Cyber attackers have already attempted to profit off of spam websites selling fake coronavirus cures. Now, hackers will turn toward Americans’ thirst for information about stimulus checks and financial aid.
The request for proposals for a “gang intelligence application” reflect the agency’s growing ambitions in using facial recognition and other new tech to identify and arrest criminals.
While the extension will provide another 18 months for Americans to obtain the new driver’s licenses, some officials believe the deadline will have to be extended again.
A malicious site imitating the WHO’s email system was created to collect the account information of the organization’s employees.
A federal judge granted a temporary restraining order to have a website selling fake vaccine kits shut down immediately.
The attacks, which targeted NutriBullet’s official website, were acknowledged by the company but it’s not clear whether affected customers will be notified.
The U.S. and tech companies are contemplating a similar step, though the American version of cell phone tracking would likely include aggregated data and more privacy protections.
HHS officials said no personal data was accessed and the attack was not successful. But it could be a sign of things to come during the coronavirus pandemic.
In a memo to attorney’s offices across the country, William Barr said that federal law enforcement should prioritize investigating and prosecuting crimes related to the pandemic.