Fraud, Cyber Attacks, and Phishing Follow Christchurch Attack
In a disturbing example of the utter lack of morals displayed by many threat actors, opportunistic cybercriminals are trying to take advantage of the recent mass shootings in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand in order to steal money or for other nefarious purposes.
Some cyber crooks have launched online scams advertising fake donation pages for the victims of the attack. In addition, threat actors are trying to spread malware by embedding it into files with content related to the attack. There has also been an increase in denial-of-service attacks against New Zealand websites, while some websites have been defaced with political messages.