New Emotet Campaigns Disrupting Mailboxes

New Emotet Campaigns Disrupting Mailboxes

( 2 min read ) The Emotet malware seems to be back from its 10-month vacation. Mid November, new Emotet campaigns were discovered, along with the distressing news that it has started spreading malicious documents to inboxes across the world. Revisiting the Emotet Malware Basics Cybersecurity professionals globally twitch their muscles when they hear about this infamous and dangerous strain […]

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Official FBI Email Servers Hacked

Official FBI Email Servers Hacked

( 2 min read ) An unidentified hacker group managed to get official FBI email servers hacked, on November 13th. With this illicit access, the perpetrators have used the Bureau’s email servers to send out mass spam mails which warn recipients about a supposed cyber-attack. This was the content of the spam email, riddled with mistakes: “Urgent: Threat actor in […]

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KYC Registration Agency Gets Vulnerability Alert

KYC Registration Agency Scam Vulnerability Alert

( 2 min read ) An independent team of security researchers have identified a vulnerability in the software used by a Sebi-registered KYC Registration Agency. The agency, CDSL Ventures Limited (CVL), was already under the radar of cybersecurity professionals once before. The vulnerability gives a malicious hacker complete access to the confidential data of all the investors who do their […]

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Cyber Incident Highlights of 2021

Cyber Incident Highlights of 2021

( 4 min read ) Preparing for a Secure 2022 We walk down memory lane today to inspect the most noteworthy cyber incidents of the year gone by. The cyber incident highlights of 2021, for us, server the purpose of preparing us for the coming year, where we have to brace ourselves against cloud infiltration attacks and more Covid-19 exploitation. […]

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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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