Data Security News Headlines 25th April 2017

  1. Hackers take down 30 Pakistan government websites to avenge Kulbhushan Jadhav

The Indian hackers target 30 Pakistan government websites to protest against the country’s announcement of a death penalty for Indian national and former naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav. “All the hacking in Pakistan was part of our operation ‘Justice for Kulbhushan Jadhav’,” one of the hackers told. A Pakistani military court this month ordered the punishment for Jadhav after he was accused of espionage and sabotage activities in Karachi and Balochistan. All the hacking in Pakistan was part of our operation ‘Justice for Kulbhushan Jadhav’,” one of the hackers told. Indian and Pakistani hackers also fought pitched battles in cyber space after last September’s terrorist attack on a military camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri sector according to news published by the Indiatoday. The Responsibility of hitting the websites was taken by “lulzsec India”, comprising 11 hackers.

Cyber Security Tips:  To protect from website hacking users are recommended to keep their website CMS up-to date, keep your server secured, use web application firewall and do Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT) to know vulnerabilities of your website. To get excellent VAPT service visit; http://www.anacyber.com/

  1. Linksys Wi-Fi routers contain at least 10 bugs in more than 20 models

The security researcher named Tao Sauvage, a senior security consultant for IOActive, along with Antide Petit have discovered that more than 20 different Linksys’ routers models. There are 10 vulnerabilities in 20 different models have left thousands of devices vulnerable to cyber-attacks. The vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to overload the routers and create forced reboots. It will create the DDOS condition. The flaw could also allow an attacker to bypass SGI scripts and steal private information and even manipulate restricted settings. And not only that, but the hackers that use this method can even execute commands with root privileges, and create the sort of backdoor accounts that can be used for persistent access, and wouldn’t be viewable when it comes to the smart management console for the router. List of vulnerable routers: EA2700, EA2750, EA3500, EA4500v3, EA6100,EA6200, EA6300, EA6350v2, EA6350v3, EA6400, EA6500, EA6700, EA6900, EA7300, EA7400, EA7500, EA8300, EA8500, EA9200, EA9400, EA9500, WRT1200AC, WRT1900AC, WRT1900ACS and WRT3200ACM.

Cyber Security Tips: There is no patches released by company temporary mitigation for users are to keep their router secured with a strong password, use reputed antivirus in your system or avoid to use the router until the issue fixed by the company to prevent malicious activities.

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