Ransomware Attacks to get more Sophisticated in 2022

In 2021, ransomware attacks wreaked havoc all over the world. From corporations-large or small to governments across the world, nobody was spared. In many ways it’s like the COVID-19 virus. The only way it varies from it is with regard to the sophisticated attacks. What once used to be the domain of a bunch of […]

Germany’s Federal Cybersecurity watchdog issues Red Alert over Log4j

BSI, Germany’s federal cybersecurity watchdog, has issued a red alert warning, its highest, on a flawed piece of widely-used software. The cybersecurity company has said that it posed an “extremely critical threat” to web servers, Reuters reported. A vulnerability in a Java-based library known as Log4j can be exploited to allow a complete takeover of […]

How organisations in South Asia are tackling Cyber Threats?

On 16th December 2021, W.Media hosted its digital event ‘SA Enterprise & Cloud Cyber Security Summit 2021’ Renowned technology experts from the industry were a part of this digital event Renowned thought leaders and industry experts will be a part of this event IPS Loknath Behera, Managing Director, Kochi Metro Rail Ltd, Burgess Cooper, Cybersecurity […]

Log4j vulnerability to affect millions of devices: US Gov

Top US government cybersecurity officials have cautioned that Log4j vulnerability will affect millions of devices. Advanced hackers will have a field day with the vulnerabilities, ZDNet reported quoting top US government officials. This vulnerability is one of the most serious that I’ve seen in my entire career, if not the most serious,” Jen Easterly, director […]

India requires 3 million cybersecurity experts

The COVID19 pandemic has led to organisations making a lot of changes in their way of working. But what efforts has the government been making to ensure a strong cybersecurity infrastructure? “During the pandemic most organisations had adapted to work from home in which cybersecurity is playing a crucial role. Unauthorised intrusion cybersecurity vulnerability is […]

Japan Outlines Cybersecurity support for ASEAN Members

The Japan government has adopted its basic policy for helping developing countries to improve their cybersecurity capacity. As per the policy, Japan will expand the scope of its aid to cover economies in the Indo-Pacific region, after focusing its support in the field on member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. The importance […]

Police Stations in the city of Gurugram to have cyber-help desk

To deal with the rising cases of cybercrimes swiftly, police stations in the city Gurugram, Haryana, India will have a cyber-help desk. The city currently has only one help desk. This announcement was made by the Commissioner of Gurugram Police K.K. Rao while presiding over a crime meeting along with all the senior police officers […]

Are Organisations in South Asia doing enough to tackle Cyber Threats?

Cybersecurity breaches are one of the most prominent and challenging situations that organisations face. With remote working and workload shifting to cloud, organisations have become more vulnerable to possible cybersecurity incidents. With even some of the most secure platforms/organisations, including the likes of Facebook and Apple falling prey to cybersecurity breaches, data is at perpetual threat. Further, the COVID-19 pandemic […]

Cybercrimes increased by 64% in Gujarat: National Crime Records Bureau

During the COVID19 pandemic when human interaction was limited and people had to rely on online services, digital transactions witnessed a huge jump last year. This increase in digital traffic also led to an increase in cybercrimes due to limited awareness and preparedness. The report on Crime in India released by National Crime Records Bureau […]

India-based cybersecurity firm raises funds from NTT Netmagic

Netmonastery NSPL, a security information and event management (SIEM) solution provider, has raised funds of an undisclosed amount in Pre-series A round from Sharad Sanghi, CEO NTT-Netmagic in his personal capacity. The funding gives Sanghi a “significant minority stake” in the company, and will be used to increase Netmonastery’s market presence across the globe, added […]

Cossack Labs Makes Core Security Features Freely Available

British data security software company Cossack Labs updated its flagship open-source product Acra database security suite to version 0.90.0 and made many of its core security features previously available only for enterprise customers free in Acra Community Edition. Acra’s features enable swift implementation of application-level encryption in modern cloud applications, saving development costs and allowing […]

How India’s CoWIN healthcare app has kept Cyber Attackers at Bay

The importance of cybersecurity holds significant importance in the healthcare sector, considering that it is tasked with secure records maintenance of a billion people. According to a reports, in a cyber-attack in December 2020, data on the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was stolen and released online illegally. According to a BBC report, the National Cyber Security […]

Radware & Oncore Cloud Services Partner for Cloud Protection Services

NASDAQ-listed cyber security solutions provider Radware and Toronto-based Oncore Cloud Services, a professional service provider have teamed up to help enterprise and public sector organisations secure their cloud migrations and protect their cloud assets. Oncore is reselling Radware’s cloud security portfolio, with a focus on Radware’s Cloud Native Protector. The portfolio provides Oncore with a […]

Moody’s acquires European Know Your Customer tech providers PassFort & 360kompany

Moody’s Corporation has acquired PassFort Limited and entered into an agreement to acquire 360kompany AG (kompany), two European providers of onboarding and Know Your Customer (KYC) technology solutions. The acquisitions complement Moody’s technology, data, and analytical capabilities, and enhance its industry-leading customer solutions for KYC, anti-money laundering, compliance, and counterparty risk. “Our customers rely on […]

Cybersecurity firm Horangi Reaffirms Commitment towards SaaS Standards

Horangi, a Singapore-headquartered cybersecurity company which provides security solutions optimised for cloud-based organisations across Southeast Asia, has announced that it has successfully achieved SOC 2 Type II Compliance and Certification, making it one of the first cybersecurity companies in Asia to do so. This is a testament to Horangi’s ongoing dedication to advancing the maturity […]

Surge in phishing-as-a-service targeting Black Friday shoppers: Research

Research published by email security firm Egress has revealed a surge in phishing kits imitating major brands in the lead up to Black Friday, as security experts warn that cybercriminals are stepping up their phishing attacks over the holiday shopping season. The research, conducted in partnership with Orpheus Cyber, has lifted the lid on how […]

Crossword Cybersecurity Appoints Danone CIO to its Advisory Board

Crossword Cybersecurity Plc has announced the appointment of Naina Bhattacharya, Global Chief Information Security Officer at Danone S.A. (“Danone”). Naina Bhattacharya joins Crossword’s Advisory Board, which is made up of senior information security figures from the corporate world, academia, defence and government and provides a range of unique perspectives that benefit Crossword clients and inform […]

India & Estonia Explore Ways to collaborate on Cyber Security

India and Estonia have agreed to explore the possibility of setting up a dialogue on cyber security and explore new and emerging areas of cooperation such as health tech, startups, research, education and innovation during the 11th round of Foreign Office Consultations. This was held in Tallinn, Estonia’s capital. The talks were led by Reenat […]

UK Cyber Security Council gives its Nod to Diversity and Inclusivity Report

The UK Cyber Security Council – the charitable, self-regulatory body for the cyber security education and skills sector has given its nod to the findings from the diversity and inclusivity (D&I) report. In its response to Decrypting Diversity, a report by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) on in the cyber security sector, Simon Hepburn […]

Retailer Schwarz Group Acquires Cybersecurity startup XM Cyber

Schwarz Group, the world’s fourth-largest retailer and a growing force in cloud computing, has acquired Israeli security startup XM Cyber. According to reports, Schwarz Group paid $US 700 million for acquiring XM Cyber. With the acquisition, the Schwarz Group prepares for future challenges regarding IT security. The Schwarz Group is a family-owned multinational retail group […]

Sensitive information of about 1.2 million WordPress customers of GoDaddy compromised: Reports

GoDaddy has revealed that nearly 1.2 million of its WordPress customers’ sensitive information has been compromised. In a blog post, GoDaddy’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Demetrius Comes said that they’ve discovered unauthorised access to its managed WordPress servers, a Business Insider report added. “Up to 1.2 million active and inactive Managed WordPress customers had their email address […]

Global Cyber Alliance joins UK Government’s Cyber Initiative

The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) will participate in the UK Government Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Digital Access Programme (DAP) initiative. Digital Access Programme Through its Digital Access Programme (DAP), FCDO is now working with five countries – Brazil, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Indonesia – to improve secure, safe, equitable digital access. Backed […]

Critical information of 180 million Punjab National Bank’s customers was at risk: Reports

Vulnerability in Punjab National Bank’s (PNB) servers put the critical financial and personal information of 180 million customers at risk for around seven months according to the cybersecurity firm CyberX9. The vulnerability provided access to the entire digital banking system of the bank with administrative control, the agency said. According to CyberX9, the vulnerability was […]

Eaton expands Cybersecurity services to Asia-Pacific

Global power management company Eaton has introduced its cybersecurity life-cycle management services for operational technology (OT) and industrial control systems (ICS) in Asia Pacific. Based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework as well as established IEC and UL industry standards, Eaton’s cybersecurity services are designed to help organizations establish secure industrial environments amidst the rise of […]

How US Dept of Homeland Security is set to Counter Cyber attacks

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched the Cybersecurity Talent Management System (CTMS), a new personnel system that will enable DHS to more effectively recruit, develop, and retain its top cybersecurity professionals. CTMS will enable DHS to fill mission-critical cybersecurity positions by screening applicants based on demonstrated competencies, competitively compensating employees, and reducing the […]

Security Solutions provider Traka launches Experience Centres in Australia & South Africa

Traka, a global provider of intelligent management solutions in key and equipment, has launched its first Experience Centres. These are located in two strategic locations within the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APACMEA) division – Brisbane, in Australia and Johannesburg, in South Africa, the company said. The Centres will serve as an environment for […]

How a Singapore-based firm Suffered a Massive Data Breach

In another case of a data breach, personal data of almost 5.9 million Singaporean and South-east Asian customers of hotel booking site RedDoorz has been leaked. Industry watchers have dubbed this as Singapore’s largest data breach. Section 24 of the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (“PDPA”) requires an organisation to protect personal data in its […]

3 out of 4 organisations experienced cyber-incident related downtime during festive season: McAfee

81 per cent of global organisations experienced increased cyber threats with 79 per cent experiencing downtime due to a cyber-incident during a peak season, according to McAfee Enterprise and FireEye’s report titled ‘Cybercrime in a Pandemic World: The Impact of COVID-19’ Findings reveal that it is important for organisations to prioritise and strengthen their cybersecurity architecture. The findings […]

Does India need to constantly evolve its IT laws?

India is a nation heavily invested in technology with internet playing a major role in digital economy and will need to constantly evolve its laws and “get more modern laws” around newer user harms surfacing in the online world, Minister of State for IT of India, Rajeev Chandrasekhar said speaking at ‘Times Now Summit 2021’. […]

ColorTokens partners with CyberMonks to bring Zero Trust Platforms to customers

ColorTokens an innovator in SaaS-based Zero Trust cybersecurity solutions, announced that it has signed a strategic partnership agreement with CyberMonks, an EMEA first Managed Security Services Distributor, to bring the protection of ColorTokens Xtended ZeroTrust Platform to CyberMonks customers. The partnership will help CyberMonks make Zero Trust a reality for MSPs and their end customers. The Xtended ZeroTrust […]

How China is upping the ante on Data Regulation

Guangdong Province will ramp up efforts on data regulation by exploring the establishment of a “Data Customs”unit to review cross-border data flow and create a big data centre in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. Guangdong is in South China and this development was announced on Sunday. This move needs to be seen in the […]

Digital services provider Kerv acquires Security firm Gyrocom

Kerv, a cloud and digital transformation services provider, has acquired Gyrocom, a fast growing network and security integrator with a specialisation in SD-WAN. In addition to SD-WAN, Kerv’s strategic acquisition brings skills in managed networks and network security, including Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), the rapidly emerging cybersecurity solution, the company said in a statement. […]

NETMONASTERY and SecurityHQ partner to bring high-end threat detection

NETMONASTERY, a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution provider has announced its partnership with SecurityHQ, a global Managed Security Service Provider, delivering superior engineering-led solutions to clients around the world. By combining dedicated security experts, cutting-edge technology, and processes, SecurityHQ clients receive an enterprise grade experience that ensures that all IT virtual assets, cloud, […]

Private Equity Consortium led by Advent to acquire McAfee

An investor consortium consisting of six investment firms announced that they were acquiring cyber security firm McAfee for $14 billion. This consortium led by US private equity firm Advent International will take the cyber security company private, according to reports. The consortium consists of Advent International, Permira Advisers, Crosspoint Capital Partners, Canada Pension Plan Investment […]

Outpost24 acquires IT Infra Security provider Specops

Outpost24, an innovator in identifying and managing cybersecurity exposure has acquired Specops Software, a provider of password management and user authentication solutions. Specops protects critical business data by blocking weak or compromised passwords and securing user authentication. Their automated solutions are natively integrated with Active Directory, making it easy to enforce password policy and prevent […]

Ransomware Attack Filings in first Half of 2021 Exceeds Whole of 2020: US Gov

From attacking government institutions to using Bitcoin for money laundering, ransomware seems to be the preferred modus operandi for criminals. The US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) analysis of ransomware-related Suspicious activity Reports (SARs) filed during the first half of 2021 indicates that ransomware is an increasing threat to the US financial sector, businesses and […]

Yahoo Exits China after New Personal Info Protection Law comes into effect

One of the internet pioneers, Yahoo said that its sites are no longer available in China as the country’s Personal Information Protection Law comes into effect. “In recognition of the increasingly challenging business and legal environment in China, Yahoo’s suite of services will no longer be accessible from mainland China as of November 1,” Yahoo […]

US Gov & Japan Conduct joint Cyber Security exercise in Indo-Pacific

The US and Japan have conducted a joint cyber security exercise in the Indo Pacific region, as number of cyber attacks have increased alarmingly in 2021. United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Department of State (DOS), and Department of Energy (DOE) have lent their support to the Japan–U.S. Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cybersecurity […]

Vietnam Govt’s Cyber Security Strategy yields results

In the first half of this year, Vietnam recorded nearly 3,000 cyber attacks, up nearly 30 per cent from last year, according to the Vietnam National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). There were around 718 cyber attacks that were reported in June, according to NCSC data. In May, Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung […]

Why Organisations need to think Out-of-the-Box to Tackle Emerging cybersecurity Threats

On 27th October, W.Media hosted its digital event “Zero Breaches & Threat Intelligence – The next big thing in cybersecurity”. The event’s sponsors were Qualys and Tata Communications. Renowned technology experts from the industry were a part of this digital event, Prof. Triveni Singh, IPS SP, Cyber Crimes, UP Police, Debashish Jyotiprakash, CTSO-APAC & Managing […]

Ransomwware Attacks to Evolve further, become more widespread in 2022: McAfee Survey

McAfee Enterprise and FireEye have released their 2022 Threat Predictions, examining the top cybersecurity threats they predict enterprises will face in 2022. Ransomware, nation states, social media and the shifting reliance on a remote workforce made headlines in 2021. Bad actors will learn from this year’s successful tactics, retool, and pivot them into next year’s […]

India recorded more than 50,000 Cyber Crimes in 2020

The COVID19 pandemic has given the rise to cybercrimes. The nature of cybercrime is on an individual, organisation and state/society level. The question here is what is the importance of awareness when it comes to cybersecurity.  Prof Triveni Singh, IPS SP. Cybercrimes, Uttar Pradesh Police, India in a digital event by W.Media on “Zero Breaches […]

Vietnam sends Strong Signal to Counter Cyber Threats

One of Asia’s fastest growing economies- Vietnam has sent out a strong message to counter cyber threats. On October 27-28 the Ministry of Information and Communications’ Authority of Information Security organised an international conference and expo on cyber security. The exhibition introduced solutions such as cloud security, terminal security, mobile device security, identity and access […]

India’s IT Ministry & CISO’s Discuss Urgent Measures to Combat Cyber Attacks

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of India (MeitY) is organising a week-long Deep Dive Online Training programme for Chief Information Security officers (CISO) along with technical heads, front-line IT staff representing different ministries, departments and organisations from central and state governments, PSUs, and bank organisations aiming to strengthen the cybersecurity ecosystem in India. […]

Desorden Group Attacks Thailand’s Central Restaurants Group

The Desorden Group is learnt to have breached Centara Hotels and Resorts network. The company acknowledged the breach and said in a statement: “On 14th October 2021, we were made aware of an alleged cyber-attack threatening the security of the Centara Hotels & Resorts network. Immediately after receiving the notification, we appointed a reputable, digital […]

Britian’s Spy Agency GCHQ to host its Data on AWS

Britain’s classified data will be hosted in the American tech giant’s cloud. GCHQ has entered into a deal with Amazon, which includes MI5 and MI6 to use the system provided by Amazon’s cloud computing arm AWS to store secret data as part of the deal, according to the Financial Times. All the agencies’ data will […]

Bitdefender & internet service provider SFR Partner for Cybersecurity Solutions across France

Cybersecurity provider Bitdefender and SFR, a leading European internet service provider (ISP), have formed a strategic partnership to deliver advanced cybersecurity capabilities to SFR broadband and mobile customers. Bitdefender collaborated with SFR to develop SFR Cybersécurité, a cybersecurity platform incorporating technology from Bitdefender Total Security, a market leading antimalware and VPN solution for Windows, macOS, […]

Azure network security helps reduce cost and risk: Forrester TEI study

As organisations move their computing from on-premises to the cloud, they are beginning to realise that leveraging cloud-native security tools can provide additional cost savings and business benefits to their security infrastructure. Forrester Consulting has just conducted a commissioned Total Economic Impact (TEI) study on behalf of Microsoft, which involved interviewing existing customers who have […]

Tata Tele Business Services launches internet with cybersecurity combo solution

Tata Tele Business Services (TTBS), India’s  leading enabler of digital connectivity and cloud solutions for businesses has announced the launch of Smart Internet, Industry’s first smart internet leased- single suite combining high speed internet with cloud based security and  greater control at an optimised cost. Digitally driven businesses that continue to modernise their operations require network manageability and visibility alongside consistent and […]

Personal Records of Fullerton Health customers Leaked online

Personal details of Fullerton Health customers were stolen by hackers and leaked online, after a vendor of the private healthcare group suffered a breach earlier this month. The hackers claimed they managed to steal the data of some 400,000 people, including the insurance policy details of Singaporeans and also had personal details of children, according […]

Cyber security and Compliance solutions provider Sysnet acquires SecureTrust

Sysnet Global Solutions, a provider of cyber security and compliance solutions, has acquired SecureTrust, a division of Trustwave, to further expand its cyber security solutions and accelerate its market expansion. Chicago headquartered SecureTrust, a leading provider of Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance, provides innovation and processes for achieving and maintaining compliance and security. Financial details […]

Can CISO’s and CIOs minimise Data Breaches?

The rapidly increasing cybersecurity incidents are becoming a matter of concern for organisations across different sectors. The cybersecurity market was valued at USD 156.24 billion in 2020, and it is expected to reach USD 352.25 billion by 2026, registering a CAGR of 14.5 per cent during 2021-2026. The trends for IoT, BYOD, AI, and machine […]

Microsoft adds Vietnam’s Startup CyRadar Solution to Security Software list

Tech giant Microsoft has added CyRadar Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) to the list of security software recommended for use on Windows operating systems. CyRadar EDR is a next-generation antivirus solution developed by CyRadar, a Vietnamese pioneer startup in developing network attack prevention and detection systems using big data analysis, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine […]

Acer confirms cyberattack on its India offices

Acer has confirmed a cyberattack on its offices in India this week after hackers with the Desorden Group claimed to have breached servers and stolen 60GB of files. The group emailed ZDNet about the hack, claiming to have access to the customer and corporate business data as well as financial information. When asked, the hackers denied it […]

Microsoft, Intel & Goldman Sachs Rise to tackle Supply Chain Security challenges

Trusted Computing Group (TCG) has announced a new work group that will define how TCG technologies can be implemented to address supply chain security challenges. Led by representatives from Microsoft, Intel, and Goldman Sachs, the work group will create guidance that defines, implements, and upholds security standards for the entire supply chain. With the number […]

Government, Startups & Organisations need to come together to tackle Cybersecurity challenges

For organisations to boost the cybersecurity ecosystem, academia, start-ups, and government need to create a vibrant ecosystem and proactively address the most important technology challenges in the country. “Collaboration is the key to a secure & connected future.” said Sanjay Gupta, Vice President, and India Managing Director, NXP Semiconductors. At NXP India, one of the […]

US, EU & 30 Countries form International Counter-Ransomware Initiative

The US, European Union and 30 other countries have joined hands to counter the increasing menace caused by ransomware threats. Ransomware has become one of the most prevalent attack methods for criminals, from state-sponsored attacks to home-grown cybercriminals. It is estimated that by the end of 2021, there could be around 300 ransomware attacks, with […]

Thales to provide Cyber Security Solutions for Indian Army

Thales Group, a leading French defence company, is planning to devote resources to meeting the Indian armed forces’ needs for next-generation cyber security systems, artificial intelligence, and advanced skills in big data analytics. Thales Group Chairman and CEO Patrice Caine said that the firm has been seeking to increase its entire presence in India, especially […]

Tech Mahindra partners with Data Security Council of India to Drive Cybersec Innovation

Tech Mahindra Ltd has partnered with the Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence, part of Data Security Council of India (CCoE-DSCI) with an aim of driving cybersecurity innovation ecosystem in India. CCoE is a glocal hub based in Hyderabad aimed at catalysing innovation, entrepreneurship, and capability building in cyber security and privacy. It is a joint initiative […]

Mandiant to provide Cyber Security Teams with Training

Cyber security services provider Mandiant has announced its new training programme – Mandiant Academy. The programme leverages its threat intelligence, cyber security expertise, provides education courses, incident response and threat intelligence analysis certifications and operational skills training to meet the shifting needs of security teams. Delivered by frontline industry experts, Mandiant Academy is designed to […]

CERT-In,MeitY & India’s micro-blogging platform Koo collaborate for Cyber Security Awareness

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India, and India’s multi-lingual micro-blogging platform Koo are jointly executing citizen outreach activity to create awareness on cyber security this October. This , which is observed as National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This collaboration aims to increase public awareness […]

Australian Govt Designs New plan to protect against Ransomware Attacks

The Scott Morrison Government has chalked out a new action plan to protect the community and economy from ransomware attacks, announcing new criminal offences, tougher penalties and a mandatory reporting regime as part of a new and comprehensive Ransomware Action Plan. Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews said individuals, businesses, and critical infrastructure across Australia […]

French Cloud Provider OVHcloud faces Network Outage due to “Human Error”

OVHcloud said on Wednesday that it was experiencing a network outage following a “human error” during the reconfiguration of one of its data centres. “Following a human error during the reconfiguration of the network on our DC to VH (US-EST), we have a problem on the whole backbone,” OVH Founder and Chairman Octave Klaba said. […]

India Ranks second in Security Threats on cloud: McAfee report

India is now ranked second when it comes to security threats on Cloud, according to a McAfee report. India is followed by Australia, Canada and Brazil, and malware was the technique used most often in reported incidents, the report added. With the shift to a more flexible pandemic workforce, cyber criminals have introduced new and updated threats and tactics […]

PwC Australia to Acquire Information Security provider WebSecure Technologies

In a move that strengthens its cyber security-related offerings, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Australia is set to acquire Sydney-based information security and risk management provider WebSecure Technologies Australia. WebSecure Technologies specialises in implementing digital identity and privileged access management (PAM) solutions, providing an end-to-end offering, including licensing, implementation, maintenance and support, as well as ongoing operational managed […]

Cambodia & Singapore to Strengthen Cyber Security capacity

Cambodia & Singapore will join hands to strengthen cyber security capacity in the region. Minister of Post and Telecommunications Chea Vandeth met virtually with Josephine Teo, Minister for Communications and Information of the Republic of Singapore to discuss strengthening the cybersecurity capacity of the two nations, according to a report in Khmer Times. According to […]

FontOnLake Malware to Attack Linux users in Southeast Asia: ESET

Researchers from security firm ESET have discovered a previously unknown malware family that utilises custom and well-designed modules, targeting operating systems running Linux. Modules used by this malware family, which ESET dubbed FontOnLake, are constantly under development and provide remote access to the operators, collect credentials, and serve as a proxy server. The location of […]

GOI announces cybersecurity guidelines in the Power Sector

The central government of India has released guidelines for cybersecurity in the power sector with an aim to create a secure power cyber ecosystem. “Central Electricity Authority (Technical Standards for Connectivity to the Grid) (Amendment) Regulations, 2019 has framed guidelines on cybersecurity in power sector to be adhered by all power sector utilities to create […]

Singapore Gov launches Cybersecurity Toolkit for Organisations

The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) has taken a significant step in its ongoing battle against cyber-attacks. It has launched the Cybersecurity Toolkits for Enterprises and new SG Cyber Safe Partnership Programme. These were announced by Minister of State for Communications and Information, Mr Tan Kiat How, at the SG Cyber Safe Partnership Programme, […]

Increased Digital adoption raises security issues: IBM 

IBM Security had announced the results of a global survey examining consumers’ digital behaviors during the pandemic and their potential long-term impact on cybersecurity. With society becoming increasingly shifting to digital-first interactions, the study found that preferences for convenience often outweighed security and privacy concerns among individuals surveyed, leading to poor choices around passwords and […]

Temasek, with others Invest $550 Million in Orca Security

Singapore’s Temasek has led a $550 million funding round in Israel-based Orca Security, a cloud security provider. U.S. engineering and enterprise IT services provider SAIC and the venture capital arm of Splunk Inc also invested in latest round, which is an extension of its previously announced Series C in March that valued Orca Security at […]

Singapore Unveils Proactive Cyber Security Strategy to counter Threats

Singapore has unveiled an updated national cybersecurity strategy, which takes a proactive stance against new cyber threats. The Singapore Cybersecurity Strategy 2021 outlines Singapore’s updated goals and approach to adapt to a rapidly evolving strategic and technological environment. Potential disruptive technologies such as edge computing and quantum technologies are on the horizon. Threat actors are […]

Hackers Impersonate Amnesty International to Spread Fake ‘Anti-Virus’ Malware

Hackers have impersonated human rights organization, Amnesty International, to distribute malware that purports to be security software designed to safeguard against NSO Group’s Pegasus surveillanceware. Through a fake site, hackers posed their malware as a legitimate antivirus tool that promises to protect against the Pegasus spyware, duping many to download and install the Sarwent malware. The […]

What caused the Facebook Outage: Cybersecurity Experts Decode

The outages which users of Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram faced on Monday night could be due to DNS Disruption, ‘Hacktivism’ and BGS Updates, cyber security experts said. “Billions of users have been impacted by the services being entirely offline today,” tracker Downdetector wrote on its website. Cyber experts are of the view that a combination […]

Singapore to Implement Licenses for Cybersecurity Providers

The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) is looking to bring in new licensing requirements for cybersecurity service providers. CSA is seeking industry feedback on the proposed licence conditions and draft subsidiary legislation under the licensing framework for cybersecurity service providers, authorities said. The consultation will commence on 20 September 2021 for a period of […]

Cybersecurity budgets of Chinese companies continue to lag: EY Report

Almost 75 per cent of Chinese companies can’t fully handle cybersecurity challenges, in the backdrop of increase in ransomware, DDoS and other types of online threats According to the 2021 EY Global Information Security Survey, the increased changes due to COVID-19 and new requirements for law and regulation compliance, have resulted in organisations grappling with […]

Hong Kong to come up with Data Protection Regulations

The Hong Kong government is studying the need to enact a “Cyber Security Law” with aim to help society. According to a report in Sing Tao Daily, the Hong Kong government is looking to strengthen the security of its network information systems and important infrastructure information systems. It is understood that the research direction includes […]

Data of 12 million Businesses Documents Leaked Online

Details of 11.9 million documents from 29,000 offshore businesses and trusts containing 2.94 terabytes of data have been leaked. This leak was exposed by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which consortium of journalists, made up of 600 reporters from 117 countries. ICIJ has released a trove of private financial documents that it said […]

Cyberattacks up almost 50% in China: Report

China captured about 23.07 million samples of rogue programs in the first half of 2021 that infected about 4.46 million main machines during the period, up 46.8 percent on a yearly basis. The document was released on the first day of the 2021 World Internet Conference Wuzhen Summit, China’s largest internet industrial expo, in Wuzhen, […]

Yokogawa Electric selects Trend Micro’s Cybersecurity Solutions for Industry 4.0 environments

Yokogawa Electric has selected four of Trend Micro’s cybersecurity products for the company’s industrial control systems (ICS). This collaboration will help the companies collectively drive more secure Industry 4.0 environments, company officials said. Yokogawa Electric selected four Trend Micro products developed by TXOne Networks for its customers. Together, they’re designed to offer virtual patching, network […]

Cyber Security Budgets of Chinese firms continue to Lag: EY

Almost 75 per cent of Chinese companies cannot fully handle cybersecurity challenges, in the backdrop of increase in ransomware, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks and other types of online threats. According to the 2021 EY Global Information Security Survey, the increased changes due to COVID-19 and new requirements for law and regulation compliance, have resulted in […]

Singapore to bring in Licenses for Cybersecurity Providers

The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) is looking to bring in new licensing requirements for cybersecurity service providers. CSA is seeking industry feedback on the proposed licence conditions and draft subsidiary legislation under the licensing framework for cybersecurity service providers, authorities said. The consultation will commence on 20 September 2021 for a period of […]

Indonesian government’s network breached: Insikt Report

A group of hackers with links to the Chinese state have wreaked havoc amongst Indonesia’s government departments and agencies. According to a report in IntelNews.org, there was a major breach of networks belonging to at least ten Indonesian government ministries and agencies, which included Indonesia’s primary intelligence service. The breach was first reported on September […]

Indonesia Government’s Network Breached: Insikt Report

A group of hackers with links to the Chinese state have wreaked havoc amongst Indonesia’s government departments and agencies. According to a report in IntelNews.org, there was a major breach of networks belonging to at least ten Indonesian government ministries and agencies, which included Indonesia’s primary intelligence service. The breach was first reported on September […]

Indonesian government’s network breached: Insikt Report

A group of hackers with links to the Chinese state have wreaked havoc amongst Indonesia’s government departments and agencies. According to a report in IntelNews.org, there was a major breach of networks belonging to at least ten Indonesian government ministries and agencies, which included Indonesia’s primary intelligence service. The breach was first reported on September […]

PE firm Siris Capital in talks to acquire Cybersecurity firm Radware

Private equity firm Siris Capital is planning to acquire Cybersecurity company Radware.  Even as the talks were on, the deal is not assured and may fall apart, a CNBC report said, citing people familiar with the matter. Siris Capital, which has raised over $5.9 billion of cumulative committed capital, is a tech-focused investment firm. The size […]

PE firm Siris Capital in talks to acquire Cybersecurity firm Radware

Private equity firm Siris Capital is planning to acquire Cybersecurity company Radware. Even as the talks were on, the deal is not assured and may fall apart, a CNBC report said, citing people familiar with the matter. Siris Capital, which has raised over $5.9 billion of cumulative committed capital, is a tech-focused investment firm. The size of […]

Moody’s to invest US$250 million in cybersecurity firm BitSight

Moody’s Corporation, the global integrated risk assessment firm said that it will invest US$250 million in cybersecurity firm BitSight. As a part of the deal, BitSight, a pioneer in cybersecurity ratings, and BitSight will acquire VisibleRisk, a cyber risk ratings joint venture created by Moody’s and Team8, a global venture group. This significant investment by […]

SREI uses Trend Micro’s shield to guard against cyber miscreants

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global cybersecurity leader, is providing a comprehensive suite of cybersecurity solutions to Srei Group of Companies, India’s leading asset finance, and leasing institution. The company secured its endpoints and instances in the cloud within a month with the help of Trend Micro’s all-inclusive and robust solutions, which elevated its security posture. Srei was […]

Ransomware attacks continue to wreak havoc for businesses in Singapore

Like many other countries in Asia, companies in Singapore have been under siege – from ransomware attacks. In August, a ransomware attack affected the personal data and clinical information of nearly 73,500 patients of Eye & Retina Surgeons, a private eye clinic. However, the clinic said it has not paid any ransom, and pointed out […]

How the Govt of India is looking to tackle cybersecurity challenges

The increasing cybersecurity threat to organisations due to the migration of workloads to the cloud has encouraged organisations to take the required steps in order to secure their infrastructure. But what are the initiatives taken by the government to tackle such situations? Delivering the keynote at W.Media’s ‘South Asia Cybersecurity- The Weakest Link’, Narendra Nath […]

Amazon announces two new cybersecurity initiatives to help organisations and individuals

Amazon has announced two new security initiatives that will help protect organisations and individuals from increasing cybersecurity threats. The training materials will be available to the public from October that Amazon has developed to keep its employees and sensitive information safe from cyberattack. In addition, Amazon announced that it will offer qualified AWS customers a free multi-factor authentication (MFA) […]