In the middle of the pandemic coronavirus that affects half the world, the international organization responsible for coordinating the efforts to contain it at the global level, the World Health Organization, is being attacked by an organized group of crooks.
The attack, a typical phishing campaignstarted earlier this month: a cyber security expert of New York found that the employees of the organization were receiving numerous emails posing as e-mail addresses of the WHO itself.
The links included in such emails sent to a fake server, WHO, in which you are encouraged to log on to steal their credentialsaccording to the vice-president of it security and WHO, Flavio Aggio.
Who is behind the attack and what are you looking for?
Although it is unknown who is behind this attack in particular (the who states that the number of the that receives has doubled in the last dates), the sources of the agency Reuters are displayed favourable to attributing it to Darkhotela group of cybercriminals based in southeast asia that has been active since at least 2004.
His name, ‘Darkhotel’ derives from the fact that their first known attacks were wealthy people who were traveling awaythanks to that they could keep their hotel reservations after committed web applications in hotels.
The company’s cyber security Sophos appointment on your website to an industry expert, Lance Spitzner, who is convinced that the attackers would be actually working for some government:
“Each nation-state will want to be aware of the latest information on coronavirus, for reasons of political, military or economic. So that surprise me a lot that I would not have already several infiltrators in the WHO network”.
On the other hand, nothing indicates that this attack, specifically directed against the WHO, has go to do with the global assault of phishing attacks detected in the last days it resorts to sending emails with alleged information about the pandemic with the aim of to trick users to install without knowing the ransomware NetWalker.
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Via | Sophos
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