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Credential harvesting campaigns target governments and cybersecurity companies

Threat analysts at Cyjax have uncovered multiple mass credential harvesting campaigns that have recently been targeting cybersecurity companies, government entities, and organisations in a range of other sectors. Reverse engineering these campaigns revealed the attacker’s infrastructure and stolen data store. Throughout July and August 2020, we detected two separate credential harvesting campaigns targeting accounts for […]

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Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Weekly – 29 June 2020

COVID-19 Cybersecurity Update Coronavirus-themed attacks are decreasing, with a 24 per cent reduction in June compared to May. This is due to other news items gaining traction: Black Lives Matter is a case in point. It should be noted that these attack topics will not disappear as long as there is sufficient interest in the

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Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Weekly – 22 June 2020

COVID-19 Cybersecurity Update Citizens Advice in the UK has warned users not to fall for a new scam campaign that is sending fake messages purportedly from the UK government. The messages can come in the form of calls, text messages, or emails in relation to the new NHS test and trace service. Citizens Advice has

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Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Weekly – 26 May 2020

COVID-19 Cybersecurity Update The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has warned users about scam coronavirus (COVID-19) contact tracing texts. There has been an increasing number of SMiShing messages asking users to click a malicious link. The FTC claims that clicking the link will download software onto the device, enabling scammers access to personal and financial

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Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Weekly – 18 May 2020

COVID-19 Cybersecurity Update The Financial Times reports that Chinese threat actors are targeting coronavirus research in the United States. This comes at a time of escalating tensions between Washington and Beijing over the pandemic. The FBI and CISA are investigating the “targeting and compromise” of US research groups by China and its affiliates and warned

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Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Weekly – 27 April 2020

COVID-19 cybersecurity update In the face of the continuing coronavirus pandemic, individual cybercriminals and groups have re-geared their operations to use coronavirus lures. Recent research revealed a 148 per cent month-on-month increase in ransomware attacks from February to March, alongside a spike in attacks on financial institutions. Over a dozen state-sponsored threat groups have been

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Global and Cybersecurity Weekly – 20 April 2020

COVID-19 Cybersecurity Update The government of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), a province in western Germany, has reportedly lost between €31.5 million up to €100 million in emergency aid following a COVID-19 phishing campaign. The threat actors behind the campaign created fake copies of the official website used to distribute COVID-19 financial aid by the NRW Ministry

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Misinformation, disinformation and the COVID-19 infodemic

The global coronavirus pandemic has spread rapidly, triggering a deluge of disinformation and misinformation. It is worth defining the two terms before progressing because they are often confused and conflated. Disinformation refers to content that is intentionally false and designed to cause harm. Misinformation is inaccurate or misleading content shared by someone that believes it

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