Cambodia: Police target growing gambling, cybercrime

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sar Sokha has called on the National Police forces to intensify efforts in preventing and suppressing local crimes, including human trafficking, cybercrime and gambling. The appeal comes after authorities clamped down on over Read More …

Southeast Asia’s three-nation partnership to fight cyber threats

From rampant job scams to sophisticated e-commerce attacks, cyber threats in Southeast Asia are skyrocketing. Singapore reportedly had more than 46,000 cybercrime cases in 2023, including job scams and e-commerce scams, the highest since 2016. Things were almost as bad in Read More …

CIA allegedly made fake social media accounts to troll the Chinese government

The CIA allegedly launched a secret operation to troll Chinese officials and turn public opinion against them through leaked intelligence and negative news on social media. Reuters reports the operation began in 2019 and was also aimed at causing paranoia Read More …

Python Info-stealer Distributed by Malicious Excel Document

In January 2024, FortiGuard Labs obtained an Excel document distributing an info-stealer. From the fingerprints in this attack, it is related to a Vietnamese-based group that was first reported on in August 2023 and again in September. The attack stages before Read More …

Thailand: Elderly to get anti-scam education as cybercrime explodes

Alarmed by research indicating that the elderly are the most vulnerable to fraudsters, Thailand’s Ministry of Social Development and Human Security and CIB cybercrime investigators will collaborate with partners to provide digital literacy to senior people nationwide. The minister, Varawut Read More …

INTERPOL operation reveals further insights into ‘globalization’ of cyber scam centres

LYON, France – The first INTERPOL operation specifically targeting the phenomenon of human trafficking-fuelled fraud has revealed further evidence that the crime trend is expanding beyond Southeast Asia. Following five months of investigative coordination, law enforcement from participating countries carried Read More …

Ducktail fashion week

Ducktail is a malware family that has been active since the second half of 2021 and aims to steal Facebook business accounts. Kaspersky Daily Iran, WithSecure, and GridinSoft have all covered Ducktail attacks: the infostealer spread under the guise of documents Read More …

Thailand: Trio arrested for alleged involvement in major data breach

A trio, consisting of an insurance broker, a programmer, and a Facebook page administrator, has been apprehended for their alleged involvement in a significant data breach operation. They stand accused of compromising and subsequently selling the personal data of over Read More …