How to Recognize and Avoid Election-Related Fraud

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have issued an announcement to help the public recognize and avoid spoofed election-related internet domains and email accounts during the 2020 election year. “Spoofed domains and email accounts are leveraged by foreign actors and cybercriminals and can be easily mistaken forContinue reading “How to Recognize and Avoid Election-Related Fraud”

Ransomware Victims That Pay Up Can Be Fined by Government

Security expert Brian Krebs has provided an in-depth explanation of why the U.S. government is discouraging ransomware victims from paying their extortionists. “In its advisory (PDF), the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said “companies that facilitate ransomware payments to cyber actors on behalf of victims, including financial institutions, cyber insurance firms, and companiesContinue reading “Ransomware Victims That Pay Up Can Be Fined by Government”