Cyber Bites

Phishing emails have been uncovered that request a full rundown of personal data – even asking for photos of passports. A recently uncovered phishing campaign, targeting PayPal users, pulls out all the stops and asks victims for the complete spectrum of personal data – even going so far as to ask for social security numbers and uploaded photos of their passports. Source: Threat Post

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Chinese Military charged by U.S. for Equifax Breach

The U.S. Department of Justice announced today that four members of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) 54th Research Institute were charged for hacking the credit reporting agency Equifax in 2017. On January 28, 2020, a federal grand jury in Atlanta returned an indictment alleging that Wu Zhiyong (吴志勇), Wang Qian (王乾), Xu Ke (许可), and Liu Lei (刘磊) broke into Equifax's computing systems and stole sensitive personal info of nearly half of all U.S. citizens and Equifax trade secrets. Source: Bleeping Computer

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Customers wanting answers on parcel delivery delays due to Toll transport hack

Customers awaiting parcel deliveries from transport company Toll say they have been left in the dark about major delays caused by a cyber attack on the company's IT systems. The company said the hacking occurred 11 days ago and had forced it to shut down "a number of systems across multiple sites and business units", causing ongoing disruptions to distribution. Source: ABC Net

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25% Of Iranian Internet Taken Down by Powerful Cyber Attack

Hot on the heels of a "serious" cyber-attack that compromised United Nations servers, and in the same week that the head of the European Central Bank, Christine Lagarde, warned of the global financial implications of cyber-attacks, Iran has seemingly come under cyber-attack. Indeed, so powerful was the impact of this alleged attack that the internet was disrupted across the country. Source: Forbes

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GIGABYTE Driver exploited by ransomware to kill AV Processes

The attackers behind the RobbinHood Ransomware are exploiting a vulnerable GIGABYTE driver to install a malicious and unsigned driver into Windows that is used to terminate antivirus and security software. When performing a network-wide compromise, ransomware attackers need to push out a ransomware executable as quickly as possible and to as many systems as they can to avoid being detected. Source: Bleeping Computer

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