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How hackers used WhatsApp, LinkedIn to target human rights activists

28 Aug 2020

How hackers used WhatsApp, LinkedIn to target human rights activists

Phishing is a common hacking technique, but in some cases, it can be deployed to do more damage than you can possibly imagine.

#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.

A hacker just installed Windows 10 on a calculator

11 Nov 2019

A hacker just installed Windows 10 on a calculator

Many techies have a knack for 'reinventing' gadgets with new tricks, workarounds.

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.

#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.

Hackers sold personal, financial data on Facebook groups: Here's how

07 Apr 2019

Hackers sold personal, financial data on Facebook groups: Here's how

Facebook has been promising enhanced security, but its privacy-related debacles are not coming to an end.

#BJPOfficialWebsite down for second day; not hacked, claims party

06 Mar 2019

#BJPOfficialWebsite down for second day; not hacked, claims party

The Bharatiya Janata Party's official website remained under "maintenance" for the second day on Wednesday after it was allegedly hacked, according to reports.

Hackers can bypass your iPhone's iCloud lock: Here's how

08 Feb 2019

Hackers can bypass your iPhone's iCloud lock: Here's how

If you use an iPhone, you would already know about 'Find My iPhone', the security feature that ties to your iCloud account and is used to lock your device.

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"?

Brokers are selling Tinder, OkCupid data; details like sexual-orientation available

15 Nov 2018

Brokers are selling Tinder, OkCupid data; details like sexual-orientation available

Millions of dating profiles from sites like Tinder and OkCupid are being auctioned by shady data brokers.

Almost all Pakistani banks hacked, customer-data stolen in security breach

06 Nov 2018

Almost all Pakistani banks hacked, customer-data stolen in security breach

In a major security breach, data from almost all banks in Pakistan has been hacked, according to a shocking revelation made by an official of the country's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

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.

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.

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.

#GamingBytes: Grand Theft Auto Publisher wins an injunction against hacker

20 Aug 2018

#GamingBytes: Grand Theft Auto Publisher wins an injunction against hacker

Take-Two Interactive, the parent company behind the popular game Grand Theft Auto 5, were granted a temporary injunction against a Georgia man, David Zipperer, to stop the sale of two mods.

Steps to protect your WhatsApp account against hacking

12 Aug 2018

Steps 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.

Flaw in WhatsApp: Your messages can be manipulated by hackers

10 Aug 2018

Flaw in WhatsApp: Your messages can be manipulated by hackers

Researchers from security firm Check Point have discovered a flaw in WhatsApp that could allow hackers to intercept and manipulate content of WhatsApp messages in both private and group chats.

Elliot Alderson: The hacker who started the Aadhaar security controversy

30 Jul 2018

Elliot Alderson: The hacker who started the Aadhaar security controversy

TRAI chairman RS Sharma is in the midst of a storm now after his Twitter challenge on Aadhaar's security majorly backfired.

Bengaluru:Woman loses Rs. 16,000 while trying to save Rs. 317

27 Jul 2018

Bengaluru:Woman loses Rs. 16,000 while trying to save Rs. 317

A Bengaluru-based woman got the biggest shock after she made a payment of Rs. 317 mistakenly and while trying to retrieve it, lost Rs. 16,000 to hackers.

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.

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.

How to protect your WhatsApp account against hacking

16 Jul 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.

VPNFilter router malware: Capabilities, risks, and reach

08 Jun 2018

VPNFilter router malware: Capabilities, risks, and reach

On May 25, the FBI had asked US residents to reboot their computers to help destroy a malware that infects routers.

#FinancialBytes: What are virtual credit-cards and how to get one?

16 May 2018

#FinancialBytes: What are virtual credit-cards and how to get one?

Today, most of us prefer online shopping as there are a lot of products available at the click-of-a-button.

Hackers steal hundreds of millions of pesos from Mexican banks

15 May 2018

Hackers steal hundreds of millions of pesos from Mexican banks

In yet another major cyberattack, hackers have siphoned hundreds of millions of pesos from Mexican banks, including Banorte, the country's second largest lender.

Supreme Court website reportedly hacked minutes after Judge Loya ruling

19 Apr 2018

Supreme Court website reportedly hacked minutes after Judge Loya ruling

Minutes after the SC refused to order an independent probe in Special CBI Judge BH Loya's death, its website reportedly came under attack from hackers.

Elliot Alderson: The ethical hacker who exposed Aadhaar's security flaws

24 Mar 2018

Elliot Alderson: The ethical hacker who exposed Aadhaar's security flaws

A few weeks ago, French security researcher Baptiste Robert, who is better known by his Twitter username Elliot Alderson, hacked into the Aadhaar app within a minute and reportedly gained access to 22,000 Aadhaar card details.

Hackers steal $534.5 million from Japanese cryptocurrency exchange

27 Jan 2018

Hackers steal $534.5 million from Japanese cryptocurrency exchange

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange, Coincheck said that on Friday, an attack by hackers led to around 523 million of the exchange's lesser-known NEM cryptocurrency coins getting transferred to another account without authorization.

Chinese hacker wins $112,500 from Google

21 Jan 2018

Chinese hacker wins $112,500 from Google

This week, Google announced that it had awarded a sum of $112,500 to Guang Gong, a Chinese researcher who works for Chinese internet security giant Qihoo 360, for discovering a security issue which affected Pixel phones.

Hacker steals Rs. 2.5 crore worth of cryptocurrency Stellar Lumen

16 Jan 2018

Hacker steals Rs. 2.5 crore worth of cryptocurrency Stellar Lumen

About $400,000 (Rs. 2.5 crore) worth of the cryptocurrency Stellar Lumen has been stolen.

Hackers target traders in Old Delhi for Bitcoins

11 Jan 2018

Hackers target traders in Old Delhi for Bitcoins

Ransom demands in Bitcoins are on the rise in India. In recent times, at least three traders in Delhi have been attacked by hackers who encrypted critical files on their systems and demanded Bitcoin payments to decrypt them.

Indian-American student pleads guilty to hacking US university

14 Dec 2017

Indian-American student pleads guilty to hacking US university

21-year-old Indian-American student, Paras Jha has pleaded guilty to launching a massive cyber-attack on the Rutgers University's computer network through a giant botnet.

India asks troops to uninstall Chinese apps over security concerns

29 Nov 2017

India asks troops to uninstall Chinese apps over security concerns

Amid reports about Chinese apps being used to steal user data, India has asked its troops along the 4,057km-long LAC to uninstall 42 apps including WeChat, Truecaller, UC News and UC Browser and format their smartphones.

Google offers $1,000 reward for finding bugs in Android apps

20 Oct 2017

Google offers $1,000 reward for finding bugs in Android apps

In a bid to have bug-free apps on Play Store, Google is partnering with bug bounty platform HackerOne to launch "Google Play Security Reward Program".

Are you at risk of KRACK while accessing public Wi-Fi?

20 Oct 2017

Are you at risk of KRACK while accessing public Wi-Fi?

The next time you are browsing the wireless network at railway stations or airports, remember that your vulnerability to cyber attacks will be 'high'.

Your Wi-Fi security has been KRACK-ed; no device is safe!

16 Oct 2017

Your Wi-Fi security has been KRACK-ed; no device is safe!

Researchers discovered a new security breach that could have affected every Wi-Fi network in the world and every device that is connected to one.

This WhatsApp flaw lets hackers, stalkers "monitor" your activities!

12 Oct 2017

This WhatsApp flaw lets hackers, stalkers "monitor" your activities!

Over 1.2-billion people use WhatsApp everyday around the world; however, it turns out the popular messenger can also be used by stalkers and hackers to spy on people.