There are still cyber threats and trends, but there are new, unconventional threats with fake apps and text messages. An example of the nefarious texts that an individual has been in contact with a positive patient, and a link to follow. There are resources for you to do your own research but businesses should be aware of the issue and inform employees to be cautious.
There are also invoice scams going on in VA related to PPE, that includes a link to click. The email may be from someone who looks like they would be in charge of this area within the company. Contact the company to check.
IMPORTANT: VFC Highlight #20-37
Organizations utilize online accounts for day to day operations, such as email, calendars, accessing sensitive information, meetings, and training. Proper security of these accounts is essential.
Recently the Virginia Fusion Center (VFC) has received a notable increase in reports of scam and other exploitive emails. Intelligence indicates that limited awareness of online account integrity is a contributing factor.
Using secure applications and practices can help increase account confidentiality and integrity with little cost to availability.
WARNING: I-092718-PSA Cyber Actors Increasingly Exploit The Remote Desktop Protocol to Conduct Malicious Activity
The FBI has reissued a public service announcement warning about remote controlling desktop software that allows nefarious users to gain access to a computer. This PSA has information on mitigation actions and the vulnerabilities attached to it.
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