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CERT-In issues advisory for Android users, says those not on latest version are at risk of being spied on
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CERT-In issues advisory for Android users, says those not on latest version are at risk of being spied on

CERT-In says successful exploitation of the vulnerability could allow attackers to gain access to a user's login credentials, SMS, photos, and phone conversations.

A mobile banking android malware 'EventBot' is masquerading as Microsoft Word or Adobe app, warns CERT-In
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A mobile banking android malware 'EventBot' is masquerading as Microsoft Word or Adobe app, warns CERT-In

A Trojan is a virus or malware that cheats a victim to stealthily attack its computer or phone-operating system.

WhatsApp's payment service could reportedly debut very soon in the country
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WhatsApp's payment service could reportedly debut very soon in the country

WhatsApp launched its payment feature with ICICI bank but failed due to a lack of localisation of data storage.

Kaspersky willing to 'adopt and comply' with India's data localisation laws
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Kaspersky willing to 'adopt and comply' with India's data localisation laws

With its "Digital India" initiative for increased digitisation, Cybersecurity could become a major concern.

Home Ministry provides SC with a list of keywords associated with searching for child pornography and rape videos
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Home Ministry provides SC with a list of keywords associated with searching for child pornography and rape videos

These keywords have also been shared with tech giants such as Google, Yahoo, Facebook, and Microsoft.

Digitisation has made services accessible but it has exposed them to cyberthreats also: Ravi Shankar Prasad, IT Minister
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Digitisation has made services accessible but it has exposed them to cyberthreats also: Ravi Shankar Prasad, IT Minister

IT Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad was speaking at the inauguration of the "NIC-CERT", a setup of National Informatics Centre.

US says North Korean malware Volgmer and Fallchill lurking in computer networks; suspect hacker group Hidden Cobra
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US says North Korean malware Volgmer and Fallchill lurking in computer networks; suspect hacker group Hidden Cobra

US claims that malware Volgmer and Fallchill developed in North Korea is still lurking in many computer networks, giving hackers backdoor access to government, financial, automotive and media organisations

Ukraine government warns of another cyber attack in the works that could hit the country infrastructure
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Ukraine government warns of another cyber attack in the works that could hit the country infrastructure

Ukraine’s state security service SBU and the state-run CERT said the attack could take place 13-17 October when Ukraine celebrates Defender of Ukraine Day.

Central bank of Ukraine warns private lenders as new malware makes an appearance in the country
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Central bank of Ukraine warns private lenders as new malware makes an appearance in the country

The central bank of Ukraine said on Friday it had warned state-owned and private lenders of the appearance of new malware.

Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan says India may get a new telecom policy in 2018
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Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan says India may get a new telecom policy in 2018

The policy in the offing, will focus on areas such as Internet for all, next-generation technologies), skills development, and security, among others.

Ransomware attack: Infra agencies asked to step up cyber vigil
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Ransomware attack: Infra agencies asked to step up cyber vigil

The cyber criminals have demanded a fee of about $300 in crypto-currencies like Bitcoin for unlocking the device.

IT Ministry launches Cyber Swachhta Kendra for botnet cleaning and anti-malware analysis
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IT Ministry launches Cyber Swachhta Kendra for botnet cleaning and anti-malware analysis

The IT Ministry launched botnet cleaning and anti-malware analysis centre to provide free anti-virus to computers and mobile phones.

India and US sign memorandum of understanding to continue cooperation in cyber security
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India and US sign memorandum of understanding to continue cooperation in cyber security

India and the US have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the field of cyber security, an official statement said here on Wednesday.

TAC Security receives 50 cases of hacking in one month after demonetisation
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TAC Security receives 50 cases of hacking in one month after demonetisation

Following the November 8 demonetisation, cyber security solutions provider TAC Security received more than 50 hacking incidents in a month's time, the company revealed on Tuesday.

Don't pay up, but report ransomware incidents to CERT and law enforcement agencies: Advisory
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Don't pay up, but report ransomware incidents to CERT and law enforcement agencies: Advisory

The Centre has issued a special advisory on ‘Ransomware’, a malware designed to block access to a computer system until money is paid, asking people not to pay ransom.

Security researchers claim new Windows security weakness
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Security researchers claim new Windows security weakness

Computer security researchers said they have uncovered a new variation on an old weakness in Microsoft Corp's Windows operating system that could theoretically allow hackers to steal login credentials from hundreds of millions of PCs.

New virus spotted on Android phones can steal personal data
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New virus spotted on Android phones can steal personal data

Cyber security sleuths have alerted Android-based smart phone users against an infectious Trojan virus which steals vital information from the personal device and can even illegally send SMSes to those on the mobile contact list.

Firefox, Chrome browsers pose multiple cyber-security threats, warns CERT-In
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Firefox, Chrome browsers pose multiple cyber-security threats, warns CERT-In

Multiple vulnerabilities have been detected in popular web browsers Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

Cyber crime continues to rise, 78 sites hacked this year: Milind Deora
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Cyber crime continues to rise, 78 sites hacked this year: Milind Deora

A total of 78 government websites were hacked and 16,035 incidents related to spam, malware infection and system break-in were reported this year so far, Minister of State for Communications & IT Milind Deora said

Cyber crime continues to rise, 78 sites hacked this year: Milind Deora
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Cyber crime continues to rise, 78 sites hacked this year: Milind Deora

A total of 78 government websites were hacked and 16,035 incidents related to spam, malware infection and system break-in were reported this year so far, Minister of State for Communications & IT Milind Deora said