Today's Cyber News

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The Russian government could cut itself off from the internet 00:05
Cyber fraud incident compromises CPSB 00:57
6.6$ dollars million lost to cybercrime in the December quarter 01:36

The Russian government could cut itself off from the internet because of hacking attacks and cyberwarfare.

In the meantime, hackers from all over the world are causing problems with Russia’s digital infrastructure. Ukraine is fighting back against the Russian military.

Cyberattacks on Russian banks, state broadcaster RT, and a Belarusian rail network used to move troops from Russia to Ukraine have been blamed on groups like Anonymous and the Cyber Partisans, which are both hacking groups. They have claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Last week, the “biggest Anonymous op ever” was said to have happened when Russian news channels, as well as streaming sites, showed footage of Russia’s actions in Ukraine as the invasion reached its 12th day.

Hacking group Anonymous says it hacked into Russian streaming services Wink and Ivi (like Netflix) and live TV channels Russia 24, Channel One, and Moscow 24 to show war footage from Ukraine today. It announced this on Twitter with video footage.


Cyber fraud incident compromises CPSB hurricane-related contractor emails

The Calcasieu Parish School Board was the victim of cybercrime that stole the emails of their hurricane-related contractors, the school district said on Wednesday.

There was a money-related incident, according to the board. It did not have anything to do with students or employees.

“This is a big deal that needs our full attention, and we’re going to leave no stone unturned.” When we heard about the accident, we started an internal investigation right away and called the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office.

A criminal investigation is still going on, and officials say it will probably go on for a long time.

6.6 dollars million lost to cybercrime in the December quarter

Cert NZ says that in the December quarter, a record $6.6 million was lost to online financial crime. This is the most money that has been lost to digital fraud in a quarter since records began.

Hackers used fake emails and texts to get people’s personal information. This is up 28%.

New types of scams were on the rise, with reports of the Flubot text scam, which asked victims to pay for a package that never arrived. There were 1707 reports of this scam.

However, Cert NZ’s CEO, Rob Pope, said that more people were reporting scams. This isn’t always a bad thing.

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