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Cybercriminals Using Novel DNS Hijacking Technique for Investment Scams
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Cybercriminals Using Novel DNS Hijacking Technique for Investment Scams

Savvy Seahorse, a new DNS threat actor, is using cunning tactics to lure victims into fraudulent investment platforms so they may steal money. "Savvy Seahorse is a DNS threat actor who convinces victims to create accounts on fake investment platforms, make deposits to a personal account, and then transfers those deposits to a bank in Russia," according to a study released last week by Infoblox. Russian, Polish, Italian, German, Czech, Turkish, French, Spanish, and English speakers are among the targets of the operations, suggesting that the threat actors are broadening their scope when launching their attacks. Users are tricked into parting with their personal information in exchange for purportedly high-return investment opportunities using fraudulent ChatGPT and WhatsApp bots r...