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Zoom Sued by Church for Bible Class Hijacked by ‘Sick’ Porn

One of San Francisco’s oldest churches has joined the chorus of complaints that Zooming is not safe — with a lawsuit claiming its bible study class was “Zoombombed” with pornography. “The footages were sick and sickening — portraying adults engaging …

Iran-Linked Hackers Recently Targeted Coronavirus Drugmaker Gilead -Sources

LONDON/WASHINGTON — Hackers linked to Iran have targeted staff at U.S. drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc in recent weeks, according to publicly-available web archives reviewed by Reuters and three cybersecurity researchers, as the company races to deploy a treatment for the …

Hackers Target WHO by Posing as Think Tank, Broadcaster

The messages began arriving in World Health Organization employees’ inboxes in early April, seemingly innocuous emails about the coronavirus from news organizations and researchers. But a close examination revealed that they contained malicious links, and some security experts have traced …

Free Fast Food and Coupons Latest Virus-Related Hacker Scam

Hackers have been having a field day exploiting the coronavirus, sending phony emails with malicious links purporting to be from health agencies or other trusted sources. In one recent cyber scam, state-backed hackers posed as American fast-food franchises, according to …

FBI Official: Number of Coronavirus Cyber Complaints on Rise

WASHINGTON — Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the pandemic, including hackers who target hospitals and medical research institutions that are studying the coronavirus, the head of the FBI’s cyber division said Tuesday. The FBI has received thousands of complaints regarding …

Flaw In iPhone, iPads May Have Allowed Hackers to Steal Data for Years

Apple Inc. is planning to fix a flaw that a security firm said may have left more than half a billion iPhones vulnerable to hackers. The bug, which also exists on iPads, was discovered by Zuk Avraham, chief executive of …

U.S., U.K. Issue Alert on Growing Use of Covid-themed Hacks

Coronavirus-themed phishing attacks have become so pervasive that the governments of the U.S. and U.K. issued a joint warning Wednesday about their growing use. Advanced hacking groups seek to further “long-standing priorities” including espionage and “hack and leak” campaigns while …

Marriott Says New Data Breach Affects 5.2 Million Guests

Marriott says guests’ names, loyalty account information and other personal details may have been accessed in the second major data breach to hit the company in less than two years. Marriott said Tuesday approximately 5.2 million guests worldwide may have …

Hackers ‘Without Conscience’ Target Health-Care Providers

When hackers broke into computers at Hammersmith Medicines Research, a London-based company that carries out clinical trials for new medicines, it was a nightmare scenario for managing director Malcolm Boyce. The coronavirus crisis was just beginning to take hold in …

Insurer Chubb Investigating a ‘Computer Security Incident’

Insurer Chubb Ltd on Thursday said it is investigating a computer security incident that may involve unauthorized access to data held by an outside service provider. Chubb has no evidence that the incident affected its network, a spokesman said. “Our …