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Hacking of AIIMS server raises serious questions about cyber security in country: Congress
India

Hacking of AIIMS server raises serious questions about cyber security in country: Congress

It is feared that data of around 3-4 crore patients could have been compromised due to the breach detected on 23 November

Indian banking sector at forefront of cyber-attacks: What are major threats and way ahead
Business

Indian banking sector at forefront of cyber-attacks: What are major threats and way ahead

The government data establish the sharp rise in attacks on the banking and financial sector. Between June 2018 and March 2022, India's banks recorded 248 successful data breaches by hackers and criminals, central government notified Parliament on 2 August

Hackers can now disguise malware inside images; Here’s how to protect your devices
How To

Hackers can now disguise malware inside images; Here’s how to protect your devices

Anti-malware technologies find the picture steganography method difficult to detect since it makes such minute changes to an image.

India takes cyber security seriously, leads in usage of multi-factor authentication: Report
News & Analysis

India takes cyber security seriously, leads in usage of multi-factor authentication: Report

A new report on cyber security has revealed that about 66 per cent in people in India and Indian Inc use multi-factor authentication, as opposed to the global average of just 56 per cent.

Instagram is working on a programme that will protect users from unsolicited nude pics in their DMs
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Instagram is working on a programme that will protect users from unsolicited nude pics in their DMs

Instagram is coming up with a new way to block users from sending unsolicited nude images to other users. Instagram will process all images on the device, so nothing vile is sent to its messaging servers.

Cyber-attacks on Indian healthcare sector second highest globally: CloudSEK
India

Cyber-attacks on Indian healthcare sector second highest globally: CloudSEK

CloudSEK is among the entities that provides cyber threat intelligence to Indian cyber security watchdog CERTin

Protect sensitive data on Windows PC using Password Monitor, check step-by-step process
How To

Protect sensitive data on Windows PC using Password Monitor, check step-by-step process

Once Password Monitor is enabled, users are notified if any of their passwords have been stolen in any online leak.

China accuses US of targeting research university as part of 'tens of thousands' of cyber attacks
World

China accuses US of targeting research university as part of 'tens of thousands' of cyber attacks

A report released Monday by its National Computer Virus Emergency Response Center accused the US National Security Agency of carrying out "tens of thousands of malicious attacks on network targets in China in recent years". It specifically mentions the case of Northwestern Polytechnical University

Govt. of India issues high severity warnings for Apple devices like iPhone, iPad that can be hacked
News & Analysis

Govt. of India issues high severity warnings for Apple devices like iPhone, iPad that can be hacked

CERT-In has identified some critical vulnerabilities in some of the most popular devices that Apple sells in India. These include certain iPads, iPhones, Macs, and Apple Watches, which run on older operating systems.

Explained: Why Google, Microsoft & Apple want to get rid of passwords altogether
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Explained: Why Google, Microsoft & Apple want to get rid of passwords altogether

People are so bad with their password habits and in creating good passwords that the biggest tech giants - Apple, Microsoft and Google - have decided to remove passwords completely. Instead, users will now be logging in using their phones.

Hacking of PM Modi's Twitter account exposes cyber security gaps, says Opposition
Politics

Hacking of PM Modi's Twitter account exposes cyber security gaps, says Opposition

Many leaders said that cybersecurity was as important as border and internal security and asked whether the Aadhaar data of all Indians was safe.

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

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
World

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
World

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
World

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
India

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
World

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
World

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