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Swatch Group hit by cyber-attack, operations affected

01 Oct 2020

Swatch Group hit by cyber-attack, operations affected

Swatch Group, the biggest watch manufacturer in the world, has been hit by a cyber-attack.

Germany: Cyber attack on a hospital leaves a patient dead

20 Sep 2020

Germany: Cyber attack on a hospital leaves a patient dead

In a major shocker, a woman has reportedly died due to a ransomware attack in Germany.

Carnival, world's largest cruise line operator, falls victim to cyberattack

18 Aug 2020

Carnival, world's largest cruise line operator, falls victim to cyberattack

As the world struggles with the COVID-19 pandemic, hackers are using the opportunity to attack unsuspecting organizations and their customers.

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

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.

'Massive' phishing attack likely against Indian individuals, businesses: Government

21 Jun 2020

'Massive' phishing attack likely against Indian individuals, businesses: Government

As the world celebrates International Yoga Day and Father's Day, the cyber-security agency working for the Government of India is raising alarms over a "massive" phishing attack campaign.

Australia hit by 'sophisticated' cyber-attacks. Is China to be blamed?

19 Jun 2020

Australia hit by 'sophisticated' cyber-attacks. Is China to be blamed?

In a worrisome development, the Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, has revealed that all levels of the government as well as its private sector, including businesses providing essential services, are facing sophisticated state-sponsored cyber attacks.

Chinese hackers are planning attacks on Indian telecom, pharma companies

18 Jun 2020

Chinese hackers are planning attacks on Indian telecom, pharma companies

Amid heightened border tensions between India and China, hackers associated with the latter are gearing up to target critical Indian establishments.

#HackAlert: Honda hit by cyber attack, global operations disrupted

09 Jun 2020

#HackAlert: Honda hit by cyber attack, global operations disrupted

Japanese auto giant Honda Motor Company has been hit by a major cyber attack.

400GB-data stolen from UN servers in July; organization remained mum

30 Jan 2020

400GB-data stolen from UN servers in July; organization remained mum

The United Nations has confirmed to have been hacked in, what looks like, a state-sponsored espionage operation.

#FinancialBytes: All you need to know about virtual credit cards

23 Nov 2019

#FinancialBytes: All you need to know about virtual credit cards

Credit cards have become a popular cashless payment method because of the convenience they offer, especially for online transactions.

Data of most Ecuadorean citizens leaked, including 6.7 million children

17 Sep 2019

Data of most Ecuadorean citizens leaked, including 6.7 million children

In a shocking development, a major security breach has been reported which has leaked personal data of almost the entire population of Ecuador online.

Chennai techie finds Instagram bug, again; wins Rs. 7 lakh

27 Aug 2019

Chennai techie finds Instagram bug, again; wins Rs. 7 lakh

A Chennai-based security researcher was awarded $10,000 (Rs. 7.18 lakh) for discovering a bug on the photo/video sharing application, Instagram.

After Amitabh Bachchan, Adnan Sami's Twitter hacked by same group

11 Jun 2019

After Amitabh Bachchan, Adnan Sami's Twitter hacked by same group

Hours after Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan's Twitter account was hacked, singer Adnan Sami also became a target of the same hacking group on Tuesday.

#FinancialBytes: All you need to know about virtual credit cards

09 Jun 2019

#FinancialBytes: All you need to know about virtual credit cards

Credit cards have become a popular cashless payment method because of the convenience they offer, especially for online transactions.

Most cyber-attack vulnerable Indian cities: Is yours on the list?

18 May 2019

Most cyber-attack vulnerable Indian cities: Is yours on the list?

Two years ago, the world witnessed WannaCry, one of the most devastating cyberattacks that compromised hundreds of thousands of computers in a few hours.

Warning! Netflix users beware of this new phishing scam email

30 Jan 2019

Warning! Netflix users beware of this new phishing scam email

Netflix users have become the target of cyberattack as another scam email has been sent to them informing that their account has been suspended temporarily and they need to update their billing information in order to unlock their account.

WhatsApp Scam: Message claiming to offer free plane-tickets is fake!

15 Jan 2019

WhatsApp Scam: Message claiming to offer free plane-tickets is fake!

Recently, a fake message, in the form of a note from Singapore Airlines claiming to offer free plane tickets, started doing rounds on WhatsApp chats across the world.

Hundreds of German politicians, including Angela Merkel, targeted in cyber-attack

05 Jan 2019

Hundreds of German politicians, including Angela Merkel, targeted in cyber-attack

A massive cyber attack has rocked Germany, and the personal details of hundreds of politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, have been leaked online.

NASA hacked! Employees' personal information, social security numbers stolen

20 Dec 2018

NASA hacked! Employees' personal information, social security numbers stolen

It has emerged that US space agency NASA was hacked earlier this year.

Worst passwords of 2018: Check if yours is there

15 Dec 2018

Worst passwords of 2018: Check if yours is there

Do you think you have a hack-proof password? Do you use different alphabets, digits and special characters or is it something simple like "123456" or "Password"?

Indian sentenced for cyberattacks on US university, to pay $8.6mn

31 Oct 2018

Indian sentenced for cyberattacks on US university, to pay $8.6mn

An Indian-origin man has been ordered to pay $8.6 million in restitution and serve six months of home incarceration for launching a series of cyber attacks including creating click fraud botnets, infecting hundreds of thousands of devices with malicious software on the computer network of a leading US university.

#GlobalInternetShutdown: You might not have internet access for next 48hrs

12 Oct 2018

#GlobalInternetShutdown: You might not have internet access for next 48hrs

A global internet shutdown is imminent over the next 48 hours as key domain servers will undergo routine maintenance.

US-govt report: Major US weapons systems can be easily hacked

10 Oct 2018

US-govt report: Major US weapons systems can be easily hacked

In an era where the very nature of warfare is shifting towards the digital, cybersecurity of increasingly-automated and software-based weapons systems ought to be a priority.

Russia's computer scientists, programmers long tied to military, secret services

07 Oct 2018

Russia's computer scientists, programmers long tied to military, secret services

During the Soviet era, Russia's top computer scientists and programmers largely worked for the secret services.

Dutch thwart Russian cyber attack on chemical weapons watchdog OPCW

04 Oct 2018

Dutch thwart Russian cyber attack on chemical weapons watchdog OPCW

Dutch intelligence thwarted a Russian cyber attack targeting the global chemical weapons watchdog in April and expelled four Russian agents, the Netherlands government said today.

This game could prevent children from online suicide challenges

25 Sep 2018

This game could prevent children from online suicide challenges

A new game has been launched to prevent children and teenagers from acting under the influence of online suicide challenges.

Major security breach: Aadhaar software and user-database hacked

11 Sep 2018

Major security breach: Aadhaar software and user-database hacked

Ever since its inception, Aadhaar has faced one security issue after another.

British Airways hacked with details of 380,000 bank cards stolen

07 Sep 2018

British Airways hacked with details of 380,000 bank cards stolen

British Airways said that the personal and financial details of customers who made bookings between August 21 and September 5 had been stolen in a data breach involving as many as 380,000 bank cards.

16-year-old Australian hacks Apple's corporate network; user accounts data accessed

17 Aug 2018

16-year-old Australian hacks Apple's corporate network; user accounts data accessed

An Australian schoolboy who "dreamed" of working for Apple hacked the firm's computer systems, Australian media has reported, although the tech giant said today no customer data was compromised.

Pune: Cosmos Bank's server hacked; over Rs. 94cr siphoned off

14 Aug 2018

Pune: Cosmos Bank's server hacked; over Rs. 94cr siphoned off

Hackers managed to transfer over Rs. 94 crore through a malware attack on the server of Pune-based Cosmos Bank and cloning thousands of the bank's debit cards.

What is cyber insurance and why do you need it?

12 Aug 2018

What is cyber insurance and why do you need it?

Generally, wherever there is a threat, there's an insurance company working against it.

Virus attack shuts down factories of iPhone's sole chipmaker

05 Aug 2018

Virus attack shuts down factories of iPhone's sole chipmaker

On Saturday, several factories of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the sole manufacturer of the iPhone's main processor, was shut down following a virus attack.

Businesses beware: New cryptomining malware infects corporate networks worldwide

30 Jul 2018

Businesses beware: New cryptomining malware infects corporate networks worldwide

In the latest instance of cryptojacking, researchers from Kaspersky Lab have found a new cryptomining malware that is spreading itself across corporate networks worldwide.

Bluetooth vulnerability puts your data at risk, millions affected

25 Jul 2018

Bluetooth vulnerability puts your data at risk, millions affected

According to Bluetooth SIG, the official regulator for Bluetooth technology, a new vulnerability found in commonly available and widely used Bluetooth technology has put millions of devices at risk.

PM, 15L citizens targeted in Singapore's "biggest data breach"

20 Jul 2018

PM, 15L citizens targeted in Singapore's "biggest data breach"

The personal data of 15L Singapore citizens were targeted in the city state's "biggest ever data breach," authorities said today.

Navi Mumbai hospital under cyber attack, hackers demand bitcoins

19 Jul 2018

Navi Mumbai hospital under cyber attack, hackers demand bitcoins

A private hospital in Navi Mumbai became the latest prey of hackers after its computer systems came under a malware attack.

Russian security thwarted 25mn cyber-attacks during FIFA World Cup: Putin

16 Jul 2018

Russian security thwarted 25mn cyber-attacks during FIFA World Cup: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russian and other security services thwarted nearly 25 million cyber-attacks linked to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Unknown malware targets iPhones of 13 VVIPs in India

14 Jul 2018

Unknown malware targets iPhones of 13 VVIPs in India

Industry-leading threat intelligence group, Cisco Talos has discovered that a malware was used in a precise, targeted manner to infect 13 iPhones in India and steal data for three years.

#CareerBytes: These 6 online-courses will make you a cybersecurity expert

29 Jun 2018

#CareerBytes: These 6 online-courses will make you a cybersecurity expert

Growing dependency on computer systems and Internet has made almost everyone vulnerable to cyber attacks.

Russian hackers infect over 500,000 routers worldwide with malware

24 May 2018

Russian hackers infect over 500,000 routers worldwide with malware

According to researchers from Cisco's cyber intelligence unit Talos, Russian hackers have infected over 500,000 routers and network devices in at least 54 countries with a sophisticated malware called VPNFilter.