#wfh | Alexa, other smart speakers can hear confidential calls
Amazon.com’s Alexa, Google’s voice assistant, and similar devices could overhear confidential conversations or be compromised by hackers. Baby monitors and Amazon’s Ring video doorbells also present security risks while working from home.
Some hackers are likely playing a long game with Covid-19 schemes
Coronavirus hackers could lie dormant in corporate and government networks for a long time. The fallout from Covid-19-related breaches may not become clear for weeks, months or even longer.
“They’ll then start siphoning off those resources as inconspicuously as possible, or wait to hit all the assets in one fell swoop when the company is most vulnerable,” said Stephen Breidenbach, a cybersecurity and privacy lawyer at Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP.
U.S. cybersecurity experts see recent spike in Chinese digital espionage
A U.S. cybersecurity firm said Wednesday it has detected a surge in new cyberspying by a suspected Chinese group dating back to late January, when Covid-19 began to spread beyond China.