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87% of Indian Organisations faced Security breaches last year

At least 87% of Indian respondents said their companies faced a security breach last year, according to a report by cloud-enabled Security solutions provider Barracuda. The report states that companies with staff working from home had a significantly higher rate of breaches, compared to companies with staff working from the office. 79% of those surveyed said their organisation faced at least one ransomware attack in the year.

Source: IBTimes

BlackMatter ransomware attack hits technology giant Olympus

Olympus said that it was in the process of investigating a potential breach due to a Cybersecurity incident affecting its European, Middle East, and Africa computer networks. Data transfers in the affected systems have been suspended, and relevant partners have been notified, the company said. BlackMatter is a ransomware-as-a-service group, which rents its infrastructure to other ransomware groups, taking a cut of the ransom as payment.

Source: Bleeping Computers

Stolen data being sold unrelated to a cyberattack on its systems, confirms Fujitsu

The 4GB of data being marketed by cybercriminals on criminal marketplace Marketo is unrelated to any cyberattacks on its systems, Fujitsu has confirmed. Marketo was previously claiming to have customer information, company data, etc. but now, both sides have confirmed that the data is not from Fujitsu, but instead from one of its partners in Japan, Toray Industries. The authenticity and reliability of the data cannot be confirmed.

Source: Zdnet

Web threats increase speed doubled in India during Q2 says Kaspersky

The web threats in India increased at double the speed in Q2 of 2021 as compared to Q1 of 2021, said Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky. The firm said it blocked 8,30,45,576 threats for Indian users of Kaspersky security, from April to June 2021. Compared to 3,76,50,472 threats blocked in the January to March period, this shows that threats have doubled, and places India 37th when it comes to dangers associated with web browsing.

“Windows 11 Alpha” malware attack being used to obtain people’s financial information

Before the official launch of Windows 11 on October 5, Windows-themed malware is tricking people into giving away their financial information. The “Windows 11 Alpha” attacks by activating a malicious code on PCs, using a word document which the users open with some simple steps. This code then steals the financial information. The cybercrime group FIN7 is suspected to be behind the attacks.

Source: Indian Express


Sakshi Vidur quits Yum Brands for Phillips

Sakshi Vidur has joined health technology firm Phillips as Director, Enterprise IT Security, after quitting Yum Brands, where she worked as Head – Information Security. She will be leading the cybersecurity and risk-management domains at Phillips. Vidur has over 20 years of experience in developing and managing company-wide governance, risk, audit, and other programs in various sectors, having worked for Aviva, Max Life Insurance.

Source: ET CIO

India rapidly changing into a global Ransomware Capital, warns NPCI CEO

With cases of Cyberattacks increasing every day, India was labeled to be becoming the Ransomware capital of the world, said Dilip Asbe, the CEO of NPCI. The only way to reduce these attacks is to tokenise all payment mechanisms, he said. While tokenisation will reduce the risk to almost zero for card payments, it may cause friction amongst consumers in the short term, he elaborated.

Source: ET CIO

Check Point Software acquires cloud email security business Avanan

Israel-based Check Point Software said that it has acquired Avanan, a US-Israel-based cloud email security business. Avanan. Founded in 2015, Avanan specializes in protecting email, which is where most cyber-attacks originate. With businesses moving to the cloud, the acquisition represents huge potential, said Dorit Dor, Check Point’s Chief Product Officer. With over 5000 customers, Avanan protects 2.5M email accounts.

Source: CRN

Data of 38M users exposed by default settings in Microsoft tool

The default permission settings of Power Apps, a tool by Microsoft, are being blamed for leaving the data of 38M users exposed. According to security firm UpGuard, the data, including names, addresses, financial information was left unsecured until a recent patch was issued by Microsoft. Fortunately, there are no signs of the data breach being exploited or any data being wrongfully used.

Source: Times of India