Tag: Cyber Security

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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 […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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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 […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
DU to launch course in cyber security soon

New Delhi: After receiving the necessary approvals from statutory bodies, the Delhi University (DU) is soon going to launch a year-long course in cyber security, it stated on Monday. “The University of Delhi with approval of statutory bodies is shortly launching one year post-graduate diploma in Cyber Security and Law. This programme caters to the […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Trump signs executive order on cybersecurity

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order aimed at strengthening cybersecurity of federal networks and critical infrastructure. “We have seen increasing attacks from allies, adversaries, primarily nation-states, but also non-nation-state actors, and sitting by and doing nothing is no longer an option,” Xinhua quoted Trump’s homeland security adviser Tom Bossert as […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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Cyber security firm F-Secure acquires Digital Assurance

London: Cyber security company F-Secure on Thursday acquired British security consultancy firm Digital Assurance to make it easy for organisations to address the cyber security needs with the help of a single vendor. The acquisition will allow F-Secure to combine its cyber security solutions with the Digital Assurance’s current offerings. “This acquisition will help F-Secure […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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Pre-installed malware stealing data from mobiles

Jerusalem: Israel-based cyber security firm Check Point has detected a malware that is not downloaded due to users’ use but is already present in Android device. According to a company blog post last week, the pre-installed malware was detected in 38 Android devices, belonging to a large telecommunications company and a multinational technology company. “The malicious […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Govt to strengthen surveillance, laws to check cybercrimes

New Delhi: In view of the growing incidents of financial cybercrimes, including frauds using cards and e- wallets, Home Minister Rajnath Singh has ordered strengthening of the surveillance and legal frameworks to check the menace, the home ministry said today. The issue came up at a high-level meeting where the strategies being adopted to check […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
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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. […]

  • Friday, 04 June 2021
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 […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
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, […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021