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  1. The latest in a flurry of actions this week, tied to foreign threats against U.S. computer systems, includes sanctions by the Department of the Treasury.
  2. The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with an explosion in the number of connected devices, have led to a swelling in IoT infections observed on wireless networks.
  3. An investigation showed a custom backdoor RAT and the Emotet trojan in the networks of municipal victims of the attacks.
  4. There are many areas of the election process that criminal hackers can target to influence election results.
  5. With Election Day approaching, local governments need to be prepared for malware attacks on election infrastructure.
  6. Dr. Reddy's, the contractor for Russia’s “Sputinik V” COVID-19 vaccine and a major generics producer, has had to close plants and isolate its data centers.
  7. Versions of Nvidia GeForce Experience for Windows prior to 3.20.5.70 are affected by a high-severity bug that could enable code execution, denial of service and more.
  8. Sopra Steria hit with cyber attack that reportedly encrypted parts of their network on Oct. 20 but has remained mostly mum on details.
  9. Trump’s weak Twitter password and lack of basic two-factor authentication protections made it shockingly simple to hack his account, Dutch security researcher Victor Gevers reported.  
  10. An elaborate set of redirections and hundreds of URLs make up a wide-ranging tech-support scam.

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