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COVID-19 and Your Cybersecurity:
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Secure your remote workforce, protect against aggressive cyber threats and strengthen your security operations with threat detection and response resources from Trustwave.

November 10, 2020

Dark web: Underground forums remain a hotbed of COVID-19 scams

From fake coronavirus 'cures' to counterfeit travel documents and scam calling services, COVID-19 continues to offer plenty of monetization opportunities for cyber criminals, say researchers from Trustwave.

September 23, 2020

Why Cybercrime Spikes Around Major Events And Unrest

Fortunately, there are steps organizations can take to better protect themselves, their employees and their sensitive data during times of increased threats.

July 1, 2020

COVID-19 Insight from the Telco Security Alliance

Three members of the Telco Security Alliance have joined together to create this report through their respective cybersecurity and threat intelligence units: AT&T Cybersecurity (AT&T Alien Labs), Singtel (Trustwave) and Telefónica (ElevenPaths). It covers noteworthy discoveries related to COVID-19 in the cybersecurity domain.

June 18, 2020

TrickBot Disguised as COVID-19 Map

Cybercriminals are continuously exploiting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In our quest to monitor the COVID-19 related spams, we recently spotted one interesting campaign which uses an unusual email attachment to deliver TrickBot malware.

June 17, 2020

What COVID-19 Has Taught Us About Cybersecurity

It goes without saying that it would have been better if the COVID-19 event had never occurred. But… for corporate and cybersecurity leaders, who are tasked with making pragmatic decisions based on the facts on the ground, is it possible that there are valuable lessons to be learned – particularly when it comes to our cybersecurity postures, which have been tested as never before?

June 10, 2020

3 Ways the Pandemic Will Affect Enterprise Security in the Future

While CISOs have been focused on immediate threats, it's time to look ahead to what a post-COVID-19 future will look like.

June 1, 2020

How security testing could change after COVID-19

As companies look to bring employees back into the office, security teams must consider how to handle security testing due to initial remote work deployments and shadow IT.

May 19, 2020

Vaccine for COVID-19 and Other Scams on the Dark Web

This blog post will cover some of the more interesting reactions to COVID-19 we’ve encountered on the underground, both good and bad. Read on to learn more (spoiler alert: The coronavirus vaccine is a scam!)

April 16, 2020

If We're All Working From Home Because Of COVID-19, Who's Securing The Office?

As this period of global lockdown drags on, and the reality dawns that we are not going to be back in the office anytime soon, it’s time to think about that yogurt someone left in the office fridge, the fish tank behind reception — and most importantly, the physical security of your workplace.

April 15, 2020

COVID-19 Themed BEC Scams

Business email compromise (BEC) also known as CEO fraud has undoubtedly become the biggest Internet scam of all time, claiming losses of over USD $26 billion since 2013. In such attacks, a fraudster impersonates an executive to trick individuals in the organization into sending money or sensitive information. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has wreaked havoc, locking down countries and borders and bringing global economies to a halt leading to unprecedented financial losses.

March 31, 2020

COVID-19: The New Threat Landscape

Over the past several week's everything has changed in the blink of an eye. Entire companies have adopted a remote work status. IT and security operations are doing the best they can to adapt to this new normal while staying healthy, all the while cyber criminals are more aggressive than ever before.

March 31, 2020

COVID-19 Malspam Activity Ramps Up

Back in February, we reported on two Coronavirus-themed phishing emails. But just as the real virus spreads rapidly around the world, so too have the scams. Cyber criminals, proving beyond doubt they are completely devoid of morals, have ramped up their activities, unashamedly using all manner of Coronavirus lures to trick people. We are now seeing dozens of different email campaigns per day. Below are samples collected from our systems that some of what is currently out there.

March 27, 2020

Trustwave Resiliency During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Trustwave has initiated its Business Continuity Plan across all departments to preserve operational resiliency. Customers should not expect service or product disruptions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through a cloud architecture and global network of security operation centers and regional offices, Trustwave can shift workloads, allocate resources and disseminate the latest threat intelligence on the fly. Our consulting and professional services teams are globally distributed, and we continue to fulfill customer engagements.

March 24, 2020

COVID-19: Four Underestimated Parts of Your Security Operations Business Continuity Plan

Business Continuity Plans (BCP) are something you meticulously build but hope to never have to use. Today, we are aggressively leveraging our BCP in ways that we may not have expected. As you pivot your workforce, quickly adopt a predominantly remote work environment and absorb the associated risks, what have you overlooked? As you assess your current security operations BCP plan and actively make adjustments, we would like to share some of our learnings with you.

March 17, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Cybersecurity Recommendations and Free Resources

In the wake of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Trustwave has compiled cybersecurity recommendations and free resources to help organizations ensure continued, secure operations and mitigate risk as more workers are working from home.

March 17, 2020

A Letter to our Valued Customers

Trustwave continues to closely monitor recent events surrounding the worldwide outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). During these challenging times, our primary concern is the safety and health of our employees, customers and partners. Our mission to deliver the best protection from cybersecurity threats and keep your organization secure remains unchanged. Trustwave was built to deliver cybersecurity services despite unforeseen global incidences that arise.

February 13, 2020

Multiple Phishing Attacks Discovered Using the Coronavirus Theme

It’s out there in the newspaper, social media, and television headlines. The Coronavirus (aka 2019-nCov, or, officially, COVID-19) has swept the news throughout the world, creating panic and spreading fear everywhere. Inevitably, and sadly, bad guys take advantage of such events using fear to trick victims into opening attachments or clicking links that they usually would not. Closely monitoring our systems, we found a couple of phishing examples that seek to take advantage of this event.