CERT-Gh advisories & alerts disclose current reported cybersecurity vulnerabilities and threats identified. The advisories provide a summary of the threat analysed. Descriptions of the threat reported and mitigation procedures are provided as part of the advisory on how to mitigate the threats to minimise their impacts.

Website Defacement

Website defacement is an attack on a website that changes the visual appearance of the site or webpage. It is similar to drawing graffiti on a wall, only it happens virtually as a kind of electronic graffiti and is a form of vandalism.

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This is a form of blackmail in which sexual information or images are used to extort sexual favors or cash from the victim. Social media and text messages are often the source of the sexual material and the threatened means of sharing it with others.

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WhatsApp Scam #1

Whatsapp Gold!! This is nothing but a trick used by scammers to install malware and viruses onto our phone or device. It’s an old trick, claiming that there is a secret update to WhatsApp that gave users enhanced features that could be shared around.

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