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The future of IoT ransomware – targeted multi function bots and more cyberattacks

The future of IoT ransomware – targeted multi-function bots and more cyberattacks  

A new IoT malware was detected in October 2021 with as many as 30 exploit mechanisms that were coded into it. This malware called BotenaGo was able to seek out and attack vulnerable targets by itself without having to rely on any human intervention. Once it infects a device, it creates two backdoor ports viz., […]

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10 IoT Security challenges for your Cybersecurity Team

10 IoT Security Challenges and Solutions for your Cybersecurity Team!

Digital existence in the future rests on Cybersecurity Ericsson Mobility Report forecasts that over 29 billion IoT devices are connected to the Internet by 2022. Every industry unanimously agrees to the fact that IoT devices have reaped impressive benefits. And, this is only going to get better with time. Likewise, the global market for IoT

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Cyberattacks from Russia are expected to rise in April Blog

A significant spike in cyberattacks from Russia could be expected in April

Last week during a webinar session, I was asked a question about why the cyberattacks from Russia didn’t materialize to the levels that we were warned about.  To answer this question, we need to understand various aspects of how Russian APT groups operate and work on targets.  Russian APT actors have never shown a linear

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Sectrio detects a significant rise in DDoS attacks from compromised IoT devices in March

The volume of DDoS attacks from compromised IoT devices rose significantly in March

Vulnerable routers (2 global brands) and compromised monitor screens and fleet tracking systems were used extensively by hackers as part of large botnets to share and deploy rootkits across the globe in March. This resulted in a significant spike in botnet traffic recorded by our global honeypots in March. Though the spike has subsided a

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Long ignored UPS vulnerabilities are coming to roost CISA and DoE

Long ignored UPS vulnerabilities are coming to roost: CISA and DoE

In a recent update, CISA and DoE (Department of Energy) jointly acknowledged the rising trend of cyberattacks and raised a concern over vulnerabilities associated with internet-connected UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) systems. This alert comes in light of the recent growth of cyberattacks targeting critical infrastructure not only in the United States but across countries that

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why iot security is important for todays networks

Why IoT Security is Important for Today’s Networks?

Internet of Things is the acronym for IoT. With each ticking second, our lives are becoming more intertwined with digital gadgets and spaces. The Metaverse revolution set to unfold soon only deepens our digital interactions. Given the non-standard manufacturing of IoT devices and troves of data flowing through the IoT devices, we are constantly exposed

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BazarLoader malware opens a new frontier in cyberspace

BazarLoader malware opens a new frontier in cyberspace

While reports were coming in of hackers using company forms to trick employees to download a variant of BazarLoader malware, Sectrio’s research team has come across another method that hackers are using to push this malware. What is BazarLoader? It is a very stealthy and sophisticated malware that serves as the level one infector to

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Starlink disruption in Ukraine and the persistent threat to critical infrastructure

Starlink disruption in Ukraine and the persistent threat to critical infrastructure

In an apparent response to reports of disruption of Starlink connectivity in conflict zones in Ukraine, Elon Musk just announced that SpaceX will work towards improving its cyber defense measures and put in more effort in overcoming signal jamming.   According to a Starlink coverage tracker screenshot provided by Mike Puchol dated March 5th, 2022, Starlink

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State of IoT and OT security in the Middle East

State of IoT and OT security in the Middle East

Cyber-attacks on Middle Eastern entities continued to rise throughout 2021. Most of this rise came from threat actors connected to 5 known clusters outside the region that were targeting critical infrastructure, manufacturing, utilities, and oil and gas infrastructure. These attacks were characterized by: The exponential increase in the degree of sophistication in targeting and breach

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