Nokia Threat Intelligence Report warns of rising cyberattacks on internet-connected devices

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Nokia Threat Intelligence Report warns of rising cyberattacks on internet-connected devices

      ·Report also highlights role of numerous COVID-19-themed cybercriminal campaigns aimed at exploiting user data
           
22 October 2020

Espoo Finland – Cyberattacks on internet-connected devices continue to rise at an alarming rate due to poor security protections and cybercriminals use of automated tools to exploit these vulnerabilities, according to the latest Nokia Threat Intelligence Report.

The report found that Internet-connected, or IoT, devices now make up roughly 33% of infected devices, up from about 16% in 2019. The report’s findings are based on data aggregated from monitoring network traffic on more than 150 million devices globally where Nokia’s NetGuard Endpoint Security product is deployed.

Adoption of IoT devices, from smart home security monitoring systems to drones and medical devices, is expected to continue growing as consumers and enterprises move to take advantage of the high bandwidth, ultra-low latency,

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Fort Bend ISD warns students, parents of fake website posing as district

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — Fort Bend County ISD says a fake website is trying to get the passwords of both students and staff members.

The district alerted students and staff on its Twitter account Thursday afternoon after receiving reports about the fraudulent website.

“Fort Bend ISD’s Information Technology Department has received reports about a fraudulent website, which resembles the likeness of a Fort Bend ISD website, in an attempt to obtain password information,” the district tweeted.

If any parents or students accidentally visited the fake website, the district asks you to to change your password or call the district’s customer support center.

The official webpage to change your password information is my.fortbendisd.com.

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