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Indian Government Launches Stay Safe Online Campaign to Raise Cybersecurity Awareness
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Indian Government Launches Stay Safe Online Campaign to Raise Cybersecurity Awareness

As part of India's G20 presidency, the country's minister of electronics and information technology, Ashwini Vaishnaw, has started a new campaign dubbed "Stay Safe Online." Given the widespread usage of social media platforms and the growing acceptance of digital payments in India, this campaign tries to educate people about the significance of remaining safe online. The goal of the campaign is to educate people of all ages about the dangers of cyberattacks and arm them with the information they need to stay safe online. "India adheres to the inclusiveness movement. India's sizeable population and free, public digital platforms like UPI and Aadhaar have facilitated social and economic inclusion and encouraged innovation. The two campaigns that were started today think in a humanitarian...
Researchers Warn of Kavach 2FA Phishing Attacks Targeting Indian Govt. Officials
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Researchers Warn of Kavach 2FA Phishing Attacks Targeting Indian Govt. Officials

A new, specifically targeted phishing campaign has focused on the Kavach two-factor authentication system, which is utilised by Indian government employees. The activity was called STEPPY#KAVACH by the cybersecurity company Securonix, which attributed it to the threat actor SideCopy based on tactical similarities to other operations. In a recent report, Securonix researchers Den Iuzvyk, Tim Peck, and Oleg Kolesnikov stated that ".LNK files are used to commence code execution which finally downloads and runs a malicious C# payload, which operates as a remote access trojan (RAT)". According to reports, the hacking group SideCopy, which has been active at least since 2019, has connections to Transparent Tribe, another actor (aka APT36 or Mythic Leopard) read the complete article Kav...