National Cyber Security Agency (NACSA), National Security Council (NSC) always monitor the current cyber threat level in Malaysia. It has come to our attention of ongoing scam campaigns and phishing attacks leveraging the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) global scale health crisis to steal sensitive information and delivering malware. NACSA has also discovered that, with the latest development in our political scene, several files were circulated that have potential threat to the end users and an increased activities by local hacktivist groups taking advantage of the current political situation.
Web defacement, malware infection, login credentials and sensitive information stolen.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and The World Health Organization (WHO) has discovered there’s an active campaign using fake email messages, texts messages and social media posts attempting to take advantage of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency. These phishing could appear to be from a legitimate organisations such as WHO, and will ask you to:
With the latest development in our local political scene, NACSA have also discovered that several documents have been circulated especially in text messaging service like WhatApps regarding the formation of New Cabinets. While it was intended to be a prank, NACSA didn’t rule out the tactics will be used by any threat actors to lure victims to gain information and to take over victim devices.
NACSA has also observed that there’s an increased activities from local hacktivist group taking advantage of current political situation by launching web defacement on vulnerable servers as a sign of protest.
NACSA advises everyone to take the following actions: