Sep 26 2023
Welcome to Gone Phishing, your daily cybersecurity newsletter that’s got a 10-point lead on the cybercriminals like Trump on Biden 👀🙈
Today’s hottest cybersecurity news stories:
🔑 Compromised credentials: they’ll come back and bite you in the ass 🍑
📱 TikTok flooded w/ fake celebrity photo leak videos w/ Temu referral codes 🎥
✈️ Honesty’s the best policy: Air Canada admits breach of employee records 📄
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💡 Beyond Complexity: Did you know that 83% of compromised passwords meet standard complexity requirements? 🤯 Bad actors are using billions of stolen credentials to sneak into accounts. 🕵️♀️
💰 The Dark Web Market: Stolen passwords are hot commodities on the dark web. 😈 Remember Dropbox and LinkedIn? Millions of passwords were up for grabs. 💻
💥 Credential Stuffing: This easy-peasy attack method is on the rise. 😱 Attackers use automated tools to test stolen passwords everywhere. 🌐
🤖 Sophisticated Bots: Bots make it look like many people are trying to log in from different places. Sneaky, right? 🤖
💔 Why It Matters: Once they're in, hackers can drain accounts, steal info, and cause chaos. 😓
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🔍 TikTok is buzzing with videos promoting fake celebrity photo leaks, all in the name of earning rewards from the online megastore, Temu. 😱
🛒 What's Temu?: Temu offers millions of products at rock-bottom prices, mostly shipped from China. Opinions on the site are divided, with some crying "scam" and others snagging cheap goodies. 🌟
💰 Referral Rewards: Temu lures customers with referral codes and links. Share them with friends and fam to earn store credit, freebies, or reward points. 🎁
🎮 Game On: Their rewards system lets you play games for more store credit, which you can cash in or use for shopping. 💳
👀 The Dark Twist: TikTok's darker side—scammers are tricking users with fake leaks of celebs like Olivia Rodrigo and Hailie Deegan. 📸
🚨 The Scam: They claim sensitive pics have leaked, urging you to download Temu and enter their referral code. Don't fall for it! 🚫
🌐 Stay Alert: Fake leaks can lead to malware. If you spot such videos, steer clear of suspicious downloads. 🦠
🔔 No Response Yet: TikTok and Temu were contacted, but no word from them at time of writing. Stay safe, TikTokers! 📣
Stay vigilant, TikTok fam! 🧐 Don't let scammers spoil the fun.
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🚨 Air Canada, the largest airline in Canada, faced a cyber security incident recently. 😱
🔒 What Happened: Hackers briefly accessed one of Air Canada's internal systems, snagging limited personal info of some employees and certain records. 😨 Thankfully, customer data remained untouched.
✈️ Flight Operations Safe: Good news—flight operations and customer systems were not affected. Phew! 🙌
👮♂️ Taking Action: Air Canada acted swiftly, contacting affected parties and law enforcement. They assured us that all systems are back to normal.
🛡️ Strengthening Security: The airline is ramping up its security measures with the help of global cyber security experts. They're committed to safeguarding our data in the future. 🌐
❓ Still a Mystery: Air Canada didn't spill the beans on what caused the incident. 🕵️♀️ They've chosen to keep mum about it.
🔙 Not the First Time: This isn't Air Canada's first cyber rodeo. Back in 2018, unauthorised access hit 20,000 mobile app users' profiles. As a precaution, they locked out 1.7 million mobile app accounts.
Stay cyber-aware, travellers! ✈️ Your data's in good hands as Air Canada amps up its security game. That’s what we like to hear, eh?
So long and thanks for reading all the phish!