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Top IT companies in India at peril from cyber attacks


KrebsOnSecurity the cyber-security blog has posted that cyber-attackers possibly hacked Cognizant, Capgemini and Infosys the big IT companies for stealing data belonging to 3rd-party organizations. Capgemini even substantiated to Economic Times about the company detecting as well as tracking the dubious operation which displayed likewise type of attack confronting Wipro.


KrebsOnSecurity.com the cyber-security investigation portal has stated India's top-level technology players are possibly facing severe danger from online threat actors. The portal's operator, Brian Krebs is an erstwhile staffer of Washington Post and also a writer on cyber-security issues. Krebs writes that the cyber-criminals behind the execution of phishing campaigns targeted at Wipro's computer systems in March 2019 seemingly have targeted several other competing organizations.


According to the blogger, evidences hitherto indicate some quite experienced crime gang is at play which's concentrating on carrying out gift-card scam. He adds that the attackers within the current incident are apparently aiming at companies which in some way are capable of reaching extensive volume of intermediate firm resources while with some other companies they're able to exploit for executing gift-card scam.


As per Cognizant, albeit it noticed no sign of its client data being hijacked, yet it wasn't odd for an enormous organization like it getting targeted with the kind of spear-phishing attacks. Infosys stated it was assuring its stakeholders that the company hadn't seen any hack into its network from the threat intelligence monitoring operations it conducted. Infosys ascertained this via one detail assessment of signs of hack which were obtained from its partners of threat intelligence. www.thehindu.com posted this, April 19, 2019.


According to one Cognizant spokesperson, following the surfacing of the criminal operation previously during the week as also after reports emerging about the e-mail system of a service provider being allegedly hacked, Cognizant's security personnel adopted urgent and appropriate measures especially a review process. The spokesperson added that the company had placed extra protocols pertaining to the particular incident across the IT industry.


Furthermore according to KrebsOnSecurity, it discovered evidences regarding the strategies, procedures and tools the attackers employed possibly emphasizing an attempt else effective hack as also having ties with certain Russia-based hosting company.


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