6,000 Indian Enterprises’ Data Offered for Sale on DarkNet [source : tripwire]
An unidentified hacker is attempting to sell information pertaining to more than 6,000 Indian enterprises on a DarkNet forum.
Researchers at Seqrite, the enterprise security brand of IT security firm Quick Heal, found an advertisement for the data on DarkNet. As of this writing, whoever is behind the posting is currently offering the information, which includes corporate usernames, passwords, and billing documents, for sale at 15 Bitcoins (more than $63,000). They’re also advertising their ability to conduct a network takedown of any of the affected organizations for an unspecified amount, an attack which could cause “mass disruption if a non-state actor gets [their] hands on [the data].”
Government agencies, banks, and businesses appear to be at risk. The list of implicated organizations include the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Idea Telecom, and the Reserve Bank of India.
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05 Oct 2017 - News Clipping