New tool reveals security and privacy issues with contact tracing apps

COVIDGuardian, the first automated security and privacy assessment tool, tests contact tracing apps for potential threats such as malware, embedded trackers and private information leakage. Using the COVIDGuardian tool, cybersecurity experts assessed 40 Covid-19 contact tracing apps that have been employed worldwide for potential privacy and security threats. Their findings include that: 72.5 per...

Ryuk ransomware now self-spreads to other Windows LAN devices

While French news outlets have been reporting on ransomware attacks there, they have been relatively quiet on the type of ransomware or details of attacks, other than an occasional mention of Ryuk.  Now Sergiu Gatlan reports: A new Ryuk ransomware variant with worm-like capabilities that allow it to spread to other devices on victims’...

Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas Notice of Security Incident

This morning’s reminder that it’s not just HIPAA covered entities or business associates that may be exposing your medical information to a breach. Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas (“VOACC”) announced today a phishing email incident that involved a small number of email accounts in its computer environment. The phishing email incident resulted in unauthorized access...