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India vulnerable to cyber crime, must upgrade defence

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Credits: IndiaTimes

Demonetisation and the subsequent push for digitisation has escalated risks relating to cyber crime and India needs to urgently upgrade its defences by setting up a cyber security commission on the lines of the Atomic Energy and Space Commissions, according […]

By |July 31st, 2017|Cyber News|

Hungarian hacker arrested for pressing F12

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Credits: Techcrunch

The Budapest Transport Authority (BKK, in Hungarian) recently launched an online payment system with the help of a T-Systems Hungary, Deutsche Telekom’s consulting arm. The system, which took three months to build, was supposed to be installed in time for the […]

By |July 31st, 2017|Cyber News|

Power firms alerted on hack attack scenarios

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Credits: BBC

The warnings have emerged from analysis of the malware used in an attack in Ukraine in December.

That left about 230,000 people without power for hours after substations were shut down via implanted malware.

The move comes as researchers at Black Hat […]

By |July 30th, 2017|Cyber News|

Hackers take over electronic voting machines in less than two hours at DEF CON in Las Vegas

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Credits: NY Daily News

Hackers at Las Vegas’ annual DEF CON event were tasked with breaking into computer-powered ballot boxes simulating a race for the White House.

It took under 90 minutes for tech-savvy attendees to physically open the machines and break down […]

By |July 30th, 2017|Cyber News|

Malware affects thousands of BSNL broadband modems

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Credits: The Hindu

It spread through a wide area network, says top BSNL official

At least 60,000 BSNL broadband modems have become dysfunctional after a malware attack since Wednesday night across the Karnataka Telecom Circle.

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) is addressing the issue […]

By |July 29th, 2017|Cyber News|

IIT graduate, his firm booked for hacking Aadhaar data

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Credits: IndianExpress

The Unique Identity Development Authority of India (UIDAI) has lodged a complaint against an IIT-Kharagpur graduate and his mobile-payment company for allegedly accessing its central information depository to create and operate a private app called Aadhaar ‘eKYC Verification’. In a […]

By |July 29th, 2017|Cyber News|

Sebi asks exchanges to keep constant vigil on cyber threats

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Credits: Economic Times
Capital market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) on Friday asked stock exchanges to keep a “constant vigil on the cyber threat landscape around the world and take lessons from such incidents.”

The market regulator advised exchanges and other market infrastructure institutions (MIIs) to have a […]

By |July 29th, 2017|Cyber News|

Congress asks U.S. agencies for Kaspersky Lab cyber documents

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Credits: Reuters

A U.S. congressional panel this week asked 22 government agencies to share documents on Moscow-based cyber firm Kaspersky Lab, saying its products could be used to carry out “nefarious activities against the United States,” according to letters seen by Reuters.

The […]

By |July 29th, 2017|Cyber News|

British ‘Spiderman’ convicted in cyber attack that affected 1 million in Germany

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Credits: HindustanTimes

A 29-year-old British hacker-for-hire was convicted by a German court on Friday after he confessed to unleashing a cyber attack that knocked out the internet for around 1 million Deutsche Telekom customers.

The regional court in Cologne handed the man, named […]

By |July 29th, 2017|Cyber News|

North Korea hacking increasingly focused on making money more than espionage

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Credits: Reuters

North Korea is behind an increasingly orchestrated effort at hacking into computers of financial institutions in South Korea and around the world to steal cash for the impoverished country, a South Korean state-backed agency said in a report.

In the past, […]

By |July 28th, 2017|Cyber News|