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‘Advanced’ Cyber Attack Targets Saudi Arabia

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Credits: ndtv

Saudi authorities said Monday they had detected an “advanced” cyber attack targeting the kingdom, in a fresh attempt by hackers to disrupt government computers.

The government’s National Cyber Security Centre said the attack involved the use of “Powershell” malware, but it did […]

By |November 21st, 2017|Cyber News|

ONEPLUS PHONES HAVE AN UNFORTUNATE BACKDOOR BUILT IN

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Credits: Wired

ONEPLUS SMARTPHONES HAVE developed a bit of a cult following, thanks to a combination of design and affordability that few other Android handsets match. But OnePlus has also experienced some notable privacy and security issues, including a recent admission that it was collecting a sketchy […]

By |November 16th, 2017|Cyber News|

Indian IP addresses on Radar : U.S. Government issues alerts about malware and IP addresses linked to North Korean cyber attacks

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Credits: us-cert.gov

US-CERT, the Department of Homeland Security team responsible for analyzing cybersecurity threats, has posted a warning about cyber attacks by the North Korean government, which it collectively refers to as “Hidden Cobra.” The technical alert from the FBI and Department of Homeland Security […]

By |November 16th, 2017|Cyber News|

Govt working to set up financial CERT to tackle cyber threats

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Credits: ABC NEWS

The government is working to set up a financial Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) to tackle a rise in cyber threats to India’s financial institutions.

This will be the first sectoral CERT to be introduced in India, said IT secretary […]

By |November 16th, 2017|Cyber News|

India to promote research in cybersecurity: RS Prasad

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Credits: IndiaTimes

India will fund and encourage research and Ph.Ds students in the area of cyber security not just from India but also from the Asia Pacific region, union minister for electronics and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday. He was […]

By |November 16th, 2017|Cyber News|

It’s Time to Regulate IoT to Improve Cyber-Security

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Credits: eweek

The time has come for the U.S. government and other governments around the world, to start regulating Internet of Things (IoT) security, according to Bruce Schneier, CTO of IBM’s Resilient Systems.

Schneier delivered his message during a keynote address at the […]

By |November 16th, 2017|Cyber News|

Trump Administration Releases Rules on Disclosing Cyber Flaws

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Credits: Reuters

The Trump administration publicly released on Wednesday its rules for deciding whether to disclose cyber security flaws or keep them secret, in an effort to bring more transparency to a process that has long been cloaked in mystery.

The move is an […]

By |November 16th, 2017|Cyber News|

UK Cyber Security Chief Blames Russia For Hacker Attacks

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Credits: ABC NEWS

Russia has launched cyber attacks on the UK media, telecoms and energy sectors in the past year, Britain’s cyber security chief said on Wednesday amid reports of Russian interference in the Brexit referendum.

“Russia is seeking to undermine the international […]

By |November 16th, 2017|Cyber News|

‘Our aim is to create a cyber literate police force,’ says SP Maharashtra Cyber

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Credits: HindustanTimes

Balsingh Rajput, superintendent of police (SP), cyber, Maharashtra , heads the overall execution of Maharashtra government’s cyber security project that aims to redefine the state’s cyber security framework. Rajput, a PhD scholar at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai […]

By |November 14th, 2017|Cyber News|

NSA – RUSSIANS STOLE NSA CYBER WEAPONS AND ARE USING THEM AGAINST US, REPORT SHOWS

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Credits: NewsWeek

The National Security Agency suspects that Russian hackers are behind the biggest intelligence breach in modern history.

A 15-month ongoing investigation has found that the Kremlin is the prime suspect in the leak of various cyber weapons, along with the help […]

By |November 14th, 2017|Cyber News|