Week in security with Tony Anscombe


Android ransomware posing as a COVID-19 tracing app – Ill-trained and ill-equipped newly-minted remote workers – How Bitcoin giveaway scams misuse Elon Musk’s name

This week, ESET researchers published their findings about Android ransomware spreading under the guise of an official COVID-19 contact-tracing app developed by Health Canada. A study by IBM shows that many newly-minted remote employees use their personal laptops for work and lack security training or tools to properly secure the devices. Scammers now include the name of Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk in Bitcoin addresses in order to give their schemes extra credibility. For more information, go to WeLiveSecurity.com.

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