Cyber Attack

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CCleaner software infected, 2.27 million people have been affected

19 Sep 2017

CCleaner software infected, 2.27 million people have been affected

Several of us use Avast-owned CCleaner on phones and PCs to optimize performance.

This bluetooth vulnerability can attack your device without being paired

15 Sep 2017

This bluetooth vulnerability can attack your device without being paired

Cyber experts have reported a set of eight Bluetooth vulnerabilities that could potentially affect billions of devices.

143mn Equifax users' data stolen. Have you been affected?

08 Sep 2017

143mn Equifax users' data stolen. Have you been affected?

About 143mn American users of credit firm Equifax have been affected in a major breach. Social security numbers and addresses were also accessed.

After WannaCry, government issues alert against dangerous Locky Ransomware

03 Sep 2017

After WannaCry, government issues alert against dangerous Locky Ransomware

Government of India has issued an alert against Locky Ransomware, a high-intensity virus that can lock your computers and demand ransom for unlocking them.

Delhi-NCR: One cyber crime incident reported every 10 minutes

01 Sep 2017

Delhi-NCR: One cyber crime incident reported every 10 minutes

Cyber security expert, Rakshit Tandon, revealed that at least one cyber crime takes place in every ten minutes in Delhi-NCR.

711 million email accounts susceptible to malignant spambot

31 Aug 2017

711 million email accounts susceptible to malignant spambot

One of the biggest spamming operations of its kind, involving 711.5 million email addresses, has been discovered by a malware researcher.

India, Pakistan targeted by a "state-sponsored" cyber attack: Symantec

28 Aug 2017

India, Pakistan targeted by a "state-sponsored" cyber attack: Symantec

At a time when India is embroiled in conflicts with Pakistan, security firm Symantec discovered a cyber-attack against India and Pakistan that is likely "state-sponsored".

HBO hacks: There is more to this story

09 Aug 2017

HBO hacks: There is more to this story

It's the premonition of things that will become more commonplace.

Mumbai: Cyber-crime rises, experts blame it on lack of expertise

07 Aug 2017

Mumbai: Cyber-crime rises, experts blame it on lack of expertise

According to Maharashtra police, on one hand, cybercrime related cases are rising in Mumbai and on the other, there is a sharp decline in detection rate.

Keep yourself safe from phishing attacks: Find out how!

07 Aug 2017

Keep yourself safe from phishing attacks: Find out how!

The world is moving online, and so is crime. One of the most common cyber crimes that often target innocent individuals is phishing.

Researcher who stopped WannaCry malware arrested by FBI

04 Aug 2017

Researcher who stopped WannaCry malware arrested by FBI

In May, British cyber-security researcher Marcus Hutchins rose to prominence for stalling the WannaCry cyber-attack which affected millions of computers nationwide.

Ransomware Business "highly profitable"; victims pay over $25mn in ransoms

29 Jul 2017

Ransomware Business "highly profitable"; victims pay over $25mn in ransoms

The recent wave of ransomware threats across the world has escalated into a global crisis.

Malware: 2,000 modems affected, BSNL urges customers to change password

28 Jul 2017

Malware: 2,000 modems affected, BSNL urges customers to change password

BSNL has urged its broadband subscribers to change the default password in the wake of a malware attack on its system earlier this week.

In 2017, India has seen one cybercrime every 10 minutes

22 Jul 2017

In 2017, India has seen one cybercrime every 10 minutes

From major ransomware attacks to minor phishing rackets, India saw one incident of cybercrime per 10 minutes in the first six months of 2017: 144 per day.

Extramarital affairs platform Ashley Madison offers users $11.2mn as settlement

18 Jul 2017

Extramarital affairs platform Ashley Madison offers users $11.2mn as settlement

Ashley Madison, a platform to find extramarital affairs that was hacked and personal information of users revealed, has offered $11.2mn as settlement to people who sued it in the wake of the confidentiality breach.

Ransomware attack: Gurgaon's Blackberrys falls prey, hackers demand bitcoins

07 Jul 2017

Ransomware attack: Gurgaon's Blackberrys falls prey, hackers demand bitcoins

Indian clothing company Blackberrys (Gurgaon-based) is the latest victim of the massive ransomware attack.

Bithumb, one of world's largest cryptocurrency exchange, gets hacked

06 Jul 2017

Bithumb, one of world's largest cryptocurrency exchange, gets hacked

South Korea-based Bithumb, which is one of the world's largest cyber-currency exchanges, is now being investigated by the Korea Internet and Security Agency.

Cyber-attacks: India pushes Microsoft to sell Windows 10 at discount

02 Jul 2017

Cyber-attacks: India pushes Microsoft to sell Windows 10 at discount

In the wake of ransomware attacks around the world, India is, meanwhile, pushing Microsoft to offer a sharply-discounted one-time deal to users for upgradation to the latest Windows 10.

Microsoft is banking on artificial intelligence to tackle malware attacks

29 Jun 2017

Microsoft is banking on artificial intelligence to tackle malware attacks

In the last few months, there's been a continuous outbreak of malware attacks.

Ransomware attack: India's shipping industry affected as Mumbai port hit

28 Jun 2017

Ransomware attack: India's shipping industry affected as Mumbai port hit

The Petya ransomware has hit operations at one of the three terminals in Mumbai's Jawaharlal Nehru Port, India's largest container port.

Massive cyberattack in Ukraine: Bank, airport targeted, India affected too

27 Jun 2017

Massive cyberattack in Ukraine: Bank, airport targeted, India affected too

A cyberattack on Ukraine targeted several banks, electricity firms, including the National Bank of Ukraine and state-owned power distributor, the largest airport, disrupting their operations.

Ohio government's websites hacked with pro-ISIS messages, Trump threatened

26 Jun 2017

Ohio government's websites hacked with pro-ISIS messages, Trump threatened

Several websites of the government of US' Ohio state, including that of Governor John Kasich, were hacked to display a message supporting ISIS.

S.Korean firm pays $1m ransom to hackers, founder turns bankrupt

21 Jun 2017

S.Korean firm pays $1m ransom to hackers, founder turns bankrupt

Paying ransom to cyber terrorists to get back stolen data- many have done it but none has ever openly admitted it.

WannaCry Attack: Corporate Affairs Ministry's portal was hacked

19 Jun 2017

WannaCry Attack: Corporate Affairs Ministry's portal was hacked

India was one of the 150 countries, whose computer systems and networks were affected by the infamous WannaCry ransomware cyberattack that took place last month.

US blames North Korea for cyberattacks, more attacks imminent

15 Jun 2017

US blames North Korea for cyberattacks, more attacks imminent

The US government in an unprecedented move has now issued a red flag against the North Korean government blaming the country for a series of cyberattacks that go way back to 2009.

Cyber-security risks: News, sports websites most vulnerable to attacks

13 Jun 2017

Cyber-security risks: News, sports websites most vulnerable to attacks

News and sports websites have poor levels of security and are vulnerable to cyber attacks, revealed a study.

Indian firms are still not taking cyberattacks more seriously

13 Jun 2017

Indian firms are still not taking cyberattacks more seriously

Indian enterprises have rapidly adapted technology but at the same time, they have failed to properly safeguard themselves from attacks of a digital nature as much as they have taken measures when it comes to physical attacks on their establishments.

New Chinese 'Fireball' malware infects 2.5 crore computers in India

03 Jun 2017

New Chinese 'Fireball' malware infects 2.5 crore computers in India

Check Point security discovered Fireball -a Chinese malware- that has infected over 25 crore computers, turning them into zombies.

China to implement controversial cyber security law from June

31 May 2017

China to implement controversial cyber security law from June

Come June, China's walls are going to get a little bit higher as Cyber Security Law (CSL) which aims to protect consumers from data siphoning by online service providers, comes into effect.

Pacemakers are extremely vulnerable against cyber-attacks, according to reports

27 May 2017

Pacemakers are extremely vulnerable against cyber-attacks, according to reports

Pacemakers, insulin pumps and other devices in hospitals, according to recent studies, most of the times have security problems making them vulnerable to cyber-attacks.

NKorean group likely behind WannaCry, but possibly no state hand

24 May 2017

NKorean group likely behind WannaCry, but possibly no state hand

Cyber security firm Symantec Corp said they are fairly sure people associated with Lazarus, a group believed to be working for North Korea, is behind the WannaCry attack.

WannaCry- Researchers develop last-chance protection key

20 May 2017

WannaCry- Researchers develop last-chance protection key

A team of researchers said they had found a last-chance way to protect systems from WannaCry, which first hit computers in 99 countries a week ago.

Cyber-terrorism, the birth of a modern day warfare

19 May 2017

Cyber-terrorism, the birth of a modern day warfare

The modern world is caught between two extreme ends of terrorism.

Zomato strikes a deal with the hacker

19 May 2017

Zomato strikes a deal with the hacker

Zomato said hacker has taken down the information of users put on sale on the Dark Web in return of a bug bounty program.

WannaCry is asking for money, this malware is mining it

19 May 2017

WannaCry is asking for money, this malware is mining it

Just when the world is waking up to the onslaught of WannaCry and its capacity for chaos, there is news surfacing of another global attack, which proves that we are still grasping straws when it comes to protecting ourselves from cybercrimes.

WannaCry, not the first and certainly not the last

18 May 2017

WannaCry, not the first and certainly not the last

WannaCry is currently raising eyebrows, as governments are slowly waking up to the threat that can be posed by pestilent bits of software and to the extent of their capability to wreak havoc.

17 million accounts on Zomato 'hacked'

18 May 2017

17 million accounts on Zomato 'hacked'

India's largest online food-portal Zomato has become the latest target of hacking. A security blog called Hackread claims over 17 million accounts have been breached.

WannaCry- Shadow Brokers promise to release more hacking tools

18 May 2017

WannaCry- Shadow Brokers promise to release more hacking tools

Shadow Brokers, the group which released parts of US national security agency (NSA)'s cyber weapons stockpile, forming the basis of the WannaCry ransomware, promised to keep releasing hacking tools every month to those willing to pay for the same.

Ransomware attacks in India attempted over 48,000 times

17 May 2017

Ransomware attacks in India attempted over 48,000 times

Quick Heal Technologies, a cyber security firm, detected over 48,000 ransomware attack attempts in India; West Bengal witnessed the most incidents.

WannaCry- Some ATMs shut, but no major impact in India

16 May 2017

WannaCry- Some ATMs shut, but no major impact in India

Sources said operations were suspended in some ATMs running on old versions of Windows, to keep them safe from the WannaCry ransomware attack.