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March 2017

Cosmos Bank website compromised with RIG Exploit Kit which drops Cerber Ransomware

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Update: The incident has been taken care of by Cosmos Bank and its website (URL) is now clean and safe to use. Compromising popular websites has become a common strategy for attackers to spread infection in a widespread fashion. Attackers exploit unpatched vulnerabilities present on web servers in order to compromise...

Clicking an image could have hacked your WhatsApp account

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whatsapp web vulnerability

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Users of WhatsApp Web (the browser-based version of the app) were recently targeted with an image-based security threat where simply clicking an image could have hacked their accounts. A security vulnerability was present in WhatsApp Web and it was recently patched by WhatsApp. By exploiting this vulnerability, an attacker could...

CVE-2017-5638 – Apache Struts 2 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

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The well-known open source web application framework Apache Struts 2 is being actively exploited in the wild allowing hackers to launch a remote code execution attack.  To address this issue, Apache has issued a security advisory and CVE-2017-5638 has been assigned to it. The zero-day bug has been rated with...

Dear Women, Define your Online Identity Securely

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Amazing women are everywhere. They have defined our past and are making our present better so that we can look forward to a better future. Women have always been more vocal, expressive and willing to share than men. And social networking has become one the most powerful platforms for them...

Cyber Swachhta Kendra – A Digital India Initiative for a Secure Cyber Ecosystem

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The Government of India recently launched an ambitious project called Cyber Swachhta Kendra (CSK) – a Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Center. Developed under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), this center will be operated by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In). Developed as an essential part...