• Millions of Australians Caught Up in Cyber Attacks

    March 29, 2023

    One of Australia’s biggest property companies said Wednesday it had been hit by cybercriminals who may have stolen data about staff and guests. Staff members at Meriton, a large Australian property business, were warned Wednesday that cybercriminals may have accessed details of their bank accounts and details of their salaries, disciplinary history and performance appraisals. Read more… Source: ...

  • To pay or not to pay – that’s the question as ransomware attacks rise

    March 28, 2023

    There is rarely a day that goes by when there isn’t a major local, national or international story about a well know organisation being hit by a cyber attack that has huge potential to disrupt the business and damage their brand. In the past few weeks alone we’ve seen Eurovision fans in a panic after ...

  • APT43: North Korean Group Uses Cybercrime to Fund Espionage Operations

    March 28, 2023

    Mandiant researchers released a report on APT43, a prolific threat actor operating on behalf of the North Korean regime that they have observed engaging in cybercrime as a way to fund their espionage operations. According to Mandiant they track tons of activity throughout the year, but don’t always have enough evidence to attribute it to a ...

  • Crown Resorts confirms ransom demand after GoAnywhere breach

    March 28, 2023

    Crown Resorts, Australia’s largest gambling and entertainment company, has confirmed that it suffered a data breach after its GoAnywhere secure file-sharing server was breached using a zero-day vulnerability. The Blackstone-owned company has an annual revenue that surpasses $8 billion and operates complexes in Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Macau, and London. Read more… Source: Bleeping Computer  

  • The criminal use of ChatGPT – a cautionary tale about large language models

    March 27, 2023

    Their insights are compiled in Europol’s first Tech Watch Flash report published today. Entitled ‘ChatGPT – the impact of Large Language Models on Law Enforcement’, this document provides an overview on the potential misuse of ChatGPT, and offers an outlook on what may still be to come. Read more… Source: Europol  

  • Earth Preta’s Cyberespionage Campaign Hits Over 200

    March 27, 2023

    Through extensive analysis and as of this writing, we discovered over 200 victims, leading to a wider intelligence analysis of the groups’ goals, different operation groups, and tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs). Our study aimed at understanding the different phases and facets involved in this operation, shedding light on the motives and techniques used by ...

  • How scammers employ IPFS for email phishing

    March 27, 2023

    The idea of creating Web 3.0 has been around since the end of 2000s. The new version of the world wide web should repair the weak points of Web 2.0., some of which are: featureless content, prevalence of proprietary solutions, and lack of safety in a centralized user data storage environment, where a massive leak ...

  • Emotet malware distributed as fake W-9 tax forms from the IRS

    March 26, 2023

    A new Emotet phishing campaign is targeting U.S. taxpayers by impersonating W-9 tax forms allegedly sent by the Internal Revenue Service and companies you work with. Emotet is a notorious malware infection distributed through phishing emails that in the past contained Microsoft Word and Excel documents with malicious macros that install the malware. Read more… Source: Bleeping Computer  

  • Business Email Compromise Tactics Used to Facilitate the Acquisition of Commodities and Defrauding Vendors

    March 24, 2023

    The FBI warns the public of criminal actors using Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes to facilitate the acquisition of a wide range of commodities. BEC is one of the most financially damaging online crimes. It exploits the fact that so many of us rely on email to conduct business—both personal and professional. In many BEC scams, ...

  • GRS Roadstone warns staff following cyber attack

    March 23, 2023

    Construction materials giant GRS Roadstone is writing to employees warning them to check their bank accounts following a major cyber attack. The firm – which employs 800 people – was hit by a “sophisticated cyber-incident” last year which saw data relating to current and former employees copied from its systems and leaked online. Read more… Source: Construction Enquirer