Sonu Sood Announces Rs 1 Crores Towards Cybersecurity Initiative
Actor Sonu Sood's NGO has announced the launch of the "Mera Bharat, Surakshit Bharat Initiative" in association with EC-Council, the world’s largest cybersecurity certification body. On February 1, the Bollywood actor said, he has pledged an amount of Rs 1 crores for the cybersecurity initiative. "Our country is facing a significant resource crisis in cybersecurity, and I am proud to be a part of the solution," said Sood.
Tags: Sonu Sood, cybersecurity, Technology, Indian Actor, Education
Courtesy: Free Press Journal
Google Chrome To Have Special Biometric Security For Incognito Mode
Google Chrome brings in a new fingerprint verification feature for incognito mode. The new feature will provide privacy and safety to users, especially at a time when cybercrime and online frauds are on the massive rise. "You can require biometric authentication when you resume an Incognito session that was interrupted. This is available to all Chrome users on iOS and currently rolling out to Android users," said Google.
Tags: cybercrime, cybersecurity, Google Chrome, iOS, New feature
Courtesy: India Today
Cyber Security Breach By Military Officials, Probe Underway
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.
Tags: cybersecurity, Cyber Attack, Espionage, Security Breach, breach
Infopercept Launches New Platform To Help Fight Cyber-Attacks
Infopercept Consulting, a Global Managed Security Service Provider, has launched a detection and response platform called 'Invinsense 3.0.' The new platform is aimed at helping organisations tackle advanced cyber-attacks. The platform brings together cyber-security features, attack simulation and other services like MDR and OMDR. The platform contains a centralised management console, allowing organisations to manage services with one single… read-more
Tags: cybersecurity, Cyberattack, Infopercept, Cyber Crime, cybercrime
VPNs Are Threat To India's Security, Suggests Parliamentary Panel To Govt
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.
Tags: VPN, India, cybersecurity, Parliamentary Committee
Courtesy: NDTV Gadgets 360
Cyberattack Hits 200 Businesses In United States
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.
Tags: Ransomware attack, Cyberwar, Cyber Crime, cybersecurity
India Secures 10th Place In The Global Cybersecurity Index 2020
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.
Tags: cybersecurity, Gobal Cybersecurity Index 2020, Digital India, India
Courtesy: Business Standard
Chinese-Sponsored Hacking Firm Targets Indian Defence, Telecom, Says Report
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
Tags: Chinese Hackers, Indian Defense Forces, research, cybersecurity
Courtesy: WION News
MobiKwik Plans Third Party Forensic Audit Over Data Breach Claims
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
Tags: Data Breach, Mobikwik, cybersecurity, Data Privacy
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Instagram To Release AI That Ensures Safety Against Online Predators
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
Tags: Instagram , Teenager, cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence
Courtesy: Deccan Herald