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Internshala Trainings Launches Hack-A-Thon

Ethical hacking is a fun to learn skill and opens up a profusion of opportunities for the students

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Through this contest, we are encouraging students to pursue a career in this niche and high in-demand field.

Cyber security has emerged as a high in-demand and exciting career option in the last few years, thanks to penetration of internet in our daily lives as an essential commodity. The constant efforts being made to secure our online data have given birth to various career opportunities for cybersecurity enthusiasts. In a bid to encourage students to make a career in this hot field, Internshala Trainings has launched Hack-a-thon, an ethical hacking contest. The contest will be open for enrollments until 6th February 2019.

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The highlight of the training is a virtual lab consisting of several real like live websites where students will get to perform security audits and find vulnerabilities. Pixabay

In this contest, students will get to learn ethical hacking from scratch through a 6-week online training. The highlight of the training is a virtual lab consisting of several real like live websites where students will get to perform security audits and find vulnerabilities. The students will be required to make a project report at the end of the training. In addition to becoming a Certified Ethical Hacker, the top 3 performers stand a chance to win cash prizes worth 65,000 rupees.

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On the launch of Hack-a-thon, the founder and CEO of Internshala, Sarvesh Agrawal said, “As new websites and mobile applications explore on the scene everyday and with so much of our data being store online and financial transactions happening online, the world needs more and more security researchers to keep the internet safe for everyone. Through this contest, we are encouraging students to pursue a career in this niche and high in-demand field.” He further added, “Ethical hacking is a fun to learn skill and opens up a profusion of opportunities for the students”.

For more details and to register for the contest, visit: https://trainings.internshala.com/hackathon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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43 Percent Increase in Social Media Frauds in 2018: Study

According to researchers, fraud in the mobile channel has grown significantly over the last several years, with 70 per cent of artifice originating in the mobile channel in 2018

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With one out of five cyber attacks attributed to rogue mobile apps in 2018, RSA identified an average of 82 rogue mobile applications a day last year across popular app stores. Pixabay

In a sign that platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp are emerging as new public square for criminal deception, a study has found that social media fraud increased 43 per cent in 2018.

The results suggest that cyber criminals are increasingly relying on Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and other legitimate social media and messaging platforms to communicate with each other and sell stolen identities, credit card numbers and other ill-gotten gains.

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According to researchers, fraud in the mobile channel has grown significantly over the last several years, with 70 per cent of artifice originating in the mobile channel in 2018. Pixabay

Given the ease of use, absence of fees and other benefits of these platforms, continuation of this trend in 2019 should come as no surprise, said “Current State of Cybercrime – 2019” white paper, released by RSA Security.

Trade in stolen identities would gain greater momentum with more stores likely opening on legitimate platforms to sell this type of data, the study said.  According to researchers, fraud in the mobile channel has grown significantly over the last several years, with 70 per cent of artifice originating in the mobile channel in 2018.

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With one out of five cyber attacks attributed to rogue mobile apps in 2018, RSA identified an average of 82 rogue mobile applications a day last year across popular app stores. Pixabay

In particular, fraud from mobile apps increased 680 per cent between 2015 and 2018, said the study, adding the use of rogue mobile applications to defraud consumers was on the rise.

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With one out of five cyber attacks attributed to rogue mobile apps in 2018, RSA identified an average of 82 rogue mobile applications a day last year across popular app stores.

“We expect the popularity of the mobile channel for fraud will continue through 2019, especially as cyber criminals keep finding ways to introduce tactics and technologies such as phishing and malware to the mobile channel,” the report said. (IANS)