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Twitter account of PM Modi's personal website hacked, investigation on

03 Sep 2020

Twitter account of PM Modi's personal website hacked, investigation on

On Thursday, the Twitter account of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's personal website was hacked, the social media giant confirmed.

Now, attackers can use bulbs to spy on you (theoretically)

15 Jun 2020

Now, attackers can use bulbs to spy on you (theoretically)

If you are planning on discussing private matters with someone, better start with keeping all the windows and doors shut.

You can win Rs. 7.5 crore from Houseparty: Here's how

31 Mar 2020

You can win Rs. 7.5 crore from Houseparty: Here's how

Houseparty, the social networking app that shot to fame ever since governments began imposing lockdowns on their citizens in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, is offering a reward of Rs. 7.5 crore ($1 million).

Hackers can steal sensitive PC data by tracking monitor brightness

08 Feb 2020

Hackers can steal sensitive PC data by tracking monitor brightness

If you think that your computer is safe from cyberattacks when it's not connected to the internet, you are making a big mistake!

How to set up two-step verification on WhatsApp

02 Feb 2020

How to set up two-step verification on WhatsApp

WhatsApp is one of the most secure messaging platforms available today. However, in the last six months, the Facebook-owned app has been subjected to some serious hacking attempts, including the snooping of over 120 Indian accounts and the hacking of Jeff Bezos's phone.

#TechBytes: How to secure your WhatsApp from hacking attempts

24 Jan 2020

#TechBytes: How to secure your WhatsApp from hacking attempts

In the digital age, people value their data just as much as their money.

#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).

Leaving WhatsApp after hack? Other chat apps aren't secure either

11 Nov 2019

Leaving WhatsApp after hack? Other chat apps aren't secure either

The recent WhatsApp attack that compromised private chats of as many as 1,400 people, including Indian activists and journalists, has triggered a wave of departures.

A Chinese hacking group targeted Indian government organizations

04 Nov 2019

A Chinese hacking group targeted Indian government organizations

In a major shocker, a team of security researchers has revealed that India has been targeted by a Chinese hacking group.

Alert: Don't send GIFs via WhatsApp, till you update it

05 Oct 2019

Alert: Don't send GIFs via WhatsApp, till you update it

A new vulnerability has been discovered in WhatsApp which allows hackers to gain access to your files and messages by leveraging malicious GIFs.

Former Yahoo engineer hacked thousands of accounts for nudes

02 Oct 2019

Former Yahoo engineer hacked thousands of accounts for nudes

In a shocking case, a software engineer who used to work at Yahoo has pleaded guilty to accessing and searching thousands of accounts on the service.

Several high-profile YouTubers hacked in massive attack: Details here

26 Sep 2019

Several high-profile YouTubers hacked in massive attack: Details here

If you are a YouTuber with a subscriber count large enough to make significant money, better secure your channel!

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.

This tool can steal data from iCloud, Google Drive

20 Jul 2019

This tool can steal data from iCloud, Google Drive

An Israeli company, by the name of NSO Group, is selling a dangerous hacking tool, one that can be used to mine your personal files from Google Drive and iCloud.

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: Unconventional, high-paying jobs you can get after Class-12

04 Apr 2019

#CareerBytes: Unconventional, high-paying jobs you can get after Class-12

After Class-12, most students opt to pursue higher studies as per their interest.

#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.

#NewsBytesExclusive: Former CEC SY Quraishi on elections, EVMs, and more

05 Mar 2019

#NewsBytesExclusive: Former CEC SY Quraishi on elections, EVMs, and more

This year, the world's largest democracy, India, goes to polls to elect the 17th Lok Sabha.

EVM hacking controversy: Election Commission seeks FIR, wants investigation

22 Jan 2019

EVM hacking controversy: Election Commission seeks FIR, wants investigation

A controversy has erupted over a US-based Indian cyber expert's claim that electronic voting machines (EVMs) were hacked in the 2014 elections in which the BJP had won a landslide victory.

#CastHack: Thousands of Chromecasts hacked to promote YouTuber PewDiePie

03 Jan 2019

#CastHack: Thousands of Chromecasts hacked to promote YouTuber PewDiePie

In a major surprise, thousands of Chromecast dongles, smart TVs have been hijacked by a pair of hackers.

Mumbai: After getting 6 missed calls, businessman loses Rs. 1.86cr

03 Jan 2019

Mumbai: After getting 6 missed calls, businessman loses Rs. 1.86cr

Missed calls from unknown numbers often don't bother us but six such missed calls cost a Mumbai businessman Rs. 1.86 crore.

Cathay Pacific makes blunder, sells $16,000 premium seats for $675

02 Jan 2019

Cathay Pacific makes blunder, sells $16,000 premium seats for $675

In a big ticketing blunder, Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. sold business class tickets from Vietnam to Canada and the US at economy prices this week.

Delhi Police are acquiring technology to hack cloud storage systems

25 Dec 2018

Delhi Police are acquiring technology to hack cloud storage systems

After the controversy over the Center's 'snooping order', the Delhi Police are gearing up to acquire new technology that will enable cops to hack into cloud-based storage systems and extract suspects' data for analysis.

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"?

Beware, WhatsApp users! Don't fall prey to these scams, hoaxes

03 Dec 2018

Beware, WhatsApp users! Don't fall prey to these scams, hoaxes

With over 1.5 billion users worldwide, WhatsApp is undoubtedly the most popular instant messaging app that is evolving into a multi-purpose platform.

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).

Pentagon data breach: 30,000 DoD staffers' data compromised

15 Oct 2018

Pentagon data breach: 30,000 DoD staffers' data compromised

As many as 30,000 Department of Defense (DoD) staffers' details have been compromised in a breach affecting one of Pentagon's contractors.

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.

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.

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).

Facebook data breach could cost it a whopping $1.63 billion

01 Oct 2018

Facebook data breach could cost it a whopping $1.63 billion

After failing to protect data of as many as 50 million users, Facebook could face a huge fine from an EU privacy watchdog.

Facebook blocked stories of its breach as spam: Details here

29 Sep 2018

Facebook blocked stories of its breach as spam: Details here

Soon after revealing details of the massive breach it suffered, Facebook blocked people from posting stories related to it.

Hacker cancels plan to delete Zuckerberg's Facebook account: Details here

29 Sep 2018

Hacker cancels plan to delete Zuckerberg's Facebook account: Details here

The Taiwanese hacker, who wanted to delete Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook account and broadcast himself while doing so, has decided to back off.

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.

Hacker claims he'll delete Zuckerberg's Facebook account: Details here

28 Sep 2018

Hacker claims he'll delete Zuckerberg's Facebook account: Details here

In a rather amusing development, a Taiwanese hacker has claimed that he would compromise and then delete the Facebook account of Mark Zuckerberg on September 30.

Fraudsters hack Indian Air Force online exam in Rohtak, arrested

15 Sep 2018

Fraudsters hack Indian Air Force online exam in Rohtak, arrested

Two people were arrested for allegedly hacking into the Indian Air Force (IAF)'s online exam that was conducted to recruit non-commissioned officers in Rohtak, police said.