Phishing emails were by far the most common form of cyberattack, said the report. These were followed by online impersonation, viruses, and other malware including ransomware.
Angry Students Break Free From Prolonged LockdownAt noon on Mar. 17, at least 300 Guangzhou university students launched a surprise charge on the guarded school gate and stormed off campus. Student Lin Fang (alias), told the Chinese-language Epoch Times it looked like a prison escape scene from a movie.
Interviewee said that their school was in a low-risk area in a remote part of the city of Guangzhou, and had been locked down since last semester, although neighboring schools were not.
There were other reasons why students broke out of the grounds.
Brazil Set to Pass 300,000 DeathsBrazil is set to pass 300,000 CCP virus deaths on Wednesday one day after the country recorded a record daily death toll of 3,251 fatalities.
France Hit by 3rd Virus Surge; Culture Minister in HospitalFrance’s high-profile culture minister has been hospitalized for COVID-19, the latest senior official to become ill as the nation faces a third surge of CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus infections, this one propelled by a highly contagious variant first found in Britain.
CDC: 70% of People Over 65 Got 1 Dose of VaccineMore than three months into the U.S. vaccination drive, 70 percent of Americans 65 and older have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
More than 43 percent of Americans 65 and older—the most vulnerable age group, accounting for an outsize share of the nation’s more than 540,000 confirmed CCP virus deaths—have been fully vaccinated, according to the CDC.
Female Military Member Dies After Vaccine, Showed No Side Effects: OfficialsUkraine’s health agency has reported that a female military member died after receiving AstraZeneca’s CoviShield CCP virus vaccine, but stressed that the public shouldn’t jump to conclusions.
Poland Reports Daily Record of Almost 30,000 New CasesPoland has recorded a record daily high of nearly 30,000 new CCP virus cases amid a huge surge in infections that is overwhelming hospitals.
Belgium Imposes New Lockdown to Fight Third WaveBelgium will close schools, non-food stores, and hairdressers for four weeks from Saturday, in a sharp renewed lockdown designed to contain a rising third wave of CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus infections, which causes the disease COVID-19.
More Businesses Give Perks for Proof of Vaccination: Free Donuts and Rides, Dine-In DiscountsBusinesses across America are increasingly leaning into the vaccination effort, offering a range of freebies and incentives to customers who show proof of getting a COVID-19 shot. Security experts note, however, that the information on vaccine record cards—currently the only proof of vaccination—contains sensitive information that bad actors could exploit, and so they urge people to be mindful when flashing the cards—and definitely not share photos of them on social media.
Germany Drops Easter Shutdown Plan, Merkel ApologizesChancellor Angela Merkel has dropped plans for a five-day shutdown in Germany over Easter, which had prompted confusion and criticism.
Hong Kong Halts Use of Pfizer Vaccine, Cites Defective LidsHong Kong suspended the use of the Pfizer vaccine on Wednesday after its Chinese distributor informed the city that one batch had defective bottle lids.
Hardest Hit Businesses Call for Extension of Federal Wage, Rent SubsidiesCanadian businesses hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic are calling on the federal government to extend emergency relief programs beyond the current deadline of June 5.
The Coalition of Hardest Hit Businesses is calling for the federal wage subsidy and the federal rent subsidy programs to be continued until the end of the year. The coalition, which represents hotel, tourism, arts, culture, and hospitality industries, is backing up its call with the results of a survey it conducted among its members earlier this month.