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Outdated technology is a greater threat than hackers to US elections

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Credits: WashingtonExaminer

The recent DefCon hacking conference demonstrated why America needs to modernize its voting systems with more technology, not less.

Participants exposed vulnerabilities in various pieces of election technology at DefCon’s Voting Machine Hacking Village and, predictably, had no difficulty infiltrating many […]

By |August 28th, 2017|Cyber News|

Soon, a centre for monitoring cyber threats to govt PCs – Maharashtra

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Credits: DnaIndia

After two global ransomware attacks, Maharashtra government is moving to ring-fence the cyber security infrastructure for machines on its network.

In May 2016, around 150 computers in the state administrative headquarters of Mantralaya were infected by the ‘Locky’ ransomware. However, it’s […]

By |August 28th, 2017|Cyber News|

Donald Trump’s cyber security advisors resign en masse

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Credits: BusinessStandard
Seven members of Donald Trump’s cyber security team, including an Indian-origin data scientist, have resigned, accusing the US president of ignoring the pressing national security matters. In a group resignation letter, the members of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), cited both […]

By |August 28th, 2017|Cyber News|

Bharti Airtel partners with cyber security firm Symantec Corp

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Credits: TECH

India’s largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel has now announced its partnership with cyber security company Symantec Corp to serve the growing cyber security requirements of businesses in India. The telecom service provider is now aiming to provide protection and prevent […]

By |August 28th, 2017|Cyber News|

HBO hackers leak script and spoilers of Game of Thrones Season Finale

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Credits: NYTIMES

A group of hackers known as Mr. Smith have released spoilers for the “Game of Thrones” Season 7 finale.

A detailed outline of the highly anticipated episode, set to air on Sunday, was posted on Reddit after the hackers stole an […]

By |August 27th, 2017|Cyber News|

FBI arrests Chinese national connected to malware used in OPM data breach, he visited United States to Attend a Conference

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Credits: CNN

The FBI has arrested a Chinese national who is facing charges related to the malware used in the 2015 data theft from the Office of Personnel Management computer systems — a breach that exposed the personal information of millions of people — […]

By |August 26th, 2017|Cyber News|

CIA accesses Aadhaar data? Officials say ‘no’

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Credits: TOI

Report cites a WikiLeaks exposure that claims spy agency using tech tools for cyber spying and biometric data theft.

US’ premier spy agency, the CIA, is deploying tools provided by technology firm Cross Match Technologies for cyber spying that, as a […]

By |August 26th, 2017|Cyber News|

Operations cancelled as cyber attack hits NHS Lanarkshire hospitals and GPs

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Credits: BBC

The health board confirmed malicious software had been detected in IT systems, causing appointments and procedures to be postponed.

It said it “took immediate action” to put a solution in place and minimise disruption. Patients are asked not to attend hospital […]

By |August 26th, 2017|Cyber News|

Qatar says five suspects in news agency hacking detained in Turkey

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Credits: Reuters

Qatar’s attorney general said Turkey has detained five suspects in connection with the hacking of Qatar’s state news agency in May.

The hacking helped precipitate the diplomatic rift that has since opened up between Qatar and some of its powerful Arab […]

By |August 26th, 2017|Cyber News|

Government to issue security standards for phone makers to control data theft

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Credits: TOI

Concerned over theft of personal and financial data at the hands of mobile companies, especially the large number of Chinese firms, the government is set to mandate strict security and privacy guidelines and standards for device makers.

The cyber-security standards may […]

By |August 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|