Authorities said the virus is also capable of "bypassing anti-virus programs and deploying ransomware on the targeted devices" News 

“Daam” virus steals call logs and reads history from Android phones

The National Cyber Security Agency said in its latest alert that an Android malware called “booster” infects mobile phones and compromises sensitive data such as call logs, contacts, history and camera. India’s Computer Emergency Response Team, or CERT-In, said the virus is also capable of “bypassing antivirus software and spreading ransomware on target devices.” The agency is the federal technology division that combats cyberattacks and protects cyberspace from phishing, hacking, and similar cyberattacks. The agency said botnets are distributed through third-party websites or apps downloaded from untrusted/unknown sources. Once installed…

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The tech giant uncovered stealthy and targeted malicious activity focused on post-compromise credential access and network system discovery aimed at critical infrastructure organisations in the US. News 

China-sponsored hackers targeting critical US infrastructure: Microsoft

Microsoft has revealed that a state-sponsored Chinese hacker group called Volt Typhoon, which typically focuses on espionage and data collection, has targeted US critical infrastructure. The tech giant revealed a stealthy and targeted malicious activity focused on post-breach access and network discovery targeting critical infrastructure organizations in the United States. “The strike was carried out by Volt Typhoon, a state-sponsored actor in China. This campaign aims to develop capabilities that can disrupt critical communications infrastructure between the US and Asia during future crises,” the company said in a blog post…

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A new survey by cybersecurity company Sophos showed that in a majority of ransomware cases in India, cybercriminals exploited existing vulnerabilities to fulfil their agenda News 

73% of Indian companies victims of ransomware; Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata Top Picks for Hackers

Ransomware cases are on the rise in the country, with 73 percent of Indian organizations reporting being victims of such attacks in 2022. A new study by a UK-based firm found that Chennai, Bengaluru and Kolkata faced the highest number of ransomware attacks, followed by Delhi and Mumbai. Cyber security company Sophos released the latest report after conducting a survey between January and March involving 14 countries, including India. The team received responses from 3,000 IT or cybersecurity leaders at mid-sized organizations, including 300 respondents from India. “Nearly three-quarters of…

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If you have an internet router that is not up to date or obsolete, you may want to be careful—as a new report claims that Chinese hackers are targeting them to install backdoor malware to compromise networks. News 

Chinese Hackers Exploiting Internet Routers and Installing Malware to Compromise Networks: Report

If you have an internet router that is out of date or out of date, you should be careful, as a new report claims that Chinese hackers are targeting them to install backdoor malware to compromise networks. As reported by Check Point Research, a hacker group called Camaro Dragon is planting malware on TP-Link routers, including a backdoor called “Horse Shell.” This backdoor agent can give hackers full control over the infected device. it remains undetected and continues to access compromised networks. The attacks are said to be targeting European…

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Twitter then responded at that time by deactivating all verified accounts and disabling the tweet feature in an attempt to target the hackers. News 

Hacker who took over Biden, Elon Musk’s Twitter accounts plead guilty

A UK national accused of hacking Twitter accounts as part of a Bitcoin scheme has pleaded guilty to cyber surveillance and computer hacking that targeted several high-profile social media accounts, including the July 2020 Twitter hack. Joseph James O’Connor, aka PlugwalkJoe, 23, was extradited from Spain to the United States last month, where he was awaiting trial on charges of harassing, threatening and extorting victims. According to Gizmodo, O’Connor was first arrested in 2021 for trying to control 130 Twitter accounts, including US President Joe Biden, American socialite and model…

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Western Digital Corp said on Friday it had restored My Cloud services and expects customer access to its online store to be normalized in the week of May 15, more than a month after the data storage chip maker disclosed a security breach. News 

Western Digital Brings Services Back Online Soon After Breach: All the Details

Western Digital Corp said Friday it has restored My Cloud services and expects customer access to its online store to return to normal in the week of May 15, more than a month after the storage chip maker disclosed a security breach. Western Digital said it was moving forward with the restoration process and most systems and services were operational. An “unauthorized party” obtained customers’ names, phone numbers and partial credit card numbers from their systems, Western Digital said in a statement. The company said it is communicating directly with…

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The researchers have recently discovered a Telegram channel advertising this new information-stealing malware. News 

Hackers are selling new malware on Telegram that targets MacOS users

Threat actors are selling a new malware called Atomic macOS Stealer (AMOS) for macOS platforms on the Telegram channel, which is capable of extracting autofill information, passwords, wallets and more. According to Cyble Research and Intelligence Labs (CRIL), the Atomic macOS Stealer malware is specifically designed to target macOS and can steal sensitive data from a victim’s machine. Researchers have recently discovered a Telegram channel promoting this new data-stealing malware. Also, according to the report, the hacker behind this thief is constantly improving this malware and adding new features to…

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The amount of data collected is determined by the permissions granted to the infected app during installation as well as the Android version. News 

Android malware infects 60+ Google Play apps with 100 million downloads

A new Android malware called “Goldoson” has infiltrated Google Play and has been found in 60 legitimate apps with a total of 100 million downloads. The malicious malware component is integrated into a third-party library that developers accidentally included in all sixty apps, reports BleepingComputer. The Android malware discovered by McAfee’s research team is capable of collecting a variety of sensitive information, such as information about a user’s installed apps, WiFi and Bluetooth devices, and GPS locations. According to the report, it can also commit ad fraud by clicking ads…

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Cyberattacks on the government systems have become a concern and the new alert caters to both state and central agencies. News 

12,000 Indian Government Websites Targeted by Hackers From Indonesia: Report

In its latest warning message, the Indian government has been warned about the risk to about 12,000 government websites targeted by an Indonesian hacker group. Details of this government memo are quoted in the MoneyControl report, which adds that government officials have been told to protect themselves against any potential intrusions they detect. The alert comes from India’s Cyber Crime Coordination Center (I4C), a security agency of the Ministry of Home Affairs. According to the report, I4C has warned that a group of hackers had targeted key departments of the…

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Hackers have stolen around 10 TB data from data storage leader Western Digital that allegedly contains customer information. News 

Western Digital Hit Cyber Attack, 10 TB of customer data was stolen by hackers

Hackers have stolen approximately 10 TB of data from data storage leader Western Digital, allegedly containing customer information. According to reports, the hackers demanded a ransom of “at least 8 figures” in exchange for not disclosing the stolen information online. One of the hackers spoke to TechCrunch and provided details about the data breach. “The hacker shared a file that was digitally signed with Western Digital’s code signing certificate, indicating that they can now digitally sign files to impersonate Western Digital,” the report states. The hackers also shared the alleged…

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Play Store faces issues with malicious apps and motives like these don't help anyone. News 

Hackers Can Add Malicious Android Apps to Play Store for Rs 4,000

Malware has been a big problem for Google, and it has had a hard time detecting malicious apps from time to time. Now the company has another problem to solve as according to a new report, hackers now have the ability to add these malicious apps to the Play Store and are doing so for up to $5,000 (roughly Rs. 4,000), but the price may go up. to $20,000 (approx. Rs. 16.40 lakh). These hackers connect through the Darknet, where they can easily find buyers for these apps, and adding…

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Major tech giants have been hit with zero-day security threats that can be risky for their users. News 

Apple, Microsoft and Google were big targets for hackers in 2022

According to a new report, researchers have tracked 55 zero-day vulnerabilities exploited by hackers in 2022. Most targeted products from Microsoft, Google and Apple. According to the information security company Mandiant, in 2022, as in previous years, the products of Microsoft, Google and Apple accounted for the majority of zero-day vulnerabilities, and the most exploited product types were operating systems (19), followed by browsers (11). ), information security, IT and network management products (10) and mobile operating system (six). Zero-day vulnerabilities are security flaws in software that are disclosed or…

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The pro-Russian hacker group called Phoenix allegedly compromised the HMIS Portal and had access to the data of employees and chief physicians of all the hospitals in the country. News 

Indian Health Ministry Website Hit By Russian Hackers: Cyber ​​Security Company

Cybersecurity researchers at CloudSEK have claimed that a Russian hacker group had targeted the website of the Indian Ministry of Health and compromised its Health Management Information System (HMIS). The pro-Russian hacker group Phoenix allegedly compromised the HMIS portal and gained access to the data of employees and chief doctors of all hospitals in the country, the AI-based cyber security company claimed. According to CloudSEK’s contextual AI digital risk platform XVigil, “this target was motivated by the sanctions imposed against the Russian Federation, where the Indian authorities decided not to…

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Beijing rejects alleged Chinese hack of Indian vaccine makers

China on Tuesday rejected an allegation by a cyber intelligence firm that a state-backed hacking group targeted the computer systems of two Indian coronavirus vaccine makers. Cyfirma told Reuters that the APT10 hacking group, known as Stone Panda, had identified gaps and vulnerabilities in the IT infrastructure and supply chain software of Bharat Biotech and the Serum Institute of India ( SII), the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer. “Without showing any evidence, the party concerned has made baseless speculations, distorted and concocted facts, to slander a specific party,” China’s foreign ministry…

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