News – May 2024

  • Ghana Cyber Security Authority Records 187 Cases of WhatsApp Account Takeovers, Warns of Rising Trend

    May 27, 2024

    The Cyber Security Authority (CSA) says a growing number of Ghanaians are falling victim to social engineering and sharing WhatsApp verification codes with malicious actors. This has led to about 187 cases recorded since 2023, it said in a statement. “Malicious actors disguise themselves as familiar contacts or as authoritative figures (typically as administrators of Groups ...

  • Massive cyber attack against Eritrea’s Internet System

    May 26, 2024

    A massive cyber attack was unleashed against Eritrea’s Internet System on Independence Day, Friday, 24 May 2024, at 12:32’:47 in the afternoon hours. The attempt was foiled by the defensive countermeasures deployed promptly, and the network continued its functions without interruptions. The identity of the originators, architects, and implementers of the attempted cyber attack is not ...

  • India-Estonia Cyber Security Pact to Combat Growing Threat from Chinese Hackers

    May 25, 2024

    An Indian contingent was, for the first time, observers in an NATO-run cyber security exercise in Estonia this month. The exercise, the equivalent of an cyber Olympiad, was the largest exercise of its kind in Europe, Tiit Riisalo, Estonian economic affairs and information technology minister, said. Exercise Locked Shields involved 32 NATO countries and a handful ...

  • 5 Reasons to Attend Cyber Security & Cloud Congress North America 2024

    May 24, 2024

    Explore the forefront of enterprise technology at the Cyber Security & Cloud Congress North America. Delve into the entirety of the Cyber Security & Cloud Ecosystem and unravel the practical and triumphant application of Cyber Security & Cloud. Returning to North America on June 5-6, 2024, at the esteemed Santa Clara Convention Center, the globally renowned ...

  • Hellhounds: Operation Lahat. Part 2

    May 23, 2024

    In November 2023, the team at the Positive Technologies Expert Security Center (PT ESC) released their first research report on attacks by the hitherto-unknown group Hellhounds on Russian companies’ infrastructure: Operation Lahat. The report focused on the group’s attacks on Linux hosts that relied on a new backdoor known as Decoy Dog. Hellhounds carried on attacks ...

  • Crooks plant backdoor in software used by courtrooms around the world

    May 23, 2024

    A software maker serving more than 10,000 courtrooms throughout the world hosted an application update containing a hidden backdoor that maintained persistent communication with a malicious website, researchers reported Thursday, in the latest episode of a supply-chain attack. The software, known as the JAVS Viewer 8, is a component of the JAVS Suite 8, an application ...

  • LockBit demands $25 million from Canadian pharmacy chain London Drugs after ransomware attack

    May 23, 2024

    The recent cyber-incident against Canadian pharmacy chain London Drugs was indeed a full-blown ransomware attack, with sensitive data being stolen, and a major ransom being demanded, the company has confirmed. In a statement given to The Register, the company said it had been hit, but stressed it also had no intention of paying the ransom demand. ...

  • ShrinkLocker: Turning BitLocker into ransomware

    May 23, 2024

    The original purpose of BitLocker is to address the risks of data theft or exposure from lost, stolen, or improperly decommissioned devices. Nonetheless, threat actors have found out that this mechanism can be repurposed for malicious ends to great effect. In that incident, the attackers were able to deploy and run an advanced VBS script that ...

  • Most recent cyber attacks on water systems won’t be the last, says cybersecurity expert

    May 23, 2024

    More government agencies are taking steps to shore up their cybersecurity measures. Earlier this week, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it would step up inspections of water facilities that may be vulnerable to cyberattacks. Why are government agencies more at risk when it comes to cyberattacks and operational vulnerabilities? Read more… Source: MSN News Sign up for our Newsletter Related:

  • Cyber Signals: Inside the growing risk of gift card fraud

    May 23, 2024

    Multifactor authentication Security operations In the ever-evolving landscape of cyberthreats, staying ahead of malicious actors is a constant challenge. Microsoft Threat Intelligence has observed that gift cards are attractive targets for fraud and social engineering practices. Unlike credit or debit cards, there’s no customer name or bank account attached to them, which can lessen scrutiny of ...