Data Security News Headlines 29th May 2017

  1. MD’s account hacked, quick thinking helps prevent Rs five lakh transfer

A central Mumbai-based company almost lost Rs 5 lakh after someone hacked into the e-mail address of its MD and conned an official into making a payment. According to the police, the incident took place on May 18, when Dilip Golwala (58), the accounts manager of the company that deals in the food supply, received an e-mail from his managing director. The ‘MD’ asked him if he was in office since a money transfer had to be made. Golwala was aware that his superior had gone to the US on May 14 and did not suspect anything amiss. He was used to such requests since he was the authorized signatory for such transactions. Further investigation is going on.

Cyber Security Tips:  Users are recommended to make yourself aware of such a fraud, never transfer money without verification, if you got a mail said that send amount to another account you are recommended to immediately contact with concern person.

  1. Duped of Rs 1.48 lakh, woman to get back over Rs 1 lakh

NASHIK: The city cyber police recently detected a bank fraud, where the victim was an elderly woman from the Deolali Camp area was duped of Rs 1.48 lakh on May 17. According to the police report Geeta Kumar (68), a resident of Dhondi Road in Deolali Camp received a phone call on May 17, where the caller told her that he was a general manager with the nationalized bank. The person calls her and said that her daughter had applied for an NRI visa card. He told Geeta Kumar that considering the application they needed her debit card details as a guarantor. He asked her all the details such as credit card details, name and one-time password (OTP). Using this details fraudster stole 1.48 lakh.

Cyber Security Tips: You are strongly recommended that never share your banking details with anyone, never share your OTP and keep your banking data safe.

  1. Google Scraps Judy Malware Infected Apps Downloaded By 36M Android Users

Android devices are always targeted by malicious applications, but according to the latest report, the news malware named as Judy Malware has targeted around 36 M users. Checkpoint researchers revealed that various apps were being downloaded through Google Play are affected by this latest malware. But after the reporting Google has removed this 40 infected apps. It has been reported that the South Korean firm, Kiniwini, is behind this campaign. Essentially, the company has created games with the malware installed in them that goes undetected by Google Bouncer – which is a software that prevents such adware getting downloaded through Google Play. The malware is affecting device only if users installing the apps. The apps execute code that automatically keeps clicking on ads on Google thus earning the company Kiniwini, millions in ad revenue. According to the latest estimate, the firm has been making $300,000 per month.

Affected apps: According to the report published by Hacker News followings are the Apps Affected with Judy Malware:

“Animal Judy: Persian Cat Care, Fashion Judy: Pretty Rapper, Fashion Judy: Teacher Style, Animal Judy: Dragon Care, Chef Judy: Halloween Cookies, Fashion Judy: Wedding Party, Animal Judy: Teddy Bear Care, Fashion Judy: Bunny Girl Style, Fashion Judy: Frozen Princess, Chef Judy: Triangular Kimbap, Chef Judy: Udong Maker – Cook, Fashion Judy: Uniform Style, Animal Judy: Rabbit Care, Fashion Judy: Vampire Style, Animal Judy: Nine-Tailed Fox, Chef Judy: Jelly Maker – Cook, Chef Judy: Chicken Maker, Animal Judy: Sea Otter Care, Animal Judy: Elephant Care, Judy’s Happy House, Chef Judy: Hot Dog Maker – Cook, Chef Judy: Birthday Food Maker, Fashion Judy: Wedding Day, Fashion Judy: Waitress Style, Chef Judy: Character Lunch, Chef Judy: Picnic Lunch Maker, Animal Judy: Rudolph Care, Judy’s Hospital: Pediatrics, Fashion Judy: Country Style, Animal Judy: Feral Cat Care, Fashion Judy: Twice Style, Fashion Judy: Myth Style, Animal Judy: Fennec Fox Care, Animal Judy: Dog Care, Fashion Judy: Couple Style, Animal Judy: Cat Care, Fashion Judy: Halloween Style, Fashion Judy: EXO Style, Chef Judy: Dalgona Maker, Chef Judy: Service Station Food, Judy’s Spa Salon.”

Cyber security Tips: Users are strongly recommended that if you installed any apps from above, you are strongly recommended to uninstall it as soon as possible.

  1. New vulnerability found like WannaCry

A new flaw is found in widely used networking software which has left tens of thousands of computers potentially vulnerable to an attack that is similar to WannaCry, which infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide. According to the Rapid7, a cyber-security company told Reuters that there are more than 100,000 computers running vulnerable versions of the software, Samba, free networking software developed for Linux and UNIX computers which cannot be patched. The vulnerability could allow creating worms which could allow WannaCry to spread fast.

Cyber Security Tips: Users are strongly recommended that patch your system as soon as possible.



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