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Updates on Cybersecurity

 Simuna Samurai
added on May 2020

Facebook's Privacy Breaching on its Android Users

Facebook is not only taking your private information from the platform, but also looting all your information on your smart phone.

Along with Covid-19, world is talking about data privacy, government’s across the globe want to get into your phones to track your movement and your privacy. We at Simuna takes this as a serious concern, we had decided to expose organisations, which breaches your privacy and loot your information with or without your concern. As the first step we are exposing the data taken away by Facebook.

Facebook monitor all your personal data on your android smartphone, they are accessing your files and folders and taking your data. As per the privacy laws of US and many other countries, you have to inform your users what all data you are taking from your customers. You can use the flow shown in the above picture to see which all data Facebook is taking from your Android smartphone. They are monitoring other apps also. They are monitoring your searcher. They are monitoring all the activities, which your think you have a privacy enabled. Facebook knows what you are watching, what you are chatting, and what you are talking.

We want everyone to step-up, stand for your privacy and we request you to take this initiative to everyone you knows so that the governments and corporates will stop peeping into your privacy.

Stay Safe! Stay cyber healthy!

Simuna Infosec Pvt Ltd

Steps to be followed to see the exposed data:

Step 1: Go to your profile

Step 2: click on seetings&privacy

Step 3 : Scroll down to off facebook Activity

Step 4: Click on Off Facebook Activity

Finished : You can see which all apps they are monitoring on your device

Our Recommendation: Clear all the history and stop sharing off facebook activity

added on March 2020

CYBER SECURITY & COVID-19: Stay vigilant – cyber security is not immune to COVID-19

We are in chaos and a lockdown; more people than ever are working from home. Organisations are forced to expose their internal applications, code, untested applications and internal network to internet for the daily activities.

Cyber Criminals are using this as an opportunity to gain access and loot your money & sensitive data. We advise all the organisations to take necessary steps to protect the technological assets.

Simuna’s latest analysis shows that the frequency of cyber incidents had increased from 10 attempts per second to 10 attempts per micro second.

Our findings shows that DOS(Denial of Service) attacks is the most seen, followed by Remote user Credential Theft, Identity Theft, Phishing, Malware Attacks, Data Theft, Ransomware attacks, even like simple phone calls as they know you are operating on a limited capacity.

Cybersecurity for Organizations:

While remote working arrangements may be effective to slow the community spread of COVID-19 from person to person, they present cybersecurity challenges that can be different than on-premise work. At Simuna we recommendsexamining the security of information technology systems by taking the following steps to help keep you systems secure:

    • Secure systems that enable remote access.

                o Ensure Virtual Private Network and other remote access systems are fully tested on VAPT & patched.

                o Enhance system monitoring to receive early detection and alerts on abnormal activity.

                o Implement multi-factor authentication.

                o Ensure all machines have properly configured firewalls, as well as anti-malware and intrusion prevention software installed.

    • Execute Security Testing on remote access solutions capacity or increase capacity.

    • Ensure continuity of operations plans or business continuity plans are up to date.

    • Increase awareness of information technology support mechanisms for employees who work remotely.

    • Ensure awareness of cyber security policies and best cyber security practices for all your employees.

    • Update incident response plans to consider workforce changes in a distributed environment.

Cybersecurity for Individuals:

Simuna advise individuals to remain vigilant and take the following precautions.

    • Avoid clicking on links in unsolicited emails

    • Be very wary of email attachments. Use Caution with Email Attachments to avoid Social Engineering and Phishing Scams.

    • Use trusted sources—such as legitimate, government websites—for up-to-date, fact-based information about COVID-19.

    • Do not reveal personal or financial information in email, and do not respond to email solicitations for this information.

    • Much as it pains us, verify a charity’s authenticity before making donations.