Apple recently released some important updates for iPhones to keep them safe from sneaky hackers. These hackers were trying to break into the phone of a person who works for a group in Washington, D.C., that watches over the internet and government activities. These updates fixed two security problems that Apple didn't know about before. We call these problems "zero-day exploits", like a surprise test for your phone's security.
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Goa's flood monitoring system has fallen victim to ransomware attack. The attackers reportedly demanded to be paid in Crypto currency for the data to be released. According to a complaint filed in cyber cell, the department claimed that all its filed have were encrypted and hence could not be accessed. As a result of hacking, the department has no access to data related to battery voltages, data packets and more.
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Early on April 11, the official Twitter handles of the Uttar Pradesh Government and the Punjab Congress were hacked by an unknown. The news came to light after the hackers shared a series of random posts on the feed. However, the two accounts were restored immediately. In the past few days, unknown hackers are targeting official websites of national agencies like IMD, UGC, and others.
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In a recent data breach at Air India, Domino's and Big basket, the Union Government Official's email-Id & password have been exposed to hackers. Reportedly, the government domains such as @nic.in and @gov.in are under the potential threat amid its misuse. "With work from home policies, the urgency of training and data security is crucial," said Mishi Chowdhury of Software Freedom Law Centre.
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CEO of Tesla Elon Musk was targeted by the infamous vigilante hacker group Anonymous. Reportedly, Elon Musk misused his stronghold over the cryptocurrency market especially pertaining to the Bitcoin. Further they claimed that his arrogance is getting out of hand when referring to the time he called himself 'Emperor of Mars'. In the past, Anonymous has wreaked havoc on major groups like PayPal and Scientology.
Wealth management firm, Upstox has alerted users of a security breach targeting contact data and KYC details of customers stored in the third-party warehouse. However it assured that users funds and securities are safe. While the data has been put on dark web, Uptsox, with over three million users assured that an international cyber-security firm has been hired. Moreover, retail broking firm said it also initiated password resets via OTP.
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Indian cyber mercenary group, “APT C-35”, has launched several phishing websites to target pro-Khalistan Sikhs in India, stated a Chinese firm's report. Chinese software company Qihoo360 Technology’s report has claimed that Sikhs, websites and mobile apps having inclinations towards 'Khalistan' sentiments are the prime targets of the group. The report further revealed that the group is exploiting only those aspects of Sikhism through which… read-more
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A huge amount of security-camera data collected by startup Verkada has reportedly been hacked, exposing live feeds of 150,000 surveillance cameras inside hospitals and companies like Tesla and Cloudflare. Hackers said they have obtained footage from 222 cameras in the Elon Musk-owned Tesla factories and warehouses. Taking responsibility of the data breach, one of the hackers, Tillie Kottmann, said they aimed to show the ease with which… 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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Aligarh Superintendent of Police has confirmed that unidentified miscreants had hacked the Aligarh Police's twitter handle. He further said that the hackers had retweeted a tweet from another handle which included an "objectionable cartoon". Reportedly, an FIR has been filed and the department has also reported the matter to Twitter. Further investigation is underway to trace the hackers.
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