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1- Health tech firm testing coronavirus treatments hit by the ransomware attack

A ransomware attack on a health tech firm has slowed some clinical trials, including some involving treatments and vaccines for the coronavirus. The target was a Philadelphia company that sells software used in hundreds of clinical trials, according to the New York Times. No patients were affected.

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2- Facebook Shut Down Malware That Hijacked Accounts to Run Ads

According to Wired, hackers spent $4 million of victims’ money to buy ads for diet pills, fake designer handbags, and more. Once inside a compromised Facebook user’s account, the attackers would use the associated payment method to purchase malicious ads, ultimately draining $4 million from victims during their spree. Facebook first detected the attacks in late 2018, and after extensive investigation the company filed a civil suit against a firm, ILikeAd Media International Company Ltd., and two Chinese nationals that allegedly developed the malware and ran the attacks.

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3- Phishing Attack Using CAPTCHAs

Cybercriminals attacked their targets using multiple CAPTCHAs. They installed various CAPTCHAs that Office 365 users have to click on before the phishing page. These attacks have been going on and targeting health care institutions. Criminals have been using visual CAPTCHAs to circumvent exposure and appear genuine.

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4- Health insurer to pay $48 million to resolve 2014 data breach

On September 30, a multistate settlement was reached between a health insurance company and a collation of 42 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia to resolve a 2014 data breach that allegedly comprised the personal information of more than 78 million customers nationwide. According to the states, cyber attackers infiltrated the company’s systems using malware installed through a phishing email. The data breach resulted in the exposure of consumers’ social security numbers, birthdays, and other personal data.

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Weekly Cybersecurity Tip: Fake links can damage in several different ways, therefore be sure to inspect any link. 

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Using Keepnet phishing simulation software, organizations are able to schedule an unlimited number of simulated phishing tests, to evaluate their level of vulnerability. An extensive and customizable phishing email template library, which is updated regularly,  has numerous scenarios on phishing attacks such as Ransomware, BEC, Whaling Attacks, Wire fraud, CEO fraud, Spear Phishing Attacks samples, Macro attacks vs.

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