What is Event Bolt Malware in news recently?

What is Event Bolt Malware in news recently?

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What is Event Bolt Malware in news recently?

The Computer Emergency Response of Team (CERT) of India has issued warning against a new malware called “EventBot”.

The malware according to CERT steals personal financial information from Android phone users.

Notable Points

  • The Eventbolt malware that is spreading is a Trojan.
  • It cheats victims secretly attacking computer or phone operating system.
  • Currently, the malware is capable of targeting more than 200 different financial applications.
  • The malware has already looted crypto currency wallets, bank accounts in Europe and US.
  • It targets money-transfer services, financial applications.

Current Scenario

According to CERT, the malware has currently attacked financial applications such as Paypal, UniCredit, HSBC, Coinbase, TrasnferWise, etc.

CERT

  • Cert operates under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
  • It is the nodal agency in India that deals with hacking, cyber security threats, phishing, etc. CERT represents India at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization MoU signed by India.
  • Around 7 countries signed this MoU.
  • This includes Australia, Korea, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, India and Uzbekistan.
  • Apart from International measures, CERT has been carrying out several initiatives within India.
  • This mainly includes “Cyber Swachhta Kendra”

Cyber Swachhta Kendra

  • The Cyber Swachhta Kendra aims to create secure cyber space by detecting botnet infections within the country.
  • It is operated by CERT according to the provision in Section 70B of Information Technology Act, 2000.

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