Tag "cyber-security"

31% of Indian organisations expect to be victims of cyber-attacks in future

By : CIOL Bureau

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) launched in 2003 to create awareness on adopting cybersecurity best practices. 15 years later, this annual initiative continues to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across the globe. With the rise in cybercrime

India Sees One Cyber Security Incident Every 10 Minutes

By : Ashok Pandey

By Jaipal Kolapurath, VP & Regional Head – India (West), Paladion Networks New research from the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) provides some distressing news. In 2017 alone, Indian organizations reported 53,000 security incidents, or one new reported security

Avast Research Finds at least 32,000 Smart Homes and Businesses at Risk of Leaking Data

By : CIOL Bureau

New research from Avast found more than 49,000 Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) servers publicly visible on the internet due to a misconfigured MQTT protocol. This includes more than 32,000 (595 from India) servers with no password protection, putting them

CompTIA to Bridge Cyber Security Skills Gap through new PenTest+ training and Certification Program

By : CIOL Bureau

Even as India pitches the strategy of becoming one of the world’s top 10 IT protected nations in the UN’s Global Cyber Security Index, the world’s leading vendor-neutral IT certification body, CompTIA, has recently launched a training and certification program

India is One of the Most Vulnerable to SamSam Ransomware

By : CIOL Bureau

A new report from Sophos says that since its first appearance in December 2015, the SamSam ransomware has raked in almost $6 million by targeting organizations and individuals around the world, including those in India. According to the 47-page report,

Sophos Home Premium Brings Business-Grade Ransomware Protection to Consumers

By : CIOL Bureau

Sophos announces Sophos Home Premium with ransomware protection. Sophos Home Premium features advanced anti-ransomware capabilities that can quickly detect previously unknown ransomware. Going beyond just traditional antivirus features, it delivers proactive, real-time protection for consumers from the latest malicious software

Why Facebook continues to be the top sweet spot for cybercriminals?

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INDIA: Did you know that popular social networking pages like Facebook, LinkedIn were frequently faked by cybercriminals to try and steal personal data via phishing attacks? Reports suggest that fake Facebook sites alone accounted for 60% of social network phishing in

RSA helps CISOs quantify organizations’ financial risk exposure to cyber attacks

MUMBAI, INDIA: RSA has come up with the RSA Archer Cyber Risk Quantification use case that helps business users quantify their organizations’ financial risk exposure to cybersecurity events. The quantification of cyber risk will empower CISOs to better communicate the

Why the case for AMD chips’ security flaw looks flawed?

By : CIOL Writers

After successfully tackling the Meltdown and Spectre security attacks, a group of Israeli security researchers have discovered a major security flaw in AMD chips that could allow attackers to access sensitive data from highly guarded processors across millions of devices. CTS-Labs, a

Intel rolls out new Spectre patches for Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake platforms

By : CIOL Writers

Intel has rolled out updated Spectre patches for its Skylake, Kaby Lake, and Coffee Lake processors. The patches help address Spectre variant 2 attacks. The updates will be issued through OEM firmware pushes. Intel’s Navin Shenoy wrote, “[We] have now released production microcode

Analyzing user behavior is crucial for building a better cyber defense

Soma Tah Have you ever left your house keys in the front-door lock? Silly, isn’t it? But, just take a look at the major data breaches from the past few years. It seems that although organizations are now prudent enough to put

Application fraud using synthetic identities on rise in APAC region

By : CIOL Writers

Six in ten banks in Asia Pacific say that they are experiencing application fraud using synthetic identities according to a recent poll by FICO, and a further one in five banks say that the number of fraudulent applications for credit

Japan’s cryptocurrency exchange loses over $500M in cyber theft

By : CIOL Writers

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck suspended client deposits and withdrawals for virtual currencies except bitcoin, on Friday saying it had been hacked. Coincheck said it was investigating “unauthorised access” of the exchange that appeared to result in a loss worth half

Google awards researcher $110K for Pixel exploit

By : CIOL Writers

Google has awarded a total of $112,500 to a security researcher for his discovery of a critical remote exploit chain that affected Google Pixel devices. Chinese security researcher with Qihoo 360 Technology, Guang Gong reported the bugs to Google through its Android Security Rewards programme last August, and

MacOS hit by DNS Hijacker called MaMi

By : CIOL Writers

Way back in 2012, millions of Windows PC were affected by DNSChanger malware and now, in 2018 the same malware has been observed for MacOS. The threat was first discovered by Patrick Wardel and has been named as MaMi. Similar

Google removes 60 gaming apps with pop-up porn malware

By : CIOL Writers

Google took down 60 gaming applications after security firm Check Point said it had discovered new malicious software in the apps available to both children and adults at Google Play Store. The malicious software displayed pornographic ads and tried to trick users into buying premium services, according to

WhatsApp bug lets anyone infiltrate your group chat

By : CIOL Writers

Security researchers have revealed a vulnerability in WhatsApp that it possible to infiltrate private group chats without admin permission. According to a report in Wired, the researchers say that anyone who controls WhatsApp’s servers can add people into private group chats, without getting

Meltdown and Spectre: The CPU bugs that can affect almost every computer and device

By : CIOL Writers

Researchers have found a major security flaw in processors that affects almost every Intel, AMD and ARM chipset as well as the devices and operating systems running on them. The direct fall out of the vulnerability are ‘Meltdown‘ and ‘Spectre‘- two

Bitcoin miner NiceHash gets new CEO following hack

By : CIOL Writers

Weeks after hackers stole away $60 million worth of bitcoin from cryptocurrency mining startup NiceHash, the Slovenian startup has replaced its CEO. Marko Kobal, who cofounded NiceHash, stepped down last week from his role as the CEO, announcing it on LinkedIn. “As you are

2018: Security concerns loom large on businesses with sophisticated cyber attacks

Sonal Vats 2017 witnessed a spate of cyber-attacks including WannaCry, NotPetya, Equifax breach, Zomato hack, HBO’s infamous GoT data theft and of course the latest Nicehash security breach. Unfortunately, the trend will continue in 2018 also. The increased connectivity and enlarged