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Cyber Intelligence averted major Cyber attack & Internet service disruption in India which could have rendered Govt Organisations to SHUT DOWN!

Written by Rohit Srivastwa

Seqrite’s Cyber Intelligence Labs ( working closely with Partner, seQtree InfoServices ( recently tracked a broadcast advertisement on a Darknet platform where an underground actor had advertised access to the servers and database dump of an unspecified Internet Registry. Following a detailed research the team identified the affected organization as India’s National Internet Registry: IRINN (Indian Registry for Internet Names and Numbers) which comes under NIXI (National Internet Exchange of India). The sample screenshots (shared by actor) confirmed that compromise was real. As per the standard protocol, we have contacted the appropriate agencies and sensitized them about the possible breach at IRINN. Here is the detailed sequence of events related to this compromise: Upon noticing the broadcast advertisement, seQtree and Seqrite teams started gathering background research on the actor but did not yield any concrete in…