Cybersecurity: News

28 Dec 2022

Indian Railways

Indian Railways data breach: Data of 30mn users on sale

The data of millions of railway passengers are possibly at the mercy of hackers. After targeting AIIMS last month, hackers have reportedly targeted Indian Railways.

23 Dec 2022


LastPass users are warned! Your passwords are now with hackers

Are you a LastPass user? If you are, you better update all your passwords and account details. Why?

Delhi AIIMS cyberattack originated in China, servers retrieved: Sources

The attack on the servers of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) originated in China, reported ANI, quoting senior officials of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).

03 Dec 2022


Tamil Nadu hospital suffers cyber attack; patient data sold online

Tamil Nadu-based multispeciality hospital—Sree Saran Medical Center (SSMC)—has been the latest target of a cyber attack in India, India Today reported.

28 Nov 2022


WhatsApp data leak: Nearly 500mn phone numbers up for sale

WhatsApp, the world's most popular instant messaging platform, is considered fairly safe with its end-to-end encryption. Well, let's not jump to conclusions quickly.

#NewsBytesExplainer: The cyberattack that stunned AIIMS Delhi and its aftermath

Life has come to a standstill at India's premier hospital, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi. The institute has been without internet, and everything is now done manually, all thanks to a cyberattack on Wednesday.

06 Sep 2022


US hacked aeronautics and space research university, says China

China has accused the US's National Security Agency of hacking a state-funded university with programs in the field of aeronautics and space research.

04 Sep 2022


#CyberAttack: Name, birthday, contact info leaked in Samsung security breach

Some Samsung customers in the US did not have the best of mornings as they woke up to a warning email from the company.

19 Jul 2022


Flipkart-owned Cleartrip suffers cyber attack; customer data put on sale

Cleartrip, the Flipkart-owned travel-booking platform, has been at the receiving end of an attack from hackers.

06 Jul 2022


Indian start-ups that are hiring despite layoff season

Winter has arrived early for India's start-ups. Lack of funding has forced the country's start-ups to layoff over 11,000 people so far.

29 Jun 2022


Drunk Japanese man loses entire Amagasaki city's personal data

Getting drunk can turn everything upside down in the blink of an eye.

03 Jun 2022


Rejecting Centre's data demand, ExpressVPN removes VPN servers in India

Virtual private network (VPN) provider ExpressVPN has made a statement move by deciding to remove its servers from India.

07 May 2022


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.

04 May 2022


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.

05 Mar 2022


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.

05 Jan 2022


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.

15 Dec 2021


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.

17 Oct 2021


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.

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.

19 Jul 2021

Narendra Modi

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

Air 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.

21 Apr 2021

Facebook Messenger

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.

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

Data Leak

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

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.

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.