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Tech Tuesday: Cybersecurity During The Pandemic

Nurse Kathe Olmstead prepares a shot that is part of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., in Binghamton, N.Y. on July 27, 2020.
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Nurse Kathe Olmstead prepares a shot that is part of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., in Binghamton, N.Y. on July 27, 2020.

Microsoft said Friday that seven pharmaceutical companies working on COVID-related vaccines and drugs were targeted, some successfully, by hackers originating from Russia and North Korea.

Two weeks ago, a ransomware attack took down computers and medical equipment at hospitals across the U.S., delaying some medical procedures and leaving frontline workers using pen and paper.

This week on Tech Tuesday, a look at the rise of cyber crime during the pandemic. Plus, tips to strengthen password security on personal devices.

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