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The AG Update: Ep. 51

Apr 3, 2020 10:00:00 AM

A volunteer cybersecurity group that is actively fighting hackers taking advantage of the pandemic, whether or not Zoom’s platform is secure, how you can keep your business safe from COVID-19 scams, and more...

AG Weekly 51

 

Links To Resources:

  1. Cybersecurity Group Actively Fighting COVID-19 Hacks
  2. Zoom Platform Targeted by Hackers
  3. Keeping Your Alarm Monitoring Company Safe from COVID-19 Scams

Transcript:

Cybersecurity Group Actively Fighting COVID-19 Hacks

The COVID-19 CTI League consists of a group of 400 cybersecurity volunteers spanning from more than 40 countries who’ve pledged to fight these pandemic-related hacks. They come from some of the largest digital companies in the world including Amazon and Microsoft.

Their goal is to protect people from cyber criminals attempting to prey on those looking for information pertaining to COVID-19. While there is a lot to worry about during this pandemic, it’s refreshing to hear about the one’s doing good in the digital world.

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Zoom Platform Targeted by Hackers

In the recent months, there has been a surge in the use of the video conferencing platform “Zoom.” After nearly quadrupling it’s daily usage, cyber criminals soon found their new target.

After a letter from the New York Attorney General, Letitia James, confronted the video platform about their need for increased security, Zoom responded with stronger protocol for more secure meetings. To find out what steps you can take to ensure a hack-free meeting, make sure to read the post below.

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Keeping Your Alarm Monitoring Company Safe from COVID-19 Scams

It’s a shame that this even has to be said, but in early March, the Department of Homeland Security released a cybersecurity warning to businesses and individuals about the dangers of charity scams.

According to the DHS, cyber criminals may send malicious email attachments or links to random people. Once clicked, those links or attachments can lead victims to entering sensitive information or donating to fraudulent charities. Stay on the lookout for scams like these, and stay safe.

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