AIIMS Data breach, Safdarjang and Chennai patient records leaked – Are we still thinking about Cybersecurity?

A week earlier, one of India’s biggest healthcare & education giants, All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) was a victim of a massive ransomware data breach. AIIMS was established as an institution of national importance by an Act of Parliament with the objectives of developing patterns of teaching in Undergraduate and Post-graduate Medical Education. WhileContinue reading “AIIMS Data breach, Safdarjang and Chennai patient records leaked – Are we still thinking about Cybersecurity?”

Welcome to the ransomware weekly across multiple sectors – A summary   

The fact that October is designated as a month of cybersecurity awareness has unquestionably motivated a few businesses to strengthen their security posture and focus on specific cybersecurity aspects in order to enhance detection and response. From the 22nd to the 28th of October, a number of notable attacks have come to light, and theseContinue reading “Welcome to the ransomware weekly across multiple sectors – A summary   “

India’s largest Integrated power company hacked – Weekend attack trend continues

What do we know so far? So on Friday, one of India’s largest integrated power company TATA power confirmed that it encountered a cyber attack. The attack has impacted some of the IT infrastructure but the critical infrastructure seems to be intact. The news was relayed to the National Stock Exchange (NSE India). As perContinue reading “India’s largest Integrated power company hacked – Weekend attack trend continues”

Telstra Data breach follows Optus – 2 weeks apart – A summary

A couple of weeks back, Optus, one of Australia’s leading telecom provider suffered a malignant data breach there by impacting internal and external records including but not limited to sensitive customer data. Furthermore, Optus confirmed that 2.1 million customers had government identification numbers compromised during a cyberattack last month. Additionally, another leading telecom provider TelstraContinue reading Telstra Data breach follows Optus – 2 weeks apart – A summary

Emotet, MS Teams, Uber data breach – A summary

It’s been a few months since one of the most impactful and detrimental malwares ‘Emotet’ has resurfaced and this time as RaaS ( Ransomware as a Service) consumed by groups like Blackcat and Quantum. This action was shortly followed after Conti’s official retirement from the current threat landscape. Furthermore, MS Teams, a microsoft IM platformContinue reading “Emotet, MS Teams, Uber data breach – A summary”

A new milestone in the cryptography world – Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC)

Significant research has been done in the recent years on quantum computers – machines that use quantum mechanical phenomena to solve mathematical problems that are difficult or unsolvable for conventional computers. If large quantum computers are ever built, they will be able to break many public-key cryptosystems currently in use. This would seriously compromise theContinue reading “A new milestone in the cryptography world – Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC)”

Even DNA Sequencing machines aren’t spared today – Warning from CISA ignored

DNA or Deoxyribo Nucleic Acid is the structural and functional characteristic of every human being, the hereditary material in humans and almost all other organisms. Nearly every cell in a person’s body has the same DNA. With technological advancements, DNA can now be sequenced at ease and that too in shorter time frames. The processContinue reading “Even DNA Sequencing machines aren’t spared today – Warning from CISA ignored”

Make way for new Industrial Spy Markets – Products marketed through cracks & adware

Today we are completely dependent on e-commerce websites even for a minimal requirement, all thanks to the pandemic and increased dependency, online shopping has become paramount in our everyday lives. In today’s digital world, we can see that the volume of data being dealt with has increased multi-folds and almost every organization has data eitherContinue reading “Make way for new Industrial Spy Markets – Products marketed through cracks & adware”

Another big fish goes down – This time Okta! – Enter Lapsus$ group!

Since the last 2 days, Okta has been on the radar confirming a possible data breach. Microsoft has confirmed the data breach and it seems the Okta support staff’s laptop was hacked as early as January this year. Microsoft has confirmed that one of their employees was compromised by the Lapsus$ hacking group, allowing theContinue reading “Another big fish goes down – This time Okta! – Enter Lapsus$ group!”

There’s a new Escobar in town – The Android World

As soon as I saw this article yesterday, I was driven back to the binge-watching time of the famous TV series “Narcos”. History has witnessed his personality (Escobar) and synonymity with crime. Though ironically speaking if cybercrimes were to exist during his time which it didn’t might’ve existed if his men stole a truckload ofContinue reading “There’s a new Escobar in town – The Android World”