CyberIntelMag's Threat report

Weekly Cyber Threat Report, February 20 – February 24, 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 Google working to boost Android security, NSA sharing guidelines on securing home networks, lawsuits being filed against a ransomware breach, high-severity flaws in ACI components being addressed by Cisco, and much more.


The Bad News

This week’s bad news includes WhiskerSpy malware being distributed through a trojanized codec installer, cyberattacks by Russia in Ukraine being increased significantly, privilege escalation weakness on Windows backup service being exploited by hackers, a data leak being acknowledged by Activision, Facebook & YouTube accounts being hijacked through new malware, fake ChatGPT apps being employed by hackers for spreading malware, customer data from an Australian store being exposed to a third-party leak, trojanized macOS apps being used by hackers for distributing evasive crypto mining malware, 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.