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Alerts and Advisories

“MariSewaBank” Scam

9 Apr 2021

BruCERT has recently received a number of reports on a scam called “MARISEWABANK”. The scammer contacts victims via SMS containing a WhatsApp link. Once the link is clicked, the victim would be lured into online gambling by promising a profit of 100% to 350% depending on the bank that the victim deposits their money into.

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Tele-survey Scam

7 Apr 2021

BruCERT has received several complaints recently about a tele-survey phone scam allegedly from a company named Prolific, asking people for their personal email address purportedly to send a survey through email. However, the real purpose is to collect sensitive and personal information.

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Hacked Email Account: What to do and how to prevent it

12 Mar 2021

According to a study, 91% of cyber-attacks start with an email. Scammers hack email accounts so that they can send messages from a trusted email address in hopes of getting the recipients to take action. Their main goal is to get these email contacts to send money, reveal personal information, or click on a link that installs malware, spyware, or a virus.

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Human Error in Cyber Security

4 Mar 2021

Making mistakes is a core of the human experience – it is how we learn and grow. In Cyber Security, human mistakes are often overlooked. In a security context, human error means unintentional actions – or lack of action – by employees and users that cause, spread or allow a security breach to take place. The weakest link is non-IT personnel as their actions might become an attack vector for the attacker.

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Ransom DDoS Attacks

29 Jan 2021

Ransomware groups are now using DDoS attacks as a negotiation tactic to increase pressure on victims who do not cooperate in paying the ransom. This "Triple Extortion" strategy has recently been used by ransomware operators SunCrypt, RagnarLocker, and Avaddon.

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