Following the government's recent demonetisation drive, the use of "cashless" transactions is rapidly expanding in India. CERT-in has issued guidance on how to mitigate the new security risks involved. But will it prove helpful?
Although CERT-In says the hacking of Indian websites declined dramatically this year, based on reports it has received, some security experts argue that many hacking and other cybercrime incidents are never reported.
Because ransomware attacks in the region are surging, CERT-in has issued an advisory offering tips for preventing ransomware infections and responding to attacks. It advises organizations not to pay ransoms and to report attacks immediately to law enforcement.
Reports of incidents related to fake SMS purportedly from income tax department have surfaced forcing cyber cops as well as CERT-In to issue advisory. This comes at a time when the income tax filing season is on.
U.S. CERT has issued a fresh warning about a newly discovered Trojan called Hoplight that is connected to a notorious APT group with links to North Korea. The malware has the ability to disguise the network traffic it sends back to its originators, making it more difficult to track its movements.
Millions of internet-of-things devices made by the Chinese company Xiongmai and sold in stores such as Home Depot and Wal-Mart still have glaring security problems, a security consultancy warns. The findings come two years after the Mirai botnet targeted Xiongmai devices.
Unknown attackers are intercepting every piece of data handled by more than 7,500 routers made by MikroTik, while also using another 239,000 compromised routers to serve as proxies, researchers say. It's a continuation of a wave of attacks that exploit a vulnerability patched by MikroTik in April.
Microsoft's Pierre Noel focuses on helping Asian nations build their cybersecurity infrastructures and policy frameworks - often from the ground up. How does he approach this mission, and what lessons can he share?