Data Security News Headlines 14th April 2017

  1. For 20 paisa each, bank data of 1 crore Indians was up for sale

From last few days’ Indian peoples were targeted by hackers to steal banking details. The bank account data of one crore Indians was up for sale. And it was at 10 or 20 paise per individual, police investigations have revealed. The arrest of a key player in the trade has led the cops to recover stolen data of one crore people, claimed DCP (south-east) Romil Baaniya. The data, comprising card number, card holder name, date of birth and mobile number, is in several categories and runs into more than 20 gigabytes. Most sought after data is of senior citizens bank details, police said. The arrested person, Puran Gupta, a resident of Pandav Nagar, has claimed that he usually sold bulk data of around 50,000 people for anything between Rs 10, 00020,000. The accused is said to have bought the data from a Mumbai-based supplier.

Cyber Security Tips: To prevent from banking attack you are recommended to change your banking password, avoid to share bank details with anyone, keep your mobile device secure and if any incident happened immediately contact with the cyber cell.

  1. Android Trojan Targeting Over 420 Banking Apps Worldwide

Do you like watching funny videos on mobile? Did you download any app for it? Be aware, this funny video app can steal your banking data. Niels Croese, the security researcher at Securify B.V firm, analyzed the Funny Videos app that has 1,000 to 5,000 installs and found that the app acts like any of the regular video applications on Play Store, but in the background, it targets victims from banks around the world. The malware is able to target victims and use of DexProtector tool to obfuscate the app’s code. BankBot is mobile banking malware and once installed, allows users to watch funny videos, but after successful installation, it runs malicious activity in the background, the app can intercept SMS and display overlays to steal banking information. Google has already removed the application after reporting.

Cyber Security Tips: Users are recommended to installed updated antivirus, keep your application up-to date, download and installed application from trusted sources, never download apps from a third party, avoid to connect insecure Wi-Fi, check app permission while installing and never click on SMS, email links

  1. Microsoft end Support for Windows Vista

If you own windows vista operating system, bad news for you. Microsoft has end support for windows Vista from April 11, 2017. Customers will not receive any security update, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates from Microsoft for windows vista. Windows Vista has been receiving software updates for the past 10 years, but Microsoft has decided that the time has come to move on.

Cyber Security Tips: Vista users are recommended that Microsoft Security Essentials (or any other antivirus software) will have limited effectiveness on PCs that do not have the latest security updates, running Windows Vista will not be secure and will still be at risk for virus and malware so upgrade your windows vista with the latest one

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