Hackers find new target as Americans work from home during outbreak

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  1. hawki

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    "Experts are warning of a new wave of cyberattacks targeting Americans who are forced to work from home during the coronavirus outbreak.

    There are nation-states that are actively taking advantage of the situation, particularly our Cold War adversaries, and we need to be keenly aware that they are aware of the lack of security that is presented by everyone telecommuting...

    The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber agency...[issued] an alert on Friday pointing to specific cyber vulnerabilities around working from home versus the office...

    CISA zeroed in on potential cyberattacks on virtual private networks (VPNs)..."

    https://thehill.com/policy/cybersec...t-as-americans-work-from-home-during-outbreak

    https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/aa20-073a
     
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