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#WeeklyRecap: Cyber attack warnings, Chrome spyware, voice tweets, and more

21 Jun 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Cyber attack warnings, Chrome spyware, voice tweets, and more

This week's technology updates were marked by major cybersecurity threats from Chinese and North Korean hackers and some really annoying bugs in Apple and Microsoft's products.

#NewsBytesExplainer: What are phishing attacks and how to avoid them?

21 Jun 2020

#NewsBytesExplainer: What are phishing attacks and how to avoid them?

A few hours ago, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) issued an advisory warning about a massive phishing attack campaign.

'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.

Hackers tried to compromise Trump, Biden's campaign staffers

05 Jun 2020

Hackers tried to compromise Trump, Biden's campaign staffers

As the US Presidential election closes in, cyber-criminals are growing active on the mission to interfere with the campaign of the candidates.

Critical security vulnerability detected in top antivirus apps

27 Apr 2020

Critical security vulnerability detected in top antivirus apps

From Kaspersky to Quick Heal, all antivirus programs take out malicious programs well before they compromise the whole PC.

20 million Aptoide app store users compromised in data leak

19 Apr 2020

20 million Aptoide app store users compromised in data leak

In a shocking development, personal data of more than 20 million users of Aptoide, a third-party store for Android applications, has been leaked online.

IT giant Cognizant suffers from 'Maze' ransomware attack: Details here

19 Apr 2020

IT giant Cognizant suffers from 'Maze' ransomware attack: Details here

Cognizant, one of the largest tech and consulting companies in the world, has been hit by a major ransomware attack.

#CareerBytes: Top online courses that computer science engineers can pursue

21 Jan 2020

#CareerBytes: Top online courses that computer science engineers can pursue

Computer science is one of the fastest-growing fields in the world and has also become a popular career choice as it offers lucrative opportunities.

#HackAlert: 48 Indian government websites hacked this year alone

30 Nov 2019

#HackAlert: 48 Indian government websites hacked this year alone

Thanks to PM Modi's Digital India initiative, more and more people and businesses have come online and are using the web as a tool of availing different services and broadening their reach (among many other things).

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.

#CareerBytes: Top online courses to pursue to land IT jobs

28 Jul 2019

#CareerBytes: Top online courses to pursue to land IT jobs

Working in the field of information technology (IT) is one of the most popular career choices among youngsters as it is quite rewarding.

YouTube bans hacking and phishing videos, annoying security enthusiasts

05 Jul 2019

YouTube bans hacking and phishing videos, annoying security enthusiasts

Popular content streaming site YouTube has launched a crackdown against instructional hacking and phishing videos.

How to protect your WhatsApp account against hacking

23 Jun 2019

How to protect your WhatsApp account against hacking

Despite WhatsApp being end-to-end encrypted, it is possible for the popular chat app to be hacked.

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.

#CareerBytes: Top 5 skills to help you land tech jobs

21 May 2019

#CareerBytes: Top 5 skills to help you land tech jobs

The tech sector continues to grow and create jobs at a rapid pace; it is also one of the most exciting industries to work in.

World's most hacked passwords revealed: Check if yours is there

21 Apr 2019

World's most hacked passwords revealed: Check if yours is there

With data breaches on the rise, the only thing that can protect your identity from being compromised is a strong password.

Core internet infrastructure plagued by 'multifaceted' attacks: Details here

26 Feb 2019

Core internet infrastructure plagued by 'multifaceted' attacks: Details here

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which is the organization responsible for managing internet addresses, claims the core infrastructure of the internet is under attack.

Watch out! Fraudsters targeting Netflix users with phishing emails

28 Dec 2018

Watch out! Fraudsters targeting Netflix users with phishing emails

Despite being one of the biggest streaming platforms in the world, Netflix has been marred by a wave of phishing scams.

#ThatWas2018: From Quora to Facebook, 5 biggest data breaches

28 Dec 2018

#ThatWas2018: From Quora to Facebook, 5 biggest data breaches

2018 is coming to an end, and we must say the year was truly a roller-coaster ride.

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.

Twitter alerts users about 'unusual' leak, suspects state-sponsored attack

18 Dec 2018

Twitter alerts users about 'unusual' leak, suspects state-sponsored attack

After Facebook and Google+, popular microblogging platform Twitter has also disclosed an 'unusual' bug.

#DarkWeb: Your complete digital life is available for Rs. 3,500

17 Dec 2018

#DarkWeb: Your complete digital life is available for Rs. 3,500

Dark Web is the hub for selling information stolen in account hacks and security breaches.

India among top 4 countries targeted for phishing attacks: Report

19 Nov 2018

India among top 4 countries targeted for phishing attacks: Report

The threat of phishing scams, where a fake app/website is used to fool users into entering their social or financial credentials is much higher than we ever imagined.

150,000 Pakistani debit cards selling on dark web: Details here

17 Nov 2018

150,000 Pakistani debit cards selling on dark web: Details here

Just last week, Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) revealed that nearly all banks in the country have been hacked, compromising data of more than 20,000 customers.

Apparently, Japan's cybersecurity minister 'never used' computers

16 Nov 2018

Apparently, Japan's cybersecurity minister 'never used' computers

In a surprisingly funny news, Yoshitaka Sakurada, the minister-in-charge of Japanese cybersecurity, has admitted to never using computers in his whole professional life.

This Facebook bug allowed websites to access users' personal information

15 Nov 2018

This Facebook bug allowed websites to access users' personal information

When it comes Facebook, the news is mostly related to privacy.

This is how you can become 'anonymous' on Internet

23 Oct 2018

This is how you can become 'anonymous' on Internet

Of late, it has come to light that huge amounts of our data are stored and used without our knowledge by tech giants.

North Korean hackers stole half a billion dollars in cryptocurrency

20 Oct 2018

North Korean hackers stole half a billion dollars in cryptocurrency

North Korea's infamous hacking group Lazarus has stolen more than half a billion dollars in cryptocurrency over the last two years.

How to protect your WhatsApp account against hacking

13 Oct 2018

How to protect your WhatsApp account against hacking

Despite WhatsApp being end-to-end encrypted, it is possible for the popular chat app to be hacked.

Want to delete Facebook? Here's a step-by-step guide for you

07 Oct 2018

Want to delete Facebook? Here's a step-by-step guide for you

Facebook's recent security lapse (affecting at least 50 million users) has sent the users of the social network in a state of panic.

Beware! Hackers can access your WhatsApp account using this trick

06 Oct 2018

Beware! Hackers can access your WhatsApp account using this trick

Israel's cybersecurity agency has issued a countrywide alert warning people of a scary WhatsApp hack, one that revolves around voicemail security.

Stolen Facebook logins selling on dark web for just $3

05 Oct 2018

Stolen Facebook logins selling on dark web for just $3

A number of Facebook accounts compromised in the recent data breach have been spotted on the dark web, selling for just $3 (Rs. 220).

How to protect your WhatsApp account against hacking

29 Sep 2018

How to protect your WhatsApp account against hacking

Despite WhatsApp being end-to-end encrypted, it is possible for the popular chat app to be hacked.

Here's how you can check if your email-id was breached

26 Sep 2018

Here's how you can check if your email-id was breached

Mozilla, the company behind Google Chrome's rival browser, is offering a new feature to enhance online security.

IIT-KGP signs MoU with Carleton University to support research collaboration

12 Sep 2018

IIT-KGP signs MoU with Carleton University to support research collaboration

The IIT Kharagpur has signed a MoU with the Carleton University of Canada to support research collaboration, capacity building, and other forms of academic partnerships.

UPSC website hacked, picture of Doraemon displayed; now restored

11 Sep 2018

UPSC website hacked, picture of Doraemon displayed; now restored

The official website of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) was hacked late on Monday, meaning it has joined the long list of government-run websites to have met the fate.

How to protect your WhatsApp account against hacking

27 Aug 2018

How to protect your WhatsApp account against hacking

Despite WhatsApp being end-to-end encrypted, it is possible for the popular chat app to be hacked.

#TechBytes: 5 best antivirus softwares to protect your PC

25 Aug 2018

#TechBytes: 5 best antivirus softwares to protect your PC

Sensible and safe browsing is the need of the hour for every computer user. We spend a huge number of hours on internet which is an obvious invite for viruses, trojans, spyware, etc. that can infect PCs.

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.

Android apps wrongly using SD Card might lead to hacking

13 Aug 2018

Android apps wrongly using SD Card might lead to hacking

In another discovery which raises concerns about cybersecurity, security firm Check Point has found a flaw that lets hackers take advantage of Android apps that make poor and unprotected use of external storage.