The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), through its Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT), has advised Nigeria Samsung users to update their Galaxy store apps immediately as cybercriminals are on the prowl.
The advice followed after Ken Gannon, a CSIRT member from the NCC group discovered the vulnerabilities of some apps in the Galaxy store.
Furthermore, the team emphasizes the fact that cybercriminals are continuously devising new means of composing their target.
While warning that cybercriminals are continuously devising new means of compromising their targets, NCC-CSIRT said:
“We advise phone and computer users advised users not open files from people they do not know, not to click ‘OK’ and immediately exit the application if they receive a warning that opening an attachment or link can damage their computer or files and to promptly share an unknown email they believe to be genuine with a security or Windows administrator to assist in determining whether the file is secure.”
The team also reported a malware called Netsupport RAT discovered by an analyst at ASEC (south Korea’s cybersecurity emergency response centre). The malware is being distributed through phishing websites disguised as a popular pokemon card game.
The malware if given access to one’s computer is a dangerous tool that can control victims Personal Computers and may allow the attackers to remotely control the compromised computer’s mouse and keyboard, access the system’s file management and history and even execute commands allowing them to install additional malware.
According to the researcher, the CRAFTED website that spread the malware is still online. It claims to be home to a new NFT card game built around the Pokemon franchise, offering users strategic fun together with NFT investment profits.
Furthermore, on the research, users are advised not to give sensitive Information through untrusted platforms. According to NCC-CSIRT these apps are sometimes designed in form of games or investment services to steal sensitive Informations from users.
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