Data Security News Headlines 27th April 2017

  1. Indian Hackers Take Down Over 500 Pakistani Websites

Yesterday Pakistani hackers targeted Indian universities websites. Indian cyber warriors took down over 500 Pakistani websites, mostly government-run, on Tuesday, in response to cyber-attacks targeting websites of Indian universities, Aaj Tak has reported. Websites of Indian universities, including Aligarh Muslim University and Delhi University, were hacked and defaced late on Tuesday by Pakistani hackers. An attack launched by Indian hackers to protest against the death sentence handed out to former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav. A group of cyber warriors from India took down 30 Pakistan government websites, including that of the country’s railway department, leaving a message on each one of them.

Cyber Security Tips: To prevent from website hacking keep your web server secured, keep your website CMS up-to date, use a strong security suit to prevent it from malicious software’s and do Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT) to know vulnerabilities in your websites. To get excellent VAPT service visit http://www.anacyber.com/

  1. Beware! New Android Malware Infected 2 Million Google Play Store Users

Android is always targeted by new malware, this time the malware infect 2 million users. According to check point researcher 2 Million Android users have fallen victim to malware hidden in over 40 fake companion guide apps for popular mobile games, such as Pokémon Go and FIFA Mobile, on the official Google Play Store, according to security researchers from Check Point. The name of new malware is FalseGuide. The Check Point researchers discovered total five additional apps containing the FalseGuide malware on Google Play Store, developed by “Anatoly Khmelenko. Malicious apps were submitted under the Russian names of two fake developers, Sergei Vernik and Nikolai Zalupkin. FalseGuide malware turn infected devices into a botnet, it allows an attacker to control remote device without owners knowledge and it also takes administrator permissions during installation, also conduct denial of service (DOS) attack. After the checkpoint reporting,  google removed those malicious apps.

Cyber security Tips: If you have installed any apps from untrusted sources immediately remove it, avoid to installed apps from untrusted sources, verify app permission while installing, avoid to connect insecure Wi-Fi and use reputed antivirus in your mobile.

  1. Hajime Botnet Grows to 300,000 IoT Devices

Hajime is an IOT malware which targeted around 300000 IOT devices. Hajime is malware same like Mirai. The malware targeting IoT devices to launch DDOS attack said researcher. The worm supports three different attack methods: TR-069 exploitation, Telnet default password attack, and Arris cable modem password of the day attack. The TR-069 exploit was implemented only recently, Kaspersky reveals. According to Kaspersky, Hajime attacks any device on the Internet with the exception of several networks, and its author recently improved the architecture detection logic.

Cyber Security Tips:  To protect from this malware keep your device secured with antivirus, avoid to connect with insecure Wi-Fi, never installed apps from untrusted sources, close all unnecessary ports.

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