Data Security News Headlines 18th February 2017

  1. Four held for duping job aspirant through fake placement firm

Four youths have been arrested for allegedly cheating a job aspirant to the tune of Rs 2.6 lakh by running a fake placement agency call Centre, a police official said. City’s cyber-crime police arrested Sagar Mishra, Shashank Rana, Sagar Mishra and Tarun Chandra who are in their twenties from Delhi, Noida, Uttar Pradesh and Orisa respectively, an official said. 29-year-old youth in his complaint said that in August 2016 he had received a call from a call Centre of ‘Carrier Pro’ Placement Company about a vacancy in a leading car manufacturing company,” Neeta Phadke, Senior Police Inspector of Cyber Police Station said. “The executives of the placement company asked him to send his details on company’s e-mail ID. The complainant sent his details and deposited Rs 41,000 through Paytm towards registration fees, security deposit and document verification,” she said. The youth then sought his money back from the placement agency as he felt that he was being cheated. The executives contacted him and asked his bank details so that his money could be deposited in his account,” police said. Accordingly, he shared his bank details, including his password to them, following which Rs 1.65 lakh were siphoned off from his bank account, they said, according to news published in DNA India.

Cyber Security Tips: never trust the peoples who is asking for money, verify background of the call centers and job consultancies before paying, and never share your bank details.

  1. Hackers Are Using Android Malware To Spy On Israeli Military Personnel

A group of highly sophisticated state-sponsored hackers is spying on the Israeli military by hacking into the personal Android phones of individual soldiers to monitor their activities and steal data. ViperRAT, the malware has specifically been designed to hijack Israeli soldiers’ Android-based smartphones and remotely exfiltrate data of high value, including photos and audio recordings, directly from the compromised devices. According to the security firms, IDF personnel had been compromised by social engineering techniques where the soldiers were lured via Facebook Messenger and other social networks into entering communications with hackers who posed as attractive women from various countries like Canada, Germany, and Switzerland. The malware has also been distributed using a dropper hidden in other Android smartphone applications including a billiards game, an Israeli Love Songs player, and a Move To iOS app, which are common to Israeli citizens and available in the Google Play store.  According to research almost 9,000 files stolen from compromised devices as per report published in hacker news.

Cyber security Tips:  Users are strictly recommended that avoid to install apps from untrusted sources, use updated antivirus.

  1. Reality TV star’s site hacked by Anonymous

Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller has had her website hacked by people claiming to be hacking group Anonymous. Miller is a US dance instructor who heads the hit reality series Dance Moms. According to the news the site hacked by anonymous hackers.  The reason of hacking is not yet confirm and investigation is going on.

Cyber Security tips: To protect website hack keep your CMS up to date, do vulnerability assessment and penetration testing to know weaknesses. To get excellent VAPT service visit

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