Cybercriminals are using fake LinkedIn profiles to map out the networks of business professionals to scrape contact information and later use these to send spear-phishing emails, security solutions firm Symantec today said.
An estimated 113 million Indians lost about Rs 16,558 on an average to cyber crime in addition to the "emotional" stress caused by personal financial data breach, a report by software security firm Norton says.
A leading computer security company has said that it has discovered one of the most sophisticated pieces of malicious software ever seen that has been used against a range of targets around the world for six years.
Kaspersky spokesman Alejandro Arango said: "We are investigating and engaging in conversations with Chinese authorities about this matter. It is too premature to go into any additional details at this time."
ZeroAccess, which is one of the largest known botnets in existence, has infected more than 1.9 million computers globally on a given day in August this year with India having the third highest infection rate after the US and Japan, cyber security firm Symantec has said.
Researchers have discovered a group of highly sophisticated hackers operating for hire out of China, a U.S computer security company said on Tuesday, and it linked them to some of the best-known espionage attacks in recent years.
Security software maker Symantec today advised internet users not to use e-mail ids being used for social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter for carrying out online banking or business transactions in order to prevent stealing of financial data.
Security experts discovered the new data-stealing virus dubbed Flame which they say has lurked inside thousands of computers across the Middle East for as long as five years as part of a sophisticated cyber warfare campaign.