Weekly Threat Report 25th January 2019
Schools targeted in fees phishing scam
Newcastle Royal Grammar School has been targeted with a phishing attack in which fraudulent emails sent from a school account email offered parents a 25% discount on fees for paying quickly via the Bitcoin cryptocurrency.
Research suggests that smart buildings are vulnerable to hackers
According to research by cyber security firm ForeScout, Internet of Things (IoT) devices within smart buildings are regularly unsecured from hackers.
GoDaddy authentication vulnerability exploited for phishing campaigns
A security researcher has discovered a vulnerability with GoDaddy.com which impacts the way it handles domain name server (DNS) change requests, allowing hackers to hijack domains.