#CyberSecurity

The attacks were reportedly conducted by hacking group REvil. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The key was received from a "trusted third party"
  • The attack potentially impacted at least 800 businesses
  • The source of the key has not been revealed so far

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The main cause of concern is that the techniques and remote surveillance powers is now easily available. (Photo credit: Pixabay)

  • Media reports alleged that devices of some global figures were tapped
  • The hack was carried out using Pegasus spyware
  • Pegasus is created by NSO, an Israel based company

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Indian Youth Congress (IYC) activists during a protest over Pegasus project issue near Parliament House during the monsoon session in New Delhi. (Photo credit: PTI file)

  • Media reports alleged that devices of several Indians were spied on by the Centre
  • The target list include Rahul Gandhi, Prashant Kishor and Abhishek Banerjee
  • The hack was carried out using an Israeli spyware, Pegasus

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State Bank of India warned its customers about cyber crime(Representative Image/Pixabay)

  • The State Bank of India warned its customers about cyber crime
  • The bank officially confirmed that it doesn’t ask its customers to update their KYC
  • It shared a link to report any incident of KYC fraud. 

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Here is all that we know so far about the alleged cyberattack by China. (Picture Credits: Representational Image/ Unsplash)

  • The US on Monday condemned China for its cyber misconduct against the country
  • This breach had exposed the data of tens of thousands of private and public U.S. entities
  • China hired contract hackers to carry out the unsanctioned cyber operations, said US

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The United States on Monday led allies in a fierce condemnation of China over allegedly "malicious" cyber activity. (Photo Credit: AFP/File)

  • The US accused China of criminal extortion, issuing ransom demands to private firms 
  • It was joined by European Union, Britain, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan and NATO
  • The official said US allies were sharing technical advice on how to confront China

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REvil recently attacked meat supplier JBS Foods and a major IT software vendor. (Photo credit: Representational/Unsplash)

  • Ransomware gang REvil suddenly disappeared from the internet on Tuesday
  • The gang reportedly worked from Eastern Europe or Russia
  • The disappearance comes days after US President Joe Biden spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin on taking action against ransomware

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US President Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin met in Geneva for the first time. (Photo credit: AFP File)

  • Biden urged Putin to "take action" against cyberattacks
  • The number of such attacks against US have increased sharply
  • Biden and Putin addressed cyberattacks in their meeting in June

The hack underscored the threat to cyber security.(Representative Image/Pixabay)

  • Kaseya says only "a very small number" of its direct customers were affected by the attack
  • Hackers claiming responsibility for the attack said they had infected "more than a million systems"
  • Most previous supply chain attacks, including SolarWinds, have been motivated by espionage