Virtual Private Network's demonstration.

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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.

Wed, 01 Sep 2021 - 01:00 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: VPN, India, cybersecurity, Parliamentary Committee

Courtesy: NDTV Gadgets 360

Ransomware attack

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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.

Sat, 03 Jul 2021 - 01:05 PM / by Ashutosh Kumar Mishra

Tags: Ransomware attack, Cyberwar, Cyber Crime, cybersecurity

Courtesy: NDTV

India has secured 10th place in the Global Cybersecurity Index 2020

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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. 

Thu, 01 Jul 2021 - 11:59 AM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: cybersecurity, Gobal Cybersecurity Index 2020, Digital India, India

Courtesy: Business Standard

Chinese Hacker

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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

Fri, 18 Jun 2021 - 07:36 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Chinese Hackers, Indian Defense Forces, research, cybersecurity

Courtesy: WION News

Mobikwik

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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

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 - 04:55 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Data Breach, Mobikwik, cybersecurity, Data Privacy

Instagram to launch AI based feature to curb cyberbullying

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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

Wed, 17 Mar 2021 - 10:15 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Instagram , Teenager, cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

ShareIt

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Cyber Experts Claim 'SHAREit' Not Safe, Suggest To Uninstall It

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

Wed, 17 Feb 2021 - 11:35 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: ShareIt, Appilcations, Hackers, cybersecurity

Courtesy: India Today

Representational photo/Data privacy.

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75% Indians Opted Data Security Solutions Over Cyberattack Fears: McAfee Survey

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

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 - 01:30 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: McAfee, cybersecurity, Cyber Attack, Data Currency

Courtesy: The Indian Express

dark web

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Expert Claims Financial Details Of 3.3 Lakh Indians Leaked On Dark Web

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

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 - 09:42 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: cybersecurity, Data Breach, Dark Web, Financial Information, Cyber Crime

Treasury department

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US Treasury Hit By Cyberattacks; Experts Suspect Russia-backed Hackers

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

Mon, 14 Dec 2020 - 12:39 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Malware, cybersecurity, FBI, Russia, Cyber Attack