Data Security News Headlines 11th April 2017

  1. China-based hacker group targeting Indian firms

Indian market is growing very fast. Indian manufacturing companies may be targeted by chines hacker said FireEye. China-based cyber espionage group APT10 has targeted a number of manufacturing companies and IT service providers in India, using both traditional and novel methods, as part of its systematic global hacking operations. The cyber espionage group, also known as MenuPass Group, has targeted or compromised manufacturing companies in Japan and Northern Europe, a mining company in South America and multiple IT service providers worldwide, according to a study by US-based cyber security group FireEye. FireEye detected these activities across six continents in 2016 and 2017. Now this hackers are targeting Indian firms. According to the report hackers best target is manufacturing companies.

Cyber security Tips: Manufacturing companies are advised to improve their cyber security, do vulnerability assessment and penetration testing (VAPT), do ISO 27001 implementation and arrange training for employee to aware them about security, to get excellent security services visit

  1. This Ransomware tells users to play a popular Japanese game

Playing games on smartphones is increasing. If you are habit of playing new games be aware! You aware of various ransomwares which are installed on system and ask for money but according to Malware Hunter Team, a popup started appearing on the victim’s devices informing them about the ransomware infection. The popup received by the affected parties stated: “Just play TH12 and score over 0.2 billion in lunatic level. The mastermind behind this ransomware goes by the name “Tvple Eraser” on Twitter, who said that: “I made it for a joke, and just laughing with people who like Touhou Project Series,” Tvple Eraser writes.” So I distributed source code except for compiled binary on the web.” However, at the point of the distribution, the tragedy was just beginning according to news published by HackRead.

Cyber Security Tips: Users are strictly recommended that installed application only from trusted sources, avoid to click on pop up and keep using updated antivirus.

  1. Wonga database hacked: Nearly 270,000 customers could be affected is a British payday loan company offering short-term, high-cost credit. According to a statement released by Wonga officials, the site’s security was compromised and that hackers have stolen customer’s information from their database. Due to data breach hackers have compromised information of around 245,000 UK customers and 25,000 Poland customers. The data breach includes names, addresses, bank account numbers, sort codes, phone numbers and the last 4 digits of card number of the victims. Wonga told authorities: “We are working closely with authorities and we are in the process of informing affected customers. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused according to report by HackRead.

Cyber security Tips: If you are a Wonga customer then alert your bank and look for any suspicious activity in your statement, beware of scammers, especially emails asking for personal information and Call Wonga helpline.

  1. com’s Third-Party Sellers Hit By Hackers

Amazon is the famous e-commers site for purchasing and selling products. Third party sellers are sell their product on amazon. Using stolen credentials they are posting fake deals and steal cash. In recent weeks, attackers have changed the bank-deposit information on Amazon accounts of active sellers to steal tens of thousands of dollars from each, according to several sellers and advisers. Attackers also have hacked into the Amazon accounts of sellers who haven’t used them recently to post nonexistent merchandise for sale at steep discounts in an attempt to pocket the cash, those people say.

Cyber Security Tips: users are aware of low price product on amazon, use cash on delivery option for product.

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