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Weekly Cyber Threat Report, April 3 – 7, 2023

Welcome to CyberIntelMag’s weekly roundup! A place where you can find the most important stories in the cybersecurity world from the past week.

The Good News

This week’s good news includes US authorities seizing $112 million from cryptocurrency fraudsters, an international law enforcement effort resulting in the closure of the notorious Genesis Market cybercrime forum, Spain’s police detaining one of the country’s most dangerous hackers, April 2023 updates from Android fixing severe remote code execution weaknesses, and much more.

  • Six virtual currency accounts totaling over $112 million US dollars stolen in cryptocurrency investment scams were confiscated by the US Department of Justice.
  • Over a dozen law enforcement agencies from across the world shut down the Genesis Market, a renowned online black market where stolen passwords and biometric data were sold to cybercriminals so they could launch attacks or steal identities.
  • The police in Spain detained José Luis Huertas (also known as “Alcaseca,” “Mango,” or “chimichuri”), who is considered one of the nation’s most dangerous hackers.
  • Google released the April 2023 security updates for Android devices, containing fixes for over 65 vulnerabilities and two severe issues that might result in remote code execution (RCE).
  • Cisco released updates for a number of flaws affecting several products, including Secure Network Analytics and Identity Services Engine (ISE) products with high-severity weaknesses.
  • The Flipper Zero portable multi-tool for pen testers was no longer allowed for sale on Amazon because it was classified as a card-skimming device.


The Bad News

This week’s bad news includes million-dollar ransoms being asked by Money Message ransomware, a new data breach emerged involving Uber drivers, fraudulent VPN service being used by crypto-stealing OpcJacker malware to target users, experts alerting on the emergence of Rorschach ransomware, Log4j being used by cybercriminals in cloud attacks through proxyjacking, Telegram becoming the latest preferred platform for phishing tool and service sales, garage door openers being vulnerable to hijacking, and much more.

About the author

Yehudah Sunshine

Yehudah Sunshine

Bringing together his diverse professional cyber know-how, intellectual fascination with history and culture, and eclectic academic background focusing on diplomacy and the cultures of Central Asia, Yehudah Sunshine keenly blends his deep understanding of the global tech ecosystem with a nuanced worldview of the underlying socio-economic and political forces which drive policy and impact innovation in the cyber sectors. Yehudah's current work focuses on how to create and or opportunities enhance marketing strategies and elevate cyber driven thought leadership for cyfluencer (www.cyfluencer .com), the cybersecurity thought leadership platform. Sunshine has written and researched extensively within cybersecurity, the service sectors, international criminal accountability, Israel's economy, Israeli diplomatic inroads, Israeli innovation and technology, and Chinese economic policy.