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How Cybercriminals Can Leverage Your Vaccination Card Selfie

Gotta do it for the ‘Gram (Instagram), as the kids might say. After a year in quarantine, you just got your first shot or final shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. In your exuberance, you post a shot of your freshly minted vaccination card online. At this point, most of us have seen this play out […]

The Dark Web Response to COVID Vaccinations

There is light at the end of the coronavirus tunnel: Countries are now beginning a gradual return to normalcy thanks to vaccination programs. Many people—cybercriminals included—are most looking forward to going on post-vaccination vacations and catching up on all the travel that’s been missing over the past year. Countries are opening up their borders to […]

Tax and Unemployment Fraud in 2021

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Tax season again. In a decision to assist US taxpayers navigating the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the IRS and Treasury Department postponed the April 15 tax filing deadline to May 17. The UK reached a similar conclusion, giving UK taxpayers an additional month to send in their tax […]

Year in Review: COVID-19 Concerns for Cybersecurity

Note: This blog is a follow-up on our remote worker series on navigating security as organizations continue to work from home and cybercriminals increase the sophistication and variety of tactics used to obtain illicit access to systems, How Cybercriminals Are Taking Advantage Of COVID-19: Scams, Fraud, And Misinformation, Companies and Verticals at Risk for COVID-19 […]

Targets and Predictions for the COVID-19 Threat Landscape

Note: This blog is part of our ongoing coverage of the virus’s impact on the cyber threat intelligence landscape. You can read up on both its direct and indirect consequences in “How Cybercriminals Are Taking Advantage Of COVID-19”, read the report from our Photon research team on cybercriminal forum reactions to COVID-19, and see Digital […]

Impersonator Syndrome: Supply chain lures and COVID-19 cures

It’s been a tough few months for the healthcare industry (and for all of us in general). While we’ve reported on recent Q3 ransomware campaigns targeting the healthcare industry, a new campaign targeting COVID-19 vaccine supply chain partners has emerged. Last week, IBM X-Force reported on a campaign targeting the healthcare industry seeking to capitalize […]

Zoom Security and Privacy Issues: Week in Review

In the last month, you’ve likely been hearing about the video conferencing app Zoom more than ever before. With so many remote workers spread across the globe, teleconferencing has reached peak levels and with it, new IT headaches. This week had no shortage of Zoom updates within the cybercriminal landscape: an alleged 0-day for the […]