Ransomware Current Affairs, GK & News

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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The State of Ransomware 2021 report

Global cybersecurity firm, Sophos, published it “the State of Ransomware 2021 report’. It finds, 68% of Indian organisations were by ransomware in last 12 months. Key findings India is one among most affected countries with respect to ransomware attacks. India tops list of top 30 countries for ransomware attacks. 68 percent of Indian organisations were ..

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Air India Cyber-Attack

Air India has recently announced that, ten years’ worth of Air India customer data such as credit cards, passports and phone numbers were leaked in a cyber-attack on its data processor in February 2021. Cyber-attack has affected about 45 lakh customers who got registered between August 26, 2011 to February 3, 2021. Highlights Cyber-attack has ..

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