Cybersecurity firm CYFIRMA has said that due to low cyber maturity in India nations like North Korea, Pak and China have been trying to ‘breach country’s security parameters.’ These nations have stepped up attacks against Indian media firms, telecom companies, govt websites, pharma companies, smartphone makers among others. North Kore’s ‘Lazarus’ Group increased its activities in 2020, The report named the year 2020 as ‘year of the ransomware’.
Pakistan to lift the ban on TikTok after it has promised to block content spreading “obscenity and immorality.” “TikTok has agreed to moderate accounts in accordance with local laws,” said a spokesman for the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority. The ByteDance owned app has over 20 mn monthly active users in the country to become the third-most downloaded app after FB and Whatsapp. The move comes some 10 days after Pakistan blocked TikTok.
Cyberattacks in India have increased since the nationwide lockdown was imposed. The country continues to encounter threats from malware that communicates with Chinese servers, government officials and cyber companies. Most of the hackings are through phishing emails, malicious advertisements, and third-party apps and programs. The main targets of these attacks are reportedly government organisations, national IT infrastructure and banking sector.