PhishProtection.com “Phishing Watchdog” Is A Timeline of All Major Phishing Attacks Reported As They Breakout
An Updated Feed of All Significant Phishing Attacks
This is a comprehensive and frequently updated resource page that lists all the significant Phishing Attacks as they are discovered and happen online. Each attack is summarized here with links to further information about each attack. The list below is updated instantly with threat details as soon as the attack is verified to be authentic.
29th June 2020 | Target: UCSF | Reported Here
The University Of California San Francisco finally confirmed that it had forked over $1.14m to ransomware thieves last week, less than a month after discovering that critical academic data related to its COVID-19 research had been encrypted.
22nd June 2020 | Target: Bitcoin Exchange Services | Reported Here
Police in New Zealand have seized $90m worth of assets belonging to a man wanted for cybercrimes in France and the United States.
Alexander Vinnik allegedly masterminded a Bitcoin laundering ring that handled billions of dollars via a digital currency exchange. He is also wanted for some minor crimes in his native Russia.
17th June 2020 | Target: Gamers | Reported Here
Cyber-criminals stepped up their efforts to victimize gamers while millions of people stayed at home this spring to slow the spread of COVID-19.
New research published today by Kaspersky found that in April, the daily number of blocked attempts to direct users to malicious gaming-themed sites increased by 54%, compared to January 2020.
3rd June 2020 | Target: US Nuclear Missile Sub-Contractor | Reported Here
A U.S. military contractor involved in the maintenance of the country’s Minuteman III nuclear arsenal has been hit by the Maze ransomware, according to reports – with the hackers making off with reams of sensitive information.
2nd June 2020 | Target: Various Companies | Reported Here
A prolific ransomware group has begun auctioning data stolen from victim organizations that refuse to pay up, marking an escalation in its monetization efforts.
The gang behind the REvil (aka Sodinokibi) variant this week took to its dark web blog to announce the first auction, related to a Canadian agricultural company it compromised which has declined to pay a ransom.
1st June 2020 | Target: Police Websites | Reported Here
The Minneapolis Police Department’s website has shown signs of a cyber-attack since late Saturday, days after a video purported to be from the hacktivist group Anonymous promised retribution for the death of George Floyd during an arrest.
Websites for the police department and the city of Minneapolis were temporarily inaccessible on Saturday as protesters in cities around the U.S. marched against police violence aimed at black Americans.
Norway’s Wealth Fund Loses $10m in Data Breach
15th May 2020 | Target: Norway’s Wealth Fund | Reported Here
Norway’s state-owned investment fund Norfund has halted all payments after losing $10m in an “advanced data breach.”
Norfund is a private equity company established by the Norwegian Storting in 1997 and owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The fund receives its investment capital from the state budget and is the largest sovereign wealth fund in the world.
On May 13, Norfund announced that it was “cooperating closely with the police and other relevant authorities” after “a series of events” allowed fraudsters to make off with $10m.
The fund said that a data breach allowed defrauders to access information concerning a loan of US$10m from Norfund to a microfinance institution in Cambodia.