Malware

The latest in a flurry of actions this week, tied to foreign threats against U.S. computer systems, includes sanctions by the Department of the Treasury. The Trump administration sanctioned a Russia government research institution on Friday claiming it was behind a series of cyberattacks using the highly destructive Triton malware. . . . Read more

Louisiana Calls Out National Guard to Fight Ransomware Surge

An investigation showed a custom backdoor RAT and the Emotet trojan in the networks of municipal victims of the attacks. The National Guard has been called in to help stop a series of government-focused ransomware attacks in Louisiana, according to a report. Local government offices across the Pelican State have . . . Read more

Election Security: Beyond Mail-In Voting

There are many areas of the election process that criminal hackers can target to influence election results. As a highly publicized event, every four years the U.S presidential election comes with inevitable security risks — and interest from high-level hackers and sophisticated cybercriminals looking to sway its results. The upcoming . . . Read more

Georgia Election Data Hit in Ransomware Attack

With Election Day approaching, local governments need to be prepared for malware attacks on election infrastructure. Ransomware gangs have officially entered the 2020 election fray, with reports of one of the first breaches of the voting season, on Hall County, Ga. The county’s database of voter signatures was impacted in . . . Read more

COVID-19 Vaccine-Maker Hit with Cyberattack, Data Breach

Dr. Reddy’s, the contractor for Russia’s “Sputinik V” COVID-19 vaccine and a major generics producer, has had to close plants and isolate its data centers.

Bug Parade: NSA Warns on Cresting China-Backed Cyberattacks

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Cybercriminals Step Up Their Game Ahead of U.S. Elections

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Rapper Scams $1.2M in COVID-19 Relief, Gloats with ‘EDD’ Video

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Microsoft Exchange, Outlook Under Siege By APTs

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Biden Campaign Staffers Targeted in Cyberattack Leveraging Anti-Virus Lure, Dropbox Ploy

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