CERT-In Current Affairs, GK & News

Exercise PowerEX-2022

CERT-In and Power-CSIRTs recently organized the cybersecurity exercise called PowerEX. Key facts Cyber Security Exercise “PowerEX” was designed and organized jointly by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) and Power-CSIRTs (Computer Security Incident Response Teams in Power sector). The CERT-In hosted the cybersecurity exercise on its simulation platform. The event witnessed the participation of more ..

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Sova virus in India

CERT-In has given advisory on SOVA virus – a novel mobile banking “Trojan” virus that is currently targeting Indian customers. Key features Sova virus is capable of stealthily encrypting an android phone for ransom. It can add false overlays to a range of apps and mimic over 200 banking and payment applications to con the ..

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Synergy: CERT-In Cyber Security Exercise

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) under the Ministry of Electronics and IT, in collaboration with the Cyber ​​Security Agency of Singapore, successfully designed and conducted a cyber security exercise “Synergy” for 13 countries. Key Points The theme of the exercise was “Building a Strong Network to Combat Ransomware Attacks”. It was conducted on ..

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Directions to VPN providers to collect customer data

Recently, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) issued a new directive to Virtual private network (VPN) service providers. What is the directive about? The CERT-In directive mandates that Virtual private network (VPN) service providers must maintain all customer data for five years. What data should be maintained by the VPN service providers? The CERT-In ..

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Mandatory Reporting of Cyber Incidents

All cybersecurity incidents in the country like targeted probing or scanning of critical systems and networks, unauthorized access of systems and data, compromise of critical systems and information, etc must be informed to the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) by the respective companies within a six hours’ time frame of either becoming aware of ..

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Trojan posing as I-T refund attacking Android users

According to India’s federal cyber security agency, CERT-In, a banking Trojan malware has been detected in Indian cyberspace. This trojan is lurking to attack bank customers using Android phones. Highlights As per Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), Trojan malware has already targeted customers of more than 27 public and private sector banks. The phishing ..

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