Targeted ransomware attacks on the Indian healthcare and pharma sector will surge in 2021 as firms finalise vaccines to fight COVID-19, a new report said. According to the ‘threat prediction 2021’ report by Seqrite, the enterprise security arm of Quick Heal, although few ransomware operators decided not to target the healthcare sector during the pandemic, several new groups have continued to use ransomware against this sector.
Quick Heal Technologies appointed Sanjay Agrawal and Bibhuti Kar as CPO and Head of R&D respectively, in its bid to strengthen R&D leadership team. With the new appointment Quick Heal intent to accelerate product innovation and expansion of next-gen enterprise security solutions under the “Seqrite” brand. Sanjay, in his new role, will be responsible for driving the product’s vision and strategy. While Bibhuti will drive the development.
Quick Heal Technologies said it had seen over 143M malware attacks in Q2 2020. Trickbot proved to be an active distributor for multiple malwares through phishing emails. Malware clocked 38% of the total Android detections in this quarter. Quick Heal found malicious apps that looked 100% authentic but infected consumers mobile phones; fake Aarogya Setu app took the lead in this section. June had the highest number of Windows malware detection.
After investing $ 300k in Israel based L7 Defense, Quick Heal Technologies, recently, invested Rs 2 cr in an innovation-driven technology company, Ray. While the strategic investment will allow Quick Heal to reach a wide range of customers with highly secure wireless technology, it will help Ray to accelerate the development of their project, an integrated solution for the protection of IoT devices from next-gen cyberattacks.
Enterprise security arm of Quick Heal Technologies – Seqrite said an Adwind Java Remote Access Trojan campaign is targeting Indian co-operative banks. The campaign email in the disguise of a COVID-19 or financial transaction guidelines, having RBI or a national bank as a sender, contain JAR based malware in the attachment can take over a device to steal sensitive data. The Trojan can run on any machine having Java runtime and can impact a variety of endpoints.