The Bhutan Computer Incident Response Team recommends individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The recent post on WhatsApp regarding “Free Internet Recharge from World Health Organization ” is FAKE. BtCIRT encourages individuals to remain vigilant and take the following precautions. • Avoid clicking on links in unsolicited emails and be wary of email attachments. • Use trusted sources—such as legitimate, www.health.gov.bt —for up-to-date, fact-based information about COVID-19. • Do not reveal personal or financial information in email, and do not respond to email solicitations for this information. As per recent Notification from Media Council […]
The threat actors are weaponizing the tremendous urge for coronavirus related information people have, as it spreads across the globe to drop malware through various channels including Phishing email , Malicious websites and social engineering. Therefore, BtCIRT urges everyone to Think before you click on any links received via email, instant messaging apps or shared via other social media platforms. For any updates, please visit trusted sources of information: WHO for global statistics and advisories and Ministry of Health for any information related to Bhutan.
Mailvelope is a browser add-on or a plugin that extends its capability in encrypting email contents and is based on OpenPGP cryptography standards. To be able to send, receive or digitally sign emails securely using OpenPGP based services like Mailvelope, users first have to create public, private key pair and share the public key. For detailed manual please visit: Mailvelope manual
BtCIRT has been recently reported of few instance of system files being encrypted by a ransomware family called GandCrab, therefore we urge all users to be alerted and take precaution. 1. Description: GandCrab is a Ransomware that encrypts almost all file types on affected system with a ransom message displayed insisting to make payment using crypto currency to decrypt the data. 2. Distribution mechanism: Email attachment , cracked softwares, websites, fake software updaters, trojans, exploit kits and untrustworthy software download sites are some of the means used to infect and then exploit vulnerabilities in installed, outdated softwares of the […]
The report captures all essential activities undertaken by BtCIRT in the year 2018. The overall mission of BtCIRT is to enhance cyber security in Bhutan by enabling cybersecurity information coordination and establishing computer security incident handling capabilities within the country. Please click here to read the Report.