COVID-19 phishing emails manipulate Indian Govt email address

Phished accounts sent malware in September Indian Computer response team (CERT-In) has seen a campaign of phishing scams targeting users of the NCIs email service for Government of India (email.gov.in). CERT-In is part of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology Government of India. It stated the campaign involves fraudulent…

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Japan puts central bank digital currencies on policy roadmap

Bank of Japan and Japanese Govt indicates potential plans for digital currency . By Tetsushi Kajimoto and Daniel Leussink TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan will look closer into whether to issue central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), the government said in its annual policy roadmap, a sign that Tokyo may be warming…

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APAC CIOs and CISOs must heed Twitter attack

BeyondTrust CTO/CISO says attack can happen to any organisation anywhere in the world. The hack on Twitter last week showed, all organisations were vulnerable to an attack, through social engineering and phishing. On the 15th of July social media giant Twitter reported, attackers targeted certain Twitter employees through a social…

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Blaming employees for a cyber security attack is toxic

CIOs and CISOs need to move on from the way cyber security have been done for the last 50 year. CIOs and CISOs have a lot on their plate right now and a lot of things to think about. But security is more than just some ransomware or encrypting a…

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Claims Lazarus Group planning COVID 19-related phishing campaign

NK operatives might be planning global cyber-attacks including several Asian countries. Threat intelligence and cybersecurity platform company, CYFIRMA believes the Lazarus Group — hacker group sponsored by North Korea – are planning a global phishing campaign. There is a common thread across six targeted nations in multiple continents – the…

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Cybercriminals targeting Australian health sector

Health sector must implement strategies to mitigate these attacks. The Australian health sector is continually being threatened by advanced persistent threat actors (APT). The Cyber Security Centre (ACSC — part of the Australian Signals Directorate) has issued its Advisory 2020-009: Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actors targeting Australian health sector organisations and COVID-19…

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Vietnam denies it was behind phishing emails targeting China

Fireye says threat example of latest COVID-19 related espionage The Vietnamese Government has come out and denied it was behind phishing emails targeting the Chinese city of Wuhan and China’s Ministry of Emergency Management. According to Reuters Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry said the reports from Fireye, were “baseless”. “The accusation is…

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