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AI likely to replace humans in cybersecurity space by 2030

In Cybersecurity space AI would replace humans by 2031, as hackers use more sophisticated tools, said a new report by Trend Micro. The report said more than 41% of IT leaders surveyed think that AI would replace their role by 2030. Just 9% were confident that AI would not replace them within the next decade. 32 % said AI would eventually work to completely automate all cybersecurity. 19 % believe that hackers using AI to enhance arsenal would be commonplace by 2025.

Quick Heal invests $2mn in Israel based cybersecurity startup

Quick Heal Technologies has invested $2 mn in L7 Defense, an Israel-based cybersecurity startup which specialises in API Security and NG-WAF. It is the third investment of the Pune based cybersecurity firm in the last 18 months. Last year, Quick Heal had invested $300,000 in L7 which had helped it to acquire clients in financial, telecom, IT industries across the US and Europe. Quick Heal had also invested in Singapore- based Ray Pte Ltd.

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Intel 11th gen chips to add hardware-based ransomware detection

Intel’s new 11th gen Core vPro processors will offer cybersecurity at the processor level. The company revealed that its Threat Detection Technology or TDT is aimed especially at ransomware. TDT will be a built-in hardware security feature that will be able to detect ransomware by running on the processor in real-time by analysing various behaviours of the software. A ZDNet report said that this is the first known instance of deploying hardware to identify ransomware.

Ubiquiti alerts customers to a data breach

Ubiquiti, one of the biggest sellers of networking gear, emailed its customers to become aware of unauthorised access to its systems hosted by a third-party cloud provider. The company couldn’t be certain if the customers’ data-name, email address, and the one-way encrypted password to their account, address, phone number – had been exposed. It also asked the users to update their passwords and also enable two-factor authentication.

US Justice Department hit by SolarWinds hack

The US Department of Justice’s email systems were accessed by the hackers who broke into software company SolarWinds. The department, which has over 100,000 employees across a series of law enforcement agencies — FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, and the US Marshals Service, said in a statement that 3% of its mailboxes were accessed. However, it said that it had no indication any classified systems were impacted.

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SolarWinds hack likely to be Russian: US intelligence agencies

The US intelligence agencies have jointly stated that SolarWinds hack was likely to be Russian in origin and attributed the cyberattack to Russia. Advanced Persistent Threat was held responsible for most or all of the recently discovered, ongoing cyber compromises. The hack had started when hackers placed malicious code into a popular SolarWinds software product, and around 18,000 of the company’s installed the tainted update.

1 lakh Zyxel firewalls, VPN gateways at hacking risk: Report

Researchers have discovered hardcoded admin-level backdoor account in over 1 lakh networking devices manufactured by Taiwan-based company Zyxel that can let cybercriminals access to devices and risk data. The models include many of Zyxel’s top products from business-grade devices usually deployed in private firms and govt networks. Firewalls, VPN gateways and access point controllers have been compromised by the backdoor account.

10 cr Indians’ card data selling on dark web via Bitcoin: Independent Researcher

Rajshekhar Rajaharia, an independent cybersecurity researcher, said that data of nearly 10 cr credit and debit card users of India was being sold on the Dark Web via cryptocurrency Bitcoin. The massive data, according to Rajaharia, has been leaked from a compromised server of payments gateway Juspay. The Bangaluru based firm said that no financial data were compromised during the Aug 2020 cyber-attack and the actual number was much lower than 10 cr.

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