The Covid-19 coronavirus may be novel, but security experts say that the cyber and disinformation strategies capitalizing on the crisis are not.
In this episode of the podcast (#181), we’re joined by Shashi Prakash, Chief Scientist at the firm Bolster.ai, to talk about the surge in COVID 19-themed scams and phishing attacks in recent weeks and what individuals and companies can do thwart COVID-themed scams and attacks.
So-called “sextortion” attacks are a growing threat, replacing other e-mail borne threats like spam, ransomware and business e-mail compromise attacks as they increase in sophistication and scope, a new report finds.
In this industry perspective, Thomas Hofmann of Flashpoint says that sensational coverage of advanced persistent threat (APT) actors does little to help small and mid sized firms defend their IT environments from more common threats like cyber criminals. The key to getting cyber defense right is understanding the risks to your firm and prioritizing investments to protect critical IT assets.
The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI on Thursday warned that the so-called “Dragonfly” hackers linked to the government of Russia are engaged in a “multi-stage intrusion campaign” against U.S. critical infrastructure, including the energy, nuclear, aviation and manufacturing sectors.