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Cybersecurity, now the bait is Omicron. Espionage targets politicians

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Covid does not stop quality at the table, 16 billion DOP Economy (ANSA)

(ANSA) – ROME, FEBRUARY 15 – In the last quarter of 2021 the Covid theme is still being used, relying on the concerns of, for “a new malspam campaign, or rather the receipt of emails or messages containing malicious links or attachments “; The “phishing” emails sent to the victims contain information about an alleged contact of the recipient with a positive colleague on the Omicron variant. The victim is invited to view an attachment. Opening it and enabling its content, the malware is automatically downloaded and starts searching for bank credentials and / or obtaining remote access to the infected device. “This is one of the circumstances highlighted by Leonardo’s new quarterly report ‘Cyber ​​Threats Snapshot’ which highlights the main malevolent actors (threat actors), cybercrime activities and vulnerabilities found between October and December 2021: an analysis conducted by Cyber ​​Threat Intelligence experts in support of Leonardo’s Global Security Operation Center (SOC), in Chieti.
“Among the most significant trends recorded in the last three months of 2021”, the report highlights that “even telecommunications” have been “in the crosshairs of malevolent actors”, and also for “espionage against specific targets such as: companies, personalities politicians, government officials, law enforcement and political activists “. The report then notes that “one of the most serious vulnerabilities of the decade” has been identified, for software “present on about 3 billion devices globally”. (HANDLE).

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