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Australia parliamentary IT system hacked earlier this year, data of several officials stolen
News & Analysis

Australia parliamentary IT system hacked earlier this year, data of several officials stolen

"Non-sensitive" data of two senators and a small number of lower house members was reportedly stolen.

Major security breach in Ecuador: Data of 17 million citizens, including president, Julian Assange, leaked from US server
World

Major security breach in Ecuador: Data of 17 million citizens, including president, Julian Assange, leaked from US server

Data on an estimated 20 million people of Ecuador, including almost seven million minors as well as deceased citizens, was exposed in a major security breach, officials and security experts said

Days after deletion of voters' row surfaces, AP Police forms SIT, registers data theft case against Cyberabad co
Politics

Days after deletion of voters' row surfaces, AP Police forms SIT, registers data theft case against Cyberabad co

Andhra Pradesh Police filed a case and formed SIT to probe alleged theft of data from TDP's Seva Mitra app by a Cyberabad-based company, days after the Election Commission gets 8 lakh requests to delete voters names

Tokenisation of card payments can simplify and secure financial transactions, services for merchants, consumers
Business

Tokenisation of card payments can simplify and secure financial transactions, services for merchants, consumers

Tokenisation is a process aimed at increasing the security and safety of payment systems by replacing the card details with a unique alternate payment ID or code termed as a ‘token'.

US indicts two Chinese hackers for targeting companies in a dozen countries
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US indicts two Chinese hackers for targeting companies in a dozen countries

US officials believe Chinese government-linked hackers be behind the data theft from Marriott hotel.

Your digital life can be sold for as low as Rs 3,500 on the Dark web: Kaspersky Lab
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Your digital life can be sold for as low as Rs 3,500 on the Dark web: Kaspersky Lab

This can include data from social media accounts, banking details, even services like Uber, Netflix.

British Airways shows hackers to have stolen data of a total of 4,29,000 customers
News & Analysis

British Airways shows hackers to have stolen data of a total of 4,29,000 customers

British Airways apologized in September after the credit card details of its customers were stolen.

Cathay Pacific shares slide nearly 7% to nine-year low as data leak of 9.4 million passengers rattles investors
Business

Cathay Pacific shares slide nearly 7% to nine-year low as data leak of 9.4 million passengers rattles investors

Cathay Pacific said the Hong Kong Police had been notified about the breach and there was no evidence that any personal information had been misused

Fake bank apps may have stolen thousands of customers' account and credit card details: Report
Business

Fake bank apps may have stolen thousands of customers' account and credit card details: Report

The fake android apps have logo of respective banks which makes it difficult for customers to differentiate between the fake and original apps

ATM overhaul: Following RBI diktat, banks must do their bit now to protect customers' data and check fraud
Business

ATM overhaul: Following RBI diktat, banks must do their bit now to protect customers' data and check fraud

The RBI, in June, 2018, directed banks and white-label ATM operators (WLAOs) to implement anti-skimming and white listing solutions by March 2019.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before US House Energy and Commerce panel on 11 April
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before US House Energy and Commerce panel on 11 April

Facebook has come under fire in recent weeks after it was revealed that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica

Cyber safety: Companies should re-examine security controls to defend themselves against threats
Business

Cyber safety: Companies should re-examine security controls to defend themselves against threats

The motivation of hackers is increasingly moving from the curious individual to organised crime and nation state actors, where hacking is simply a day job.

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

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.

Alibaba-owned UC Browser gets delisted from the Google Play Store; data-theft cited as the reason for ban
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Alibaba-owned UC Browser gets delisted from the Google Play Store; data-theft cited as the reason for ban

In August, it said that the ban would take place after consumers had complained that the Chinese browser was making the consumer's privacy vulnerable.

Hyatt Hotels discovers data breach related to card payment information at 41 properties in 11 countries
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Hyatt Hotels discovers data breach related to card payment information at 41 properties in 11 countries

The owner of Andaz, Park Hyatt and Grand Hyatt chain of hotels said a total of 41 properties were affected in 11 countries, with China accounting for 18 properties, the most among impacted countries.

Xafecopy Trojan, a new malware detected in India; it disguises itself as an app to steals money via mobile phones
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Xafecopy Trojan, a new malware detected in India; it disguises itself as an app to steals money via mobile phones

Experts at Kaspersky Lab have found traces showing that cybercriminals gang promulgating other trojans are sharing malware code among themselves.

Equifax data breach: company shares dip by 18 percent followed by a legal hearing
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Equifax data breach: company shares dip by 18 percent followed by a legal hearing

Atlanta-based Equifax disclosed the breach on Thursday and said the company had discovered it on 29 July.

BSNL starts corporate e-mail service for Re 1 per day and offers 1 GB storage
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BSNL starts corporate e-mail service for Re 1 per day and offers 1 GB storage

BSNL customers will be able to avail the service linked to their websites for yearly fee of Rs 365 per e-mail ID with 1GB storage and Rs 999 per e-mail ID with 10 gigabyte storage.

Government set to release guidelines for smartphone makers to protect user data from data theft and abuse
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Government set to release guidelines for smartphone makers to protect user data from data theft and abuse

Standards and guidelines may be announced in a few weeks aiming at data and information protection to avoid data theft through smartphones

Even if Chinese smartphone makers are stealing user data, the govt's legal options are limited
News & Analysis

Even if Chinese smartphone makers are stealing user data, the govt's legal options are limited

The privacy and cybersecurity norms applicable in India impose penalties under limited circumstances. These standards are lower than international ones.