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New malware via gaming portals may affect thousands of personal computers

 July 2, 2020

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Gamers beware. A report by Chinese cybersecurity researchers recently discovered a malicious botnet campaign that infected hundreds of thousands of systems. This botnet campaign was spread through malware via pirate gaming portals. The attack has been traced back to a China-based cybercrime group called DoubleGun which has amassed thousands of...

Poulight- An info-stealing trojan might be teaching you how to play Minecraft

 June 22, 2020

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes

Poulight is an info-stealer trojan which most probably originated in Russia. It is written in the .NET and can collect sensitive information and deliver it to cybercriminals. Ever since its first appearance, it has been growing substantially and taking different forms. The main Infection vector remains spear-phishing emails. It was...

Malicious bots targeting e-commerce and travel websites – A perceivable threat

 June 15, 2020

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Malicious bots are becoming a major threat on the Internet. A recent survey suggested that attacks on applications, APIs, and mobile sites are on the rise. The top four industries that were attacked by malicious bots last year were e-commerce, travel, media, and online marketplaces, according to a report. Let...

Eventbot malware – all you need to know about this new mobile banking Trojan

 June 5, 2020

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Eventbot- a new mobile banking Trojan is making the rounds on the Internet, posing threats to online mobile banking apps for Android users. The Government of India’s cybersecurity arm Cert-In has already raised an alarm about this malware and advised security agencies to be alert about its projected spread in...

Can your mobile phone be hacked by implanting bugs in Android?

 May 27, 2020

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

If you’re among the many who own an Android phone, you must have by now downloaded the popular operating system’s latest security update (released on 5th May) by Google. The update fixes multiple vulnerabilities within the OS including CVE-2020-0103 which is the severest. This vulnerability could potentially allow remote code...

HorseDeal Riding on The Curveball!

 February 5, 2020

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

It’s surprising to see how quickly attackers make use of new vulnerabilities in malware campaigns. Microsoft recently patched a very interesting vulnerability in their monthly Patch Tuesday update for January 2020. It’s a spoofing vulnerability in Windows CryptoAPI (Crypt32.dll) validation mechanism for Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) certificates. An attacker could...

This Children’s Day, pledge the online security of your kids!

 November 14, 2019

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

It’s Children’s Day and there couldn’t be a better day to pledge the security of our young minds, not just in the physical world but also virtual world. While technology has improved our lives in ways beyond our control and provided our kids with an ocean of knowledge, we cannot...

Think loud! Can the regular delivery boy at your office launch a malware?

 November 12, 2019

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Most companies employ strict security practices when it comes to the security of their office and infrastructure. There are security guards to monitor the entry and exit, surveillance cameras in place for 360° view and system administrators to keep a check on the security of systems and networks. While most...

The infamous Spyware – Pegasus, The NSO Group and The WhatsApp snooping saga

 November 2, 2019

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

The Indian media is abuzz these days with several news and allegations around snooping on several Indian citizens through a spyware named Pegasus, allegedly delivered through WhatsApp. It’s reported widely that Facebook Inc., the parent company of popular messaging app -WhatsApp, reached out to few users from India (and other...

What’s new in macOS Catalina ‘Security and Privacy’?

 November 1, 2019

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Apple released macOS 10.15 (Catalina) on 7th Oct 2019 and now it is publicly available for download. With multiple features presented at the WWDC 2019, here’s an overview of the new security and privacy features introduced in Catalina. Enhanced Gatekeeper Gatekeeper, is an important outer layer of security, designed to...