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Cyware Daily Threat Intelligence December 01, 2017

Cyware Daily Threat Intelligence December 01, 2017

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Top Breaches Reported in the Last 24 Hours
National Credit Federation data breach
Recently, in another incident where an unsecured Amazon Web Services S3 storage bucket has allowed public access of sensitive information related to credit repair service, National Credit Federation. Around 111 GB worth of data has been reported to be leaked. Companies need to install tools to increase visibility and monitor cloud environment.

"Bomb on board" Wi-Fi network
In a startling incident, a Wi-Fi network with the name “bomb on board” caused a Turkish Airlines flight to make an emergency landing after passengers became alarmed. The threat was apparently received by a British passenger as the plane flew through Sudanese airspace.

ATM skimmers arrested
In a swift joint operation among Italy, Bulgaria, and Czech backed by Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3). The forces arrested four members of a global criminal network. It was reported the gang was responsible for placing ATM skimmers around European cities and cashing out on the other side of the world.

Top Scams Reported in the Last 24 Hours
Online hotel booking scam
Scammers are using the ‘‘mirror site’ deception to cheat people. These misleading webpages act as a legitimate booking page and are hard to spot. Cybercriminals use the real resort’s name in the link, set up fake phone numbers, buy adwords and cover their fake webpage with the real photos and logos of the resort.

Fake BSOD messages
A bogus ‘Troubleshooter for Windows’ app is being sold to innocent victims by tricking them with a fake blue screen of death message. The victims are tricked into paying $25 for the security software they don’t need. The app is being distributed through a cracked software installer.


Posted on: December 01, 2017

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