malware: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Malware, Ransomware attacks pose biggest cyber threat challenge in India: Microsoft

Published: July 30, 2020

According to the Security Endpoint Threat Report 2019 released by Microsoft, India has been placed among the topmost countries with cryptocurrency mining encounters and drive-by download attacks. The report has been published based on diverse data sources including 8 trillion threat signals received and analyzed by Microsoft every day, covering a 12-month period from January ..

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What is Event Bolt Malware in news recently?

Published: May 15, 2020

The Computer Emergency Response of Team (CERT) of India has issued warning against a new malware called “EventBot”. The malware according to CERT steals personal financial information from Android phone users. Highlights The Eventbolt malware that is spreading is a Trojan. It cheats victims secretly attacking computer or phone operating system. Currently, the malware is ..

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Microsoft leads efforts to disrupt Necurs botnet

Published: March 13, 2020

The Necurs is a botnet and is one of the largest networks in the spam-mail threat system. It has infected more than nine million computers worldwide. Botnet means a computer network which is infected with malware, through which cyber criminals gain access to computers. It was seen in news recently as Microsoft and its partners ..

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Shopper Malware: 14% Indians affected

Published: January 13, 2020

A new Trojan called Shopper malware is increasing its presence among smart phone users. The malware is screening unsolicited ads and flashing fake reviews. Highlights The malware is now focusing on retail applications. The malware is capable of reading data being entered on the screen. As the trojan gains permission, it interacts with the system ..

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What is StrandHogg that affects Android OS?

Published: December 18, 2019

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has sent an alert to all States warning them about the vulnerability of Android operating system to a bug called ‘StrandHogg’, which allows real-time malware applications to pose as genuine applications and are able to access user data of all kind. The information was shared by Threat Analytical ..

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