Insider Threats nurtured for circumnavigating data centers

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A few days ago, our Cybersecurity Insiders reported an alarming trend: hackers are actively persuading employees of corporate firms to surrender their login credentials, providing a gateway for unauthorized network access.

Now, sources on Telegram are forecasting an escalation in cyberattacks, particularly involving malware and file-encrypting malware. These predictions suggest that criminals will increasingly exploit employee credentials to breach networks. This ominous outlook primarily pertains to data centers responsible for managing, storing, and sometimes analyzing clients’ and customers’ sensitive data.

Yes, you read that correctly!

Data centers in Western regions and those operating in Europe and Asia are anticipated to face a growing insider threat. Apparently, malevolent actors on the dark web have successfully manipulated employees from at least six major companies into divulging their login details. However, the identities of these targeted firms remain undisclosed, as the Telegram sources have opted to unveil this information in February of the coming year. The rationale behind this delay is to avoid negatively impacting ongoing campaigns orchestrated by adversarial nations in the Western hemisphere.

While concrete evidence is lacking to corroborate these claims, it appears that a hacking collective is orchestrating a campaign where employees are induced to surrender their company’s confidential information in exchange for compensation. This compensation is seemingly substantial enough to secure the livelihood of the participating insider, even if they are subsequently exposed or found guilty.

Several diligent researchers from a prominent UK-based cybersecurity firm are hot on the trail of these criminals, actively working to pinpoint their locations. They are on the verge of providing law enforcement authorities with comprehensive details and evidence before the situation escalates further.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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