Cybersecurity Weekly: Social media phish, Polish hackers busted, Fortinet vulnerability

Phishing attacks target social network accounts. Polish police shut down a major group of hackers in the country. Fortinet VPN with default settings leaves 200,000 businesses open to hackers. All this, and more, in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.


1. Phishing attacks target social network accounts

Scammers are targeting social network accounts with phishing emails that pretend to be copyright violations or promises of account verification. These stolen accounts are then used for disinformation campaigns, cryptocurrency scams like the recent Twitter hacks or sold on underground markets.
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2. Polish police shut down major group of hackers in the country

Polish authorities dismantled a major hacker group that was involved in multiple cybercrime activities, including ransomware attacks, malware distribution, SIM swapping, banking fraud, running rogue online stores and making bomb threats at the request of paying customers.
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3. Fortinet VPN with default settings leaves 200,000 businesses open to hackers

Several new digital threats have capitalized on the health concern to exploit weaknesses in the remote work infrastructure and carry out malicious attacks. Now, over 200,000 businesses with the Fortigate VPN solution — with default configuration — are vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks.
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