Misconfigured FBI Email System Abused to Run Hoax Campaign | #TpromoCom | 100,000 Emails From Legitimate FBI Domain Falsely Warned of Cyberattack (databreachtoday)
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The FBI says it has fixed a software misconfiguration that was abused to send hoax emails, from a legitimate FBI domain address, falsely warning of a cyberattack.
As many as 100,000 hoax emails were sent in two waves early Saturday morning that purported to come from the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, according to the spam watchdog group Spamhaus Project. (read more)
24% of US broadband households with fixed #broadband service likely to upgrade in the next six months | #TpromoCom #Trending | New research addresses continuing impact of #COVID19 on broadband usage, CE product adoption, OTT service stacking, and churn rates https://bit.ly/3cYvxj5
Parks Associates today released a new Quantified Consumer study, COVID-19: Impact on Communications and Entertainment, which reveals that in 3Q 2020, more than 50% of US broadband households reported that their broadband usage has increased since the start of the COVID-19 crisis. While consumers report broadband performance is keeping pace with the increased demand, in Q3 2020, 24% of fixed broadband households reported plans to upgrade their speed in the next six months, compared to 18% in 2Q 2020.
“Broadband upgrade plans indicate many households see some COVID-19-related changes as permanent,” said Steve Nason, Research Director, Parks Associates. “For video services, OTT service stacking has been particularly pronounced, with 45% of US broadband households subscribing to three or more OTT services. Many consumers are planning to add new services such as Disney+, Apple TV+, HBO Max, and Peacock as a permanent part of their OTT service portfolio, beyond the traditional Big 3: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu.”
COVID-19: Impact on Communications and Entertainment examines the impact of COVID-19 on service providers and consumer adoption and satisfaction throughout the communications, consumer technology, and entertainment and home services sectors. The research reports COVID-19 continues to widen the OTT/pay-TV gap. As many across the US remain homebound, households are continually relying on video content to fill their time outside of work and school. Within video services, COVID-19 has accelerated the trend of video viewers accessing OTT offerings at much higher rates than a pay-TV service via a traditional or online provider.
“Many traditional pay-TV subscribers are migrating to online pay-TV offerings or standalone OTT services,” Nason said. “Traditional providers, who still comprise the majority of the pay-TV market, have to continually seek ways to integrate online video services into their offerings either through homegrown solutions or external partnerships.”
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