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Indian Security Agencies taking offensive mode for Cyber Security

Indian Security Agencies taking offensive mode for Cyber Security

Nov 04, 2012
India is set to take steps to protect its cyber infrastructure and designate agencies for carrying out offensive cyber attacks on other countries. Indian Government announce the appointment of   first coordinator for The National cyber security agency. Mr. Gulshan Rai , who presently heads the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN), will be the first coordinator. The move comes at a time when proof shows countries launching cyber attacks not only for intelligence gathering and many nations describing the attacks as an act of war. " The plan is in final stages with certain legal issues being clarified. Among the issues are some objections to the legal powers of the proposed National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre (NCIPC), a command-and-control centre for monitoring the critical infrastructure. NCIPC is to be managed by the technical intelligence agency NTRO (National Technical Research Organisation), and could have all the powers th
Indian Defence organisation DRDO website hacked

Indian Defence organisation DRDO website hacked

Nov 01, 2012
Algerian hackers going by name ' SanFour25 ' yesterday deface 7 Indian government  websites including Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), West Bengal police and the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) websites. According to TheHindu , The most sensitive website that came under attack was the one operated by the Recruitment and Assessment Centre (RAC) of the DRDO ( www.rac.gov.in/experts/Dz.php ). The website was down for over 9 hours, which actually deals with the recruitment of scientists to the several laboratories of the DRDO. List of Hacked domains: https://rciregistration.nic.in/rehabcouncil/Dz.txt policewb.gov.in/wbp/counter.txt www.rac.gov.in/experts/Dz.php www.diu.gov.in/departments/Dz.php gpra.nic.in/writereaddata/Dz.php birapdbt.nic.in/video/Dz.php iii.gov.in/tmp/Dz.php Mirrors of hacked sites are available on Zone-H at  SanFour25 archive. It is possible that  the hackers could have attacked the website to get details of the scientist
How Nation-State Actors Target Your Business: New Research Exposes Major SaaS Vulnerabilities

How Nation-State Actors Target Your Business: New Research Exposes Major SaaS Vulnerabilities

Feb 15, 2024SaaS Security / Risk Management
With many of the highly publicized 2023 cyber attacks revolving around one or more SaaS applications, SaaS has become a cause for genuine concern in many boardroom discussions. More so than ever, considering that GenAI applications are, in fact, SaaS applications. Wing Security (Wing), a SaaS security company, conducted an analysis of 493 SaaS-using companies in Q4 of 2023.  Their study reveals  how companies use SaaS today, and the wide variety of threats that result from that usage. This unique analysis provides rare and important insights into the breadth and depth of SaaS-related risks, but also provides practical tips to mitigate them and ensure SaaS can be widely used without compromising security posture.  The TL;DR Version Of SaaS Security 2023 brought some now infamous examples of malicious players leveraging or directly targeting SaaS, including the North Korean group UNC4899, 0ktapus ransomware group, and Russian Midnight Blizzard APT, which targeted well-known organizat
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