The usage of VPNs in India is expected to be blocked by the Indian government. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs has recommended the govt for the second time block them with the help of Internet service providers. According to the committee, criminals use VPN to ''bypass cybersecurity walls'' and also use them to remain anonymous. Besides, the committee also urges to establish more cyber forensic laboratories.
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A cyberattack targeted Kaseya's computer network management tool, leading the US IT firm to advise organizations to halt servers to avoid ransomware. "We are in the process of investigating the root cause of the incident, but we recommend that you immediately shut down your VSA server until you receive further notice from us," Kaseya said in Reddit. Reportedly, about 200 businesses were encrypted.
With a score of 97.5 points out of 100, India has been ranked as the tenth best country in the Global Cybersecurity Index 2020 by the International Telecommunication Union on June 29. Besides, India has moved up by 37 names among the other countries and secured the fourth position in the Asia Pacific region. However, the US bags 1st place, and the UK shares 2nd position with Saudi Arabia.
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A Chinese government hacking outfit is targeting Indian defence research along with the other organizations, claims a recent findings from an American Cyber Security firm. The world's biggest source of external security information 'Recorded Future', has uncovered cyber espionage activities related to a suspected Chinese state-sponsored threat activity firm known as 'RedFoxtrot'. However, the group has been active in India since 2014 and have… read-more
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Mobile payment application MobiKwik has announced a third-party forensic data security audit after claims of a data breach resurfaced. Reportedly, it has been claimed that the data of 10 crore MobiKwik users have been put on for sale on Darkweb. Denying the breach, MobiKwik stated, "All MobiKwik accounts and balances are completely safe.” However, mentioning Darkweb data, MobiKwik said that "any user could have uploaded her/ his information… read-more
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Instagram will introduce an AI-based feature to prevent teenagers from falling prey to online predators. Although users should be 13 years old to create an account, the screening process could be tampered with false birth date details. The new feature can block adults from sending DMs (Direct Messages) to teenagers who do not follow them and issue safety notices upon suspicious activity. Additionally, Instagram will restrict mentioning… read-more
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Cybersecurity company Trend Micro has found a major security threat in the popular file-sharing app SHAREit and has recommended to uninstall it. The company highlighted that the application allows hackers to inject malicious codes into other apps and enables them to access users' information. Moreover, termed as "ridiculously unsafe" for its users, SHAREit can also install third-party app deceitfully. Banned by the government, the app … 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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Independent cyber security researcher Rajshekhar Rajaharia has claimed that financial data of around 3.3 lakh Indians was leaked on the dark web on January 20. Rajshekhjar claimed that nearly 6 GB of personal data including phone numbers, email addresses, PAN and bank details have been leaked by a hacker group, ShinyHunters. While Rajshekhar said the data breach belongs to a Cryptocurrency exchange company named BuyUCoin, the company has… read-more
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The US' Treasury and Commerce departments, besides other government agencies, have lately suffered cyberattacks, for which experts suspect Russia-backed hackers as responsible. Reportedly, the hackers embedded malware in the servers, making all the data stored there completely visible. "We have asked CISA and the FBI to investigate," said a spokesperson of the Commerce department. Just a few days ago, cybersecurity firm FireEye had also… read-more
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