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Strandhogg

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  • December 16, 2019
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Strandhogg

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III- Cyber Security

In News

  • The Union Home Ministry has sent an alert to all States warning them about the vulnerability of the Android operating system to a bug called ‘StrandHogg.’
  • StrandHogg allows real-time malware applications to pose as genuine applications and access user data of all kind.
  • This malware can then potentially listen to their conversations, access photo album, read/send messages, make calls, record conversations and get login credentials to various accounts.
  • Pop-ups asking for permission to send notifications, messages etc., are one of the main entry points for ‘StrandHogg’ to launch the attack.

About Indian Cybercrime Coordination Centre (I4C) scheme

  • The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has rolled out a scheme ‘Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C)’ which is a 7-Pronged Scheme to combat cyber crime in the country, in a coordinated and effective manner. 
  • Components of The I4C Scheme
    • National Cybercrime Threat Analytics Unit (TAU)
    • National Cybercrime Reporting
    • Platform for Joint Cybercrime Investigation Team
    • National Cybercrime Forensic Laboratory (NCFL) Ecosystem
    • National Cybercrime Training Centre (NCTC)
    • Cybercrime Ecosystem Management Unit
    • National Cyber Research and Innovation Centre

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