Cyber Attacks

  • What is Heartbleed and why is it a big deal? 10-04-2014 11:57 AM

    New York: Millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information may be at risk as a result of a major breakdown in Internet security revealed earlier this week. The damage caused by the "Heartbleed" bug is currently unknown. The security hole exists on a vast number of the...
  • NATO says its websites hit by cyber attacks 16-03-2014 11:12 AM

    Brussels: Several NATO websites have been hit by cyber attacks, but they have had no impact on the military alliance's operations, a NATO spokeswoman said. The attacks, which affected NATO's main website, came amid rising tensions over Russian forces' occupation of Ukraine's Crimea region where a referendum is to be...
  • India second in the list of countries facing cyber attacks on mobiles 03-03-2014 03:29 PM

    New Delhi: India is the second-most cyber attacks on mobile devices prone country with a major chunk of these intrusions designed for phishing and stealing banking details, a report by security software maker Kaspersky said. Russian cyber security solutions firm Kaspersky Lab said Russia topped the list of attacks on...
  • The 'biggest ever' cyber attack uncovered; 360 mn accounts, 1.25 bn email addresses hacked 02-03-2014 11:53 AM

    Boston: A cybersecurity firm said that it uncovered stolen credentials from some 360 million accounts that are available for sale on cyber black markets, though it is unsure where they came from or what they can be used to access. The discovery could represent more of a risk to consumers...
  • Adobe hacked: Consumer data, source code stolen in cyber attack 04-10-2013 06:29 AM

    Boston: Adobe Systems said on Thursday it was the victim of sophisticated cyber attacks on its networks by hackers who accessed data belonging to millions of customers along with the source code to some of its popular software titles. Chief Security Officer Brad Arkin said in a statement that the...
  • Constructive discussion with China on cyber issues: US 09-07-2013 06:31 AM

    Washington: The United States and China had constructive discussions on the contentious issue of cyber attacks, a senior US official said at the conclusion of the first working group meeting on it. The meeting, a sub dialogue of the fifth US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, which kicks off on July...
  • Israel army unveils new cyber defence unit 09-07-2013 06:30 AM

    Jerusalem: The Israeli military has offered a peek into one of its most secretive bases, which houses a newly established unit tasked with defending its own networks against mounting cyberspace attacks. Teams of programmers and computer experts, aged 18-22, man the "Cyber War Room," situated at an undisclosed site in...
  • Edward Snowden rightfully charged in courts, says US 03-07-2013 09:51 AM

    Washington: Rejecting allegations of political vendetta, the US has said Edward Snowden is rightfully charged by its courts for espionage and leaking classified information, and Washington is making diplomatic efforts to ensure he is brought back to face those charges. "Snowden has been lawfully charged in US courts. As a...
  • US, China agree to hold regular talks on hacking 02-06-2013 08:22 PM

    Washington: Ahead of the first summit between US President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, the two countries have agreed to hold regular, high-level talks on how to set "standards of behaviour" for cybersecurity and commercial espionage, according to a media report on Sunday. It would be the...
  • China rejects US Pentagon's charges of military espionage 07-05-2013 08:25 PM

    Washington: The Pentagon said on Monday that China is using espionage to acquire technology to fuel its military modernization. The Pentagon for the first time accused the Chinese of trying to break into US defence computer networks, though China on Tuesday firmly desmised the allegations. In its 83-page annual report...
  • 30 Minutes: Is cyber warfare a threat to India? 07-04-2013 01:58 PM

    In August, 2012 a series of bulk SMSes, MMSes started spreading like a virus across mobile phones in India targeting people from a North-Eastern states who stayed and worked away from their homes across India. As these text messages spread, the enemy achieved its objective creating panic. In just three...
  • Congress website defaced on Sonia's birthday 09-12-2011 05:17 PM

    New Delhi: Hackers broke into the Congress' official website and replaced part of Sonia Gandhi's profile with some objectionable material in a cyber attack coinciding with the party chief's birthday. "The hackers could penetrate deep inside the website and changed one paragraph," AICC Computer Department chief Vishwajeet Prithvijeet Singh said....
  • US report blasts China, Russia for cybercrime 04-11-2011 09:29 AM

    Washington: US intelligence officials accused China and Russia on Thursday of systematically stealing American high-tech data for their own national economic gain. It was the most forceful and detailed public airing of US allegations after years of private complaints. US officials and cybersecurity experts said the US must openly confront...
  • India calls for global coordination on cyber security 02-11-2011 08:46 AM

    London: India has called for global coordination to ensure that Internet continues to thrive without the fear of its misuse. Sachin Pilot, Minister of State for Information and Communications, told the London International Cyber Conference that "given the nature of the task and the fact that IT networks can be...
  • New cyber attack targets chemical firms: Symantec 01-11-2011 11:58 AM

    Washington: At least 48 chemical and defense companies were victims of a coordinated cyber attack that has been traced to a man in China, according to a new report from security firm Symantec Corp. Computers belonging to these companies were infected with malicious software known as "PoisonIvy," which was used...
  • 'Japan eyes private firms help on cyber attacks' 02-10-2011 09:58 AM

    Tokyo: Japan plans to work more closely with private companies by sharing information on cyber attacks after defence contractor Mitsubishi Heavy Industries was hacked, Nikkei business daily reported. The government also aims to ratify an international treaty on online crimes, the Nikkei said without citing a source. The United States...
  • Japan tells arms supplier to probe cyber attack 21-09-2011 10:10 AM

    Tokyo: Japan told its biggest weapons supplier, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, to investigate a cyber attack on its computers on Tuesday, warning it may have breached contracts to supply billions of dollars of equipment by keeping quiet about the online assault. Under the terms of an agreement the government imposes on...
  • Who is behind the attempted IMF data hacking? 14-06-2011 07:53 AM

    London A national government is the most likely culprit in an apparent cyber attack on the International Monetary Fund, say experts, given the complexity of the assault and its targeting of the organisation's secrets. With the IMF leadership up for grabs as it mulls Eurozone bailouts and global financial reform,...
  • IMF hit by cyber attack, extent not disclosed 12-06-2011 10:37 AM

    New York: The International Monetary Fund, already reeling from last month's arrest of its former leader, is investigating an attack on its computer system. IMF spokesman David Hawley said the organization is fully functional. He declined to provide further details on what he termed an "IT incident," including its scope...
  • Fake White House holiday e-mail is cyber attack 05-01-2011 04:47 PM

    Washington: It looked like an innocent e-mail Christmas card from the White House. But the holiday greeting that surfaced just before Christmas was a ruse by cyber criminals to steal documents and other data from law enforcement, military and government workers, particularly those involved in computer crime investigations. Analysts who...
  • Iran fights off severe cyber attack on nuclear plants 14-10-2010 03:20 PM

    Iran is fighting off a severe cyber attack on its nuclear plants. Experts think this could be the beginning of an arms race for cyber weapons, designed to cripple nations. Earlier this year a nuclear fuel factory and a nuclear reactor in Iran suffered unexplained and severe production glitches. Experts...