Adobe Releases Security Updates

Adobe has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple Adobe products. An attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system. Therefore,Bhutan Computer Incident  Response Team recommends users and administrators to review the Adobe Security Bulletins and apply the necessary updates. Photoshop APSB21-01 Illustrator ASPB21-02 Animate ASPB21-03 Campaign Classic APSB21-04 InCopy APSB21-05 Captivate APSB21-06 Bridge APSB21-07...

WhatsApp OTP Scam

In this pandemic, use of instant messaging applications has seen a spike and WhatsApp is one of  the platforms which is being used by almost all netizens, worldwide. As expected it is also being targeted by hackers, since many don’t follow the security best practices as advised by platform providers. What is the WhatsApp OTP scam? BtCIRT has recently come to know of a WhatsApp OTP scam or hack where the victim receives a message from a contact asking to forward the One Time Password (OTP) that the victim will receive, implying that they are having issues with receiving...

Whatsapp “Huawei New Year Gift” SCAM Alert

BtCIRT has come across a new scam of Huawei offering New Year free Gifts in Whatsapp, the details of which is as shown in the pictures below: BtCIRT would like to inform everyone that such gift offers are always too good to be true. The links that are provided in the message are most probably phishing links which are created to steal your login or online credentials (Username & Passwords). If you have come across this message and have clicked on the links, we advise you to change your credentials as soon as possible and share this advice to...

Porn Scam Alert

BtCIRT has been reported of porn scam emails which purports to come from a hacker claiming to have video and image footage of the victim watching pornography. Victims are then threatened that the scammer will send the alleged video or images to their personal contacts unless they pay a ransom of $5306 in bitcoin payment. They claim to have managed to hijack the victim’s browser while the victim visited an adult site and used it as an RDP server to install a keylogger, using which they got access to the victim’s contacts from Facebook, Messenger and email account and...

Corono Virus Related- SCAM ALERT!!

The Bhutan Computer Incident Response Team (BtCIRT), Department of IT and Telecom (DITT) would like to earnestly request the general public to not fall into the corona virus related scam/phishing during the lockdown. It has come to the notice of BtCIRT of a scam making rounds in the social media platform Whatsapp whereby the scam message indicates the government is offering money to all citizens above the age of 18 years old for which a link is provided for checking eligibility (as attached below):Any COVID related support or information that the government provides would be announced through BBS, websites...