Datashield Partner Digest for the Week of April 27th, 2020 - Highlights: VMware Carbon Black report that Ransomware attacks are up and newly discovered security threat with Zoom.
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Ransomware attacks jumped by 148 percent in March: VMWare Carbon Black
Hacking activity against corporations in the United States and other countries more than doubled by some measures last month as digital thieves took advantage of security weakened by pandemic work-from-home policies, researchers said.
Corporate security teams have a harder time protecting data when it is dispersed on home computers with widely varying setups and on company machines connecting remotely, experts said.
Even those remote workers using virtual private networks (VPNs), which establish secure tunnels for digital traffic, are adding to the problem, officials and researchers said.
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Zoom’s 200 Million Users Are Facing A Serious New Threat
Late last year, the Zoom video conferencing platform was hosting 10 million users, and that figure has surged to 200 million today.
It’s a well-known fact that cyber-attackers always follow the money, so it’s no surprise that they are now targeting Zoom’s millions of users to try and persuade them to give away their log in credentials or download malware.
The cyber-criminals are attempting to do their worst via a very simple medium: Email. That’s according to cybersecurity researchers at Proofpoint, who have discovered a wave of “phishing” emails intending to steal Zoom credentials and spread malware.
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