Cybersecurity Weekly: Avoiding P2P payment scams, GitHub 2FA requirements, Tech giants committing to eliminating passwords

May 9, 2022 by Ryan Miner

How to avoid falling victim to new P2P payment scams, GitHub announces 2FA requirement for code contributors, and tech giants such as Apple, Google and Microsoft are committed to eliminating passwords, once and for all. All these and more in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.

1. How Can You Keep Your Money Safe From Zelle Scams?

Peer-to-Peer — or P2P — payments have made sending money to friends easier, but it’s not all upside. Zelle, a popular service used by a number of US banks, is warning consumers of a new social engineering scam.
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2. Near $1M Fine Proposed for Colonial Pipeline One Year After Hack

The firm has 30 days to respond with evidence contesting the agency’s allegation of safety violations.
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3. GitHub to Developers: Turn on 2FA or Lose Access

All active GitHub users who contribute code will be required to enable at least one form of two-factor authentication by the end of 2023.
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4. Ransomware groups keep healthcare in sights, selling access on the dark web

Despite fewer reported ransomware-related outages so far this year, HC3 data shows global healthcare targeting and the sale of compromised healthcare networks remains high.
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5. Google, Apple, Microsoft Commit to Eliminating Passwords

Today, there are millions of username and password combinations listed for sale on the dark web, enabling cybercriminals to automate the process of posing as someone else to access a website or application.
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Posted: May 9, 2022
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