WannaCry exploited a vulnerability in a commonly used operating system to spread which can pose a significant risk to businesses and individuals in India, considering the rampant use of expired and/or pirated software.
Small and medium businesses, have been seeing rising incidences of cybercrime. In fact, 70 percent of cyberattacks occur at organizations with lesser than 100 employees.
Ransomware uses new paradigms of stealth which makes it difficult to detect. Software products that focus on vulnerability and threat management have traditionally been using signatures for detection.
Several experts have cited the urgent need for SMEs to secure their online premises, however, many SMEs do not go beyond installing a basic anti-virus solution.
In today's expanding threat landscape, there are a number of areas organizations should focus on that are crucial for an organization to ensure security and sustenance.
Verizon's analysis show that attacks are now moving into business critical systems, which encrypt file servers or databases, inflicting more damage and commanding bigger ransom requests.
Indian organizations, both public and private, have witnessed over 27,000 security threat incidents, from January 2017 till June 2017 alone.
Inside Microsoft’s Cyber Security Engagement Centre that was setup in India in 2016. One of the seven centres across the globe that works round the clock, this elite unit tracks hackers and brings them to justice.
Microsoft's Delhi facility is the 7th such operation across the world for the Redmond giant and is increasingly playing a vital role in cyber security.
Average total cost of a data breach in 2017 is highest in the US at $7.4 million.
“Indian users can save approximately 63 million hours by skipping spam calls -- assuming the average length of a spam call as 30 seconds,” the report analysis says.
The complaint alleged that Srivastav has developed a mobile app containing Aadhaar-related information and he illegally used it to support the application.
“Countries like India are developing so fast, it opens the doors for more cyber attacks,“ said Stephan Neumeier, managing director of Kaspersky Lab Asia Pacific.
Laws which are too specific around aspects such as consent or disclosures can scuttle future innovation, since it is hard to predict.
Concerns have heightened after the recent ransomware attack and Legion hacking of social media data a few months ago.
Given the ingenuity of virtual thieves, the bug zappers of the virtual world are counting on there always being a need for their services.
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