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Cybersecurity Weekly: Novel phishing trick bypasses filters, Costa Rica declares a national emergency and an electronic cybercrime evidence swap.

May 16, 2022 by Ryan Miner

A new novel phishing trick used to bypass spam filters, a national emergency in Costa Rica due to Conti ransomware, and US agrees to an international electronic cybercrime evidence swap. All these and more in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.

1. Novel Phishing Trick Uses Weird Links to Bypass Spam Filters 

Researchers have identified a never-before-seen method for sneaking malicious links into email inboxes. The clever trick takes advantage of a key difference in how email inboxes and browsers read URLs.
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2. Top 5 Cybersecurity Questions For Small Businesses Answered

With so many daunting headlines about ransomware, questions from customers about data privacy and security and ever-evolving technology, it can be difficult to know where to begin protecting your employees, your customers and your brand against cyberthreats.
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3. Conti Ransomware Declared a “National Emergency” in Costa Rica

The Conti ransomware that has been plaguing Windows systems around the world has ripped through the Costa Rican government since April, and has become such a persistent and damaging issue that the country has declared it a national emergency.
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4. College Closing Another Sad Milestone for Ransomware Impact

Lincoln College in Lincoln, Ill., the only college named for Abraham Lincoln during his lifetime, will close following a ransomware attack last semester.
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5. US Agrees to International Electronic Cybercrime Evidence Swap

The Budapest Convention is a multinational coalition that agrees to share electronic evidence across international jurisdictions to track down cybercriminals.
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Posted: May 16, 2022
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