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By AMSAT Feb 04,2021

A Brief Weekly Review of Top Stories that Dominated the Cyberworld

From the news covering Agent Tesla malware variants using new techniques to do away with antivirus security to Fonix ransomware planning to close down operations, the cybersecurity landscape saw a handful of events that remained the highlights of the outgoing week.

 

Here is the gist of the news items that made headlines.

Agent Tesla Malware Detected Using New Delivery & Evasion Methods

Agent Tesla malware variants was reportedly using new methods to try and eliminate endpoint antivirus security.

 

The Windows spyware now targets Microsoft’s Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI) in a bid to beat endpoint protection software, while also employing a multi-stage installation process and exploiting Tor and Telegram messaging API to communicate with a command-and-control (C2) server.

Fonix ransomware sought to shut down operation

The cybercrime group behind the FonixCrypter ransomware announced on Twitter that they were planning on shutting down their operation.

 

The FonixCrypter gang, as a gesture of goodwill towards past victims, had also released a package containing a decryption tool, how-to instructions, and the ransomware’s master decryption key.

SonicWall SMA 100 zero-day exploited in the wild

According to a tweet by cybersecurity firm NCC Group, a SonicWall SMA 100 zero-day flaw was being actively exploited in the wild.

 

On January 22nd, SonicWall revealed that they experienced an attack on their internal systems using a “probable” zero-day susceptibility in specific SonicWall networking devices.

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    AMSAT LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE TO PROTECT AGAINST CYBERSECURITY THREATS

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    AMSAT LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE TO PROTECT AGAINST CYBERSECURITY THREATS

    Karachi, September 01, 2020:

     

    AMSAT today announces the launch of its new website that showcases its full spectrum of services in the cybersecurity landscape. The entire suite of services offered by the company are geared towards protecting organizations against cyber threat by providing Forensic Analysis and Monitoring Services supported by its highly skilled engineers.

     

    While growth in banking channels including online banking, digital transactions and e-commerce platforms are on the rise, cyber-revolution also exposes entry points into an organization’s network, creating potential for a cyber-attack. AMSAT provides expert advisories to help organizations identify cyber threats, remediate them and avert them from happening in a timely manner.

     

    Among its specialized services, AMSAT offers in-depth analysis and identification of network vulnerabilities in an organization’s IT infrastructure and provides customized security strategy and mitigation techniques. Partnering with leading vendors in cybersecurity industry, and together with its exclusive security management and response tool, AMSAT’s specialized services are unique and well positioned to deal with enterprise level cyber events in Pakistan.

     

    “AMSAT Managed Security Services (MSS) helps companies manage important security devices and endpoints while providing turnkey solutions for multifaceted information security challenges. With an expert team of top cybersecurity analysts, threat hunters and forensic investigators, we know how to respond to identified and unidentified threats in real-time before they impact businesses and put their credibility at stake,” says General Manager, AMSAT, Col (R) Adeel Kazi.

     

    AMSAT’s State of the Art capabilities help organizations defend against present and future threats, which can be tailored to specific needs of our clients. The AMSAT team includes some of the leading security practitioners in a broad set of cyber security capabilities. This covers areas of application and network security, analysis, pro-active, legal, reactive and forensic services. AMSAT also provides the largest and most capable Security Operations Center in Pakistan where Cyber Security experts are monitoring events on a 24×7 basis, helping organizations implement robust, consistent and stable cyber security practices. Our solutions are ideally geared for the medium to large enterprises, critical infrastructure and Law Enforcement and Sensitive organizations.  AMSAT also provides access to best of breed cyber security solutions covering areas of End points, Data Flow Analysis and anomaly detection, Intrusion Detection and Prevention, Application and Network Firewalls, Wireless Security, Cloud Security, Penetration Testing, SWAT/Tiger and Forensic Teams.

     

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      The World Faces Undeclared Warfare In Form Of Cyber-Attacks

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      The World Faces Undeclared Warfare In Form Of Cyber-Attacks

      PRESS RELEASE – August 21, 2020

       

      Authorities in Pakistan confirmed the news that many government departments came under a barrage of cyber attacks, which were later confirmed coming from neighbouring India. It included hacking of mobile phones as well as e-mail accounts of senior government officials.

       

      This is no longer Breaking News; this has become the norm of continued undeclared warfare between rivals in the world, whether they are financial rivals or military ones. The power of the unseen Internet has rocked the US Elections four years ago and caused billions of dollars worth of losses to many major conglomerates.

       

      Advanced cyber security is the need of the hour; to identify, warn and protect systems and organizations from such cyber-attacks. Pakistan’s leading Cyber Security Company AMSAT provides a deep set of services and solutions to help mitigate, manage and react to cyber events, whether they be in the public or private domain.

       

      “AMSAT has been warning about the scope and sophistication of these attacks for years, so we are not surprised. We are ready to assist all government and non-government entities in securing their critical infrastructure and information. Pakistan needs to wake up to these threats very quickly, and respond in a deliberative, long term and structured way. The fix is certainly not overnight, and effort has to be sustained over time, so the sooner we start the faster we get to an end goal, of a secure and stable digital environment in Pakistan,” General Manager Col (R) Adeel Kazi said.

       

      AMSAT’s State of the Art capabilities help organizations defend against present and future threats, which can be tailored to specific needs of our clients. The AMSAT team includes some of the leading security practitioners in a broad set of cyber security capabilities. This covers areas of application and network security, analysis, pro-active, legal, reactive and forensic services. AMSAT also provides the largest and most capable Security Operations Center in Pakistan where Cyber Security experts are monitoring events on a 24×7 basis, helping organizations implement robust, consistent and stable cyber security practices. Our solutions are ideally geared for the medium to large enterprises, critical infrastructure and Law Enforcement and Sensitive organizations.  AMSAT also provides access to best of breed cyber security solutions covering areas of End points, Data Flow Analysis and anomaly detection, Intrusion Detection and Prevention, Application and Network Firewalls, Wireless Security, Cloud Security, Penetration Testing, SWAT/Tiger and Forensic Teams.

       

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