Safer Internet Day 2018

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Tuesday 6th of February 2018 is globally marked as Safer Internet Day 2018 with the theme: ” Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better Internet starts with you“ . Every individual internet user has a role to play in making the internet a safer space. BtCIRT encourages  everyone to review following advisories at BtCIRT website and remember simple steps you as an individual cyber citizen can take to secure internet world. Protecting-Privacy-on-the-internet Browser Security Protection from Phishing Mobile Security We also recommend you to visit  childnet-safer-internet-day and https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2018 to gain insight on how to be safer online.

Money Muling

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Money Mules are people who consciously or innocently  serve as intermediaries  to move stolen/illegal money using  their bank account(s) on behalf of criminals/fraudsters. While we have known of only rare cases in Bhutan, lots of these are happening around the globe. How does it happen: The criminal will get in touch with the victim via email, instant messaging apps, job website, blogs or even phone calls. They will  convince the victim into providing their bank account details  with either an attractive job , commissions or by seeking sympathy. The Fraudsters will transfer an amount into the victims account. Then the […]

BtCIRT biannual Report

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Overview The report captures all essential activities undertaken by BtCIRT from July to December 2017. The overall mission of BtCIRT is to enhance cyber security in Bhutan by enabling cybersecurity information coordination and by establishing computer security incident handling capabilities within the country. Inline with its mission, BtCIRT has conducted security workshops, published articles and alerts on latest cyber trends, threats, vulnerabilities and best practices. BtCIRT also conducted security awareness program targeting end users, developed security baseline and conducted organisational security assessment of some of the organisations. View Report 

Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerability

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A vulnerability named Meltdown and Spectre is known to affect modern computer processors, whether it is computers, routers,firewalls, servers or mobile devices and its  exploitation would allow an attacker to gain access to confidential information such a system password. Systems Affected: While Meltdown vulnerability affects operating systems running Intel CPUs only, the Spectre vulnerabilities affect operating systems running Intel, AMD and ARM CPUs. Mitigation: Please visit following sources for the list of vendors who resolved the vulnerabilities and apply necessary patches: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA18-004A https://www.thaicert.or.th/alerts/user/2018/al2018us001.html Patch and be protected

KRACK Attack

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A new type of attack known as KRACK(Key Reinstallation AttaCKs)  was discovered by Mathy Vanhoef of imec-DistriNet which, essentially is  a vulnerability in the WPA2 protocol, which till date was considered as a secure protocol for  Wi-Fi connection. Thus, it affects all products that support WiFi. BtCIRT  recommends users and administrators  to keep  your devices updated with the patch the vendors provide as soon as they are released and make sure to use HTTPS while transmitting sensitive information. More details about the attack are available at: ABC News on KRACK and  WiFi KRACK – Key Reinstallation AttaCKs. More Technical details […]