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04/26/2022
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Maybe don't do crypto at work

The Galveston Independent School District in Texas last week said it fired an employee suspected of installing cryptocurrency mining devices in six different school buildings. The employee, who has not been named, was let go from after IT staff discovered Wi-Fi hotspots that are designed to use connecting devices' computing power to generate crypto. It's far from the first time someone's lost their job for mining crypto at work without their employers' knowledge. Benjamin Freed has the story.


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The critical infrastructure question rises

A group of state CISOs said last week that they're increasingly consumed by worries about threats, including those coming from Russia, against critical infrastructure assets, which for the most part are controlled by the private sector. “This is the first conflict where there’s a viable cyber actor,” Virginia CISO Michael Watson said. “No one’s 100% sure where the line’s going to be. We’re doing our best to make sure we’re prepared." Ben has more.


Emotet sneaks around again

The hackers behind Emotet — one of the longest-tenured and most prolific malware variants dating back to 2014 — have been tinkering with their well-established behaviors and testing new methods on a very small and limited scale, according to research out today from Proofpoint. Specifically, the testing could be in response to steps taken earlier this year by Microsoft to block automation services used by cybercrime operators. AJ Vicens reports for CyberScoop.


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