Hackers Brief from Cyber Wyoming | Dec. 20, 2021 | Announcements

The Hackers Brief from Cyber Wyoming is sponsored by First Federal Bank & Trust. Be conscious of the most recent scams in Sheridan, Wyoming and the remainder of the nation. 

 

Donation Scam

A Wyoming nonprofit desires you to know that Mrs. Mavis Wanczyk has not granted you or your group a donation of $100 million {dollars}. The e mail topic line is “donation” and is from [email protected] and so they ask you to answer again to [email protected]@gmail.com.

 

PayPal Spoof from Division of Bills

A Sheridan citizen reported an e mail with an PDF attachment from “Division of Bills” or [email protected] with the topic line of “ORDER:ID:94BG5420_22”. The attachment reveals the PayPal brand, an bill quantity and the supposed service provider and the quantity for a MacBook Pro and Smart TV. Do not name the quantity on the bill. If you get this e mail, ship it to [email protected].

 

Abdul Rasheed Telex Manager Scam

A Laramie citizen desires you to know that when you get an e mail from a soon-to-be-retired Mr. Rasheed, it’s most likely a cash mule rip-off or an try and get your personally identifiable info. Mr. Rasheed claims to be a Telex Manager from West Africa who wants assist diverting cash. Email tackle: [email protected]. Subject line: with all due respect.

 

Network Firewall 360 Service Hoax

A Laramie citizen reported an e mail from Billing Team at [email protected] with the topic line of “Thanks for being with us.” The e mail says your Network FireWall 360 service will expire and needs to be auto-renewed. The e mail has the AVG (a professional antivirus software program) brand on the backside.

 

More from Kylie Jenner Impersonator

A Laramie citizen reported one other e mail from [email protected] with the topic line of “Fitness Centers Contacts Across USA”. CyberWyoming has researched and this isn’t truly from Kylie Jenner and isn’t professional.

 

Do you run your individual YouTube channel? If so, be careful for an inquiry that seems to return from a good firm eager to e-book advert area in your web page. They ship software program supposedly to deal with and format the advert, nevertheless it’s actually malware that can steal info from your pc.

 

You get a name from your financial institution saying somebody tried to switch cash from your account utilizing the cash app Zelle. The fee has been frozen, they are saying, and to appropriate it you could open a brand new Zelle account and switch your cash “again.” Don’t. Just don’t. Call your financial institution as a substitute.

 

WordPress Sites Targeted

If you will have a WordPress web site that makes use of plug-ins referred to as PublishPress Capabilities, Kiwi Social Plugin, Pinterest Automatic, or WordPress Automatic or Epsilon Framework themes referred to as Shapely, NewsMagazine, Activello, Illdy, Allegiant, Newspaper X, Pixova Lite, Brilliance, MedZone Lite, Regina Lite, Transcend, Affluent, Bonkers, Antreas, or NatureMag Lite then your web site could also be focused by dangerous actors. Be certain to replace your theme or plug-in instantly. You might additionally block the offending attacker IP addresses listed within the following article: https://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/125469/hacking/wordpress-sites-under-attack.html.

 

No That Wasn’t the FBI

According to NBC News, a hacker despatched spam emails from an FBI e mail server to at the least 100,000 individuals. The felony group referred to as itself the Dark Overlord.

 

Ransomware scammers have stepped up their recreation in opposition to small companies. After a system is contaminated, they threaten victims that in the event that they don’t pay, they’ll destroy their Internet accessibility by launching a bombardment of messages. This might imply that even having a backup gained’t get you again in enterprise. Stop it earlier than it begins. Make certain you and your workers know the way to detect ransomware.

 

MS-ISAC Patch Now Alert

The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) has revealed a patch now (replace your software program) alert for Google’s Chrome Browser, Google’s Android working system, Mozilla’s Firefox, Mozilla’s Thunderbird, SonicWall SMA 100 Series, Apache Log4j (Java), and the SCADA (industrial management) system Distributed Data Systems WebHMI. If you utilize these merchandise, be sure that the software program (or firmware) is up to date.

 

Data Breaches within the News

Vestas (wind turbine maker), Gale Healthcare Solutions (Florida), Badger Defi, MonoX, Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles, DNA Diagnostics Center (Ohio), Panasonic, Supernus Pharmaceuticals, IKEA (inside reply-chain emails), Pfizer (insider stole COVID-19 vaccine paperwork), Huntington Hospital (NY), True Health New Mexico, GoDaddy and GoDaddy reselling firms referred to as 123Reg, Domain Factory, Heart Internet, Host Europe, Media Temple, & tsoHost, Cronin (digital advertising and marketing company in Connecticut), Utah Imaging Associates (Farmington, UT), California Pizza Kitchen (worker data solely), StripChat, and Costco (card skimming).

 

 

Other methods to report a rip-off:

https://www.thesheridanpress.com/bulletins/hackers-brief-from-cyber-wyoming-dec-20-2021/article_e0d0c994-61c3-11ec-9646-eb1f9fc1948b.html

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