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Weekly Cyber Threat Report, May 1-5, 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 the first “rapid” security updates from Apple being released for iPhones, iPads, and Macs, Google and Apple working together to stop illegal location-tracking devices, a massive worldwide raid of the dark web drug industry securing over 300 arrests, Meta disrupting malware campaign that used ChatGPT as a scam to steal accounts, and much more.


The Bad News

This week’s bad news includes cybercriminals getting access to Windows devices through covert VNC, Bitmarck shutting down its internal and customer systems after a cyberattack, Ukrainian government being attacked by hackers via fake “Windows Update” guides, schools and colleges around the US coping with hacks and ransomware occurrences, cryptocurrency exchange Level Finance being hacked, 783K pediatric mental health patients being affected by the Brightline data hack, Royal ransomware attack impacting IT services in the city of Dallas, 600K installations of the new Android malware Fleckpe were seen on Google Play, 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.