Viruses

  • Ebola virus can spread like forest fire, US warns 2 days ago

    Washington: The deadly Ebola virus can spread like a forest fire, US health authorities said on Monday, urging travelers to West Africa to take extra precautions amid the largest outbreak in history. Since March, there have been 1,201 cases of Ebola and 672 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone,...
  • Beware! New virus steals your debit, credit card information 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Debit and credit card owners in the country have been alerted by cyber security sleuths against the damaging activities of a virus which attacks Point of Sale (POS) business counters to steal confidential data like card number and passwords. The virus, of the deadly Trojan/Botnet family, is prowling in...
  • Virus stealing debit, credit card information prowling online portals 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Debit and credit card owners in the country have been alerted by cyber security sleuths against the damaging activities of a virus which attacks Point of Sale (POS) business counters to steal confidential data like card number and passwords. The virus, of the deadly Trojan/Botnet family, is prowling in...
  • DVDs, PCs with pre-installed software may have malware: Study July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: A recent study on the linkages between the use of pirated and counterfeit software and data breaches reveal that the malwares detected in the majority of samples could pose risk to Intellectual Property (IP) theft and data leakage. According to a study by independent forensic science lab, Truth Labs,...
  • Gujarat: 7 children die due to suspected Chandipura virus infection July 23, 2014

    Vadodara: Suspected infection of Chandipura virus has caused death of seven children in the districts of Vadodara, Dohad and Panchmahals in central Gujarat in the last one week. Dr Deveshwar Pandey, superintendent of government-run Sir Sayajirao Hospital here, said blood samples of the deceased had been sent to Pune-based National Institute...
  • Condom that neutralises HIV virus gets clearance July 22, 2014

    Sydney: Australian authorities have approved a condom developed in the country which contains a substance that destroys AIDS-causing HIV and other sexually transmitted viruses almost entirely, media reported Tuesday. The biotech firm Starpharma has developed an antiviral compound called VivaGel that, according to laboratory tests, can render inactive up to 99.9...
  • Death toll in West African Ebola outbreak rises to 518: WHO July 9, 2014

    Geneva: The number of people believed to have died from Ebola in west Africa has jumped to 518, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. The UN health agency said that 50 new cases -- 25 of them fatal -- had been reported between July 3-6 by health authorities in Guinea, Liberia...
  • Experts collect litchi samples in Bihar to identify deadly virus June 11, 2014

    Experts on Wednesday collected samples of litchi to identify the virus strain that has claimed the lives of over 50 children in Bihar. "We have collected samples of litchi from orchards in affected areas for toxicology study. It will help us to identify the virus strain of the disease that remains...
  • 24 cases of tuberculosis reported in Farrukhabad Central Jail June 9, 2014

    Twenty-four cases of tuberculosis have been reported till now among the inmates lodged in Central Jail in Farrukhabad, officials said. Of the 29 inmates who underwent medical examination recently, 24 have been found suffering from TB out of whom eight are at a critical stage, district TB officer Dr Rajbir Singh...
  • 10 signs your computer has a virus June 8, 2014

    Does your computer reboot, freeze up or crash at frequent intervals? Your computer might have a virus. Here are 10 signs that indicate that your PC is infected by a virus or any other type of malware. ...
  • Suspected case of swine flu in Kota alerts officials May 22, 2014

    A 34-year-old man was admitted to a hospital in Kota with suspected swine flu symptoms, prompting the health officials to initiate a drive in the district to check the spread of the disease. Rajesh Saxena, resident of Dadabari area, was admitted at a private hospital here and is suspected to be...
  • US reports third case of deadly MERS virus May 18, 2014

    Washington: A third case of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus infection has been found in the US, the country's Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Saturday. The patient is an Illinois man who had close contact with the country's first confirmed case of MERS virus infection...
  • New Android malware can take control of your phone, accuse you of watching illegal porn and try to extort money May 8, 2014

    New Delhi: If a report is to be believed, researches have detected a new piece of malware that is infecting Android devices. It attacks a device and remotely disables it until users pay a hefty sum of money. Android-Trojan.Koler.A malware, with the help of your phone's geolocation technology, discovers which country...
  • What is Heartbleed and why is it a big deal? April 10, 2014

    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 Internet's...
  • Android phones using Bing search engine under threat February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Cyber security sleuths have alerted Android software based mobile phone users against a suspicious activity being detected in the commonly used search engine 'Bing' on Internet-enabled communication devices. Terming the severity of the malfunction as "medium", the Indian cyberspace security agencies have alerted users that a possible attack...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Pregnant woman dies of Swine Flu January 29, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: A 27-year old pregnant woman on Wednesday died of swine flu at a private hospital, becoming the first victim of the disease in the country this year, officials said. The woman, who was tested positive for H1N1 virus succumbed to the disease this morning after undergoing treatment for nearly a...
  • We have Elli Avram in mind for a film: Salman Khan January 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan, who has been promoting Swedish-Greek actress Elli Avram ever since she entered the reality show 'Bigg Boss 7' house, says he may consider her for a film. Salman was the host of 'Bigg Boss 7', which ended recently. When asked whether Elli will be seen with him on...
  • UK warns of ransomware scam targeting millions of users November 16, 2013

    London: British officials issued an unusually stark alert about a cyberscam that locks users out of their computers unless they pay a ransom, saying Friday that tens of millions of people may soon be targeted. In a warning headlined "URGENT ALERT," Britain's National Crime Agency said they were aware of a...
  • Box Office: 'Mickey Virus', 'Sooper Se Ooper' fail to impress October 29, 2013

    New Delhi: As many as six films released last Friday, but none of them could excite the viewers at the box office. 'Mickey Virus', which marked the debut of actors Manish Paul and Elli Avram in Bollywood, was the most talked about movie among those that released Oct 25. But...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Mickey Virus', 'The Fifth Estate' October 26, 2013

    CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Mickey Virus', directed by Saurabh Verma and starring Elli Avram, Manish Choudhary, Varun Badola and Puja Gupta and Hollywood movie 'The Fifth State'. He also speaks to filmmaker Asghar Farhidi on his movie 'The Past'. ...
  • 'Mickey Virus' review: It's a concept in search of a plot October 26, 2013

    Cast: Manish Paul, Manish Chaudhari, Varun Badola, Elli Avram Director: Saurabh Varma I wouldn't be surprised if Mickey Virus was greenlit only because some smart-alec marketing wiz pitched it as the next Vicky Donor. Problem is, this film is never more than just a good pitch. A concept in search...
  • Manish Paul: Cracking friends' e-mail passwords wasn't a big deal October 26, 2013

    New Delhi: It is the comic timing of Manish Paul, a popular name on the small screen, that is keeping his career ticking at an impressive rate. The versatile actor, who makes his Bollywood debut with 'Mickey Virus', has been garnering buzz for making the biggest splash on the...
  • 'Mickey Virus' Tweet Review: First day, first show October 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Popular face on TV, Manish Paul makes his foray into Bollywood with Saurabh Varma's 'Mickey Virus'. Set in Delhi, the film is comic thriller and has Paul playing the role of a hacker. After getting series of complaints related to hacking, Delhi Police hires Mickey Arora(Paul) a street...
  • Mickey Virus: Will Manish Paul make it big in Bollywood? October 24, 2013

    New Delhi: With one-week window for them before next week's big release 'Krrish 3', small releases and debutants are squeezing in to woo the box office as well as the moviegoers. "The situation arose because there is no other date available in November for these films to release. The festive season...
  • Manish Paul: 'Mickey Virus' is very close to my heart October 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Right from his screen name to the place where the film is based, 'Mickey Virus' has many similarities with its lead actor Manish Paul in real life. Manish as well as his screen character come from Malviya Nagar in Delhi. Apart from this, parts of the film have...
  • 'Mickey Virus' a dream come true for Manish Paul October 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Popular TV anchor Manish Paul, who is making his Bollywood debut with 'Mickey Virus', feels proud to see his hoardings all over Mumbai. He says it's a dream come true. "It's a dream come true. I have got a solo lead film, my hoardings are all over Mumbai...I used to...
  • Manish Paul's 'Mickey Virus' to be remade in Telugu and Tamil October 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood film 'Mickey Virus', which marks the acting debut of Manish Paul, might be remade in Tamil and Telugu. Talks are on, said the movie's producer. "We have been contacted by a number of parties from down south for 'Mickey Virus'. We are negotiating the remake, merchandising and gaming rights...
  • Salman, Ranbir to promote Manish Paul's 'Mickey Virus' September 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Popular TV host Manish Paul, who is foraying into Bollywood with 'Mickey Virus', a film set against the backdrop of hacking, says Bollywood A-listers like Salman Khan and Ranbir Kapoor will promote his film. Directed by debutant Saurabh Varma, 'Mickey Virus' is a comedy thriller, which features Manish as a...
  • Bombay High Court directs transport dept to reinstate HIV positive bus driver September 5, 2013

    Mumbai: The Bombay high Court has directed the state transport department to reinstate a bus driver who was suspended for testing HIV positive. The 41-year-old bus driver from Pune was sacked from his job last year after he voluntarily disclosed his status. CNN IBN had reported on his suspension last year...
  • Brinda Karat demands action against those involved in vaccine trial September 3, 2013

    New Delhi: CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat has demanded action against those involved in the trial of a vaccine which allegedly used thousands of children as guiney pigs to test their new product. Karat demanded action in the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine trials which was allegedly conducted on thousands of children...