Cyber News Roundup: Twitter Hack, Cyber Threats, Cyberwar Heating Up – Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Twitter hacked: worst cybersecurity disaster to hit a social media company Several high-profile, verified Twitter accounts were hacked this week, as part of a coordinated social engineering attack to promote a bitcoin scam, reports ZDNet. Accounts included Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Barrack Obama, Joe Biden, Kim Kardashian, Apple, and Uber. Twitter responded with an investigation…

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Cyber News Roundup: Protecting the castle, $42M ransomware attack, cybersecurity spending up

How do you protect the castle when your employees aren’t working from a centralized office space? Sowmyanarayan Sampath, president of global enterprise for Verizon Business Group, advises, “Protecting company computer networks when so many are working from home requires ‘a major mindset change.’ Whereas companies have long thought of enacting cybersecurity measures as building a…

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Cyber News Roundup: Remote work challenges, cyber shortage, and a sinkhole?

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the shift to remote working has increased exponentially, as have security vulnerabilities. TechRepublic reports that this shift has left many businesses more exposed to cybersecurity threats, with nearly half saying they’ve encountered at least one scare. Reporter Owen Hughes covers a recent study by Barracuda Networks that indicated that 46% had…

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Cyber News Roundup: Cyber Crime Spikes During Pandemic; Hospitals at Great Risk

The FBI has seen a spike in cybercrime reports since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’ve seen people set up fraudulent COVID charities, promise delivery of masks and other equipment, and then deliver fraudulent loans, extortion,” says FBI assistant director Tonya Ugoretz, a ZDNet article reports. Additionally, foreign hackers continue to target U.S.-based COVID-19…

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