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Watch out for text messages from INP0ST

Did you notice 0 instead of O in the title? Text messages signed as "INP0ST" (through zero) are now being massively sent to Poles' telephones. They encourage you to download the application, suggesting that we will then receive our package's receiving code: You will receive the receiving code after downloading our new appinp0st [.] Com. Text messages are also sent from the overscription: IMPORTANT.

Emails are the most common source of ransomware infection in companies - see Sophos report

Electronic mail is the most common "gate" that ransomware [1] gets into company systems - according to a study by Sophos. [2] The source of up to 39% of attacks of this type in Poland are malicious links or attachments sent by email. The vast majority enterprises regain access to information encrypted by criminals. Only every fourth decides to pay the ransom, while 56% relies [...]

Polish Police broke the frauster group that used BLIK

One group of criminals run by a 34-year-old that was responsible for many frauds using BLIK was detained last week . Six of his companions had already been detained and the counting of the number of victims is still underway. We wrote about "BLIK" scams last year. They consist in the fact that the criminal breaks into a Facebook account and then asks the victim's friends to send BLIK codes and other data.

"An increase in cyber crime". The Polish Post Office pointed to the three most popular methods used by fraudsters

The Polish Post Office warns against cyber criminals impersonating the company. These include, for example, fake SMS messages about stopping the disinfection shipment and emails that may contain malware. The company said in a Monday announcement that since the onset of the ongoing epidemic, it had seen a worrying increase in customer information about phishing-based cybercrime, i.e. brand impersonation for phishing or theft of money.

Fake emails imitating Orange!

Literally a few moments ago we received two new scams imitating Orange Polska. One pretends to be an invoice for telecommunications services, while the other reports an alleged error in the extension of services. The number of notifications that have reached CERT Orange Polska indicates that we are dealing with an extremely large wave of fake emails, just as it was in the recent weeks.

In the COVID-19 era, banks are opening up banking by phone more widely. Is it a mistake?

It is no longer just the access to the account via the Internet, but the banking services offered via telephone communication channels that are becoming a weak point of remote banking. Unfortunately, in the pandemic era, banks make it possible to perform a growing range of operations over the phone. When we come to the bank in person, we need to "identify ourselves" with an ID card.