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A high-level probe has been launched after some cyber-security breach committed by some military officials came to light. On April 19, a possible link with some espionage-related acts by another country has been reported by officials. A defense source has revealed that the breach had been found on some WhatsApp groups. The sources have stated that action would be taken against those found guilty, as per the Official Secrets Act.
Union power minister RK Singh, on April 7, said that the cyber attack carried out by Chinese hackers were blocked by the Indian officials. Reportedly, Chinese hackers made two attempts to hack the power distribution centres near Ladakh. Singh then stated that "we have strengthened our defence system to counter such cyber attacks." The hackers targeted the "load dispatch" centres, to hinder power distribution in Indo-China border, reported… read-more
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The US government has warned about Cyber Security threats on global satellite communication networks after Russia's attack on Ukraine. In addition, the warning came after satellite modems possessed by European citizens went offline amid the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, on February 24. Notably, the European intelligence agencies had launched an investigation into the cyber-attack that hit Viasat, leading to huge communications blackouts across… read-more
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About 45 lakh Air India passengers data stored in its database ‘SITA PSS’ was stolen in a cyber-attack, the airlines confirmed on May 21. The data stolen includes passports, credit cards and contact details of passengers registered between August 26, 2011 and February 3, 2021. However, assuring remedial actions, the national carrier asserted that no passwords are affected and CVV or CVS numbers on credit cards are not stored.
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Cyberattacks on about 200 Japanese firms and research organizations, including the country's space agency JAXA are being investigated by Japanese authorities. Investigators suspect that Chinese military backed hackers are behind the perpetration. The Japanese police submitted papers to prosecutors on a Chinese Communist Party official, on suspicion of forging digital documents linked to the cyberattacks on April 20. Reportedly, Japan’s space… read-more
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The Road Transport and Highways Ministry received an alert from the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) on March 21 about a possible cyberattack on the sector. Reportedly, the Ministry urged National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL), Indian Road Congress (IRC), and automobile makers to conduct the security analysis of their IT systems by CERT-In certified… read-more
Tech-giant Microsoft has suffered a major cyberattack, which has made over 60,000 users of the company's business email software its victim. The victims include banks, electricity providers, and senior citizen homes among others. Reportedly, the attack is still going on and several cybersecurity firms have been trying to enquire about it and know what information the hackers have acquired. Microsoft has stated that the attack was initiated by… read-more
Cybersecurity company Recorded Future has hinted that 'RedEcho' - a China-linked organization - may have had a share in Mumbai's recent electricity blackout. It further revealed that RedEcho had 10 distinct Indian organizations, within power generation and transmission sectors, under its target. As per reports, Maharashtra police's cyber wing has detected over 40,000 cyberattacks originating from China, which increased owing to the border… read-more
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An online survey conducted in December 2020 by the Global cyber security firm McAfee, revealed that the 75% respondents subscribed to security solutions in the year 2020. However, out of 1,002 adults over age 18, 20% admitted incapability to counter cyberattacks. Moreover, trading of data like currency would make nearly 90% respondents serious for data-privacy. Besides, 42% Indians felt less secure in online dating as compared to online… read-more
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