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The Cybersecurity Rundown: October 26, 2020

Oct 26, 2020 11:47:27 AM

Below you'll find the most recent cybersecurity related headlines and stories happening around the world.  Staying updated on national headlines reinforces the importance of individual cybersecurity.

U.S. Charges 6 Russian Intelligence Officers Behind Cyberattacks

On Monday, the United States government formally charged six Russian intelligence officers. These operatives utilized malware in an attempt to destabilize other nations and their economy. The individuals charged worked for the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate. They have been accused of the “most disruptive and destructive series of computer attacks ever attributed to a single group,” according to the Department of Justice.

COVID Cyber Attacks Double in India

The United States and security industry individuals aren’t the only ones to see a rise in cyber attacks. According to a recent report, the number of security threats to Indian companies has more than doubled during the coronavirus pandemic. These attacks range from phishing attempts, DDoS attacks, video conferencing attacks, exploits, and malware. With an increase in remote working, there is an increase in opportunity for cyber criminals everywhere.

Hackers Collecting Information from Fake Voter Forms

With only days left until the 2020 election, cyber criminals are taking advantage. Spam and phishing groups are utilizing the urgency of registering to vote, launching massive campaigns in an attempt to garner personal data from the victim. Remember to always verify the website URL, the email address, and if in doubt, throw it out.

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