A few days back Israel developed malware known as Pegasus was in light for being used to keep an eye on several Indian professionals. And it looks like there is more to come because an astonishing increase in Pegasus cases is being recorded every week (with no hint on the team or person who ordered this).
Amidst finding a solution on how to stop its offense and finding out who all have fallen under the radar of Pegasus, the empty side on India’s plate has been filled with more serious issues. Unknown till September 04, 2019 a Korean developed malware known as DTrack has attacked ISRO’s and kudankulam power project’s (KKNP) system- the two most important places of the Indian government.
What is DTrack?
DTrack is said to be a Korea developed malware. Its earlier version ATMDTrack was used for attacking ATMs in India.
Cyber-security firm which developed this said that “The malware was developed to be planted on victim’s ATMs. Through this, it can easily read all the confidential information and store the data of cards inserted in the machine.”
The later version known as DTrack- the malware breached NPCIL’s master domain.
A work of Lazarus hacker team– DTrack targets the domain controller of the online network, leaving the credentials vulnerable and at the total mercy of the team.
How were threats identified?
At kudankulam nuclear plant: Officials said problems on the internet set up for administrative purposes lead them to suspect the system security. An investigation done by a third party disclosed that there was an attack on the system for robbing important information.
At ISRO: No official statement has been made by personals from ISRO. Though the information received indicates that ISRO has also been on the map.
How does the malware hit the system?
DTrack was detected at the beginning of September 2019.
The malware designed exclusively for stealing the confidential data targets the domain controllers and infect the entire set up and security authentication requests to get the work done.
Is there any way this will reach you?
This malware is designed with a special motive and run by best hackers so this really will not bother anyone among us but there are chances smaller malware with petty theft motives may reach you and steal your data. So, it is advised to not download unrecognized software in your system.
That is all. Hope none among our reader and colleagues fall for such malware.