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___ US jobless claims remain high at 712,000 as virus escalates WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to a sti...

Phishing ploy targets COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort

BOSTON (AP) — IBM security researchers say they have detected a cyberespionage effort using targeted phishing emails to try to collect vital information on the World Health Organization's initiative f...

A Quarter of Global Organizations Were Hit by Seven or More Cyber Attacks in The Last Year

Trend Micro’s Cyber Risk Index, now with worldwide data, reveals elevated risk of attack HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 3 December 2020 - Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), the leader...

Allianz: Cyber crime brings expensive losses for companies, but internal failures most frequent cause of cyber claims

AGCS analysis of more than 1,700 cyber claims: External events such as "DDoS" attacks result in the most costly cyber losses but internal incidents like human error or systems failure occur more often...

Microsoft: Russian, North Korean hackers target vaccine work

BOSTON (AP) — Microsoft said it has detected attempts by state-backed Russian and North Korean hackers to steal valuable data from leading pharmaceutical companies and vaccine researchers. ...

Russian election threat potent, but interference so far slim

BOSTON (AP) — Russian interference has been minimal so far in the most tempestuous U.S. presidential election in decades. But that doesn’t mean the Kremlin can’t inflict serious damage. The vulnerabil...

Wisconsin Republican Party says hackers stole $2.3 million

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hackers stole $2.3 million from the Wisconsin Republican Party's account that was being used to help reelect President Donald Trump in the key battleground state, the party's chai...

Microsoft Takes Action to Disrupt Botnet and Combat Ransomware

Trickbot, one of the world's most infamous botnets, was disrupted through a court order Microsoft obtained as well as technical action The disruption of Trickbot, which has infected over a million com...

Feds: 2 men breached NFL, NBA players' social media accounts

A Louisiana man and a Florida man allegedly gained access to professional athletes’ social media accounts and either sold the information or used it to extort payments, according to federal criminal c...

Anthem to pay nearly $40M settlement over 2015 cyberattack

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Health insurer Anthem has agreed to another multimillion-dollar settlement over a cyberattack on its technology that exposed the personal information of nearly 79 million people. ...

Number of phishing sites in Taiwan skyrockets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese data security provider Trend Micro said Tuesday (Sept. 22) it has detected more than 170,000 phishing sites in the country as of August, including many that are ...

More Iranian nationals charged in US with hacking crimes

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — For the third straight day, federal prosecutors have announced criminal charges accusing Iranian nationals with conducting cyberattacks in the U.S., with the charges this time...

Russia GRU hackers target U.S. campaigns, parties: Microsoft

BOSTON (AP) — The same Russian military intelligence outfit that hacked the Democrats in 2016 has attempted similar intrusions into the computer systems of more than 200 organizations including politi...

Trend Micro Research Finds Both On-Premise and Cloud-based Servers Compromised by Criminal Underground

Understanding the infrastructure behind cybercrime helps detect and stop operations HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - September 2, 2020 - Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), the leader ...

Taiwan urges blocking 11 China-linked phishing domains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following an FBI alert about China-backed malicious cyber activity, Taiwan's Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau is warning of a threat from two hacking groups ba...