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Tech support scams are biggest phishing threat to consumers, says Norton Labs report
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Tech support scams are biggest phishing threat to consumers, says Norton Labs report

Tech support scams are effective because they prey on consumers' fear, uncertainty and doubt to trick recipients into believing they face a dire cybersecurity threat, said Darren Shou, head of technology, NortonLifeLock

Lithuanian cybersecurity agency warns against use of Chinese-made Xiaomi and Huawei phones over data privacy concerns
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Lithuanian cybersecurity agency warns against use of Chinese-made Xiaomi and Huawei phones over data privacy concerns

Xiaomi phones also carry the risk of possible restrictions on freedom of expression because apps receive updated lists of censored words and phrases and are capable of blocking them, according to investigations

Colonial Pipeline cyber attack: US seizes most of the ransom from hacker group DarkSide
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Colonial Pipeline cyber attack: US seizes most of the ransom from hacker group DarkSide

For years, victims have opted to quietly pay cybercriminals, calculating that the payment would be cheaper than rebuilding data and services

US law enforcement and researchers point to Kremlin providing aid, protection to ransomware rackets
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US law enforcement and researchers point to Kremlin providing aid, protection to ransomware rackets

The value of Kremlin protection isn’t lost on the cybercriminals themselves. Earlier this year, a Russian-language dark-web forum lit up with criticism of a ransomware purveyor known only as 'Bugatti', whose gang had been caught in a rare US-Europol sting.

How China-linked group RedEcho is targeting India's power grid: The Recorded Future interview
India

How China-linked group RedEcho is targeting India's power grid: The Recorded Future interview

Across the world and despite concerns for a decade that China-linked groups have had an intent or capability to target critical infrastructure, reports of targeting critical infrastructure for disruption from Chinese groups are rare

Airtel announces Airtel Secure, a cybersecurity solution for business customers
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Airtel announces Airtel Secure, a cybersecurity solution for business customers

Airtel has also invested Rs 100 crore to launch security intelligence centres in India.

Govt issues notice to Twitter after recent hacking targeting global high-profile users
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Govt issues notice to Twitter after recent hacking targeting global high-profile users

Cyber attackers had hacked into the Twitter accounts of high profile users, including Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Jeff Bezos, in a purported Bitcoin scam.

Hack of Joe Biden, Barack Obama's Twitter accounts revealed an election system teeming with risks
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Hack of Joe Biden, Barack Obama's Twitter accounts revealed an election system teeming with risks

Investigators are still trying to determine exactly how the hackers got inside Twitter’s systems and took such command of the platform that, when Twitter employees took the Bitcoin-seeking messages down, the disinformation popped right back up

Russia trying to steal coronavirus vaccine data, say western nations; Moscow refutes claims
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Russia trying to steal coronavirus vaccine data, say western nations; Moscow refutes claims

Although Russia could be seeking to steal the vaccine data to boost its own research, it could also be trying to avoid relying on western countries for any eventual coronavirus vaccine

Twitter locks down multiple profiles after Obama, Biden, Musk have accounts hacked in bitcoin scam
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Twitter locks down multiple profiles after Obama, Biden, Musk have accounts hacked in bitcoin scam

Some experts said it seemed probable that hackers had access to Twitter’s internal infrastructure

Delhi Crime, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Mardaani 2 reportedly among web searches most prone to cyber crime
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Delhi Crime, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Mardaani 2 reportedly among web searches most prone to cyber crime

The hackers entice users to visit potentially malicious websites that are designed to install malware or steal passwords and personal information, said McAfee

Coronavirus Outbreak: BSE cautions market intermediaries against malicious cyber attacks
Business

Coronavirus Outbreak: BSE cautions market intermediaries against malicious cyber attacks

Leading stock exchange BSE has cautioned market intermediaries against malicious cyber attacks amid increased usage of mobile phones and tabs in the wake of lockdown to contain the COVID-19 pandemic

Saudi Aramco reports increase in cyber attack attempts, foresees the trend will continue
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Saudi Aramco reports increase in cyber attack attempts, foresees the trend will continue

The pattern of cyber attacks was cyclical and increasing in magnitude, said the oil giant's IT security chief.

Govt bans foreign firms from conducting IT security audits of critical sectors for fear of sensitive data being leaked
India

Govt bans foreign firms from conducting IT security audits of critical sectors for fear of sensitive data being leaked

In the wake of the cyber attack on Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, the government has directed the ministries and departments handling India's critical infrastructure to avoid hiring foreign firms to conduct IT security audits of its systems and networks

ISRO was targeted by the same malware that was used to attack NPCIL's Kudankulam nuclear plant: Report
India

ISRO was targeted by the same malware that was used to attack NPCIL's Kudankulam nuclear plant: Report

The officials at the nuclear plant and ISRO were made aware of the security breach on 4 September.

Home ministry plans legislative amendments to enable covert ops by law enforcement agencies in cyberspace
India

Home ministry plans legislative amendments to enable covert ops by law enforcement agencies in cyberspace

The government is planning to extend immunity to law enforcement agencies operatives to launch covert action against criminal gangs threatening the cyber landscape

Google takes down seven Russian spying apps from its Play Store
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Google takes down seven Russian spying apps from its Play Store

These spyware apps were available on Play Store and could be used to track people without any indication.

Facebook Libra: Cryptocurrency debate in India needs to have a more informed approach
India

Facebook Libra: Cryptocurrency debate in India needs to have a more informed approach

Lack of a transparent and open consultative process creates the risk of alienating players in the cryptocurrency market in India.

Digital India's response readiness against cyber attacks is frail, lack of online security awareness biggest weakness
India

Digital India's response readiness against cyber attacks is frail, lack of online security awareness biggest weakness

A recent attack on systems of Riviera Beach caused the state to pay almost $600,000 ransom.

Huawei revenues will be $30 billion less than forecast over the next two years: CEO
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Huawei revenues will be $30 billion less than forecast over the next two years: CEO

Huawei founder says that they never expected that the US might take such extreme measures against Huawei.