The U.S. government and social media firms took action to suspend bogus accounts ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections. (Photo by Paul Roberts) Federal authorities, social media companies, and the U.S. military are on cybersecurity high alert for fraud, suspicious online activity or other security glitches that could cast a shadow on Tuesday’s critical mid-term elections.
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 36:29 — 41.8MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this episode of the podcast, #119: Electronic Frontier Foundation General Counsel Kurt Opsahl joins us to talk about the Coders’ Rights Project. Also: we speak with Senthil Ramakrishnan, a lead member of AT&T’s IoT Security group about that company’s plans to work with Ericsson to certify the security of IoT devices.
Skilled operators make all the difference in incident response and threat hunting. With talent scarce (and expensive), however, managed threat hunting teams may be worth a look, writes Scott Taschler of the firm Crowdstrike.
Two security firms warn of a flurry of “sextortion” campaigns recently that use new, creative and sometimes extreme methods that leverage personal information, sex-related activity and even death threats to spur victims to pay thousands in ransom fees to hackers.
Russian misinformation campaigns have been targeting African Americans in a number of ways to create division between left and right political agendas, create racial division and discord, and even suppress Black voter turnout, new research has found.