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Amongst Other 18 States Maharashtra Tops in List of ‘Dtrack’ Malware

Amongst Other 18 States Maharashtra Tops in List of ‘Dtrack’ Malware

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  19 Oct 2019 7:31 AM GMT

New Delhi: Maharashtra is in the top in the list of 18 Indian states where samples of “Dtrack” malware have been detected in financial institutions, raising significant concern for security systems, research by Russia-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky revealed. The maximum ‘Dtrack’ samples were found in Maharashtra (24 percent) followed by Karnataka (18.5 percent) and Telangana (12 percent), said Kaspersky.

The other infected states include West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, and Kerala, said the firm, explaining that Dtrack is a spy tool that had been spotted in Indian financial institutions and research centres last year.

Marking the security concerns, the firm said that the newly-discovered malware is “active and based on Kaspersky telemetry”, and is still used in “cyber attacks”.

The firm said that its researchers in 2018 discovered “ATMDtrack”— a malware created to infiltrate Indian Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) and steal customer card data.

“Following further investigation using the Kaspersky Attribution Engine and other tools, the researchers found more than 180 new malware samples which had code sequence similarities with the ATMDtrack - but at the same time clearly were not aimed at ATMs,” Kaspersky said.

“Instead their list of functions defined them as spy tools - now known as Dtrack.” (IANS)

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