Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days. This week, learn about schemes used in phishing and other email-based attacks. Also, learn how ransomware continues to make a significant impact in the threat landscape.
As email remains to be a common infection vector because of how easily it can be abused, attackers continue to take advantage of it by crafting threats that are persistent in nature and massive in number.
A Federal Election Commission proposal aims to help presidential and congressional campaigns steer clear of hacking operations by allowing nonprofits to provide cybersecurity free of charge.
Trend Micro researchers uncovered a sextortion scheme targeting Italian-speaking users. Based on IP lookups of the spam emails’ senders, they appear to have been sent via the Gamut spam botnet.
Organizations will be able to test their ability to deter hackers and cyberattacks with a free new tool designed by experts at the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre to prepare them against online threats including malware, phishing and other malicious activities.
On April 18, the systems of The Weather Channel in Atlanta, Georgia, were infected by ransomware, disrupting the channel’s live broadcast for 90 minutes.
A hacker broke into thousands of accounts belonging to users of two GPS tracker apps, giving him the ability to monitor the locations of tens of thousands of vehicles and even turn off the engines for some of them while they were in motion.
Trend Micro delves deeper into this vulnerability by expounding on what it is, how it can be exploited, and how it can be addressed.
A hacker stole thousands of documents related to the inner workings of the Mexican embassy in Guatemala and posted them online.
The UK could one day create a national cyber-defense system built on sharing real-time cybersecurity information between intelligence agencies and business, the head of the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters said at CYBERUK 19.
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