Warning issued over scams touting fake COVID‑19 vaccines, asking for Bitcoin

Money doesn’t buy you happiness – cryptocurrency doesn’t buy you a genuine COVID-19 vaccine. Interpol and the United States’ Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) have joined the chorus of warnings about online campaigns peddling bogus COVID-19 vaccines as cybercriminals are increasingly attempting to exploit nations’ vaccination programs. “With criminal groups producing, distributing, and selling fake vaccines, the risks to … More Warning issued over scams touting fake COVID‑19 vaccines, asking for Bitcoin

Sex in the digital era: How secure are smart sex toys?

ESET researchers investigate what could possibly go wrong when you connect your bedroom to the internet of things. As internet of things (IoT) devices continue to seep into our homes and offer an increasingly wide range of features, new concerns are beginning to arise about the security of the data processed by these devices. Although … More Sex in the digital era: How secure are smart sex toys?

ESET Survey Finds Americans Use Digital Banking and Fintech Apps More Often, Cryptocurrency Use on the Rise Since Start of Pandemic

Majority of respondents feel secure when using financial apps or online platforms, but many still use public Wi-fi while doing financial transactions online. As the GameStop stock-buying frenzy recently showed, financial transactions can now be easily conducted through a quick tap on an app. And as the COVID-19 pandemic has shown, more Americans have turned … More ESET Survey Finds Americans Use Digital Banking and Fintech Apps More Often, Cryptocurrency Use on the Rise Since Start of Pandemic

Safeguarding children against cyberbullying in the age of COVID‑19

As screen time has increased, so has the risk of cyberbullying. What you can do to help protect your children from online harassment? It’s been almost a year since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, and people everywhere have been doing their best to adhere to regional and national stay-in-place … More Safeguarding children against cyberbullying in the age of COVID‑19

Oxford University COVID‑19 lab hacked

Neither clinical research into the coronavirus nor any patient data were affected by the incident. Oxford University has confirmed that one of its biology laboratories that is researching ways to combat the COVID-19 pandemic has fallen victim to a cyberattack. Details about the incident at the Division of Structural Biology (Strubi) were released by Forbes. “We have identified … More Oxford University COVID‑19 lab hacked