EMEA and APAC governments targeted in widespread credential harvesting campaign

Cyjax analysts have uncovered a large credential harvesting campaign targeting multiple government departments in APAC and EMEA countries. Over 50 hostnames were analysed, many of which were posing as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Finance, or Ministry of Energy, in various countries such as Uzbekistan, Belarus, and Turkey; as well as the Main …

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Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Weekly – 4 May 2020

COVID-19 Cybersecurity Update Since January, there has been a boom in threat actors capitalising on the COVID-19 pandemic – ZScaler reported a 30,000 per cent increase in phishing, malicious websites, and malware in this period. As the pandemic has continued, however, and lockdowns have affected cybercriminals as well as law-abiding citizens, there has been a …

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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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