Ransomware Current Affairs, GK & News

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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Global Cybersecurity Outlook 2022

The World Economic Forum recently published the Global Cyber security Outlook 2022. Key Findings In 2021, the ransom ware attacks have increased by 151%. Each organization faced 270 cyber-attacks on an average. A successful organization that breached cyber-attacks spent 3.6 million USD. 59% of the cyber leaders believe that there is not difference between cyber ..

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The Global Risks Report 2022

The World Economic Forum recently released the Global Risks Report 2022. Cybersecurity, pandemic, climate change and space advancements are the emerging risks to global economy. Key Findings The global economy is to shrink by 2.3% by 2024. However, in developing countries this is to be 5.5%. In rich countries, it will be 0.9% Digital security ..

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US released Online hub to help ransomware victims

United States government has released an online hub for victims of ransomware attacks. Key Points Online hub will make it easier for companies and municipalities to find resources and get assistance in case they are targeted by cyber hackers. US government also announced to pay reward up to $10 million to anyone who will provide ..

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Cyberattacks hits hundreds of US firms

As per a cybersecurity researcher, ransomware attack had paralysed networks of at least 200 US companies on July 2, 2021. Key Points REvil gang is a Russian-speaking ransomware syndicate which appears to be behind this attack. Attackers targeted the software supplier called Kaseya using its network-management package to spread ransomware through cloud-service providers. Kaseya handles ..

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Microsoft launches Asia-Pacific Cybersecurity Council

Microsoft has launched first ever “Asia Pacific Public Sector Cyber Security Executive Council”. It was launched with the aim of building strong communications channel to address cyber threats and to share best practices among participating countries. Asia-pacific cybersecurity Council Cybersecurity Council comprises of policy makers and influencers from countries like Indonesia, Korea, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, ..

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