Enhance cybersecurity awareness and survivability for DoD, industry partners, and academia in the face of the ever-increasing threat of cyber attacks. Cybersecurity (CS) includes managing risks related to the use, processing, storage, and transmission of information and the systems and processes used for those purposes, including analog and physical form. CS includes information availability, identification and authentication, confidentiality, integrity, and non-repudiation as well as the economic considerations with respect to selection of CS techniques, CS processes, and industry trends.
Coronavirus criminals: Authorities wage war against virus scammers, thieves, imp
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Since the coronavirus outbreak, everyone has been glued to the media about how deadly this can be, especially towards the elderly. It almost made people forget about the possible scams out there, making this a prime time for hackers to attack. More attention has been directed towards the coronavirus and less has been on how fraudsters are committing crimes to be able to steal money and personal information from the vulnerable. Since more individuals are instructed to stay home until further notice, this increases the criminal activities for hackers. There has been an increase in “phishing attacks”. Emails are being sent to individuals about the COVID-19 information, urging people to click on links without thinking about if the source is trustworthy. Phishing attacks have a goal of the hacker obtainer personal information, such as credit card numbers for purchases. Mobile apps are being manipulated by criminals as well to compromise the device that is being used. The apps are designed to give information to the users about the spreading of COVID-19, which malware is inserted. Computer hackers are taking advantage of the vulnerable during a difficult and stressful time.
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