Cyberattackers are manipulating people’s fears surrounding the coronavirus to steal sensitive personal information.
Marriott hotel said credit card numbers and expiration dates of some guests may have been taken in the massive data breach, which was discovered by an internal security tool in early September.
The company had originally said up to 50 million accounts were affected in a cyberattack that exploited a trio of software flaws to steal "access tokens" that enable people to automatically log back onto the platform.
Hackers tried to access email accounts of politicians just over a month after a ransomware attack crippled parts of the country's health service.
In the first clues of the origin of the massive ransomware attacks, Google researcher Neel Mehta posted computer code that showed similarities between the "WannaCry" malware and a vast hacking effort widely attributed to North Korea.
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