India sees rises in hacking attempts by disguising as WHO, Google says  

 

The company said it has begun to see a resurgence of hacking-related to COVID with cyberattacks on medical and healthcare professionals, including employees of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Google has seen an increase in “hack-for-hire” firms based in India that create Gmail accounts to disguise as the World Health Organization, financial services leaders, health corporations, and consulting services in other parts of the world To divide. Information.

Even within India, Google has found that between 50 and 100 users in India were targeted by state-support phishing efforts in April, a new report said. India’s hacking attempts also target countries like the US, Slovenia, Canada, Bahrain, Cyprus, and the UK.

India sees rises in hacking attempts by disguising as WHO, Google says  

“Lures encourage themselves to be aware of COVID-19 related announcements for direct notifications from the WHO, and link to attacker-hosted websites that bear a strong resemblance to the official WHO website. The site usually has fake login pages that prompt potential victims to give up their Google account credentials, and sometimes encourage individuals to leave other personal information, such as their phone number. Phishing attempts refer to this message to lure users to account for credentials.

The company said it has begun to see a resurgence of hacking-related to COVID with cyberattacks on medical and healthcare professionals, including employees of the World Health Organization (WHO).

The company sent 1,755 warnings to users worldwide about these hacking attempts. He also took thousands of YouTube channels, some of which contained Chinese-language political content about Hong Kong politics, opposition to the Chinese government, and COVID-19’s handling of the country.

India sees rises in hacking attempts by disguising as WHO, Google says  

The findings come from the company’s Threat Analytics Group (TAG), which tracks more than 270 groups from more than 50 countries. These groups have multiple goals including intelligence collection, theft of intellectual property, targeting dissidents and activists, disastrous cyberattacks, or coordinated disintegration. “

In March, the group participated in a “coordinated impact operation involving India” that was “sharing the message in Qatar’s English supporter.” The findings were similar to a Facebook report and were due to the termination of relevant YouTube channels.

The company launched in November 2019 that 100 to 500 users in India were targeted by government-sponsored phishing efforts between July and September 2019.

In 2012 a Google blog states: “You may ask how we know that this activity is sponsored by the state. We cannot go into details without information proving helpful to these poor actors, but our detailed analysis — as well as reports of victims — strongly suggests the involvement of states or groups that are state-sponsored. “

 

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