Cyber

  • Malware sneaks into online ads: Researchers August 6, 2014

    Washington: Hackers are increasingly slipping malicious software into online advertising, creating risks for the Internet economic model, security researchers said Tuesday. A report presented at the Black Hat security conference said "malvertising" has become increasingly prevalent and difficult for users to detect. "Malvertising victims are infected with malware in the course of...
  • Passenger jets at risk of hacker attacks, warns security researcher August 4, 2014

    Boston: Cyber security researcher Ruben Santamarta says he has figured out how to hack the satellite communications equipment on passenger jets through their WiFi and inflight entertainment systems - a claim that, if confirmed, could prompt a review of aircraft security. Santamarta, a consultant with cyber security firm IOActive, is scheduled...
  • Habitual cyber offenders to be brought under Goonda Act August 4, 2014

    Bangalore: Habitual cyber offenders will be booked under the amended Goonda Act, which was passed by Bangalore state legislature last week, home minister KJ George said . In a recent case, police have said they were considering invoking the amended Goonda Act against a right-wing activist who had launched verbal attacks...
  • Beware! New virus steals your debit, credit card information July 28, 2014

    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...
  • 'India should be more aware of cyber security threats' July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: India should be more aware of cyber security threats and the time to act in this regard is now, an Israeli security solutions firm has said even as it averred that the two countries have many common "opponents". "I believe India should be more aware of cyber threats. I...
  • Apple iPhones let others access your personal data; are there 'back doors' running on every iOS device? July 26, 2014

    San Francisco: Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicised techniques by Apple employees, the company acknowledged this week. The same techniques to circumvent backup encryption could be used by law enforcement or others with access to the "trusted" computers to which...
  • '9,174 Indian websites hacked till May' July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Minister of Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad Monday said 9,174 Indian websites were hacked by various hacker groups from different parts of the world till May 2014. "These incidents included phishing, scanning, spam, malicious code, website intrusions etc. These attacks have been observed to be orginating from...
  • Man cheated of Rs 29 lakh by cyber criminals July 9, 2014

    A man has lodged an FIR at Town police station in Bihar's Begusarai district against unidentified cyber criminals who allegedly cheated him of Rs 29 lakh after telling him that he had won a Rs one crore lucky draw. Sanoj Kumar, a native of Pokhariya village, had received an SMS, reportedly...
  • Three teachers suspended for watching obscene videos in premises of school July 6, 2014

    District administration on Sunday suspended three government teachers for allegedly watching obscene video films in the premises of Panigaon middle school here, an official said. Mathura Basic Shiksa Adhikari Shyam Prakash Yadav said Headmaster Mahavir Prasad, Assistant teacher Mohar Singh and a class IV employee Jayveer Singh were suspended with an...
  • Microsoft toughens Outlook email encryption to thwart online snooping July 2, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft on Tuesday said it is scrambling Outlook email messages in transit to thwart spying by governments or others. Toughened encryption at Outlook and Microsoft OneDrive online "cloud" data storage service came less than a month after the technology titan got low marks in a Google ranking of such...
  • Cyber crimes up by 51 per cent in India, Maharashtra, AP, Karnataka top list July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh (undivided), Karnataka and Maharashtra have occupied the top 3 positions when it comes to cyber crimes registered under the new IT Act in India. Interestingly, these three states together contribute more than 70 per cent to India's revenue from IT and IT related industries. According to the...
  • Man arrested for posting offensive pictures on Facebook June 23, 2014

    A young man has been arrested for allegedly posting offensive pictures on social networking site Facebook, police said. The accused, identified as Yogesh Kumar, was arrested on Saturday following complaints that he had posted offensive pictures against a particular religion on his Facebook page. Police said the accused had a Facebook account...
  • Hackers claim attacks on World Cup-related websites June 12, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Hackers claim they have carried out attacks against dozens of Brazilian websites linked to the soccer World Cup, including those of tournament sponsor Hyundai, a state government and Brazil's intelligence agency. "We had a busy last few days and there is more still to come," a hacker who calls...
  • Cyber crime costs global economy $445 billion a year: Report June 9, 2014

    London: Cyber crime costs the global economy about $445 billion every year, with the damage to business from the theft of intellectual property exceeding the $160 billion loss to individuals from hacking, according to research published on Monday. The report from the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) said cyber...
  • West Bengal man posts sex videos of his Facebook friend online, arrested June 8, 2014

    Siliguri: A man has been arrested in West Bengal's Darjeeling town for having sex with a girl on the false promise of marriage, shooting a video during the act and posting it on the internet when she refused to succumb to his blackmail, police said on Saturday. Nikhil Zimba, a resident...
  • Thane: Husband held for posting his wife's video on a porn site June 6, 2014

    Thane: A 28-year-old man who allegedly filmed his wife and posted the video on a pornographic site was arrested on Friday. Senior police inspector Ajay Kurandkar of Navghar police station said that the man's wife had complained to the police that he did it to earn money since he is...
  • Hackers exploit Apple's 'Find My Phone' feature, lock users out, ask for ransom May 28, 2014

    San Francisco: Multiple users on Apple Inc's online support forum and Twitter have reported an unusual smartphone and tablet hack in which cyber attackers were said to have locked Australian users' smartphones and demanded payment in return for unlocking them. The alleged cyber attackers, first reported by The Sydney Morning Herald,...
  • eBay initially believed user data was safe after cyber attack May 24, 2014

    Boston: eBay Inc initially believed that its customers' data was safe as forensic investigators reviewed a network security breach discovered in early May and made public this week, a senior executive told Reuters on Friday. EBay has come under fire over its handling of the cyberattack, in which hackers accessed personal...
  • US to prosecute Chinese officials for hacking in to American firms' accounts May 20, 2014

    US prosecutors are in the middle of a series of cyber crime crackdowns. The United States has announced charges against 5 Chinese officials for hacking in to American companies' accounts to steal their trade secrets. The hackers are believed to be the officers of People's Liberation Army in China. ...
  • Android phones with Adobe Reader app vulnerable to cyber attacks April 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Cyber security agencies have alerted Indian Android phone users against a potential vulnerability in certain versions of their 'Adobe Reader' programme which could compromise their personal data. Categorising the activity of the virus as "high", the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) said the malfunction affects the Adobe Reader...
  • MP: Man posts woman's obscene photos on Facebook, jailed for 3 years April 29, 2014

    Bhopal: In a first of its kind verdict in Bhopal, a local court has sentenced a youth to three years in prison for posting obscene photographs of a woman on Facebook. The convict has also been directed to pay a penalty of Rs 22,000 for the cyber crime. The woman...
  • Commercial establishments in residential areas to face sealing drive April 26, 2014

    Several commercial establishments including banks, ATMs, nursing homes, coaching centres, cyber cafes and private schools running in residential sectors are going to face the heat as Ghaziabad Development Authority has launched a drive against them. Allahabad High Court in September last year had directed GDA to seal all buildings in residential...
  • Cyber space, a new domain of war: Antony April 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of rising incidents of hacking of military networks, Defence Minister AK Antony on Monday said cyber space was the new domain of war and asked top Army brass to ensure security of critical information infrastructure of the force. He said rapid...
  • Complaint against Sonia for using Vajpayee's name on Congress website April 11, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh BJP filed a police complaint, on Friday, against Congress president Sonia Gandhi, alleging that her party's website resorted to false statements while using former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's name on it. The complaint was filed by state spokesmen Vijendra Singh Sisodiya in the presence of party leader Deepak...
  • 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...
  • Why the underworld loves bitcoin March 16, 2014

    Singapore: Criminals may already have made off with up to $500 million worth of bitcoins since the virtual currency launched in 2009 - and you can double that if it turns out they emptied Mt. Gox. Internet criminals, security experts say, are attracted to bitcoin because of its stratospheric rise in...
  • NATO says its websites hit by cyber attacks March 16, 2014

    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 held...
  • India second in the list of countries facing cyber attacks on mobiles March 3, 2014

    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...
  • Android KitKat, Jelly Bean under cyber threat; users' data could be compromised March 2, 2014

    New Delhi: A "critical flaw" has been detected in the virtual private network offered by Android operating systems in the Indian cyberspace leading to "hijack" of personal data of users. Internet security sleuths have alerted consumers of this web-based service to guard against the spread of this virus which affects...
  • The 'biggest ever' cyber attack uncovered; 360 mn accounts, 1.25 bn email addresses hacked March 2, 2014

    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 and...