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todayFebruary 20, 2020

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The WHO warns against Corona Virus Phishing Attacks

As the corona virus outbreak continues to spread, scammers are using email phishing schemes in an attempt to profit on people’s confusion and fear surrounding the virus. The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a warning about Coronavirus-themed phishing attacks that impersonate the organization with the goal of delivering malware ...

todayFebruary 12, 2020

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YouTube Moves to Prohibit Hacking Videos

Alphabet Inc. owned video streaming platform YouTube updated its content policy to explicitly prohibit the sharing of instructional hacking and phishing videos. In this briefing we will take a look at these changes, the initial impact, and the expected long term implications from such actions. What happened? YouTube made an ...

todayFebruary 12, 2020

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Ransomware is Still on the Rise

Ransomware attacks have been a recurring topic of our briefings,mostly because the trend continues to accelerate. Last week saw two high-profile governmental and one high-profile corporate ransomware incident. In this briefing, we will therefore re-visit why ransomware is so popular and what you can do to protect yourself. What happened? ...

todayFebruary 12, 2020

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NASA Breach Follow Up

Last year’s breach of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) networks led to a thorough audit. The final report of the audit was released to the public this week. While it contains many important details on network separation, incident response and other areas of unpreparedness, in this briefing we will focus ...

todayFebruary 12, 2020

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When Utilities Become Cyber Attack Casualties

Cyber attacks against individuals, governments, industrial targets and regular companies each come with their own set of risks, challenges and impacts. However one particular type of cyber attack target can cause widespread damage while usually being relatively weakly secured: Utility providers. In this briefing, we will discuss why utilities are ...

todayFebruary 12, 2020

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Washington State Passes New Data Breach Legislation

On April 25th 2019, the state of Washington passed new legislation that substantially tightens the notification requirements for breaches within it. Since similar legislation is likely to follow in other states, we will take this briefing to look at the major changes and how they may impact information security compliance. ...