Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2021-05-30

Attacks On Healthcare Sector Are On The Rise

www.forbes.com/sites/davidbalaban/2021/05/30/attacks-on-healthcare-sector-are-on-the-rise/ According to Bitglass, a US-based provider of threat protection services, the number of reported healthcare breaches reached 599 in 2020, a 55.1% spike compared to 2019. Hacking and IT incidents accounted for the vast majority of these incidents, exposing personally identifiable information of more than 24 million individuals.

Watch out: These unsubscribe emails only lead to further spam

www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/watch-out-these-unsubscribe-emails-only-lead-to-further-spam/ Scammers use fake ‘unsubscribe’ spam emails to confirm valid email accounts to be used in future phishing and spam campaigns.

Interpol intercepts $83 million fighting financial cyber crime

www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/interpol-intercepts-83-million-fighting-financial-cyber-crime/ The Interpol (short for International Criminal Police Organisation) has intercepted $83 million belonging to victims of online financial crime from being transferred to the accounts of their attackers. Between September 2020 and March 2021, law enforcement focused on battling five types of online financial crimes: investment fraud, romance scams, money laundering associated with illegal online gambling, online sextortion, and voice phishing.

Google Suddenly Flips The Password Privacy Switch For Billions Of Users

www.forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2021/05/30/google-suddenly-flips-the-password-privacy-switch-for-billions-of-users/ Google has suddenly started rolling out two-factor authentication (2FA) automatic enrollment to users. Google keeps track of your activity across all services such as search, YouTube and the Google assistant. Seeing as just about everyone is logged in all the time, that presents a massive security and privacy problem. Do you really want a partner, friend, work colleague or worse to be able to see what you search for, where you visit online, and the videos you watch?

Hands on with WSLg: Running Linux GUI apps in Windows 10

www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/hands-on-with-wslg-running-linux-gui-apps-in-windows-10/ Windows 10 preview builds can now run Linux apps directly on the Windows 10 desktop using the new Windows Subsystem for Linux GUI.

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