Day: January 18, 2021

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4 cyberscams for hospitals to watch out for

2) Fake invoices
Business email compromise—in which a scammer infiltrates or spoofs legitimate email accounts to redirect money—is “one of the most financially damaging online crimes,” according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

In some cases, a scammer will break into a finance worker’s email account and spend weeks learning the patterns of when and how certain companies tend to send invoices. Then, they’ll set up a filter to automatically direct future invoices into a “trash” or “spam” folder—and either change the routing and bank account numbers before placing it back in the inbox, or generate their own message and invoice that looks the same, but with their own financial information.

If a scammer has infiltrated email addresses of top executives or supervisors, they can even create fake email exchanges pretending to approve the change in payment, to make it look more believable.

“It looks perfectly legitimate. The email

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Pfizer reassures Europe over coronavirus vaccines as pandemic surges

Pharma giant Pfizer is trying to ease concern in Europe about the deliveries of the coronavirus vaccine it developed with German firm BioNTech

Pharma giant Pfizer tried to ease concerns in Europe about deliveries of its coronavirus vaccine as nations across the world doubled down on restrictions to fight the rampaging pandemic.

The pandemic is showing no signs of slowing down, with infections surging past 94 million and more than two million deaths, and Europe among the hardest-hit parts of the world.

Worries have grown that delays in the delivery of Pfizer-BioNTech shots could hamper a European vaccine rollout which has already faced heavy criticism across the continent.

Work is ongoing at the Pfizer plant in Belgium to increase capacity, and the firm and its German partner BioNTech said Saturday it would allow them to “significantly” scale up vaccine production in the second quarter.

Deliveries would be back to

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