Website leaks data of 120 million Reliance Jio users, Telco claims data is safe?

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This could be the biggest data breach in India. The data is supposedly leaked on a website called magicapk. The leaked details include sensitive user information such as- Name, Jio number, the region from where the sim has been activated, email id and even Aadhar number has been exposed. Magicapk showed the user information in […]

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5 ways to monitor DNS traffic for security threats

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Monitoring DNS traffic can reveal a lot about Botnets on your network. Botnet-assisted Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are one of the most common forms of network abuse. Sometime back a botnet called Mirai got the entire American internet to standstill when it infiltrated the servers ofDyn- a company which controls much of internet’s […]

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SMBv1- a very old protocol causing Wanna-Cry: should it be disabled?

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SMBv1 isn’t safe and what-so-ever update you run or patch you update the problem is- you are still running SMB1. Hackers behind WannaCry ransomware infected servers with vulnerable SMB ports before victimizing them with phishing emails. The original SMB1 protocol is 30 years old and it was designed for the 80’s world, a world without […]

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Steps to stop targeted and advanced threats

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Targeted attacks reap big rewards. Large organizations and institutions have faced a sophisticated attacks and millions of customer data has been affected. Not only it causes financial losses but tarnishes the reputation. When does an attack become targeted attack? There are few specific details for an attack to be called targeted: When the attackers have […]

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4 things you must know about Cyber Security in the era of IoT

Security in the era of IoT

Cyber Security in the era of Internet-of-things is a changing paradigm. According to recent study by Gartner, more than half of major new business processes and systems will include an IoT component by 2020. Cisco speculates that more than 50 billion connected devices will exist by 2020 which will definitely make our lives easier in […]

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UIWIX Ransomware. The threat of WannaCry is not over yet.

Ransomware UIWIX

The evolved version of Wannacry ransomware; UIWIX Ransomware continues to shock the world. WannaCry Ransomware began spreading on May 12th but was accidentally stopped by a kill switch triggered by a MalwareTech researcher. However, it looks like the kill switch did not completely stop the spread rather slowed the speed. Hackers have since then updated […]

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WannaCry Ransomware: How it affected India? What could be done to keep safe? What is next?

WannaCry Ransomware

The Ransomware that shock the world started on 12th May as a massive cyber-attack no one has ever seen. By now more than 150 Countries have reported being affected by the cyber-attack and more than 300,000 machines have been infected with the virus. The kill switch was a temporary stop which has been fixed by […]

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The latest global cyberattack – Wannacry Ransomware.

WannaCry

On May 12th 2017, a ransomware of WannaCry or Wcry started spreading like wildfire starting from NHS system in UK. It spread to dozens of hospitals from where it spread to 6 continents affecting more than 100,000 machines! It caused chaos at hospitals, schools and universities, manufacturing shutdowns, and overtime for cybersecurity professionals.  Reports have confirmed malicious […]

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