by Jason Nurse Most of us now use online platforms routinely – in some countries, almost exclusively – to engage with work colleagues, friends, family and loved ones. One worrying trend is the posting online of photos of home-working setups, video calls, and virtual meetings. This trend has coined its . . . Read more
A look back at what was hot with readers — offering a snapshot of the security stories that were most top-of-mind for security professionals and consumers throughout the year. As 2020 draws to a close, it’s clear that work-from-home security, ransomware, COVID-19-themed social engineering and attacks by nation-states will go . . . Read more
The Microsoft 365 tool that tracked employee usage of applications like Outlook, Skype and Teams was widely condemned by privacy experts. Microsoft has announced what it calls a more privacy-friendly version of its Productivity Score enterprise feature, following backlash from security experts who condemned it as a “full-fledged workplace surveillance . . . Read more
Attackers exploiting an array of Google Services, including Forms, Firebase, Docs and more to boost phishing and BEC campaigns. A spike in recent phishing and business email compromise (BEC) attacks can be traced back to criminals learning how to exploit Google Services, according to research from Armorblox. Social distancing has . . . Read more
Microsoft warns that cybercriminals are using Cobalt Strike to infect entire networks beyond the infection point, according to a report.
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