The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued a nationwide alert regarding a hacking group known as “Phantom Hackers”. This group specifically targets senior citizens by impersonating bank representatives and tricking victims into disclosing sensitive information. The stolen information is then used to drain bank accounts and access retirement benefits.
Security researchers at Zscalar have discovered a new malware variant called ‘BunnyLoader’. This malware is associated with the growing malware-as-a-service industry and has the ability to steal and replace data stored in the clipboard. It can also steal cryptocurrency and transmit data from remote keystrokes to command-and-control centers.
A survey conducted by email security provider Egress highlights the challenge of identifying AI-generated phishing emails. Most software and AI chatbots struggle to detect phishing emails crafted using artificial intelligence, indicating a need for more advanced defenses.
The National Logistics Portal Marine in India experienced a significant data breach due to misconfigured Amazon S3 buckets. Sensitive information, including crew members’ personal details and logistic information, was exposed. The Indian Transport Ministry has acknowledged the issue and rectified the configuration.
The Lazarus Hacking group, linked to North Korea, has initiated espionage campaigns targeting aerospace company networks. They use social engineering tactics, posing as recruiters on platforms like LinkedIn to send links that lead to the download of espionage-related payloads. However, timely action from the targeted agency’s IT team prevented extensive damage.
Metro Transit, a public transportation service provider in Minnesota, reported a cyberattack unrelated to a bus accident. Their IT infrastructure was frozen as a result of the attack.
Estes Express, a freight transit manager based in Virginia, experienced a digital disruption, possibly a variant of a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. The company is conducting a thorough investigation to provide more details about the incident.
Predator Spyware, developed by Egyptian company Cytrox, has allegedly been used to monitor the mobile activities of Egyptian MP Ahmed Eltantawy, who is running for the 2024 Presidential elections. This situation could potentially surpass the controversy surrounding the Pegasus Spyware.