Cyber

  • Cyber space, a new domain of war: Antony 22-04-2014 08:37 AM

    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 growth and dependence on...
  • Complaint against Sonia for using Vajpayee's name on Congress website 11-04-2014 06:54 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Why the underworld loves bitcoin 16-03-2014 03:12 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Android KitKat, Jelly Bean under cyber threat; users' data could be compromised 02-03-2014 12:18 PM

    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 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...
  • Android phones using Bing search engine under threat 18-02-2014 02:51 PM

    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...
  • Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox face threat of mischievous attacks 16-02-2014 11:30 AM

    New Delhi: Multiple vulnerabilities have been detected in popular web browsers Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox and cyber security sleuths have advised Internet users in the Indian cyberspace to guard against arbitrary activities on their systems. In view of these suspicious virus-based activities, Internet users have been asked to upgrade...
  • We lack facilities to check cyber crime: Rajasthan Police 14-02-2014 12:16 AM

    Rajasthan Police on Thursday expressed concern over the lack of important infrastructure in the state to counter cyber crime. Speaking at a two-day training programme on information technology, the ADGP (Crime) Ajit Singh said Rajasthan lacked important facilities, infrastructure and equipment to contain cyber crime. Consumer awareness in information technology...
  • Cyber spying campaign 'The Mask' uncovered 11-02-2014 02:10 PM

    Punta Cana: A computer security software firm has uncovered what it calls the first cyber espionage campaign believed to be started by a Spanish-speaking country, targeting government agencies, energy companies and activists in 31 countries. Dubbed "The Mask," the campaign had operated undetected since 2007 and infected more than 380...
  • 'Revenge' pornster accused of stealing nude images from emails, posting them online 24-01-2014 01:44 PM

    Los Angeles: A notorious "revenge porn" website operator and another California man have been charged with stealing nude photos from hundreds of hacked email accounts and posting the images online. Hunter Moore, 27, who has been dubbed by some media outlets as "the most hated man on the Internet," was...
  • Russia hacked hundreds of Asian, American, European companies: Security firm 22-01-2014 12:16 PM

    Washington: A US cybersecurity firm says it has gathered evidence that the Russian government spied on hundreds of American, European and Asian companies, the first time Moscow has been linked to cyber attacks for alleged economic - rather than political - gains. According to the firm, CrowdStrike, the victims of...
  • NSA malware spies on 100,000 computers around the world, including in India 16-01-2014 06:08 AM

    Washington: The US National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world - but not in the United States - that allows the US to conduct surveillance on those machines, The New York Times reported Tuesday. The Times cited NSA documents, computer experts and US officials...
  • Vasundhara Raje asks police to expedite cases of SC/ST, women 09-01-2014 05:57 PM

    Holding a high-level meeting with SPs on law and order in the state, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Thursday directed them to expedite cases pertaining to SC/ST, women and children and register FIRs immediately. She also asked them to address public grievances on the spot to avoid crime and said...
  • Congress to create 'cyber army' to counter BJP on social media 24-12-2013 04:20 PM

    Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel has said that his party has decided to create its "cyber army" to take on BJP's "onslaught" on the social media. "We will be creating our cyber army to counter the BJP's onslaught on social media which has become important in the run up to...
  • How to protect your email, social networking and other online accounts 05-12-2013 10:38 AM

    New York: Security experts say passwords for more than 2 million Facebook, Google and other accounts have been compromised and circulated online, just the latest example of breaches involving leading Internet companies. Some services including Twitter have responded by disabling the affected passwords. But there are several things you can...
  • Google likely to announce refreshed Nexus 10 today 02-12-2013 01:37 PM

    Mumbai: Google is likely to put an end to all the speculation around the newest iteration of the Nexus 10 today. All those who have been wondering which company has finally built the refreshed Nexus 10 or when it will reach markets, may not have to wait any longer. News...
  • Smart TVs, security cameras vulnerable to attacks from cyber criminals: Report 01-12-2013 04:05 PM

    New Delhi: Besides PCs and mobile phones, internet-connected devices like smart TVs, routers and security cameras are also now vulnerable to attacks from cyber criminals, security software provider Symantec today said. With millions of devices now connecting to the Internet and in many cases, running embedded operating systems like Android,...
  • 'No-spy' pact with Germany unlikely despite Snowden's revelations 06-11-2013 07:57 AM

    Washington: The United States is working to improve intelligence cooperation with Germany but a sweeping "no-spy" agreement between the two countries is unlikely, a senior Obama administration official said on Tuesday. German and US intelligence officials are meeting this week following reports that the National Security Agency had monitored German...
  • India is opposed to any control on Internet: Kapil Sibal 16-10-2013 10:22 AM

    New Delhi: India is opposed to any control on internet in the name of cyber security, said Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal. "We have an inter-governmental committee in the United Nations that is trying to seek to resolve this (cyber security) issue through some kind of government control which, I think,...
  • Britain launches FBI-style agency to tackle organised crime 07-10-2013 01:33 PM

    Britain's new crime-fighting agency starts work on Monday with the power to mobilise intelligence from multiple sources and direct police forces across the country to tackle drug gangs, corruption, cyber crime and child sex abuse. The National Crime Agency, dubbed Britain's version of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)...
  • 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...
  • Mojtaba Ahmadi, Iranian cyber warfare commander, shot dead: Reports 03-10-2013 11:39 AM

    New Delhi: Mojtaba Ahmadi, commander of Iran's Cyber War Headquarters, has been shot dead in a suspected assassination. Reports claimed that Ahmadi was found dead in near the town of Karaj, north-west of the capital, Tehran. Israel's external intelligence agency, the Mossad, has been accused of carrying out this assassination....
  • FTP: Are children, teens facing rising cyber abuse? 12-09-2013 11:56 PM

    As the Internet is taking over everything, children and teens are facing the risk of rising cyber abuse. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose raises the issue to MTV VJs. ...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Cyber experts' help sought to trace source of video 12-09-2013 11:06 PM

    New Delhi: Security agencies are seeking the help of cyber experts to find out the source of the video which was widely circulated through mobile phones and incited people during the communal violence in Muzaffarnagar. Official sources said the controversial video, which was actually shot either in Pakistan or Afghanistan...
  • US: James Comey sworn in as new FBI director 05-09-2013 09:12 AM

    Former Deputy US Attorney General James Comey, a Republican, was sworn in on Wednesday as the FBI director.He won Senate confirmation on July 29 as President Barack Obama's pick to head the FBI. Comey, 52, replaced Robert Mueller, who has led the bureau since shortly before the September 11, 2001...
  • Youth arrested for making fake Facebook profile of woman 30-08-2013 08:28 PM

    Cyberabad Police have arrested a youth from Bangalore on the charge of creating fake profile of a city-based woman on Facebook and threatening her for rejecting his love proposal. N Santosh Kumar alias Kiran, working in a private company in Bangalore and a native of Pavagada in Tumkur district of...
  • German agency warns Windows 8 PCs vulnerable to cyber threats 25-08-2013 10:51 AM

    Franfurt: A German government technology agency has warned that new security technology in computers running Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system may actually make PCs more vulnerable to cyber threats, including sabotage. Germany's Federal Office for Information Security, or BSI, said in a statement posted on its website on Wednesday that...