ESET’s cybersecurity expert Marc-Étienne Léveillé analyses in-depth the Quebec’s vaccine proof apps VaxiCode and VaxiCode Verif. The launch of the mobile applications allowing the storage and verification of the vaccination passport by the Quebec government (VaxiCode and VaxiCode Verif) has caused a lot of ink to flow last week. It is with good reason; the … More Vaccine passport flaw: analysis
Vaccination passports may facilitate the return to normalcy, but there are also concerns about what kinds of personal data they collect and how well they protect it. Here’s what you should know. Technology has been front and center throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, but not without presenting a few issues and challenges. Proof of vaccination and … More Vaccine passports: Is your personal data in safe hands?
The caches of data that were publicly accessible included names, email addresses and social security numbers. A total of 38 million records stored across hundreds of Microsoft Power Apps portals have been found sitting unprotected on the internet. The treasure trove of data included a variety of personally identifiable information (PII) ranging from names and … More Microsoft Power Apps misconfiguration exposes millions of records
Fraudsters impersonate vaccine manufacturers and authorities overseeing vaccine distribution efforts, INTERPOL warns. INTERPOL has issued a global warning about organized crime groups that are targeting governments, using bogus offers that peddle COVID-19 vaccines. The warning was issued to all of INTERPOL’s 194 member countries after the international law enforcement agency registered roughly 60 cases from 40 countries. … More Health authorities in 40 countries targeted by COVID‑19 vaccine scammers
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