Coughing in the face of scammers: security tips for the 2020 tax season

In spite of everything happening in the world, taxes are due in the US. Here are some tips to protect your personal info during this unusually taxing tax season.

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A week in security (June 8 – 14)

A roundup of news and blog posts from the week of June 8 – 14, including the Honda ransomware attack, search hijackers, and what to look for in an RMM platform.

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Coronavirus campaigns lead to surge in malware threats, Labs report finds

Our latest, special edition for our quarterly CTNT report focuses on recent, increased malware threats which all have one, big thing in common—using coronavirus as a lure.

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When the coronavirus infodemic strikes

What are the biggest social media platforms doing to combat the rise in COVID-19 conspiracy theories spreading online?

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A week in security (April 27 – May 3)

A roundup of the previous week’s security news, including cloud data protection, Troldesh, VPNs, the cybercrime economy, and more.

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Cybersecurity and the economy: when recession strikes

Could a recession brought on by the current COVID-19 pandemic cause an increase in cybercrime? Did cybercrime increase during the recession of 2009? Or is this just too complex a subject to pin down one way or the other?

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VPNs are mainstream, which is good news

According to a recent report, the use of virtual private networks (VPNs) has been on a steady growth since 2017. During this coronavirus season, that growth has been palpable—but also unavoidable. Let’s dive in and see what the numbers tell us.

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Mass surveillance alone will not save us from coronavirus

As governments roll out enormous data collection programs to limit coronavirus, we should remember that mass surveillance alone will not save us.

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Keep Zoombombing cybercriminals from dropping a load on your meetings

In a zeitgeisty moment, Zoom has become the web conference tool of choice for everyone. Unfortunately, cybercriminals are taking note and Zoombooming the public. We show readers how to protect against this intrusion of privacy.

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Lock and Code S1Ep4: coronavirus and responding to computer viruses with Akshay Bhargava

We cover the week’s security headlines plus talk with Malwarebytes CPO Akshay Bhargava about the similarities in responding to computer viruses vs. real-life pandemics in episode 4 of Lock and Code.

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