Ukraine’s CERT-UA warns of phishing attacks against Ukrainian citizens

Ukraine’s CERT-UA warned citizens of new phishing attacks launched through compromised email accounts belonging to Indian entities.

Ukraine’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UA) is warning of new phishing attacks targeting Ukrainian citizens through compromised email accounts belonging to three different Indian entities.

The attacks were aimed at stealing sensitive information from compromised accounts. The malicious emails are sent by “muthuprakash.b@tvsrubber[.]com” and used the subject line “Увага” (translates “Attention”) and claimed to be from a domestic email service called

TVS Rubber is an India-based automotive company that was previously compromised by the threat actors behind this campaign.

The messages are crafted to trick the recipients into clicking on a link (hxxp://consumerspanel.frge[.]io/) to change their passwords due to an alleged unauthorized attempt to log in to their accounts from an IP address based out of the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk.

“Once you have clicked the link and enter your password, it gets to the attackers. In this way the attackers have access to the email accounts of Ukrainian citizens.” reads the CERT-UA’s alert.

CERT-UA later added that it detected an additional 20 email addresses that were used in the campaign.

“A list of e-mail addresses has been formed from which the malicious messages are sent to compromise the accounts of Ukrainian citizens.” reads the second alert published by CERT-UA. “All these mailboxes are compromised and are used by the special services of the Russian Federation to conduct cyber attacks against Ukrainian citizens.”

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, Ukraine)

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Pierluigi Paganini: Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer. Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US. Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines. Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.

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