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Ladrones de identidad se multiplican por millones

Hispanic News Agency (HINA) – Durante las últimas semanas Google detectó cerca de 18 millones de correos electrónicos de suplantación de identidad (phishing) y malware que intentan engañar a las personas para que hagan clic en enlaces haciéndose pasar por mensajes de organizaciones benéficas y ONG que luchan contra COVID-19, instrucciones de “administradores” a empleados que trabajan desde casa e incluso avisos de proveedores de atención médica.

Neil Kumaran, product manager, Gmail security y Sam Lugani, lead security PMM, G Suite & GCP platform, compartieron estos datos hallados en una investigación a través de las herramientas de seguridad de Google.

“Nuestros sistemas de seguridad han detectado correos electrónicos de suplantación de identidad (phishing) que intentan engañar a las personas para que hagan clic en enlaces haciéndose pasar por mensajes de organizaciones benéficas y ONG que luchan contra COVID-19, instrucciones de “administradores” a empleados que trabajan desde casa e incluso avisos de proveedores de atención médica”, indica la empresa.

El análisis de Google también advierte los riesgos y vulnerabilidades que han detectado en sitios cargados de malware que se hacen pasar por páginas de inicio de sesión de cuentas de redes sociales populares, organizaciones de salud e incluso mapas oficiales de Coronavirus.

“Nuestra tecnología de seguridad incorporada ayuda automáticamente a proteger contra las amenazas en evolución antes de que lleguen a ti. Nuestros modelos de Aprendizaje Automático en Gmail ya detectan y bloquean más del 99.9% del spam, phishing y malware. Te avisamos antes de ingresar a sitios web fraudulentos, escaneamos aplicaciones en Google Play antes de que las descargues y más”, señala la compañía.

Muchas de las estafas relacionadas con COVID-19 llegan a través del correo electrónico como suplantación de identidad (phishing), razón por la cual es importante que al recibir un correo, se evalúe la veracidad de su origen  antes de hacer click o realizar otra acción. Se debe tener cuidado con las solicitudes de información personal, como domicilio o datos bancarios.

Los enlaces falsos con frecuencia imitan los sitios web establecidos al agregarles palabras o letras adicionales; verifique la validez de la URL al pasar el puntero del mouse sobre ella en el escritorio o mediante una pulsación larga en el móvil. Ademas, use su cuenta de correo corporativa para cualquier tema relacionado con el trabajo, y no la personal.

Las cuentas empresariales ofrecen características de seguridad adicional que mantiene la información privada de la compañía, de manera segura, aunque es recomendable revisar con los profesionales de IT de la compañía que las funcionalidades de seguridad estén habilitadas, recomienda Google.

NBCUniversal names Cesar Conde as its new chairman of NBC News Group

NBCUniversal named Cesar Conde as its new chairman of NBC News Group, including MSNBC, CNBC, and NBC News. His promotion marks the first time that a Latino has become the head of news for NBC.

Conde, 46, has a father from Peru and a mother from Cuba. He grew up in Miami, and became a high school tennis champion before going to Harvard, and then eventually Wharton School of Business.

In his role as Chairman of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, Conde oversees the premier media properties that serve Hispanics worldwide. He led the transformation of Telemundo into an increasingly innovative media company, driving original television, sports, and news programming distributed across a range of broadcast, cable, and digital properties.

He oversees the Telemundo flagship TV network, 30 local stations, Universo Cable Network, Telemundo Digital Enterprises, Telemundo Global Studios, Telemundo Deportes, Noticias Telemundo, Telemundo Films and several other video content and distribution properties. Under Conde’s leadership, Telemundo became the number one Spanish-language network for the first time in the company’s history and since has regularly led primetime among key consumer demographics.

During his tenure, Conde also implemented an aggressive multiplatform digital strategy to reach tech-savvy consumers through streaming services, social media, virtual reality and programming partnerships, positioning Telemundo as one of the top networks in social engagement in the media industry.

Conde joined NBCUniversal in October 2013 as Executive Vice President of NBCUniversal to oversee NBCU International and NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises. Prior to NBCUniversal, Conde was the President of Univision Networks and served in a variety of senior executive capacities at the company. He is credited with transforming the media company into a leading global, multiplatform brand.

Social causes and community initiatives are at the core of Conde’s business strategy for Telemundo. At NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, he spearheaded the launch of the company’s robust corporate social responsibility programs, including The Power in You, which aims to advance Hispanics’ awareness in financial literacy, education, health and civic participation. He also created the Telemundo Academy, an educational learning center dedicated to developing the next generation of leaders.

While at Univision, Conde led national education efforts including The Moment is Now, a campaign with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, aimed at improving academic achievement among K-12 Hispanic students with a focus on increasing rates of high school graduation, college readiness, college completion and engaging Hispanic parents and the broader community in these efforts.

Prior to Univision, Conde served as a White House Fellow for Secretary of State Colin L. Powell from 2002–2003.  Previously, he worked at StarMedia Network, the first internet company focused on Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking audiences globally and he held an earlier role in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Salomon Smith Barney.

Conde serves on the board of directors of PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) and Walmart (NYSE: WMT). He is a Trustee of the Aspen Institute, the Paley Center for Media and a Full Member at the Council on Foreign Relations. A recipient of numerous awards, Conde was inducted in to the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame in 2018. He holds a B.A. with honors from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

The New York Times calls for supporting local media, Negocios Now is included on its list

 The New York Times is calling for the support of local journalism that has been impacted by the pandemic saying that it is more important than ever.

  “Local journalism is in crisis and at risk of disappearing. These vital resources are critical to the safety, security, and knowledge of our communities, never more so than in these difficult times”, stated the publication.

   The Times adds that “On World Press Freedom Day and every day, we encourage you to find a local news organization you trust and support it”.

   This database was provided by the Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN), the Institute for Nonprofit News (INN), Local Independent Online News Publishers (LION), the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP), the News Media Alliance (NMA) and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA)

  Fanny Miller, president of NAHP applauded the support of the NYT, adding that the mission to report appropriately, primarily in the Spanish language, can save lives.

 “Our mission is at risk due to the increasing lack of resources. need the support of the Government to be able to continue with our mission to inform, educate, and assist our readers, particularly at this very difficult time”, said Miller.

  “Never before has the community of local and ethnic media newspapers been more important than it is today when so many of our people are victims of the deadly pandemic COVID-19”.     

    Miller noted that hundreds of thousands of Latinos are serving on the frontlines of the struggle to suppress the pandemic while providing essential services to those who are able to stay at home”, said Miller.

   “Amid the confusion and a barrage of fake news on social media, community media plays a key role in bringing official information and reliable sources to our readers. 

 Clemente Nicado, CEO of Nicado Publishing Company, said he was grateful that his publication Negocios Now has been included on the Time’s list, as a member of NAHP.

  “I thank the New York Times for its effort to draw attention to the importance of supporting community publications that today are torn between surviving as small businesses and informing the community when it is most needed,” said Clemente Nicado, publisher of the Nicado Publishing Company. , Inc.

   “As NAHP Regional Director for Hispanic media in the Midwest, I am calling on government at all levels to support community newspapers in their mission to professionally inform the community,” he said.