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Security news for November 12 2021: Taiwan Government faces 5 Million hacking attempts DAILY

Here is your round-up of the most interesting cybersecurity headlines for the week of November 12, 2021: 

Google Ads Used for Stealing Credentials and Draining Accounts

Crypto-criminals are investing in Google Ads to target victims with bogus wallets that steal credentials and deplete balances. So far, it appears that the cyber-crooks have stolen more than $500,000 and counting.

Robinhood says millions of customer names and email addresses were taken in data breach

Online stock trading platform Robinhood has confirmed it was hacked last week with more than five million customer email addresses and two million customer names taken, as well as a much smaller set of more specific customer data.


The U.S. and Russia Might Finally Be Making a Tiny Bit of Progress on Cybersecurity

The U.S. and Russia did what many thought was unthinkable: They jointly signed a cyber norms agreement. Submitted to the U.N. General Assembly, the three-page document outlined, for the first time, some general cyber principles on which the countries nominally agree.


Gmail accounts are used in 91% of all baiting email attacks

Bait attacks are on the rise, and it appears that actors who distribute this special kind of phishing emails prefer to use Gmail accounts to conduct their attacks.


Taiwan Government faces 5 Million hacking attempts daily

Taiwan‘s government agencies face around five million cyberattacks and probes every day. Government officials allege most of these attacks are either directly from or linked to China.


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