Articles about Cybersecurity
12 Aug 2021
Accenture claims 'no impact' in apparent ransomware attack
Cybercriminals have breached IT consulting firm Accenture in an apparent ransomware attack but the global consulting giant says that the incident was immediately contained with no impact on it or its systems.
22 Jul 2021
Pegasus: Amnesty says never claimed leaked numbers were actually hacked
Human rights group Amnesty International said in a fresh statement that it never claimed the controversial list of phone numbers leaked over the weekend were actually spied on using the Pegasus spyware.
19 Jul 2021
Governments need to hold NSO's spyware Pegasus accountable: WhatsApp CEO
WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart on Sunday criticized the controversial spyware Pegasus for its alleged role in breaching the privacy of individuals by hacking their mobile phones across the globe.
22 May 2021
Data of 4.5 million Air India passengers leaked
Air India's passenger service system provider SITA faced a sophisticated cyber attack in the last week of February this year leading to the leaking of personal data of 4.5 million passengers, which included passengers of the national carrier from across the world, an official statement by the Air India said on Friday.
21 Apr 2021
Facebook Messenger users in 84 countries face phishing scam threat
Analysts at cybersecurity firm Group-IB's Digital Risk Protection (DRP) wing have uncovered an old-school phishing scam targeting Facebook Messenger users at a global scale.
04 Apr 2021
Data of over 500M Facebook users, including 6M Indians, leaked
The personal data of nearly 533 million Facebook users from over 100 countries was leaked online.
23 Mar 2021
300% rise in cyber attacks in India in 2020: Government
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, cyber attacks across the country rose by as much as 300% last year to reach a total of 11,58,208 as compared to 3,94,499 in 2019, the Union Home Ministry informed the Parliament on Tuesday.
09 Feb 2021
Government asks people to register as cybercrime volunteers
In a bid to keep an eye on the cyber world in a "coordinated and comprehensive manner," the government has asked common people to register as cybercrime volunteers.
09 Feb 2021
Instagram launches Parents Guide children's safety initiative in India
Facebook-owned social platform Instagram launched a Parents Guide on Monday. The 2021 version of the guide aims to inform parents of the safety features available on the platform.
11 Jan 2021
WhatsApp group invite links, user profiles accessible via Google search
In a disturbing development, several WhatsApp private groups and user profiles are showing up on Google search, compromising the privacy of users.
04 Jan 2021
Sensitive data of 100 million users leaked on Dark Web
Sensitive data of over 100 million users has been leaked on the Dark Web, according to security researcher Rajshekhar Rajaharia, who discovered the data dump last week.
04 Dec 2020
India Inc. hit most by malware attacks after US, Japan
The latest report by Switzerland-based IT and cybersecurity company, Acronis, has revealed that companies in India were continuously hit by malware attacks between March and December quarters.
01 Oct 2020
Swatch Group hit by cyberattack, operations affected
Swatch Group, the biggest watch manufacturer in the world, has been hit by a cyberattack.
21 Sep 2020
NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok ban delayed, WeChat ban blocked, and more
Over the weekend, the US ban on TikTok, WeChat saw major developments.
24 Aug 2020
#LeakAlert: RailYatri exposes personal data of over 700,000 passengers
RailYatri, a renowned Indian platform for train and bus bookings, has publicly exposed the personal data of more than 700,000 of its users.
07 Aug 2020
Canon loses 10TB data in massive ransomware attack: Details here
After Garmin, Japanese tech giant Canon, known for its professional cameras around the world, appears to have fallen victim to a major ransomware attack.
28 Jul 2020
Twitter contractors spied on celebrities like Beyonce
As Twitter continues to draw flak for the recent hack of several high profile accounts through its internal tools, Bloomberg has published a report highlighting another major skeleton in the company's closet.
03 Apr 2020
Amid coronavirus crisis, Iran-linked hackers tried accessing WHO staff emails
The outbreak of COVID-19 around the world - and the fear stemming from it - has made hackers more potent in their activities.
03 Apr 2020
Marriott suffers data breach, over 5 million guest records stolen
In a major shocker, Marriott International has compromised the personal data of millions of its guests in, what looks like, a hack of its internal systems.
30 Mar 2020
Watch out! Phishing attacks around coronavirus spike by over 600%
As people continue to worry about the novel coronavirus pandemic, hackers are using their fears to carry out sophisticated phishing attacks spreading dangerous malware/ransomware.
12 Mar 2020
Hackers are infecting PCs, stealing passwords with coronavirus maps
With the worldwide outbreak of coronavirus, organizations have resorted to creating maps indicating the continually evolving situation in every country.
04 Feb 2020
Hackers using fears over coronavirus to spread malware, steal data
After using late basketball legend Kobe Bryant's wallpaper to make money, hackers are now exploiting the deadly outbreak of coronavirus to spread malware.
11 Jan 2020
Firefox affected by critical flaw, update it immediately
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has raised alarms over a critical vulnerability plaguing Mozilla Firefox.