????‍???? KyberSwap reveals $54.7m of customer crypto stolen ????

Nov 28 2023

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Welcome to Gone Phishing, your daily cybersecurity newsletter that wants to call a cybercrime ceasefire ????????????

Today’s hottest cybersecurity news

  • ????‍???? KyberSwap reveals $54.7m of customer crypto stolen ????

  • ???? ‘IntelBroker’: we hacked General Electric to sell their data ????

  • ✈️ Gulf Air admits data breach but ‘vital operations not affected’ ????

Forget cybercrime; this is Kybercrime ????




???? Breaking News: KyberSwap Cyber Attack Update ????

???? In a major security breach, KyberSwap revealed a staggering $54 million cryptocurrency theft during a sophisticated cyberattack on Wednesday evening. The attackers utilized a complex sequence of actions, exploiting vulnerabilities to withdraw users’ funds into their wallets.

???? Immediately responding to the breach, KyberSwap halted deposits, initiated an investigation, and engaged in negotiations with the hackers. ???? The company is striving to recover the funds and has offered a 10% bounty as an incentive for the safe return of users’ exploited funds.

???? Despite challenges, KyberSwap expressed determination to overcome the incident, describing it as one of the most sophisticated in DeFi history. The company urged users to promptly withdraw their funds during the ongoing investigation.

???? Security experts and researchers have corroborated KyberSwap’s assessment, emphasising the hack’s sophistication. Chainalysis reported a surge in cryptocurrency-related hacks in 2022, reaching $3.8 billion stolen, compared to $3.3 billion in 2021.

???? KyberSwap has reached out to the hacker, providing a contact email for negotiations. Stay tuned for further updates as KyberSwap works tirelessly to recover the funds and enhance security measures. Your safety is our top priority! ????????


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IntelBroker: Generally-speaking ????, we charge $500 a hack ????




⚡ General Electric Investigates Potential Data Breach ????

???? General Electric (GE), a prominent American multinational, is currently investigating a reported breach in its development environment.

A threat actor named IntelBroker claimed to have accessed GE’s “development and software pipelines” and attempted to sell the access on a hacking forum for $500 earlier this month.

???? Allegedly dissatisfied with the response, IntelBroker is now offering both network access and supposedly stolen data, including DARPA-related military information, for sale. Screenshots shared by the threat actor suggest a breach of GE Aviation’s database, containing data on military projects.

????️‍♂️ GE has acknowledged the situation, stating they are actively investigating the alleged data leak. A GE spokesperson assured that appropriate measures would be taken to protect system integrity.

???? While the breach is yet to be confirmed, IntelBroker has a history of successful cyberattacks, including breaches of the Weee! grocery service and the D.C. Health Link program. The latter exposed sensitive personal information, leading to a congressional hearing investigating the incident.

⚠️ Stay vigilant for further updates on this developing situation as GE works to secure its systems against potential threats. Your data security is our top priority! ????????

???? Catch of the Day!! ????????????

???? The Motley Fool: “Fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again.” Good ol’ George Dubya ???? Let us tell who’s not fooling around though; that’s the Crüe ???? at Motley Fool. You’d be a fool (alright, enough already! ????) not to check out their Share Tips from time to time so your savings can one day emerge from their cocoon as a beautiful butterfly! ???? Kidding aside, if you check out their website they’ve actually got a ton of great content with a wide variety of different investment ideas to suit most budgets ???? (LINK)

???? Wander: Find your happy place. Cue Happy Gilmore flashback ????️⛳????????️ Mmmm Happy Place… ???? So, we’ve noticed a lot of you guys are interested in travel. As are we! We stumbled upon this cool company that offers a range of breath-taking spots around the United States and, honestly, the website alone is worth a gander. When all you see about the Land of the free and the home of the brave is news of rioting, looting and school shootings, it’s easy to forget how beautiful some parts of it are. The awe-inspiring locations along with the innovative architecture of the hotels sets Wander apart from your run of the mill American getaway ????️???? (LINK)

???? Digital Ocean: If you build it they will come. Nope, we’re not talking about a baseball field for ghosts ???????? (Great movie, to be fair ????). This is the Digital Ocean who’ve got a really cool platform for building and hosting pretty much anything you can think of. If you check out their website you’ll find yourself catching the buzz even if you can’t code (guilty ????). But if you can and you’re looking for somewhere to test things out or launch something new or simply enhance what you’ve got, we’d recommend checking out their services fo’ sho ???? And how can you not love their slogan: Dream it. Build it. Grow it. Right on, brother! ???? (LINK)

Phew, thank Gulf for that ????




???? Gulf Air Data Breach Alert! ????

???? Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, has confirmed a data breach on November 24, raising concerns of sensitive customer information being compromised. The breach impacted the email and client database, with unauthorised access suspected.

???? While the nature of the incident remains undisclosed, Gulf Air assures that operations and critical systems are unharmed, and flight schedules remain intact, hinting at a potential exclusion of ransomware. The breach’s containment was swiftly activated, minimising disruptions.

???? Authorities have been alerted, and Gulf Air is collaborating with them for a thorough investigation. The airline emphasises its commitment to customer security and expresses regret for any inconvenience caused.

???? In the era of rising data value, cyber threats persist, with hackers devising innovative methods. Gulf Air’s incident underscores the importance of robust cybersecurity measures to prevent disruptions, loss of trust, regulatory fines, and potential lawsuits.

???? Stay informed as the investigation unfolds. Your security is our top priority! ????✈️

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