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Chinese Hacking Surges Amid Coronavirus Crisis

We detailed some simple advice to stay safe from online scams. And we took a look at a little-known policy that puts the Postal Service on the front lines of a Doomsday response.

Beware of Malware Infected Coronavirus websites

Fake Online Coronavirus Map Delivers Well-known Malware

Governments Are Paying Increasingly High Ransoms, Study Says

A new report from Deloitte highlights the degree to which state and local governments are being targeted by ransomware attacks.

A sneaky attempt to end encryption is worming its way through Congress

The EARN IT Act could give law enforcement officials the backdoor they have long wanted — unless tech companies come together to stop it

Idaho Controller: Scammers stole roughly $500,000 from state

“They didn’t hack the computer system itself, they just used communication through email that was falsified, and were able to manipulate the situation.”

Homeland Security grades UM’s cybersecurity in confidential assessment

The Department of Homeland Security recently evaluated the University of Montana on its cybersecurity, but only one person on campus can see the results.

Responding to COVID-19 – Guidance for Montana’s tourism industry partners

The Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development at the Department of Commerce has released the following messaging guidance on coronavirus, COVID-19, for travelers and tourism industry partners.

Today’s TED Talk – What you need to know about stalkerware

“Full access to a person’s phone is the next best thing to full access to a person’s mind,”

How scammers could use coronavirus scare to steal your money

Consumers are warned that they could soon be inundated with fake products, phony stock deals, fabricated emails, texts and social media posts that are designed to steal money and personal information. 

U.S. unready to deal with potential coronavirus spread. Here’s how to prepare your company

Working remotely is about to become more than a trend.