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Kimberly Redmond | Equities.com |

Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq: MSFT) and DHL International are among the 10 most imitated brands in phishing attacks during the first quarter of 2021, according to new data compiled by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd (Nasdaq: CHKP).

In its “Q1 Brand Phishing Report” released Thursday, Check Point said Microsoft remained by far the most frequently targeted brand, as it was in the last quarter of 2020, with 39% of all phishing attempts relating to the software giant in some way.


Reuters | Equities.com |

A senior Democratic lawmaker said there is a growing appetite for a new federal cybersecurity breach notification law in the wake of a sprawling series of digital intrusions blamed on the Russian government.

The comment, made by Mississippi Representative Bennie Thompson, the chairman of the House’s Homeland Security Committee, comes as cybersecurity executives are facing their second round of congressional questions on Friday over their companies’ roles in the breach centered on Texas software company SolarWinds.


AP News | Equities.com |

A hacker gained unauthorized entry to the system controlling the water treatment plant of a Florida city of 15,000 and tried to taint the water supply with a caustic chemical, exposing a danger cybersecurity experts say has grown as systems become both more computerized and accessible via the internet.

The hacker who breached the system at the city of Oldsmar’s water treatment plant on Friday using a remote access program shared by plant worke...