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Press Release: CIRT-BS Observes Uptick in Parcel Delivery “Smishing” Scams Impacting Members of the General Public

New Providence, The Bahamas—The National Computer Incident Response Team of The Bahamas (CIRT-BS) is observing an uptick in parcel delivery scams involving threat actors impersonating Bahamas Postal Services’ (BPS) website to solicit payment and personal identifiable information from members of the general public. Reported screenshots of smishing text messages from malicious actors containing spoofed URLs and strange hyperlinks Spoofed version of Bahamas Postal Services’ website

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Parcel Delivery Scams

ⓘ This advisory addresses an uptick in parcel delivery scams. Attention constituent:  CIRT-BS is observing an uptick in parcel delivery scams involving threat actors impersonating Bahamas Postal Services’ (BPS) website to solicit payment and personally identifiable information from members of the general public. Actors are sending SMS messages from the telephone number “+0123456789” advising recipients that their “delivery” is on hold and requesting they visit

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Request 1-on-1 Meeting (Organisations Only)

CIRT-BS is offering in-person and virtual introductory one-on-one meetings and tours with our team for government organisations and critical information infrastructure. To request a meeting on behalf of your organisation, please visit Calendly or use the calendar below.

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Akira Ransomware Exploits Critical Vulnerabilities in ESXi VMware and VPNs

ⓘ This advisory addresses the increase of Akira Ransomware attacks on critical information infrastructure due to VPN vulnerabilities. Attention constituent:  CIRT-BS is observing an uptick in Akira Ransomware malware attacks impacting Bahamian critical infrastructure. Arika Ransomware, which emerged in March 2023, has two distinct variants that target outdated versions of VMware ESXi virtual machines, encrypting the files and blocking access to these systems. Akira threat actors are

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Don’t Get Reeled In! Recognising and Reporting Phishing

Have you ever received an email from a foreigner requesting financial assistance? How about a text message claiming you’ve won a particular prize for a competition you’ve never entered? In cybersecurity, these scams are commonly known as “phishing” attempts.   Believed to come from the term “phoney fishing,” the Internet Engineering Task Force defines phishing as a technique for attempting to acquire sensitive data (e.g.

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Cloud Carib holds LeadHERship Women’s Day Brunch

Guest Speaker Sametria McKinney, Director CIRT-BS, and M’khel Ferguson, Cloud Carib Marketing Operations Manager, engage in empowering dialogue at Cloud Carib’s LeadHERship Women’s Brunch, highlighting the importance of women’s tech leadership. Photo Credit: Cloud Carib Source: Cloud Carib Nassau, The Bahamas – Nassau-based technology solutions provider Cloud Carib celebrated International Women’s Day with an inspiring “LeadHERship” brunch at its Centre of Excellence in Sandyport. The

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Consumer Loan Scams

Attention Constituent:  We would like to inform you about a series of consumer loan scams originating from actors posing as third-party representatives of financial institutions, including Central Bank of The Bahamas and Bank of The Bahamas Limited. Sources: https://www.centralbankbahamas.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/BOBBankofSolutions/ CIRT-BS reminds you that scammers often attempt to draw on your emotions by creating a sense of urgency and appearing to be trustworthy. Remember to do

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Spring Forward into Cyber Hygiene

Spring Forward into Cyber Hygiene

Remember that time changes this Sunday! We move forward one hour. As you take time to update your clocks and declutter your homes this weekend, CIRT-BS reminds you to ensure that your cyber hygiene is being taken care of, too!   Organise Your Files Clean folders make spotting malicious files and viruses easier.   Review Bank Statements Check for unauthorised transactions and query them.  

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Happy International Women's Day

Happy International Women’s Day!

Join us at 9:30 am for a global keynote under the theme, “Celebrating & Championing Women in Cybersecurity” on Friday, 8 March. Join here: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OlQm1okYQGyJVVwvi0E7Uw#/registration.

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Parcel Delivery Scams

ⓘ This advisory addresses an uptick in parcel delivery scams. Attention constituent:  CIRT-BS is observing an uptick in parcel delivery scams involving threat actors impersonating

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Consumer Loan Scams

Attention Constituent:  We would like to inform you about a series of consumer loan scams originating from actors posing as third-party representatives of financial institutions,

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Happy International Women's Day

Happy International Women’s Day!

Join us at 9:30 am for a global keynote under the theme, “Celebrating & Championing Women in Cybersecurity” on Friday, 8 March. Join here: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OlQm1okYQGyJVVwvi0E7Uw#/registration.

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