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IoT Device Takeovers Surge 100 Percent in 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with an explosion in the number of connected devices, have led to a swelling in IoT infections observed on wireless networks. Connected cameras, refrigerators and other seemingly-mundane internet-of-things (IoT) devices are a cybercriminal favorite this year, with new research showing a sharp increase (100 percent) in . . . 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

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.

Nvidia Warns Gamers of Severe GeForce Experience Flaws

Versions of Nvidia GeForce Experience for Windows prior to 3.20.5.70 are affected by a high-severity bug that could enable code execution, denial of service and more.

Researcher: I Hacked Trump’s Twitter by Guessing Password

Trump’s weak Twitter password and lack of basic two-factor authentication protections made it shockingly simple to hack his account, Dutch security researcher Victor Gevers reported.   Dutch ethical hacker Victor Gevers claims it only took five attempts to guess the password to President Donald Trump’s Twitter account — “maga2020!”. That’s . . . Read more

Microsoft Teams Phishing Attack Targets Office 365 Users

Up to 50,000 Office 365 users are being targeted by a phishing campaign that purports to notify them of a “missed chat” from Microsoft Teams. Researchers are warning of a phishing campaign that pretends to be an automated message from Microsoft Teams. In reality, the attack aims to steal Office . . . Read more

Egregor Claims Responsibility for Barnes & Noble Attack, Leaks Data

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

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