At least 50 IT companies in Hyderabad faced cyber attacks from Pakistan-based hackers over the past 10 days, the Society for Cyberabad Security Council (SCSC) reportedly said on Thursday .
The cyber attacks were seemingly aimed at stealing information from the companies, using `ransomware’.
Reporting for the Times of India, Amrita Didyala stated,
The Cyber Security Forum officials said Pakistani hackers have used servers in Turkey , Somalia and Saudi Arabia to launch attacks against companies…Explaining the method of attacks, officials said the proxy servers were changed every five minutes, but somehow the ethical hackers team managed to nail the location of the actual attackers through IP addresses, the port used and the network node.
“A few of these attacks have been sorted out although majority are still being tackled. It is a sudden spurt in ransomware attacks. Almost all the attacks in the last 10 days have originated from Pakistan,” Devraj Wodeyar, head, Cyber Security Forum under the Society of Cyberabad Security Council (SCSC) was quoted as saying.
“Majority of these firms approached experts with complaints that their network transactions were not moving.When we investigated and went through the synopsis, we found them to be ransomware attacks launched from Riyadh,” Wodeyar added.