Federal agencies issue cybersecurity warning ahead of Thanksgiving

Federal agencies issue cybersecurity warning ahead of Thanksgiving


Two federal agencies warned Americans to “remain vigilant” about their online security during the long Thanksgiving weekend after a year full of high-profile hacks.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued guidance Monday on best practices for individuals and organizations to avoid being victimized by cyberattacks.

The two agencies did not identify any specific threats.

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The recommendations included that companies identify IT security employees for the holidays, implement multi-factor authentication while employees work remotely, use strong one-time passwords, ensure remote desktop protocol is secure and monitored, and remind employees not to click on suspicious links. 

CISA and the FBI also recommended users watch carefully for “phishing” scammers who disguise themselves as fake charities,

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