Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2020-10-17

Google warned users of 33,000 state-sponsored attacks in 2020

www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-warned-users-of-33-000-state-sponsored-attacks-in-2020/ Google delivered over 33,000 alerts to its users during the first three quarters of 2020 to warn them of state-sponsored phishing attacks targeting their accounts.

Political campaign emails contain dark patterns to manipulate donors, voters

www.zdnet.com/article/political-campaign-emails-contain-dark-patterns-to-manipulate-donors-voters/ Princeton researchers analyzed 100,000 different campaign emails from more than 3,000 political candidates.. US political candidates use psychological tricks and dark patterns in their emails to manipulate supporters to donate money and mobilize voters.

Suomi julkisti näkemyksensä kansainvälisestä oikeudesta kyberympäristössä

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Hackers now abuse BaseCamp for free malware hosting

www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hackers-now-abuse-basecamp-for-free-malware-hosting/ Phishing campaigns have started to use Basecamp as part of malicious phishing campaigns that distribute malware or steal your login credentials.

Phishers Capitalize on Headlines with Breakneck Speed

threatpost.com/phishers-capitalize-headlines-speed/160249/ Marking a pivot from COVID-19 scams, researchers track a single threat actor through the evolution from the pandemic to PayPal, and on to more timely voter scams all with the same infrastructure.

Nation-state actor hit Google with the largest DDoS attack

www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/nation-state-actor-hit-google-with-the-largest-ddos-attack/ In an overview of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) trends targeting its network links, Google revealed that in 2017 a nation-state actor used massive firepower that amounted to more than 2.54 terabits per second.

5 things you can do to secure your home office without hiring an expert

www.welivesecurity.com/2020/10/16/5-things-you-can-do-secure-home-office-without-hiring-expert/ You dont need a degree in cybersecurity or a bottomless budget to do the security basics well here are five things that will get you on the right track

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