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Planning to sell stuff on OLX, Quikr? You might be cheated by fraudsters - Don't make these mistakes
Fri, Aug 23, 2019
OLX and Quikr have emerged as the top go-to options for selling your old items in India. Both these platforms offer an easy way to sell off appliances and other items that you don't intend to use anymore. However, given their popularity, these platforms are now being targeted by fraudsters with the intention to rob people of their hard-earned money.
VVIP just lost WHOPPING Rs 23 lakh from her bank account! Save your money, don't make this mistake
Thu, Aug 08, 2019
If you think that only a middle-class people are looted of their hard earned money by fraudsters, then you are wrong. Anyone who is not careful can be duped. This also applies to VVIPs! The latest case to come to light is that of Preneet Kaur, wife of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.
Telegram says massive cyber attack originated in China
Fri, Jun 14, 2019
Telegram founder Pavel Durov revealed that the massive cyber attack on the encryption-based service was launched by China. In a tweet response, Durov wrote that the IP addresses originated mostly from China. He further added that all state actor-sized DDoS attack coincided in time with protests in Hong Kong. The revelation comes a day after Telegram's network experienced outage after it was flooded with overwhelming traffic.
Rare spying platform TajMahal discovered after 5 years
Wed, Apr 17, 2019
Researchers with cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab have uncovered a sophisticated spying platform, TajMahal, that has been active for more than five years now and appears to be unconnected to any known threat actors.
Microsoft issues security alert for its webmail users over cyber attack: Reports
Sun, Apr 14, 2019
Microsoft has alerted some of its webmail users of possible hacker attacks that could access their email accounts illegally, media reports said.
School dropout saving Indian films from online piracy
Sun, Mar 31, 2019
If you think most hackers are school dropouts and work from dark, dingy garages with half-eaten pizza slices at their workstations, you are probably right.
State-sponsored cyberattacks on banks on the rise, says a report
Sun, Mar 24, 2019
Cyberattacks on financial institutions are increasingly being linked to nation-states, resulting in destructive and disruptive damages rather than just theft, according to a report by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
This hacker stole personal data of close to 843 mn users; now puts up 26 mn hacked databases for sale
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
The hacker, who earlier stole and posted personal data of close to 843 million users of various popular websites on a Dark Web marketplace, has now put up the fourth set of nearly 26 million hacked databases for sale.
14.5% Indian companies could not detect any cyber attack in 2018
Tue, Mar 05, 2019
"While attacks are increasing, it seems many companies are struggling with incident detection. Nearly 22 per cent of companies did not detect a single attack in 2018 globally," said the report.
Biggest online heist? Mumbai based firm loses Rs 130 crore to hackers in con job - How it happened
Tue, Jan 15, 2019
The hackers also arranged a series of conference calls to discuss about the acquisition, following which heads of the Indian subsidiary transferred the amount in given bank accounts time to time, he said.
Cyberattack hits U.S. newspaper distribution
Sun, Dec 30, 2018
The attack led to distribution delays in the Saturday edition of The Times, Tribune, Sun and other newspapers that share a production platform in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times reported.
This is who was behind recent Facebook data breach
Thu, Oct 18, 2018
The people behind the attack were a group of Facebook and Instagram spammers that present themselves as a digital marketing company, and whose activities were previously known to Facebook’s security team, the Journal reported, citing people familiar with the company`s internal investigation.
Aviation: British Airways apologises after 380,000 customers hit in cyber attack
Fri, Sep 07, 2018
British Airways discovered on Wednesday that bookings made between Aug. 21 and Sept. 5 had been infiltrated in a "very sophisticated, malicious criminal" attack, BA Chairman and Chief Executive Alex Cruz said. It immediately contacted customers when the extent of the breach became clear.
Cyber attack: Equifax breach could be most costly in corporate history
Fri, Mar 02, 2018
Equifax Inc said it expects costs related to its massive 2017 data breach to surge by $275 million this year, suggesting the incident at the credit reporting bureau could turn out to be the most costly hack in corporate history. The projection, which was disclosed on a Friday morning earnings con
Suspect in Reliance Jio data leak arrested from Rajasthan
Thu, Jul 13, 2017
A team of police from Navi Mumbai on Wednesday formally arrested a man in Rajasthan`s Churu district in a case relating to alleged Reliance Jio data leak and questioned him for a few hours, a police official said.
Reliance Jio investigating claims of alleged data breach
Mon, Jul 10, 2017
India`s newest telecoms entrant, Reliance Jio, said it was investigating claims of customer personal data being leaked onto a website called "Magicapk."
Companies hit by global ransomware attack on June 27
Wed, Jun 28, 2017
A global ransomware attack on Tuesday hit computers at Russia`s biggest oil company, Ukraine`s international airport, global shipping firm A.P. Moller-Maersk and the world`s biggest advertising agency WPP .
Petya ransomware virus is back amid cyber attack - Swiss agency
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
Russia`s top oil producer Rosneft said a large-scale cyber attack hit its servers on Tuesday, with computer systems at some banks and the main airport in neighbouring Ukraine also disrupted.
India among worst-hit by new 'Fireball' malware after WannaCry fiasco
Sat, Jun 03, 2017
While enterprises across the globe are still recuperating from the massive "WannaCry" malware attack, security firm Check Point has warned of a new outbreak that has already infected 250 million computers worldwide with India among the worst-hit countries.
36.5 million Android users may have been infected by 'Judy'
Mon, May 29, 2017
A new malware called 'Judy' is now infecting millions of Android smartphones globally close on the heels of 'WannaCry' holding PCs at ransom, says a report.