Cyber Security

‘Urgent need to improve Aadhaar, IT Acts

‘Urgent need to improve Aadhaar, IT Acts

This is not the first time that such a breach has happened in the state. Last month Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Aadhaar details were posted on social media. But then retribution was swift. Following a tweet by Dhoni's wife, Union IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad promised action and the Ranchi-based agency, which had procured the cricketer's details ...

70 per cent of ATMs in India easy prey for cyber attackers   Read more at: //economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/58666596.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

70 per cent of ATMs in India easy prey for cyber attackers Read more at: //economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/58666596.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

NEW DELHI: India was among the 99 countries affected by a global cyber attack that took down, among others, health services in the UK, a telecom network in Spain and government computer systems in Russia this weekend. As many as 102 computer systems of Andhra Pradesh police were hacked on Saturday. The malware reportedly halted ...

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

Ranchi, May 15: The state chapter of National Informatics Centre (NIC), which handles several key IT-allied projects for the Jharkhand government, on Monday asked all its district wings to gauge the vulnerability of computers still using the obsolete Windows XP operating system in the wake of a global cyber attack that has hit 150 countries, including ...

WannaCry hasn’t hurt India’s government, but there have been dangerous, unreported attacks before

WannaCry hasn’t hurt India’s government, but there have been dangerous, unreported attacks before

Computer systems of at least 18 Andhra Pradesh police units are among the hundreds in India compromised by the WannaCry ransomware attack, which began on May 12 and is estimated to have affected more than 200,000 computers across 150 countries so far. Ransomware is a type of malicious software designed to block access to computer systems until ...

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

Cyber expert and founder of Cyber Peace Foundation Vineet Kumar on ways to prevent misuse of social media TT: Despite its many advantages, social media doesn’t look good when it’s used to spread hatred.   VK: Social media is actually a boon. But users must understand its utility and be mature enough not to accept virtual ...

Ethical hacking: The Zomato case highlights how the government should use bug bounty programmes

Ethical hacking: The Zomato case highlights how the government should use bug bounty programmes

Last week, a hacker broke into the database of Zomato, India’s largest online restaurant guide, and accessed five vital details – names, emails, numeric user IDs, user names and password hashes – of around 17 million users. The hacker then offered up the details for sale on the darknet before entering into negotiations with the ...

WannaCry – ‘A Catastrophe without Any Borders’

WannaCry – ‘A Catastrophe without Any Borders’

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. On May 12, 2017, WannaCry Ransomware, a cyber attack took over the global Cyber Space, affecting over 2,00,000 organizations in 104 different countries. Who was behind this has not yet been traced but such attacks are usually propagated through countries with the soul purpose of making money by blackmailing. ...

Cyber Attacks in Cashless India – Ransomware just the start

Cyber Attacks in Cashless India – Ransomware just the start

Image Source In November last year India went through a demonetization drive when the government banned the Rupees 500 and 1000 notes. It caused a lot of near term pain with some serious liquidity crisis in a primarily cash driven economy. However, sanity returned in a few months with various private and public sector initiatives ...

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The Telegraph

Sapphire International School in Ranchi that has launched a Cyber Peace Club to educate students about safety in the virtual world Cyber stalking and cyber bullying are new-age terms of torment that target pre-teen and teenage students. Some schools in Ranchi and Jamshedpur, acting on an advisory issued by the Central Board of Secondary Education ...

Publishing house to finance company: Latest ransomware attack cripples over 100 firms in India

Publishing house to finance company: Latest ransomware attack cripples over 100 firms in India

On September 1, executives of a leading publishing house approached the Delhi police. They were in crisis: all files on more than 150 computers across their offices in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru, connected to a common server, were encrypted by a malware. To decrypt the files, the malware demanded ransom, the police said. The publishing ...