Hackers using coronavirus malware to steal data: Cyber cops
Even as Maharashtra grapples with rising COVID-19 cases, cyber fraudsters have devised a malware called "coronavirus map" to steal confidential data, including bank account details and passwords.
Malware detections surge by 48% in 2019
Threat researchers observed several large-scale advanced persistent threats (APT) attacks deployed ag...
Cyber chief's warning as hackers target PM's Covid fund
Talking to ET Online, in a telephonic interview Lt Gen.Pant said, “In the past two mo...
COVID-19: CERT-In says spurt in cyberattacks on personal comps since 'work from home' protocol began
With most employees working from home, the agency said, enterprise VPN servers have now become paramount to a company's backbone, and their security and availability must be the focus for IT (information technology) teams.
Hackers are using Covid-19 disruption to infiltrate corporate networks
Due to increased hacker activity, phishing attempts have gone up by three times, and the work from home infrastructure is also under attack.
Cyber crooks lurk in dark as bank staff work from home
Cybersecurity experts warn that the ongoing situation has made cybercriminals more active as they are increasingly targeting both the bank employees with malware attacks, and the unwitting customers using digital channels with scam messages, to defraud them and gain remote access to secure networks.
Smartphones face high hacking risk in 2020: Report
With 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) devices arriving on the horizon, data speed will increase but the speed of cyber attacks would also rise, said a Grant Thornton report. "Threat actors are expected to deploy advanced AI-led attacks to boost the speed and impact of their campaigns. IoT will throw new challenges to data security," said the report.
WhatsApp issues fresh statement, says malware was detected in May
KN Govindacharya filed his petition on Monday, just days after Facebook sued Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group, accusing it of helping cli...
Malware attack on users: CERT-In alerted three days before WhatsApp pinged
In Sept 2019, WhatsApp told CERT-In of attempts to target 121 Indians & around 20 may have been impacted.
No takers for your malware: India slams Pak at UN
India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Syed Akbaruddin slammed Pakistan for peddling false narrative. The diplomat stressed upon the argument that the Council as "part of the political toolkit" to address ongoing and future threats to global peace and security.
WhatsApp responds to government; says it informed in September Indian users were impacted of malware
WhatsApp's response to the government on Friday comes amid allegations that it had withheld information about Indian citizens being among those affected by the widespread hacking. The Facebook-owned messaging platform sais it had informed the country’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN) about the malware in the messaging application in May.
Google clamps down on apps spreading malware; used ML to identify those violating its disruptive ad policy
The tech giant removed around 600 apps from its Play Store.
This malware that can hack into FB & Twitter, post fake reviews on shopping websites
The Trojan app has affected the phones of nearly one in seven Indians.
Draw up norms to have control over Google, Facebook, Twitter: Mohandas Pai
The former Chief Financial Officer of Infosys said the government should through its probe agencies investigate the WhatsApp snooping scandal, come out with a report and place it before the people. Pai stressed the need for the government to draw up norms vis-a-vis functioning of big platforms like Google, Facebook and Twitter.
macOS not as safe from cyber attacks as you think; less successful in tackling adware, malware in comparison to Windows
MacBook is regarded as having greater immunity to viruses.
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