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 Millions of remote desktop accounts attacked every week

While it is not recommended, hundreds of thousands of employees use RDP as a way to remotely connect to their office computer with the same privileges they would have on site.  Using brute-force techniques, hackers are gaining…

From ITProPortal, May 2020 

 Hackers target remote workers with fake Zoom downloader

Researchers have uncovered a new cyber-criminal campaign attempting to exploit the current circumstances to trick remote workers into installing RevCode WebMonitor RAT.  While the Zoom loader installs and works successfully, in the background a….

From ZDNet, May 2020 

FBI Sees Rise in Fraud Schemes Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Scammers are leveraging the COVID-19 pandemic to steal your money, your personal information, or both. Don’t let them. Protect yourself and do your research before clicking on links.
 
From FBI and Department of Homeland Security, March 2020 

Online Posts Falsely Claim Census Response Will Lead to Cash

CHICAGO (AP) — You won’t get a check in the mail for filling out this year’s census as claims circulating on social media suggest. The inaccurate posts on sites including Facebook and Twitter urge people to click on the link.

From AP Newswire, March 2020 

Live Coronavirus Map Used to Spread Malware

Cybercrooks have started disseminating real-time, accurate information about global infection rates tied to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic in a bid to infect computers with malicious software.
Krebs On Security, March 2020

COVID-19 Map Malware Can Spy On You Through Your Android Microphone And Camera
Watch out for any links texted to your Android phone promising an app to track coronavirus.

Lookout, March 2020