Strengthening Indian SMEs: Essential Cybersecurity Practices to Avert Rising Cyberattacks
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by Mahua Chakrabarthy
2d ago
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Indian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have been in the bull’s eye for cyberattacks lately. According to a recent study by the CyberPeace Foundation, approximately 43% of all cyberattacks target the country’s small businesses and startups. The most evident reasons behind such escalations are SMEs’ limited resources and expertise in cybersecurity. Hence, by bridging these gaps, SME owners can significantly reduce their vulnerability. This blog explores a few cybersecurity practices every SME owner should follow. Understanding the Threat Landscape Before any ..read more
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10 Reasons Why CISOs Must Leverage XDR For Enterprise Security
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by Jyoti Karlekar
5d ago
Estimated reading time: 3 minutes10 Reasons Why CISOs Must Leverage XDR For Enterprise Security   Today enterprises face an ever-growing array of sophisticated threats that demand a comprehensive and proactive defense strategy.  In the face of these growing cyber threats, CISOs are overwhelmed with managing numerous technologies, often leading to siloed capabilities and platform management challenges. This complexity, compounded by the need for various point solutions and securing board approval for funding, results in a tech stack where many tools don’t communicate effectively. To e ..read more
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Unmasking AsukaStealer: The $80 Malware Threatening Your Digital Security
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by Soumen Burma
3w ago
Estimated reading time: 5 minutes AsukaStealer, marketed on a Russian-language cybercrime forum by the alias ‘breakcore,’ has been exposed. The perpetrator offers its services for a monthly fee of $80, targeting individuals and organizations seeking to exploit its capabilities for malicious purposes. Written in C++, AsukaStealer features customizable configurations and an intuitive web-based interface, enhancing its usability for cybercriminals seeking to deploy and manage malware efficiently. It is a sophisticated malware designed to infiltrate a wide range of browsers, including popular ones ..read more
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Why Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) Is The Future of Endpoint Protection?
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by Jyoti Karlekar
3w ago
Estimated reading time: 6 minutesWhy Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) Is The Future of Endpoint Protection?  Studies show that nearly 90% of cyberattacks and 70% of data breaches start at endpoint devices. Traditional security solutions like antivirus and firewalls are limited to detecting known threats and are ineffective against advanced attacks like social engineering, phishing, and ‘fileless’ attacks. These sophisticated threats can bypass traditional tools and remain hidden in networks, gathering data for future attacks. Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) is more effective, o ..read more
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Why 60% of enterprises are moving from VPNs to Zero Trust Network Access?
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by Jyoti Karlekar
1M ago
Estimated reading time: 4 minutesWhy 60% of enterprises are moving from VPNs to Zero Trust Network Access ? In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, organizations are grappling with the challenges posed by remote and hybrid work models. As the traditional enterprise perimeter continues to erode, safeguarding sensitive data and critical applications has become a paramount concern for security leaders. Conventional security approaches, such as virtual private networks (VPNs) and network-centric firewalls, have proven inadequate in addressing the needs of the modern, borderless workforce.&n ..read more
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Pakistani APTs Escalate Attacks on Indian Gov. Seqrite Labs Unveils Threats and Connections
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by Sathwik Ram Prakki
2M ago
Estimated reading time: 13 minutes In the recent past, cyberattacks on Indian government entities by Pakistan-linked APTs have gained significant momentum. Seqrite Labs APT team has discovered multiple such campaigns during telemetry analysis and hunting in the wild. One such threat group, SideCopy, has deployed its commonly used AllaKore RAT in three separate campaigns over the last few weeks, where two such RATs were deployed at a time in each campaign. During the same events, its parent APT group Transparent Tribe (APT36) continuously used Crimson RAT but with either an encoded or a packed ..read more
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The 12 Essential Features Defining Advanced Endpoint Security Solutions
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by Jyoti Karlekar
2M ago
Estimated reading time: 4 minutesThe 12 Essential Features Defining Advanced Endpoint Security Solution Endpoint security is a critical aspect of protecting an organization’s network and data from evolving threats. As the sophistication and abundance of endpoint threats continue to grow, advanced endpoint security solutions are becoming increasingly necessary. These tools not only protect endpoints from malware and attacks but also offer additional features to monitor operational functions and implement Data Loss Prevention (DLP) strategies. In this article, we will explore the 12 essential fe ..read more
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Ghost Locker 2.0: The Evolving Threat of Ransomware-as-a-Service Unveiled by GhostSec
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by Rumana Siddiqui
2M ago
Estimated reading time: 5 minutes Ghost Locker is a Ransomware-as-a-Service (Raas) created by GhostSec [hacktivist groups]. In October 2023, GhostSec launched the GhostLocker framework. After their successful collaborative operations with the Stormous ransomware group in July 2023, GhostLocker ransomware operators provide various options for their affiliates. Ghost Locker 2.0 is a new strain of ransomware that exfiltrates and encrypts the victim’s files and demands a ransom for the decryption key needed to unlock the files. We have observed it impacting countries like Brazil, India, China, Sou ..read more
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Unveiling Abyss Locker: The Rapid Rise of a Menacing Ransomware Threat
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by Soumen Burma
2M ago
Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Introduction:  Originating in March 2023, Abyss Locker, a recently established ransomware operation, has swiftly targeted companies, transforming into a significant threat across various sectors, such as industrial control systems (ICS), enterprises, and public-sector organizations. It poses a significant threat to both Windows and Linux systems.  This escalation is tied to introducing a bespoke Linux encryptor, meticulously crafted to infiltrate VMware’s ESXi virtualized environments. This strategic move expands Abyss Locker’s reach and amplifies it ..read more
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Exposing Coyote: The Next-Gen Banking Trojan Revolutionizing Cyber Threats in Brazil
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by Prashil Moon
2M ago
Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Recently, we came across a new banking trojan called Coyote, which utilizes a tool/library called Squirrel Installer, developed to install and manage updates of windows applications. The malware looks more evolved than our normal banking trojans and can potentially be at a higher threat level in the coming days.  Some Background:  This newly found trojan targets different Brazilian Banking Institutions and points out the market it focuses on. The interesting thing is the involvement of Squirrel Installer. In the initial stage, it disguises itself as ..read more
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