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1 In 2 Indian Adults Fell Prey To Hacking In Last 12 Months

New Delhi: More than one in two Indian adults (59 per cent) experienced cybercrime in the last 12 months, as seven in 10 Indian adults (among those surveyed) believed that…

52% Of Indian Firms Report Cyber Attack In Last 12 Months
52% Of Indian Firms Report Cyber Attack In Last 12 Months

Mumbai: About 52 per cent of Indian organisations said they fell victim to a successful cybersecurity attack in the last 12 months, according to a survey released on Tuesday. Of these successful breaches, 71 per cent of organisations admitted it was a serious or very serious attack, and 65 per cent said it took longer […]

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Hacker Threatens To Sell ZEE5 Users' Data Online

New Delhi: A hacker identifying himself as John Wick has claimed to have accessed the network of popular streaming service ZEE5, allegedly stealing over 150GB of user data along with the source code of the website. According to a report in cybersecurity news portal Quickcyber, the hacker who appeared to be from a Korean hacking […]

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No security breach in Aarogya Setu app, govt assures after ethical hacker raises privacy concerns

New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said no data or security breach has been identified in Aarogya Setu after an ethical hacker raised concerns about a potential security issue in the app. The app is the government’s mobile application for contact tracing and disseminating medical advisories to users in order to contain the spread of […]

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Hidden Bug In FPGA Chips Can Help Hackers Steal Critical Data

London: A team of German researchers has discovered a critical vulnerability in FPGA chips, part of Cloud data centres, mobile phone base stations, encrypted USBs and industrial control systems, that can help hackers gain complete control over chips and steal key data of governments and enterprises. Field Programmable Gate Arrays, FPGAs for short, are flexibly […]

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One Billion Android Devices At Risk Of Hacking

San Francisco: Consumer watchdog Which? has claimed that more than one billion Android phones and tablets are vulnerable to hackers as they no longer supported by security updates. According to the research report, the most at-risk phones are any that run Android 4 or older and those smartphones running Android 7.0 which can not be […]

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Coronavirus Enters Web, Users Hacked With Malicious Files

New Delhi: Taking advantage of people’s curiosity about the mysterious coronavirus that has become the talking point across the globe, cybercriminals have started deploying malicious files on people’s computers in the guise of providing information and safety tips about the coronavirus, security researchers warned on Friday. The researchers from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky have detected such […]

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Hackerone Pays $20K To User Who Hacked Its Own Platform

New Delhi: Facing an embarrassing situation, San Francisco-based HackerOne which is vulnerability coordination and bug bounty platform and boasts of clients like Starbucks, Instagram, Goldman Sachs, Twitter and Zomato, has paid $20,000 to a user who exposed a vulnerability in its own bug bounty platform. The vulnerability was exposed by a user with the handle […]

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Chinese Group Behind Cyber Attacks On India Identified

London: Security researchers have discovered a Chinese hacking group that has stolen confidential data by attacking government organisations in six countries, including India. Government organisations in India, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Russia, Thailand and Turkey suffered damage as a result of the group’s attacks, said specialists from London-headquartered global security solutions provider Positive Technologies. The Calypso APT […]

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Most EVMs In US Still Vulnerable To Hacking: Report

Washington: Electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the US are still vulnerable to hacking as hackers have found new ways, or replicate previously published methods, to compromise those with ease, a new report has said. Based on the findings of the white-hat hacker “DEF CON Voting Village”, the report mentioned vulnerabilities in voting machines still in […]

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Remote-based app exposed thousands of vehicles to hackers

San Francisco: A hacker who goes by the handle Jmaxxz has exposed a series of vulnerabilities in a remote-based automobile app that may have exposed around 60,000 cars to hackers. In a talk at the Defcon hacker conference in Las Vegas on Saturday, Jmaxxz identified several issues in a system called “MyCar” — developed by […]

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Contacts on iPhones vulnerable to hack attack

San Francisco: Apple has never shied away from boasting about how secure its systems are, but researchers have found that contacts saved on iPhones are vulnerable to an SQLite hack attack which could infect the devices with malware. SQLite – the most widespread database engine in the world – is available in every operating system […]

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'Agent Smith' malware infected 15mn Android devices in India

New Delhi: Cyber security solutions provider Check Point on Wednesday revealed that ‘Agent Smith,” a new variant of mobile malware, has quietly infected around 25 million Android devices globally, including 15 million mobile devices in India. Disguised as a Google-related app, the malware exploits known Android vulnerabilities and automatically replaces installed apps with malicious versions […]

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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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Twitter flooded with memes on Big B's hacked account

New Delhi: Ever since the Twitter account of Amitabh Bachchan was hacked by a Turkish hacker, hilarious memes seem to have flooded the internet. The hackers of senior Bachchan’s Twitter account on Monday and replaced his profile picture with that of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan. They further modified the superstar’s bio with “Actor, well […]

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Hackers hit Microsoft-owned GitHub, demand ransom

San Francisco: Hackers have hit open source software development platform GitHub, removing code repositories and asking ransom from developers in order to restore their source codes. According to a report in ZDnet late on Friday, hundreds of developers have had their source code repositories wiped and replaced with a ransom demand on Microsoft-owned GitHub. “What […]

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India second to US among top destinations for hacking attempts

New Delhi: With over 120 crore account takeover attacks in 2018, India came only second to the US among top destinations for hacking attempts in the world, says a new report. Each attack represented an attempt by a person or computer to log in to an account with a stolen or generated username and password, […]

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N.Korean cyberattack looted $13.5mn from Indian bank: UN

United Nations: Starved for foreign funds due to UN sanctions, North Korea carried out a $13.5 million cyber heist of Cosmos Bank using a network across 28 countries by breaking its internal safety measures, according to the world body. The Security Council’s panel of experts that monitors the sanctions on North Korea said the cyber attack […]

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Serial hacker back with 26mn users' personal data

San Francisco: The hacker, who earlier stole and posted personal data of close to 843 million users of various popular websites on a Dark Web marketplace, has now put up the fourth set of nearly 26 million hacked databases for sale. Hacker Gnosticplayers has put up the personal data of 26 million people using the services […]

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BJP website hacked?

New Delhi: The website of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) went into maintenance mode after an alleged hacking attempt early on Tuesday morning. Social media was abuzz with screenshots of a meme featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Below the meme was a music video of “Bohemian Rhapsody”. The meme poked fun at a clip in […]

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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Supreme Court Website Hacked?

  The Supreme Court website crashed on Thursday amid reports that some Brazilian hackers may have targeted it. “Site under maintenance,” read the message on the landing page of supremecourtofindia.nic.in. “This site can’t be reached,” said another message on the page of the website maintained by the government-run National Informatics Centre (NIC) that creates e-governance […]

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Gangster's brother brutally hacked to death in public

Balasore: A youth with criminal antecedents was hacked to death by two miscreants near Electric Office square on OT Road in Balasore town today. The youth has been identified as Kunu Panda, brother of gangster Papa Panda. According to sources, Kunu was travelling on a motorcycle when the two miscreants chased him and hacked with […]

All 3 billion user accounts were hacked in 2013: Yahoo

San Francisco: After revealing last year that a data breach in 2013 affected its one billion user accounts, Yahoo has now announced that all of its users — nearly 3 billion at that time — were impacted by the massive hacking. Yahoo, now part of Oath — a subsidiary of American telecommunications conglomerate Verizon — […]

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 […]