Over 947mn cyberattacks blocked in India out of 1.1bn worldwide in Q2: Report
According to the Tata Capital-funded company Indusface, this figure reflects a sharp escalation of 90 per cent in the frequency of cyberattacks on Indian websites during Q2, as compared to Q1, which recorded 500 million attacks.
Global ransomware attacks at all-time high, US primary target: Report
The findings from the internet security firm Malwarebytes showed alarming trends in the global ransomware surge from July 2022 to June 2023, in which it noted 1,900 reported ransomware attacks collected, over 43 per cent originating in the US. Germany, France, and the UK all saw an increase in ransomware deployment but lower than the US.
Pak-based hackers target Indian Army, education sector in new cyber attack
Transparent Tribe, a persistent threat group that originated in 2013 in Pakistan, has been targeting Indian government and military entities, according to the report by Seqrite, the enterprise arm of Pune-based Quick Heal Technologies. The Pakistan-based group (dubbed as APT36) is using a malicious file.
91% Indian firms faced ransomware attacks in 2022: Report
CyberArk, in its report said that Indian organisations experienced growing cyber debt in 2022 where security spending over the pandemic period lagged investment in broader digital business initiatives. In 2023, levels of cyber debt are expected to rise as a result of an economic downturn, increased staff turnover, a drop in consumer spending, and an uncertain global environment.
Amazon Ring to pay $5.8 mn over unlawfully accessing consumer videos
The FTC charged home security camera company Ring with compromising its customers' privacy by allowing any employee or contractor to access consumers' private videos and by failing to implement basic privacy and security protections, enabling hackers to take control of consumers' accounts, cameras, and videos.
India records 18% surge in weekly cyber attacks in Q1 2023: Report
Globally, in Q1 2023, the education/research sector was hit the hardest with the highest number of attacks, averaging 2,507 per organisation per week, representing a 15 per cent surge from Q1 2022. The government/military sector was the second most targeted, with an average of 1,725 attacks per week, indicating a 3 per cent increase from the previous year.
Hackers offering crypto accounts for as low as $30 on darknet
According to the "Dark Web Price Index" by online data security provider Privacy Affairs, cybercriminals are selling various types of fraudulently obtained financial account information on the dark web, reports Cointelegraph. The prices of some of the ill-gotten verified cryptocurrency accounts include -- Kraken ($1,170), Binance ($410), Crypto.com ($300), Coinbase ($250), Blockchain.com ($85), and US-verified Bittrex account ($30), among others.
US firm CommScope hit with ransomware attack, employee data exposed
According to TechCrunch, hackers exposed social security numbers and bank account details of employees of the company which designs and manufactures network infrastructure products. "It's unclear exactly how many employees have been affected. CommScope employs more than 30,000 people worldwide," the report mentioned.
India saw 53% increase in ransomware attacks in 2022: CERT-In
Ransomware players targeted critical infrastructure organisations and disrupted critical services in order to pressurise and extract ransom payments in 2022, according to the "India Ransomware Report 2022". "Variant wise, Lockbit was a majorly seen variant in the Indian context followed by Makop and DJVU/Stop ransomware. Many new variants were observed in 2022 such as Vice society, BlueSky etc," said CERT-In.
Hackers target Indian account holders in tax-related smishing campaign: Report
According to cybersecurity company Sophos, the smish campaign consists of a text with a link addressed to customers of the most popular Indian banks. It sends a text falsely claiming that the recipient's bank account will be blocked, and telling the recipient to update their PAN and AADHAR card information on their accounts.