Cybersafety Sentinel April 2022 Week 3

Claudiu’s Top Post

According to CBC Marketplace report, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police | Gendarmerie royale du Canada has ceased to investigate #cyberfraud, leaving thousands of victims vulnerable to hundreds of types of #scams and dumping cases. Read More.

New Law: Tracking Employees

Ontario has passed new laws that require companies to tell their employees if and how they are being electronically tracked, along with establishing a minimum wage for gig workers. Read More.

Latest Cyber Attack Statistics

After the cyber attacks timelines (part I and part II), it’s finally time to publish the statistics of March 2022 (spoiler alert) characterized by the events that are happening in Ukraine. In March I have collected 244 events, a sharp increase compared to the 202 of February, and you will soon find out that the percentage of events motivated by hacktivism, cyber warfare, and cyber espionage are considerably higher than the values of the previous months. Read More.

Crypto Technology Put to Use

Victoria Lemieux is researching how blockchain technology could be used to secure personal health information on a smartphone. Read More.

“Tarrask” Malware Exposed

The Chinese-backed Hafnium hacking group has been linked to a piece of a new malware that’s used to maintain persistence on compromised Windows environments. The threat actor is said to have targeted entities in the telecommunication, internet service provider and data services sectors from August 2021 to February 2022, expanding from the initial victimology patterns observed during its attacks exploiting the then zero-day flaws in Microsoft Exchange Servers in March 2021. Read More.

RaidForums Seized

An international law enforcement operation raided and took down RaidForums, one of the world’s largest hacking forums notorious for selling access to hacked personal information belonging to users. Dubbed Tourniquet, the seizure of the cybercrime website involved authorities from the U.S., U.K., Sweden, Portugal, and Romania, with the criminal investigation resulting in the arrest of the forum’s administrator at his home last month in Croydon, England. Read More.