Welcome to the Threat Room—the place for people and organizations to learn more about cyber threats and what they can do to stay safer in cyberspace. Cybercriminals are sophisticated and relentless, but there are some simple things we can all do to significantly reduce our personal and organizational risk.

  • Always keep your systems and devices up to date—updates often include fixes for flaws that cybercriminals exploit.
  • Be aware of what you share! Cybercriminals scour social media to gain information on potential victims and the companies they work for.
  • When in doubt, don’t click. If something seems too good to be true, if you get an email from someone you don’t know, or something just seems off—don’t click on any links or open attachments.
  • Use a password manager. Password management apps take the headache out of good password practices.

Read on for news on specific threats and scams, as well as guides and tips on cybercrime prevention for people and organizations.

THREAT ADVISORIES

Technical reports on recent malware for cyber professionals

  • Phishing Attacks Increase as Facebook and Microsoft are Most Abused

    August 1, 2022

  • Google Patches Exploited Chrome Bug

    July 14, 2022

  • Microsoft Releases Workaround for Zero-Day Flaw

    June 16, 2022

  • Microsoft Releases Workaround for Zero-Day Flaw

    June 7, 2022

  • REvil is Back and Executes DDoS Attacks

    June 6, 2022

GUIDES

Helpful reading for organizations

Security Threats and Scam Alerts

Recent threat news and common scams to look out for

  • FBI Warning – Cyber Actors Target U.S. Election Officials with Invoice-Themed Phishing Campaign

  • CISA Call with Critical Infrastructure Partners on Potential Russian Cyberattacks Against the U.S.

  • Top 5 Tax Scams Targeted to Taxpayers