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Tag: Cyber Security

Fake Telegram Messenger Apps Hacking Devices With Lethal Malware
Fake Telegram Messenger Apps Hacking Devices With Lethal Malware

During the investigation, they found that the threat actor was able to leave most parts of the attack under the radar by separating the attack into several small files, most of which had very low detection rates by (antivirus) engines, "with the final stage leading to Purple Fox rootkit infection".

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India’s Most Common Passwords

There exists a version of our lives online. But are we carelessly leaving the keys to this world under the doormat or on the door sill for others to pry open and sneak in?!

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Hackers Hit Over 4K e-Commerce Portals During Festive Sales
Hackers Hit Over 4K e-Commerce Portals During Festive Sales

The majority of the online shops used for skimming identified by the NCSC had been compromised via a known vulnerability in Magento, a popular e-commerce platform.

India In Final Stages Of Clearing National Cybersecurity Strategy
India In Final Stages Of Clearing National Cybersecurity Strategy

"Microsoft is also partnering closely with MeitY to skill security leaders in government entities across the nation in cybersecurity,"

Crypto Hackers Now Target IPhone Users Via Bumble, Tinder Apps
Crypto Hackers Now Target IPhone Users Via Bumble, Tinder Apps

In addition to stealing money, the attackers can also gain access to victims' iPhones.

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2000% Increase In Cyber Security Breaches During Pandemic

Although 90 per cent of attacks are traditional attacks, which include phishing, malware, etc, however, the key concern is the rise in the number of targeted attacks (which accounts for 9 per cent currently).

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CBSE Introduces Online Training Course On Cyber Security

In continuation to ‘Storytelling as Pedagogy’ online training course to teachers, now the CBSE is introducing another online training course on Cyber Security.

India Formulating New Action Plan, Chinese Telecom Giants Could Be Out Of Game
India Formulating New Action Plan, Chinese Telecom Giants Could Be Out Of Game

New Delhi: Chinese telecom giants Huawei and ZTE could be potentially out of the game in India with the government set to begin formulating an action plan on the implementation of ‘National Security Directive on Telecommunication Sector’ on Thursday. With an aim to protect India’s essential national security interests, a committee headed by the Deputy […]

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Kaspersky Signs MoU With Indian CERT-In To Create Secure Cyberspace

New Delhi: In a bid to create a safe and secure cyber space in India, cybersecurity firm Kaspersky on Monday singed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) at the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). Kaspersky and CERT-In said they will facilitate the fulfilment of mutual goals in […]

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High-Profile Twitter Hacking Scandal Craftily Done By 4 Young Hackers: Report

San Francisco: The worst cyber attack in the history of social media in which over 130 high-profile Twitter accounts were compromised using internal company tools this week is not the handiwork of nation-state bad actors but the brainchild of four young hackers, the media reported. The New York Times reported on Friday that the Twitter […]

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Hackers Creating Scam Sites Similar To COVID-19 Relief Packages

New Delhi: With the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down major parts of the global economy, governments are responding with massive stimulus packages aimed at supporting businesses and individuals. And not surprisingly, cyber-attackers are busy using scam and phishing techniques to get their share, security researchers warned on Monday. These scam websites use the news of the […]

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New Rules For Debit And Credit Cards Kick In From Monday

New Delhi: The new rules for debit and credit cards to increase security and reduce frauds kick in from Monday. In January, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had issued new rules to improve user convenience and increase the security of card transactions. These rules will help in curbing the misuse of debit and credit […]

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Infosys, Microsoft to offer solutions for digital shift

Bengaluru: Global software majors Infosys and Microsoft on Wednesday tied up to jointly offer new solutions to clients worldwide for accelerating their digital transformation. “We have entered into a collaboration with Microsoft and JCI (Johnson Controls International) to deliver smart buildings and space solutions for accelerating the convergence of physical and digital infrastructure,” said the […]

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'National strategy needed for tackling cyber crime'

New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy said on Wednesday that India needs to strengthen its defence against rising cyber attacks and also formulate a national strategy for reducing the risk of cyber crimes. Reddy was speaking at a conclave on the issue of cyber crime – ‘Towards New National […]

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Hackers attack Indian healthcare website, steal 68 lakh records

New Delhi: In a startling revelation, US-based cyber security firm FireEye said on Thursday that hackers broke into a leading India-based healthcare website, stealing 68 lakh records containing patient and doctor information. Without naming the website, FireEye said cyber criminals — mostly China-based — are directly selling data stolen from healthcare organisations and web portals […]

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India sees dramatic rise in cyber attacks post-Kashmir decision

New Delhi: There has been a rise in cyber attacks on Indian institutions after the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A and the country needs to be extra careful when it comes to the security of websites and critical infrastructure, Russian cyber security firm Kaspersky said on Monday. On Sunday, the official website of the […]

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Suspected Chinese hackers attack global telecom carriers

Washington: Suspected Chinese hackers have infiltrated into the networks of over a dozen telecommunication providers in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East — gaining control and stealing hundreds of gigabytes of data of individuals, a US-based cyber security firm has revealed. Any entity that possesses the power to take over the networks of telecommunications […]

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Tech Mahindra, IIT-Kanpur join hands on cyber security

Kanpur: With an aim to introduce innovative cyber security solutions and enhance digital resilience of critical national infrastructure, software major Tech Mahindra on Monday announced a partnership with Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K). Tech Mahindra said the partnership would help in real world industry exposure to students of IIT-K. “At Tech Mahindra, our primary […]

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Millions of Instagram users' data leaked, company probing

New Delhi: After Facebook that is battling several data breaches, its photo-sharing service Instagram saw itself in trouble after personal data of millions of celebrities and influencers were allegedly exposed on its platform in a massive database that was traced to Mumbai-based social media marketing firm Chtrbox. The database contained 49 million records of several high-profile […]

Rare spying platform Taj Mahal discovered after 5 years

New Delhi: Researchers with cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab have uncovered a sophisticated spying platform, TajMahal, that has been active for more than five years now and appears to be unconnected to any known threat actors. The TajMahal framework features around 80 malicious modules and includes functionality never before seen in an advanced persistent threat, […]

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Defence Cyber Agency to empower Indian armed forces

New Delhi: As cyber threats from nation-state bad actors grow exponentially, India urgently requires to enhance the cyber capabilities of its armed forces, including the operationalisation of a Defence Cyber Agency, a new report has emphasised. According to the comprehensive report titled “Credible Cyber Deterrence in Armed Forces of India” by the New Delhi-based Vivekananda […]

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Hackers threaten to reveal 'secret' data linked to 9/11 attacks

San Francisco: A hacker group has threatened to reveal “secret” data related to September 11 attacks in the US after claiming to have got access to a large cache of confidential files. In its announcement published on Pastebin, the group known as The Dark Overlord pointed to several different insurers and legal firms, claiming specifically […]

MHA order on data in computers
Every Computer Is Now Under Government Watch; MHA Issues Notice

New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs has released an order authorising security and intelligence agencies for purposes of interception, monitoring and decryption of any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer resource under the Information Technology Act. “Not just calls or emails, but any data found on a computer can be intercepted. […]

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India witnessing heavy cyber attacks from Russia, US, China

New Delhi:  India has been the target of over 4.3 lakh cyber attacks from five countries including China, Russia and the US while more than 73,000 attacks were initiated from India between January and June this year, says a Finnish cybersecurity company. According to F-Secure’s honeypot data, Russia, the US, China, the Netherlands and Germany […]

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Russian hackers targeting US Senate email accounts: Report

San Francisco: A hacking group allegedly associated with the Russian government is actively targeting the US Senate’s internal email system since June 2017, a cyber security firm claimed on Saturday. According to Japanese cybersecurity firm Trend Micro, this is the same group that hacked into the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in 2016. The hackers’ activities began […]

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