Phishing TEXT Scam

Phishing TEXT Scams

Watch out for the latest Phishing TEXT Scams. This week they are getting a bit lazy and less convincing. This #Fake #Halifax text has just been received. SUSPICIOUS activity!! On an account I don’t have with Halifax, or in this case an account with “hlxdata.online”

> Sent from “+44 7597009141” #Dangerous Rating #O2

> Either not even masking the number or its masked with this bogus number

> HLXdata.online a very catchy web address

+ Check numbers out for SCAM details, start with for the number on Google +Don’t visit sites marked “HLXdata.online” for you large corporate bank +Don’t phone the number on the message. Call the number on the back of your bank card

+ Question everything.

#CyberSecurity #raisingawareness #phishingattack #phishingtext #phishing #Scam #txt #text #Alert

Phishing Email – TV Licensing – Don’t be a victim

Watch out for the latest Phishing Email Scams. They are getting ever more convincing. This TV Licensing email just came through.

Sent from “Trusted Sender”

No spelling or grammar issues

Always, catching your eye.

EEEeee I’ve not paid a bill.

Sign up now.

ALWAYS ALWAYS hover over the links to view the correct URL address.

Nobody takes payments via clear txt “HTTP”

TV license dont use “soul-rebel.de” A german .de site collecting my TV license these days. Oh reall

DON’T user phone numbers in Phishing emails for verification of a legit email.

Question everything.

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Ping sweep script test

POWERSHELL
import-CSV "" |
foreach
{
$result = Test-Connection -ComputerName
$_.Name -Count 1 -Quiet $_.name, $result -join ',' | out-file "c:\scripts\PingSweep\computer_results.txt" -Append
}


COMMAND /BATCH SCRIPT
Create list of computers to ping Comupters.txt

Create batch file pingsweep.bat

for /f %%s in (computer.txt) do (ping -n 1 %%s) open cmd pingsweep.bat >> PINGSWEEPQUOTES.TXT


Please test all scripts in a lab environment. We have no liability for any issues caused.

PowerShell : Get COMPUTER objects of a specific group ( this example gets the properties “description” of each object )

# Get COMPUTER objects of a specific group ( this example gets the properties “description” of each object ) 
# List in a table format Name and Computer Description Properties

Get-AdGroupMember GROUPNAME | ForEach-Object {
$Computer = ($_.Name)
foreach ($c in $Computer) {
Get-ADComputer $c -Properties Description | ft name, description
}
}

# Expected Output
#Name Descriptions
#----- -------------
#Computername Computer Description
#Computername Computer Description
#Computername Computer Description

VMworld 2018 Barcelona Highlights

Stephen Hackers from Hot Wired IT Solutions affiliate partner to HTG (Howell Technology Group) made the trip to VMworld Barcelona 2018 with Kevin Howell (HTG), Graham Wight (HTG) and Tony Cota.

Overview

Tech Experts Meetings + Design Workshops + Vendors + Hall Sessions = A great experience and excellent value for money.

Things I learnt…

  1. Download the VMworld App
  2. Book sessions early
  3. Register for a vendor party
  4. Participate where possible

VMworld through my eyes

  1. Download the app… Contains your pass, schedule, reminders, events, map, info and more.
  2. The photo every geek wants

3. Picked up my VMware vExpert 2018 goodie bag

 

4. Attended multiple design workshops. Signing NDA… Sorry no secrets being shared here.

VMware design_studio

 

5. Entered the Hackathon .. Joined an amazing team of 8 experts. (3rd place)

Chris Porter, Christopher Lewis, Colin Westwater, Dave Simpson, Dominik Zorgnotti, Gareth Edwards, Tony Cota and Stephen Hackers (Me).

We created and launched #PowerVKE. PowerShell module to deploy kubernetes. This was successful in taking 3rd place at the Hackathon

Available on GitHub https://github.com/PowerVKE

Follow on twitter https://twitter.com/PowerVKE

24 hours on from the Hackathon and Will PowerVKE name change to PowerPKS??

 

6. Meet the Vendors.

Vembu stand

NetApp with Ducati ( I was always going to visit any stand with a bike being a biker myself)

Quantum

 

7. Vendor party

Cohesity was our option

Great night out and some interesting glow in the dark / flashing devices for the night. The Queen tribute act was definitely worth watching. The friendly atmosphere was fantastic

 

8. Meet the Experts.

I attended two of these excellent sessions on PKS (kubernetes) and vSphere on AWS. As a techy I felt I got more business value in these 30-45min 1-1 tech sessions than in some of the high level presentations attended. That’s not to say the high level presentations were worth attending as well, but I got to ask in the 1-1 my homework for actual work I’m doing or planning on doing.

 

9.The End

Then the trip was over. Such an amazing few days. Already looking forward to VMworld 2019……

Dark Web Monitoring

What solution did you use??

I’m currently looking at the following products

  1. Digital Shadows
  2. Breach Alert (RepKnight)
  3. Onion Scan (Opensource)

Digital Shadows and Breach Alert both seem to scan the dark web and have the ability to search on specific criteria and alert within a few minutes when an alert is triggered.

Digital Shadows had a nice feature flagging domain names which in theory could be used in phishing attacks against your company. For example Stephenhackers.co.uk if the actual domain, but stephenhackers.live was just purchased.

Digital Shadows goes to flag other interesting information. For example latest vulnerabilities.

 

This research is to be continued……

Tag @stephenhackers on Twitter with other products your using or features you find add the most value to your business.