AI, cyber-attacks and amateur experiments threaten to upend global biosecurity, WHO warns

Artificial intelligence, cyber-attacks and genetic engineering could pose potentially catastrophic biosecurity threats to countries around the world, the WHO has warned. Rapid technological advances in the past decade have “redefined the biological threat landscape” and heightened risks of manipulation, the Read More …

WHO, CDC and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Victims of Credential Dump, Report

Unknown threat actors have allegedly dumped nearly 25,000 email addresses and passwords from notable organizations involved in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, including credentials from prominent health organizations. Hackers have been using information belonging to groups such as World Read More …

Malicious Attackers Target Government and Medical Organizations With COVID-19 Themed Phishing Campaigns

Despite prior reporting by various sources indicating that some cyber threat attacker activity may subside in some respects during the COVID-19 pandemic, Unit 42 has observed quite the opposite with regard to COVID-19 themed threats, particularly in the realm of Read More …

Spearphishing Campaign Exploits COVID-19 To Spread Lokibot Infostealer

Researchers have discovered threat actors once again capitalizing on the COVID-19 pandemic and current attention on the World Health Organization (WHO) with a new spearphishing email designed to spread the LokiBot trojan sent using the WHO trademark as a lure. Read More …