Articles about Cybersecurity

ITI seeks revision of CERT-In directive on cybersecurity breaches

07 May 2022

Technology
ITI seeks revision of CERT-In directive on cybersecurity breaches

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) recently issued a new directive to government and private agencies, mandating the reporting of cybersecurity incidents.

Centre orders VPN companies to collect and store user data

04 May 2022

Technology
Centre orders VPN companies to collect and store user data

The Indian government has asked VPN companies to collect user data and store it for at least five years.

Amid Russia-Ukraine crisis, European countries hit by major "cyberattack": Report

05 Mar 2022

World
Amid Russia-Ukraine crisis, European countries hit by major "cyberattack": Report

European countries are facing a possible cyberattack as thousands of internet users were knocked offline at the start of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, NDTV reported on Saturday.

'Bulli Bai' creator nabbed from Assam; 4th arrest in case

06 Jan 2022

India
'Bulli Bai' creator nabbed from Assam; 4th arrest in case

The main conspirator in the Bulli Bai case was arrested by the Delhi Police on Thursday from Assam's Jorhat district.

Bulli Bai case: 18-year-old main accused arrested from Uttarakhand

05 Jan 2022

India
Bulli Bai case: 18-year-old main accused arrested from Uttarakhand

The Mumbai Police on Tuesday detained a woman from Uttarakhand, who is reportedly the main accused in the 'Bulli Bai' case.

Apple iPhone, MacBook users beware! Government warns of new vulnerability

15 Dec 2021

Technology
Apple iPhone, MacBook users beware! Government warns of new vulnerability

The government has issued a "high severity" advisory for those using Apple products such as iPhones, MacBooks, Watches, and Apple TV.

Cyberattack targets Acer's Indian aftersales systems, steals 60GB of data

17 Oct 2021

Technology
Cyberattack targets Acer's Indian aftersales systems, steals 60GB of data

Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer Acer, on October 15, confirmed that it had been the victim of a recent cyberattack that targeted its aftersales service systems in India.

Accenture claims 'no impact' in apparent ransomware attack

12 Aug 2021

World
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.

Pegasus: Amnesty says never claimed leaked numbers were actually hacked

22 Jul 2021

India
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.

Governments need to hold NSO's spyware Pegasus accountable: WhatsApp CEO

19 Jul 2021

Technology
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.

Data of 4.5 million Air India passengers leaked

22 May 2021

India
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.

Facebook Messenger users in 84 countries face phishing scam threat

21 Apr 2021

Technology
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.

Data of over 500M Facebook users, including 6M Indians, leaked

04 Apr 2021

Technology
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.

300% rise in cyber attacks in India in 2020: Government

23 Mar 2021

India
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.

Government asks people to register as cybercrime volunteers

09 Feb 2021

India
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.

Instagram launches Parents Guide children's safety initiative in India

09 Feb 2021

Technology
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.

WhatsApp group invite links, user profiles accessible via Google search

11 Jan 2021

Technology
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.

Sensitive data of 100 million users leaked on Dark Web

04 Jan 2021

Technology
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.

India Inc. hit most by malware attacks after US, Japan

04 Dec 2020

Technology
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.

Swatch Group hit by cyberattack, operations affected

01 Oct 2020

Technology
Swatch Group hit by cyberattack, operations affected

Swatch Group, the biggest watch manufacturer in the world, has been hit by a cyberattack.

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok ban delayed, WeChat ban blocked, and more

21 Sep 2020

Technology
NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok ban delayed, WeChat ban blocked, and more

Over the weekend, the US ban on TikTok, WeChat saw major developments.

#LeakAlert: RailYatri exposes personal data of over 700,000 passengers

24 Aug 2020

Technology
#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.

Canon loses 10TB data in massive ransomware attack: Details here

07 Aug 2020

Technology
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.

Twitter contractors spied on celebrities like Beyonce

28 Jul 2020

Business
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.

Amid coronavirus crisis, Iran-linked hackers tried accessing WHO staff emails

03 Apr 2020

Technology
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.

Marriott suffers data breach, over 5 million guest records stolen

03 Apr 2020

Technology
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.

Watch out! Phishing attacks around coronavirus spike by over 600%

30 Mar 2020

Technology
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.

Hackers are infecting PCs, stealing passwords with coronavirus maps

12 Mar 2020

Technology
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.

Hackers using fears over coronavirus to spread malware, steal data

04 Feb 2020

Technology
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.

Firefox affected by critical flaw, update it immediately

11 Jan 2020

Technology
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.