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Google's 'code push' operation locks out users from Google Doc and raises privacy concerns
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Google's 'code push' operation locks out users from Google Doc and raises privacy concerns

A Google spokesperson, replied saying that a 'code push' had been activated. This led the files to be marked as inappropriate.

A new trojan responsible for stealing bank details from Android apps resurfaces in Russia
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A new trojan responsible for stealing bank details from Android apps resurfaces in Russia

The new version of 'Faketoken' performs live tracking of apps and, overlays the apps used by user with its phishing window to steal the bank card details.

RBI’s new rules on customer liability in banking frauds raise a few questions
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RBI’s new rules on customer liability in banking frauds raise a few questions

Why are ATM transactions allowed for customers without mobile phones registered with the bank? Are ATMs fully safe?

US government warns industrial firms about a hacking campaign targeting nuclear and energy sectors
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US government warns industrial firms about a hacking campaign targeting nuclear and energy sectors

US nuclear power generators PSEG, SCANA Corp and Entergy Corp said they were not impacted by the recent cyber attacks.

Digital financial fraud is here to stay; it’s important to be aware of the dangers to stay protected
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Digital financial fraud is here to stay; it’s important to be aware of the dangers to stay protected

The landscape of financial transactions has undergone a sea change over the last couple of years and digital fraud is adapting as well.

Your personal information is already up for sale, and there's little you can do about it
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Your personal information is already up for sale, and there's little you can do about it

Data can be used for both good and bad. In a country that’s only recently taken its first steps towards its digital future, an understanding of the dangers, as well as advantages, of this digital world is paramount.

50,362 cyber security related incidents were logged in 2016, says CERT-In
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50,362 cyber security related incidents were logged in 2016, says CERT-In

As per the information reported to and tracked by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team, a total number of 44,679, 49,455 and 50,362 cyber security incidents were observed during the year 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively

Scamsters using Narendra Modi's face to trick users on WhatsApp
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Scamsters using Narendra Modi's face to trick users on WhatsApp

Scams on WhatsApp, Facebook, and other social networking sites are well known. But offlate, scamsters have started focussing on local trends to cash in. Most recently, there was a WhatsApp scam message being forwarded which claimed that Narendra Modi was offering Rs 500 worth of mobile recharge to people in the country. These malicious link make excessive use of Modi's photos and name.

Overconfidence is making people careless and vulnerable to phishing attacks
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Overconfidence is making people careless and vulnerable to phishing attacks

Most of the people believe they are smarter than those behind email phishing scams which is why so many fall easily into a trap and lose money, an Indian-origin researcher has found.

Rahul Gandhi's Twitter account hacked: Lessons to be learned from the compromise
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Rahul Gandhi's Twitter account hacked: Lessons to be learned from the compromise

Rahul Gandhi's official Twitter handle – @OfficeOfRG – was hacked on 30 November after it emerged that obscene tweets were being posted by the account. The situation is now under control and Gandhi has restored his access with a tweet directed at his haters.

Man who sent 27 million spam messages on Facebook gets 2 years in prison
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Man who sent 27 million spam messages on Facebook gets 2 years in prison

A man has been sentenced to prison for sending more than 27 million spam messages to Facebook users and disobeying a court order not to access Facebook.

Time Warner Cable says up to 320,000 customers' data may have been stolen
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Time Warner Cable says up to 320,000 customers' data may have been stolen

The company said email and password details were likely gathered either through malware downloaded during phishing attacks or indirectly through data breaches of other companies that stored Time Warner Cable's customer information, including email addresses.

Cyber security pitfalls to watch out for in 2016
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Cyber security pitfalls to watch out for in 2016

Easy availability of mobile hacking kits on Tor, a flurry of new banking and FinTech entrants, and the race to launch applications quickly would create the perfect storm for security practitioners.

Phishing attacks trigger massive surge in DNS threats in Q2
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Phishing attacks trigger massive surge in DNS threats in Q2

The Infoblox DNS Threat Index published latest data on malicious activity worldwide that exploits the Domain Name System (DNS).

India ranked No.2 globally in social media scams in 2014; digital extortion on rise too
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India ranked No.2 globally in social media scams in 2014; digital extortion on rise too

India’s growing social media population has become a hotbed of cybercrime. India ranked No.2 globally in social media scams, just behind the United States. Globally, 70% scams on social media fooled users into "manual sharing" scam.

LinkedIn Alert: Phishing scam uses security update to steal users’ credentials
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LinkedIn Alert: Phishing scam uses security update to steal users’ credentials

The attachment is a copy of the real LinkedIn.com website. However, the website’s source has been modified, so if the recipient uses this web page to sign in to their LinkedIn account, their credentials will be sent directly to the attacker.

ESET launches new security products with Botnet protection feature
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ESET launches new security products with Botnet protection feature

These new features provide users of ESET NOD32 Antivirus 8 and ESET Smart Security 8 enhanced level of security, whether they are checking email, surfing the web or checking their bank balance online.