The vulnerabilities, CVE-2020-17022 and CVE-2020-17023 were impacting users running Windows 10 version 1709 or later, and Visual Studio Code app, respectively.
According to the FIR registered by Delhi Police's Special Cell, the malware was seeded through an email, which seems to have latched on to a system vulnerability and affected the data in the systems.
Cybercriminals are exploiting the pandemic through Covid-19 themed malicious apps, phishing campaigns, malware, and more, McAfee said in its threat report.
India also ranks 11th worldwide in the number of attacks caused by servers that were hosted in the country.
Researchers have also found a series of South Korean transit apps called MalBus which had a fake library and plugin that could exfiltrate confidential files.
Although you can protect your smartphone by downloading the February 2020 security patch, not all smartphone vendors have started pushing the latest security update to all devices.
The most prominent trend was the drastic increase in the volume, intensity, and sophistication of cyber-attack campaigns targeting Indian enterprises in 2019.
These spam emails claim to be from Microsoft and ask the recipients to click an attachment to receive the ‘latest critical update’, installing malicious malware.
Google said it entered into this partnership to reduce risk and protect over 2.5 million android users from malware attacks.
Most of these malware apps disguise themselves as harmless system tools, to prevent the user from detected and deleting them, leading to major data breaches.
Microsoft and Cisco’s Talos researchers have found that malware gets users to download an HTML application with malicious adds, triggering an elaborate hacking process.
Discovered by cybersecurity research firm SafeBreach, the Trend Micro Password Manager's vulnerability could have led to repeated loading of malicious files.
According to Cybersecurity researchers, the vulnerabilities were found in the backend systems that feed content and advertising to smartphone applications through a network of Cloud-based servers.
The number of users, targeted by the stealers, peaked from less than 600,000 in the first half of 2018 to over 940,000 during the same period this year, as per findings.
The Agent Smith malware has affected over 25 million devices globally, spreading in guise of an official Google service and replacing installed apps with malicious ones.
The auction was commissioned cybersecurity firm Deep Instinct, and the Samsung NC10 laptop was dubbed The Persistence of Chaos.
Mobile banking Trojans are one of the most rapidly-developing, flexible and dangerous types of malware, said the report from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab.
Hackers were able to deliver malware to the more one million-plus Asus computer owners last year by hijacking the company’s software update system,
The technical alert from the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security highlighted two pieces of malware said to have been used to target U.S. infrastructure.
The attack is not limited to Iran and has impacted many computer users across the world, the centre warned.