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Newbie Hackers are using OpenAI’s ChatGPT generative AI bot to write dangerous malware
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Newbie Hackers are using OpenAI’s ChatGPT generative AI bot to write dangerous malware

“Hackers” who have no experience in coding are now creating some pretty dangerous malware on ChatGPT and other generative AI tools, without writing a single line of code.

Explained: What is Azov, the wiper malware from Russia and why are security experts frustrated by it
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Explained: What is Azov, the wiper malware from Russia and why are security experts frustrated by it

As opposed to other malware, wiper malwares such as Azov that basically wipes your data clean, and replaces it with garbled data that makes no sense, and hence corrupting your file. Furthermore, it is extremely difficult for researchers to detect if a system is infected, until it is too late.

Indian banking sector at forefront of cyber-attacks: What are major threats and way ahead
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Indian banking sector at forefront of cyber-attacks: What are major threats and way ahead

The government data establish the sharp rise in attacks on the banking and financial sector. Between June 2018 and March 2022, India's banks recorded 248 successful data breaches by hackers and criminals, central government notified Parliament on 2 August

What is SharkBot malware and how to protect yourself against it?
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What is SharkBot malware and how to protect yourself against it?

The malware would even manage to steal the two-factor authentication key on the apps it targeted and was found to have downloaded over 100,000 times.

Explained: What is the Toll Fraud malware, how it attacks digital wallets and how to protect yourself
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Explained: What is the Toll Fraud malware, how it attacks digital wallets and how to protect yourself

A new version of the Toll Fraud malware has been going around. This malware can potentially drain your payment wallets and even your bank accounts if you access them through your phone. It does so by hijacking the SMS system of your phone, and accessing OTPs that service providers send.

UIDAI, which manages Aadhaar data, to go local for IT needs to avoid malware or embedded code
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UIDAI, which manages Aadhaar data, to go local for IT needs to avoid malware or embedded code

UIDAI has decided to establish a Proof of Concept environment at UIDAI office, located at Bengaluru, to facilitate Indian OEMs to demonstrate their products and capabilities

Ukraine hit by more cyberattacks, destructive malware
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Ukraine hit by more cyberattacks, destructive malware

As fears of a Russian invasion heightened, the foreign ministry and council of ministers were unreachable and other sites were slow to load, suggesting the DDoS attacks were continuing, though there was no official confirmation

MalLocker.B: An Android mobile ransomware that abuses the incoming call mechanism
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MalLocker.B: An Android mobile ransomware that abuses the incoming call mechanism

The ransomware uses various social engineering lures like masquerading as popular apps, cracked games, or video players.

Google removes fraudulent apps from Play Store that lured users with free gifts, installed ad malware on their device instead
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Google removes fraudulent apps from Play Store that lured users with free gifts, installed ad malware on their device instead

The malware reportedly generated over two billion fraudulent bid requests, infected more than 65,000 unwitting devices, and spoofed more than 5,000 apps in just a week.

Hackers use Google Drive feature to plug targeted malware, phish for sensitive information
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Hackers use Google Drive feature to plug targeted malware, phish for sensitive information

Hackers can use this loop hole for spear phishing attacks, where targeted individuals or firms are sent files from trusted contacts so they reveal confidential information.

Malware disguised as TikTok-alternative app is being circulated via WhatsApp, SMS by cybercriminals: Report
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Malware disguised as TikTok-alternative app is being circulated via WhatsApp, SMS by cybercriminals: Report

Kaspersky has advised users to download apps only from the official app stores to steer clear of such fraudulent schemes.

Google to update its policy, restrict advertising of unauthorized tracking technology
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Google to update its policy, restrict advertising of unauthorized tracking technology

Google's updated policy is expected to come into effect globally on 11 August.

A mobile banking android malware 'EventBot' is masquerading as Microsoft Word or Adobe app, warns CERT-In
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A mobile banking android malware 'EventBot' is masquerading as Microsoft Word or Adobe app, warns CERT-In

A Trojan is a virus or malware that cheats a victim to stealthily attack its computer or phone-operating system.

How Jeff Bezos' iPhone X was hacked: 14 bytes of 4.4 MB video sent by Saudi crown prince likely to have been malware
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How Jeff Bezos' iPhone X was hacked: 14 bytes of 4.4 MB video sent by Saudi crown prince likely to have been malware

On the afternoon of 1 May, 2018, Jeff Bezos received a message on WhatsApp from an account belonging to Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman

ISRO confirms it was alerted about DTrack malware during Chandrayaan 2, says it had no impact
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ISRO confirms it was alerted about DTrack malware during Chandrayaan 2, says it had no impact

ISRO employees may have accidentally installed malware on to their systems after opening phishing emails.

Joker Malware: An app vulnerability that may have tricked you to steal your money
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Joker Malware: An app vulnerability that may have tricked you to steal your money

Joker malware reportedly start spreading this June 2019 and India is among the infected countries.

Google removes 85 apps from Play Store that were hiding adware inside: Report
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Google removes 85 apps from Play Store that were hiding adware inside: Report

Majority of the apps that were discovered were found to be disguised as photography as well as gaming apps.

DSLR cameras found to be vulnerable to ransomware attack over Wi-Fi and USB: Report
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DSLR cameras found to be vulnerable to ransomware attack over Wi-Fi and USB: Report

Hackers could easily transfer malware on the camera using the Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP), which is unauthenticated

WhatsApp, Telegram media files saved in phones are vulnerable to attacks: Report
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WhatsApp, Telegram media files saved in phones are vulnerable to attacks: Report

Malware with access to external storage can exploit the data saved on the phone via these apps.

'Agent Smith' malware replaces Android apps with fake ones on 25 million devices
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'Agent Smith' malware replaces Android apps with fake ones on 25 million devices

The malware affected 25 million Android devices globally, of which 15 million devices are in India alone.