CyberIntelMag's Threat report

Weekly Cyber Threat Report, January 23 – 27, 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 an Australian man being jailed for targeting people via SMS phishing scams, Dutch police arresting a cybercriminal, US authorities seizing the Hive ransomware gang’s servers, unregistered SMS senders to be labeled as “likely fraud” in Singapore, and much more.


The Bad News

This week’s bad news includes FanDuel being affected by a security breach, UK’s Arnold Clark car dealership being attacked by the PLAY ransomware group, Kronos malware reemerging with enhanced features, Zendesk being compromised because of a phishing attack, US Federal organizations being hacked through genuine remote desktop tools, over 4,500 WordPress sites being hacked, German airports and government bodies being cyberattacked, Bitwarden Password Vaults being targeted via Google Ads phishing campaign, and much more.

The Aurora Stealer malware was found to be impersonating popular programs to infect as many people as possible.

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.