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Tag: Cybersecurity

Indian Cybersecurity Industry Hits $9.8 Bn In Revenue: Nasscom
Indian Cybersecurity Industry Hits $9.8 Bn In Revenue: Nasscom

"The decade's worth of digital transformation has taken place in the last two years and India's technology industry has emerged as the preferred digital solutions partner with cybersecurity as a key growth vertical. Cybersecurity is now a boardroom agenda," said Debjani Ghosh, President, Nasscom.

Microsoft To Skill 1 Lakh Indians In Cybersecurity By 2022
Microsoft To Skill 1 Lakh Indians In Cybersecurity By 2022

Microsoft has introduced four new security, compliance and identity certifications, of which the accredited certification for Fundamentals will be offered at zero-cost for any individual who attends the associated training through this initiative.

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'Data Breach In Online Trading Platform Has Put Millions Of Customers At Risk'

The customers' data has been put up for sale on a data sharing platform on June 15 and the incident has been reported to Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) by Technisanct.

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8 In 10 Businesses Worried About State-Sponsored Cyberattacks

New Delhi: Nearly eight in 10 businesses globally feel that the pandemic has increased the likelihood of a state-led or -sponsored cyberattack on their organisation, revealed a new survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and the Cybersecurity Tech Accord on Monday. The businesses call for greater international political cooperation to mitigate these state-sponsored threats. […]

Post COVID-19, Demand For Cybersecurity To Rise In India

New Delhi: Digitisation in India will dramatically rise in a post COVID-19 scenario which in turn will increase demand for greater cybersecurity and privacy, experts said on Saturday. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, as businesses are still coping up, cybersecurity is being seen as a core technology to keep companies secure as they go online and […]

McAfee Brings Its Internet Security Solutions On Flipkart

New Delhi: Cybersecurity firm McAfee on Tuesday announced its partnership with one of India’s leading e-commerce marketplaces to sell its products. “McAfee’s partnership with Flipkart aims to give consumers peace of mind by highlighting the importance of online security and helping them protect what matters to them, from their mobile devices and connected homes,” Venkat […]

Google Chrome Hit With Bugs, Users Losing Secondary Profiles

New Delhi: Cybersecurity researchers have discovered new vulnerabilities in Google Chrome that may allow attackers to remotely run malicious code inside the popular web browser. The SQLite vulnerabilities – five in total and called “Magellan 2.0” have been disclosed by the Tencent Blade security team. “SQLite and Google have already confirmed and fixed it and […]

How To Find Out What Data Apps Are Collecting About You

New Delhi: With instances of data leakage becoming more and more common, privacy has become the chief casualty. But for those who want to find out if an app is stealthily collecting their data, there are ways to find out, according to researchers. As cybersecurity firm Kaspersky explained in a blog, most apps collect some […]

GPS Trackers Found Exposing Data Of 6 Lakh Kids, Elderly

New Delhi: Serious security flaws in GPS trackers manufactured by a Chinese company have been found to expose location data of nearly 6 lakh children and elderly, according to researchers from cybersecurity firm Avast. The researchers spotted the vulnerabilities in the T8 Mini GPS tracker and nearly 30 other models by the same manufacturer, Shenzhen […]

Hackers can detect what is being typed with a smartphone

New York: Using just a smartphone, hackers can listen to what is being typed with remarkable accuracy and access your personal information. According to researchers from Dallas-based Southern Methodist University (SMU), it’s possible to access your information in a subtler way: by using a nearby smartphone to intercept the sound of your typing. The team […]

Bugs found in backend systems of top 5,000 free Android apps

New York: Cybersecurity researchers have identified more than 1,600 vulnerabilities in the support ecosystem behind the top 5,000 free apps available in the Google Play Store. While the researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology and The Ohio State University studied only applications in the Google Play Store, applications designed for iOS may share the same […]

Samsung to ramp up IoT business in India after 5G roll out

Seoul: Samsung will introduce more Internet of Things (IOT) or connected appliances that can be controlled through devices such as smartphones in India when the market is ready and has 5G connectivity, a top company executive said on Tuesday. In India the company has already introduced IOT devices in the form of smart washing machines […]

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Dark web listings of malware on the rise: Study

London: There has been a 20 per cent rise in the dark net listings of malware targeting enterprises, warns a study. The dark net is that part of the Internet which is inaccessible when using standard browsers like Google. The study by cybersecurity company Bromium and researchers at the University of Surrey in Britain found […]

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Mobile app found making fake calls on Android, iOS

New Delhi: A Delhi-based cybersecurity company claims to have discovered an application on Google Play Store and Apple App Store spoofs the user’s identity and makes calls. According to cybersecurity firm GIS Consulting, the app called “Call India-IntCall” does not require user permission to register; they can enter any 10-digit mobile number registered themselves without […]

Hackers stand right behind as you shop online in India

New Delhi: With more and more Indians going online and generating never-heard-before kind of data, hackers have turned their focus on a country with over 450 million smartphone users and more than 550 million Internet users. The country has 366 million Internet subscribers in urban locations and 194 million in rural areas, says the latest […]

Locky ransomware: Odisha Crime Branch issues advisory to prevent virus attack

Bhubaneswar: As a preventive measure against possible threats of Locky ransomware, after the Centre sounded alert on the deadly virus earlier this month, the cyber cell of Odisha Crime Branch on Saturday issued an advisory asking users to upgrade their cyber security and follow guidelines for safekeeping of their digital platforms from the deadly virus. […]

'Locky' is largest malware campaign in 2017

New York: Locky ransomware’s re-emergence with new email distribution campaign has been touted as one of the largest malware campaigns in the latter half of 2017, the media reported. The ransomware, once considered almost defunct, sent over 23 million emails with the malware to the US workforce in just 24 hours on August 28, zdnet.com […]

Seven of Trump's cybersecurity advisors resign

Washington: Seven members of Donald Trump’s cybersecurity advisory council have resigned, citing the US President’s insufficient attention to cyber threats. According to a Fortune report late on Saturday, seven members of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council, whose purview includes national cybersecurity, resigned en masse expressing concern over how Trump and his administration undermined the “moral […]

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Ransomware attack hits 74 countries: Kaspersky

Seattle: Kaspersky Lab has recorded as of Friday more than 45,000 attacks of ransomware in 74 countries around the world, mostly in Russia. The multinational cybersecurity and anti-virus provider’s Global Research and Analysis Team said in these attacks, data is encrypted with the extension “.WCRY” added to the filenames. The attack by the ransomware, dubbed […]