APT40 Hacking Challenge – CERT Sri Lanka – Cyber Event, Powered by CYBER RANGES
On Monday Oct. 25th 2021 the participating teams will enjoy the opportunity to test their cyber defence abilities against APT40 carrying out a malware and data exfiltration attack against multiple medical research facilities.
The partners for the National Cyber Security Week are CYBER RANGES, CYBER4Dev, Cisco Academy, Huawei, (ISC)2 Colombo Chapter, and DeltaSpike.
The Cyber Challenge will be held on the 25th Oct 2021 at 10.00AM – 13.00PM IST time
The event registration is for Sri Lankan Residents only.
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About this Cyber Challenge – APT40
Ransomware is malware that employs encryption to hold a victim’s information at ransom. A user or organization’s critical data is encrypted so that they cannot access files, databases, or applications. A ransom is then demanded to provide access.
Ransomware is often designed to spread across a network and target database and file servers and can thus quickly paralyze an entire organization. It is a growing threat, generating billions of dollars in payments to cybercriminals and inflicting significant damage and expenses for businesses and governmental organizations all over the world.
Many variations of ransomware exist. Often ransomware (and other malware) is distributed using e-mail spam campaigns or through targeted attacks. Malware needs an attack vector to establish its presence on an endpoint. After presence is established, malware stays on the system until its task is accomplished.