CYBER

  • Teens should learn coping strategies to thwart online abuse: Study Yesterday

    New York: Boosting teenagers' ability to cope with online risks, rather than trying to stop them from using the internet, is a more effective strategy for keeping them safe, says a new study. More resilient teens were less likely to suffer negative effects even if they were frequently online, said the...
  • Sony launches compact cameras with 60x optical zoom April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Sony is bringing the power of superzoom into your pocket with its latest range of cyber-shot cameras which are sleek in design, yet offer powerful zoom. The Sony Cyber-shot HX90V and WX500 are two small point-and-shoot cameras with 30x optical and 60x digital zoom- a Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens. Both...
  • Chinese hackers snooping on India for a decade: Researchers April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Hackers, most likely from China, have been spying on governments and businesses in Southeast Asia and India uninterrupted for a decade, researchers at internet security company FireEye Inc said. In a report released on Monday, FireEye said the cyber espionage operations dated back to at least 2005 and "focused...
  • Government clears setting up of National Cyber Coordination Centre April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Government has approved setting up of the National Cyber Coordination Centre (NCCC), which will screen online threats and coordinate with the intelligence agencies to handle issues related to the national security. The centre, a critical component of India's plans to beef up its cyber security against hackers and espionage...
  • Kanpur: Youngster arrested for blackmailing girls on social media April 3, 2015

    Kanpur: A youth has been arrested for allegedly blackmailing girls after befriending them on social networking sites, police said on Friday. Upon receiving complaint from a girl, the Cyber Cell of the Crime Branch of police in Kanpur on Thursday arrested Deepak Gour, a resident of Nawabgunj, they said. Posing as an...
  • The Dyre Wolf: IBM uncovers new, sophisticated cyber scam that targets bank accounts April 3, 2015

    Seattle: IBM has uncovered a sophisticated fraud scheme run by a well-funded Eastern European gang of cyber criminals that uses a combination of phishing, malware and phone calls that the technology company says has netted more than $1 million from large and medium-sized US companies. The scheme, which IBM security researchers...
  • Only 2 per cent of large British firms have insurance against cyber attacks: Report March 23, 2015

    London: Only 2 per cent of large British firms have separate insurance against cyber attacks and the number dwindles to nearly zero for smaller firms, the government said in a report on Monday. Responding to concern that companies are not protected against the risks of cyber attacks, which cost billions of...
  • Government, telecom, defence sectors most attacked by cybercriminals March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Cybercriminals are increasingly targetting sensitive information from sectors including government, utilities and defence to access public data and other critical information, a government official on Friday said. "With increasing number of devices, the sophistication of attacks is also going up. Government is the most attacked sector, followed by telecom,...
  • Woman gets 70 lashes for insulting Saudi man on WhatsApp March 16, 2015

    Jeddah: A 32-year-old woman will receive 70 lashes and have to pay USD 5,332 fine for defaming a Saudi man on an instant messaging application. The woman was found guilty by a criminal court in Eastern Saudi Arabia of tarnishing the reputation of the complainant through WhatsApp, local media said on...
  • PayPal acquires cybersecurity firm CyActive, establishes new security hub in Israel March 11, 2015

    Washington: Online payments group PayPal announced Tuesday it was acquiring Israeli cybersecurity firm CyActive and establishing a new security hub in Israel. The terms of the deal were not announced, but some reports this week said PayPal, which is being spun off by online giant eBay, was paying $60 million for...
  • Cyber criminals use social media to cooperate with each other on executing major attacks March 8, 2015

    Kolkata: The rapid expansion of social media has enabled hackers to closely cooperate and group with each other to launch measured attacks, an industry expert said here on Saturday. "The cyber crime scenario is turning murkier day by day... and social media is providing a fantastic platform for these people (cyber...
  • National Cyber Safety and Security Standards is ready to help government block porn sites March 7, 2015

    Tamil Nadu: The National Cyber Safety and Security Standards is ready with the 'schematics' that would help government block all porn websites which are mainly responsible for crimes against women, Dr S Amarprasad Reddy, Additional Director General, NCSSS, on Saturday said. There were three crore porn websites and recently the Supreme...
  • Microsoft warns 'Freak' bug could also harm Windows PCs March 7, 2015

    Boston: Hundreds of millions of Windows PC users are vulnerable to attacks exploiting the recently uncovered "Freak" security vulnerability, which was initially believed to only threaten mobile devices and Mac computers, Microsoft warned. News of the vulnerability surfaced on Tuesday when a group of nine security experts disclosed that ubiquitous Internet...
  • Indian government to spread cyber threat awareness in partnership with Google February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Government will launch Internet safety programme in partnership with Google in order to create awareness among users regarding cyber threat. "We are happy to partner with Google and Cert-In in the cyber security education and awareness campaign. The Internet offers many opportunities to explore create and collaborate," MyGov CEO...
  • Your mobile phone data is at risk of being compromised February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Cellphones with mobile apps could be potential target of cyber attacks globally and subscribers' data including usernames and passwords are at risk, security software maker McAfee said today. The failure of mobile application developers to patch critical secure sockets layer (SSL) vulnerabilities could potentially impact millions of mobile phone...
  • Check Point buys Israeli cyber security firm Hyperwise February 20, 2015

    Israeli:Internet and network security provider Check Point Software Technologies has bought Israeli start-up Hyperwise, saying it will help it compete in the fast-growing cyber security market. Check Point said on Wednesday it paid "tens of millions of dollars" for Hyperwise, a company with roots in Israel's military intelligence and electronic espionage...
  • FBI's most wanted cyber criminal arrested from Pakistan February 14, 2015

    Karachi: A Cyber-criminal, who is on the Interpol and the FBI's most wanted list and was involved in defrauding several companies and individuals of over US dollar 50 million, was arrested on Saturday from Pakistan's biggest city. The accused, Noor Aziz Uddin, was arrested from his residence here during a pre-dawn...
  • Barack Obama to promote sharing of cyber security threat information February 13, 2015

    Washington: Amid increased cyber threats from overseas, US President Barack Obama is set to put in place measures aimed at encouraging and promoting sharing of cyber security threat information. Obama will sign an executive order aimed at encouraging and promoting sharing of cyber security threat information within the private sector and...
  • India is best partner to combat shared cyber threats: US February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The US wants India to be its "best partner" to combat "shared" cyber crime threats in specific sectors of finance, infrastructure and energy, a top American official said on Tuesday. United States of America's Coordinator for Cyber Issues Christopher Painter, who is in India for meetings with his...
  • Banking passwords stealing virus prowling in Indian cyberspace February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Cyber security sleuths have alerted e-banking users in the country against the infectious and destructive activity of a "worm" virus which attacks and steals personal login secrets and passwords of an individual. The virus, of the deadly Trojan variant, has been identified and named as 'Cridex' and is...
  • International laws governing cyber crimes need fresh look: CBI February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: CBI on Monday said that a "fresh look" needs to be taken at the specific global laws and protocols which are necessary to effectively crack down on the menace of cyber crime and web-enabled financial frauds. Inaugurating a week-long training programme on "Financial Offences and Cyber Crimes", CBI...
  • Mumbai police submits proposal to State government for an overhaul of cyber crime investigation system February 3, 2015

    Mumbai police has submitted a proposal to the State government for an overhaul of the cyber crime investigation system. Over 500 cyber crime cases were reported in 2014. ...
  • Cyber crimes in India may double in 2015: Study January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: The number of cyber crimes in India may touch 3,00,000 in 2015, almost double the level of last year, causing havoc in the financial space, security establishment and social fabric, a study said. "What is causing even more concern is that the origin of these crimes is widely based...
  • 'Hackers scouting for vulnerabilities in Apple Pay' December 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Cyber criminals are looking at ways to exploit tech giant Apple's recently-launched digital payment solution Apple Pay, according to top cyber security solutions firm Trend Micro. Even though no actual attacks on Apple Pay have been reported yet, Trend Micro's 'Security Prediction for 2015 and Beyond' warned that cyber...
  • India logs 40 per cent annual increase in cyber crime cases December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Hacking, publication of obscene contents, credit card and banking frauds among other cyber crimes have registered an annual increase of more than 40 per cent in the country in the past two years. According to Home Ministry statistics, as many as 71,780 cyber frauds were reported in 2013, while...
  • Hyderabad: Man arrested for mailing obscene pics morphed on boss' wife December 24, 2014

    Hyderabad: A 49-year-old man was on Wednesday arrested on charges of sending e-mails containing morphed obscene photos and derogatory remarks about the wife of his former boss, police said. The accused, Senapathi Sridhar who is currently unemployed, was apprehended by Cyber Crime Police Station of Cyberabad Commissionerate from his residence...
  • Internet outage seen in North Korea amid US hacking dispute December 23, 2014

    Washington: North Korea, at the center of a confrontation with the United States over the hacking of Sony pictures, itself experienced Internet outages on Monday, a US company that monitors Internet infrastructure said. New Hampshire-based Dyn Research said the reason for the disruptions was not known but could range from technological...
  • Hacking of Sony Pictures not an act of war but cyber-vandalism: Obama December 22, 2014

    US President Barack Obama spoke out on the controversy surrounding the alleged hacking attack on Sony Pictures over the film 'The Interview' which is about a fictional assassination attempt on North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un. ...
  • North Korea threatens strikes on US amid hacking claims December 22, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea says President Barack Obama is "recklessly" spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyber attack of Sony Pictures and warns of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and "the whole US mainland, that cesspool of terrorism." Such North Korean rhetoric during times of high tension with Washington is routine. But...
  • North Korea rubbishes US allegations calling them childish December 21, 2014

    North Korea has rubbished US allegations calling them childish. This after US President Barack Obama said they had enough information to prove Pyongyangs role in the audacious cyber attack. ...