Cyber

  • Madras High Court seeks details of cyber crime complaints 2 days ago

    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 6,200-member cyber defence corps 2 days ago

    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 6,200-member unit should be fully operational...
  • Gmail passwords leaked: How safe is internet usage in India? 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 bottle-shaped selfie camera August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: For fashion-loving teenagers who enjoy taking selfies but do not want the world to see, Sony has launched a unique perfume bottle-look camera that can be a perfect bag accessory. Named the Cyber-shot DSC-KW11, 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 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...