CYBER

  • 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. ...
  • 'We have not caved or given in, we have preserved', says Sony CEO December 20, 2014

    Hit by the worst ever cyber- attack to an American business enterprise, Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton said, "We do not own movie theatres. We cannot determine whether or not a movie will be played in movie theatres," Lynton told CNN. "We experienced the worst cyber-attack in American history and...
  • North Korea responsible for Sony cyber-attack: FBI December 20, 2014

    Washington: The US on Friday blamed North Korea for the cyber-attack on Hollywood movie studio Sony Pictures in which confidential information was leaked by hackers. "The FBI now has enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible for these actions," an official statement from the Federal Bureau of...
  • George Clooney slams media and Hollywood for not supporting Sony after hacks December 19, 2014

    Los Angeles: George Clooney says he tried other studio heads and important people in Hollywood to sign a petition to support Sony Pictures following the hack attack on its computers but no one came forward. Clooney, 53, said the industry is scared but people, including media, should have supported the studio...
  • A new feature that updates your passwords automatically at pre-set intervals December 10, 2014

    London: A French-American startup launched an automatic password changer in an attempt to remove the all-too-human frailty that has rendered the phrase "computer security" a worrying oxymoron, leading a rival US software firm to launch a similar service. For most people, properly managing passwords verges on impossible, given the dizzying array...
  • Hackers: A handpicked, pampered elite in North Korea December 5, 2014

    Seoul: Despite its poverty and isolation, North Korea has poured resources into a sophisticated cyber-warfare cell called Bureau 121, defectors from the secretive state said as Pyongyang came under the microscope for a crippling hack into computers at Sony Pictures Entertainment. A North Korean diplomat has denied Pyongyang was behind the...
  • One in six smartphone users victim of cyber attack: Study November 24, 2014

    London: One in six smartphone users in the world have fallen prey to a cyber attack, reveals a new study, adding that 60 per cent of smartphone users and almost half of tablet users are vulnerable to hacking as these devices have no protection against malicious software. According to the findings...
  • Eight-year-old prodigy of Indian origin to address summit on cyber security November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: An eight-year old Indian-origin child prodigy is among experts who will address a cyber security conference starting on Friday where Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh is also listed as a keynote speaker. In his address at the summit on November...
  • 'My reputation was destroyed via the Internet': Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter, returns to public life after 13 years with an emotional speech about ending cyber-bullying October 21, 2014

    New York: Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern whose affair with Bill Clinton led to his impeachment, returned to public life, giving her first speech in 13 years and joining Twitter. In an emotional address at Forbes' inaugural Under 30 summit in Philadelphia that recalled the 1998 sex scandal...
  • Income Tax department launches secure email system for staff to curb frauds October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: To curb misuse of official cyber tools and attempts of phishing, the Income Tax department has rolled out a secure email system for all its employees and officers. The department, official sources said, has recently discontinued its existing email systems (called Lotus mail and IMail) and has issued...
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg visits 'cyber village' in Rajasthan October 11, 2014

    Jaipur: Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg Friday visited a "cyber village" in Rajasthan's Alwar district, an official said. "Zuckerberg visited the cyber village, Chandoli, over 170 km from the state capital Jaipur where he interacted with school children and villagers and discussed how this centre is helping in improving Internet...
  • Madras High Court seeks details of cyber crime complaints September 17, 2014

    Madurai: The Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the cyber crime cell of Tamil Nadu Police to submit to it by September 22 details of complaints received in the past one decade of offences like sharing objectionable photographs of women on the Internet. The details, including status of the complaints, should...
  • US building a new 6,200member cyber defence corps September 17, 2014

    Washington: The US military is building a new cyber defence corps that can be used to protect the nation and possibly for offensive purposes, the commander of the unit said. National Security Agency director Michael Rogers, who also heads the US Cyber Command, said the 6,200member unit should be fully operational...
  • Gmail passwords leaked: How safe is internet usage in India? September 12, 2014

    As a list of nearly 5 million combinations of Gmail addresses and passwords was made available to the public online on Tuesday, India comes to terms with developing a more stringent cyber policing and norms to deal with any such eventuality in the future. ...
  • Gmail passwords leaked: Narrow escape for users but a wake call for better cyber policing September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: It might be time to change your password if you are a Gmail user. A list of nearly 5 million combinations of Gmail addresses and passwords was posted online on Tuesday. But while the passwords seem to be old, the leak has once again raised concerns over cyber...
  • Cyber threats among greatest national security dangers: US September 10, 2014

    Washington: Terming Cyber threats as one of the greatest national security dangers, the US has said Obama administration has significantly enhanced government's capabilities to address this challenge. "Cyber threats pose one of the greatest national security dangers that the United States faces, ranging from vulnerabilities in our critical infrastructure to...
  • Singapore to boost cyber security efforts August 27, 2014

    Singapore: Singapore's Infocomm Development Authority will set up a monitoring and operations control centre to help the government guard against, and respond swiftly, to security threats, the government announced on Tuesday. The announcements come after a spate of cyber attacks on government websites late last year. Speaking at an information security meeting,...
  • Sony unveils new perfume bottleshaped selfie camera August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: For fashionloving teenagers who enjoy taking selfies but do not want the world to see, Sony has launched a unique perfume bottlelook camera that can be a perfect bag accessory. Named the Cybershot DSCKW11, it has a "Beauty Effect" mode that can improve the appearance of skin tone...
  • 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 rightwing 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...