Phishing

Subj: This Email Could Wreak Havoc on the 2020 Election

Beware of COVID-related phishing threats that target local voting.

Interior Struggles to Secure IT Systems Amid Pandemic, IG Says

Interior is one of many agencies trying to meet new challenges posed by an explosion of increased remote work.

CIA Report Prompts Call for DHS Cyber Authority Over Intelligence Agencies

Senator asks the director of national intelligence why his office hasn’t implemented a basic anti-phishing tool like the rest of the government.

Why We Adopt and Then Ditch Online Security Tips

“It can be challenging to follow through with a particular piece of advice, and sometimes experts conflict with each other in providing advice,” a researcher said.

CISA, U.K. Agency Issue Alert on Spike in Coronavirus-Themed Cyber Activity

It’s not just phishing and malware. Malicious actors also target known bugs in virtual private networks and other networking tools.

NASA Warns Employees of ‘Exponential’ Increase in Cyber Threats

The Office of the Chief Information Officer sent a memo detailing how teleworking employees can protect agency systems. 

Preventing Remote Workers from Being Sitting Ducks

Unlike workers in other industries, most federal workers have largely conducted business within the four walls of their agency.

The Other Cyber Threat that Merits an FBI Warning Amid COVID-19

Zoombombing got all the attention but another threat could hurt financially.

Amid Coronavirus, CISA and NIST Issue Guidelines to Boost Federal Telecommuting

Hackers are taking advantage of the telecommuting chaos to launch attacks across the spectrum.

Defense Agency Renews Antivirus Software Subscription for Workers’ Home Use

The one-year license excludes contractors from a crucial factor in secure “maximum telework.”

Defense Secretary Says Teleworking Could Last Months

During a virtual town hall, Mark Esper warned employees to be vigilant for phishing attempts and practice good cyber hygiene.

FTC Warns of New Coronavirus-Oriented Scams

The agency has updated its list of hacking and other tactics that prey on the generous and the needy in times of crisis.

Attorney General Prioritizes Prosecuting COVID-19 Scammers

William Barr directed federal attorneys to go after people behind phony cures and phishing schemes. 

Agencies Warn of Coronavirus-Related Scams  

The government is trying to curb scammers preying on the public’s fears.