The creators of the infamous REvil ransomware are undergoing an expansion process. In an update on a hacker forum, the operators have deposited around $1 million in bitcoin to boost their abilities and attract potential affiliates to join their team. Unfortunately, this latest shadowy activity of the group signifies unforeseen challenges for organizations in the coming days.
Meanwhile, beware of a new phishing scam that leverages the grant scheme announced by Facebook. Cybercrooks are posting fake news around the scheme, along with an URL, on a popular media outlet to lure victims. The link, if clicked, redirects victims to a phishing page that prompts them to provide their Facebook login credentials and other personal details.
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Facebook grant scam
Cybercrooks are exploiting the latest giveaway scheme of Facebook to trick users. They are using an article from the popular CNBC media outlet as a bait to lure users hit by COVID-19 with the promise of a grant by Facebook. Furthermore, the article includes a link that redirects victims to a phishing page, asking them to enter their Facebook credentials. Later, it asks for more personal information such as their address, SSNs, and even, a scan of both sides of the ID.