India’s Biggest Demat Depository Breached

India's Biggest Demat Depository Breached

( 3 min read ) Central Depository Services Ltd. (CDSL), a security firm liaised with the Bombay Stock exchange (BSE), National Stock Exchange (NSE) allegedly fell prey to a vulnerability in their own applications, thus causing a serious data breach. The depository maintains data for crores of traders in India. If these allegations are true, this will be the biggest […]

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Omicron Phishing Attacks Already Started

Omicron Phishing Attacks

( 3 min read ) Back when Covid-19 had started spreading around the March of 2020, we had already expressed our disgust at how cybercriminals will exploit any current event no matter how tragic or globally impacting. The Covid-19 phishing attacks were proof that hackers are always set to pounce at whatever opportunity they can get, no matter how humbling […]

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TodayZoo Phishing Kit Creates the Franken-phish Phishing Monster

TodayZoo Phishing Kit

( 2 min read ) A bizarre phishing campaign is afoot, using a tool called as a phishing kit to steal passwords. What’s so strange about this phishing campaign is it uses bits and pieces of code from malicious code written by other hackers. The kit, called as the TodayZoo Phishing Kit, has recently come to Microsoft’s attention. Explaining the […]

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SBI Customers Lose Money to a novel bank phishing attack

Bank Phishing Attack - SBI Customers Lose Money

( 3 min read ) Several customers of the State Bank of India have started filing complaints of losing their account money. The incident, which started in late September 2021, is suspected to be caused due to a bank phishing attack. India’s Computer Emergenct Response Team (CERT-IN) has sent out a prudent alert to all SBI customers to take action […]

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Russian Threat Group After 14,000 Gmail Accounts

Russian Threat Group Target 14,000 Gmail Accounts

( 2 min read ) A Russian-linked hacker group, APT28, purported to have been on a month-long phishing rampage, targeting Gmail accounts. According to Google, who publicized a security update on the 8th of October, 14,000 Gmail accounts were targeted by this Russian threat group. Read ahead to understand how hacking groups select and target victims, and how preparedness can […]

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The 7 Worst Data Breaches of 2021

Top 7 Worst Data Breaches

( 4 min read ) Because every business is now online, it generates plenty more data than it used to previously. Naturally, it needs to store this data somewhere. To manage the volume and availability of this data, it is stored digitally, most often up on the cloud. That’s why data has become as valuable as actual money, both for […]

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Ransomware Trends In 2021

Ransomware Trends in 2021

( 4 min read ) Ransomware attacks have been on a steady rise in 2021, both in number of ransomware attacks and also ransom amounts. There are trend shifts also in the ransomware targets, with more and more hackers pressing where it hurts most: pivotal infrastructure and software supply chains. An attack so deep into a system is bound to leave trailing mayhem…  The analysis being […]

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Government Domains Breached – Official Government Data At Risk

Government Domains Breached

( 3 min read ) Government officials are under threat of a phishing campaign as ids of official government domains such as @nic.in and @gov.in fell into the wrong hands. However, these government domains were not breached directly; the hackers got to the IDs of these domains through separate data breaches at Air India, Big Basket, and Dominos. These data […]

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India Faces 213 Weekly Ransomware Attacks

India Faces 213 Weekly Ransomware Attacks

( 2 min read ) Following the 2020 email hacking riot, 2021 did not let us off easy. More and more emails are being targeted even this year, just that the traditional forms of phishing are replaced by ransomware attacks. Statistics show that India continues to face the heat of email infiltration, and has recorded 213 weekly ransomware attacks since […]

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Remote Access Trojan – Your Passwords at Risk

Remote Access Trojan (RAT)

( 3 min read ) A new variant of an old trojan has now been activated, putting passwords and Windows PCs at risk. The Remote Access Trojan (RAT) is not new. It’s been around for quite a while. However, a new phishing campaign is currently delivering a customized variant of the remote access trojan, which aims to steal passwords and […]

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