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Cyberattacks: Retail, healthcare sectors among most targeted
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According to the "FireEye Mandiant M-Trends 2021" report, organisations in the retail and hospitality industry were targeted more heavily in 2020 -- coming in as the second most targeted industry compared to 11th in last year's report. Healthcare also rose significantly, becoming the third most targeted industry in 2020, compared to eighth in last year's report.
40% of boards to have cybersecurity committee by 2025: Gartner
40% of boards to have cybersecurity committee by 2025: Gartner
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Cybersecurity-related risk is rated as the second-highest source of risk for an enterprise, following regulatory compliance risk, according to the Gartner 2020 Board of Directors Survey. However, relatively few directors feel confident that their company is properly secured against a cyberattack.
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BuyUcoin Hack: Key data of over 3.25 lakh Indian users leaked, company reject claims
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The data leaked include names, e-mails, mobile numbers, encrypted passwords, user wallet details, order details, bank details, KYC details (PAN number, passport numbers) and deposit history. According to independent cyber security researcher Rajshekhar Rajaharia, the 6GB file on MongoDB database contains three backup files containing BuyUcoin data.
Trend-Micro
Trend Micro announces serverless file storage security tool
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Touted as the world's first, the ‘Cloud One-File Storage Security' is designed to mitigate threats across the cloud environment and support strict compliance requirements, the company said in a statement.
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Over 1 lakh Zyxel firewalls, VPN gateways at hacking risk: Report
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The backdoor account, discovered by a team of Dutch security researchers from Eye Control, is considered as bad as it gets in terms of vulnerabilities. "Affected models include many of Zyxel's top products from its line of business-grade devices, usually deployed across private enterprise and government networks," the report mentioned.
Cyber-Attack
Cyber Crime Unit of Delhi Police arrests 214 cyber offenders, 278 profiles blocked
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In fact, in the last 10 days, a total of five illegal call centres have been busted, the latest being one that targeted local Indian nationals in the name of providing job in reputed MNCs such as HSBC Bank, L&T, Havells, etc. The last catch involved arrest of three, including an engineering graduate in Electronics Engineering from a reputed institute, who have cheated over Rs 75 lakh from more than 250 victims.
Covid-19-Vaccine
Indian pharma firms at high ransomware attack risk in 2021: Report
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According to the 'threat prediction 2021' report by Seqrite, an enterprise security solutions brand by Quick Heal Technologies, although few ransomware operators agreed not to attack the healthcare sector during the Covid-19 crisis, several other attack groups have continued to use ransomware against this sector, largely because of the sensitive and personal data of patients they store.
Cyber-Attack
72% of Covid-19 related cyberattacks coming via fake emails
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72 per cent of Covid-19-related attacks today are scamming or spear-phishing which is the fraudulent practice of sending emails ostensibly from a known or trusted sender in order to induce targeted individuals to reveal confidential information.
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Cyber-Security
India approves game-changing framework against cyber threats
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The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) recently told the Parliament that till August 2020, Indian citizens, government and business entities faced around seven lakh cyber attacks. As per their estimates, Rs.1.24 lakh crore was lost due to cyber crimes in India during the last year. Recent ransomware attacks, as well as data and identity thefts, have been a serious cause for concern for India's national security.
Cyber-Attack
Malware hidden in 28 Chrome, Edge extensions hits 30 lakh people
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The Chrome and Edge extensions are associated with some of the world's most popular platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Google Chrome. The malware has the functionality to redirect user's traffic to ads or phishing sites and to steal people's personal data, such as birth dates, email addresses, and active devices.
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