AhnLab cybersecurity researchers: The malware is downloaded and executed from a WSF file within a compressed file, delivered via URL in phishing emails.
The FBI: Threat actors could target the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. The cybersecurity experts: They could hit with DDoS attacks, ransomware, social engineering, phishing campaigns or insider threats
Cyber threat actors could target the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. It has been denounced by the FBI cybersecurity experts in a Private Industry Notification (PIN). The malicious groups could hit with distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, ransomware, social engineering, phishing campaigns or insider threats. The objective is to block or disrupt live broadcasts of the event, steal and possibly hack and leak or hold hostage sensitive data, or impact public or private digital infrastructure supporting the Games. They could disrupt multiple functions, including media broadcasting environments, hospitality, transit, ticketing, or security. The FBI to date is not aware of any specific cyber threat against Olympics, but encourages partners to remain vigilant and maintain best practices in their network and digital environments. Large, high-profile events, in fact, provide an opportunity for cybercrime and nation-state cyber actors to make money, sow confusion, increase their notoriety, discredit adversaries, and advance ideological goals.