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Cyber Security-Hacking etc

Modi Govt Committed To Deal With Cyber Crime, Says HM Amit Shah

Dec 22, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

He said that in the last seven years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has taken many important steps to tackle cyber crime, an official statement said.

Cryptocurrencies Under Cyber Threat; Vulnerability On The Rise

Dec 20, 2021 Outlook Money Team

Even in the past, a few cases of hacking in the crypto realm have been reported. With the rise in investments in crypto, there is a growing concern of cryptos being under cyber threat.

PM Modi Twitter Attack: Hackers Post Bitcoin Giveaway But This Is Not The First Time

PM Modi is one of the most followed world leaders on Twitter with over 70 million active followers.

PM Modi's Twitter Handle Briefly Compromised, Claims India Adopted Bitcoin As Legal Tender

Dec 12, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

PM Modi's twitter handle: The PMO said the matter was escalated to Twitter and PM Modi's Twitter account was immediately secured.

Delhi Police Arrests Two From Rajasthan In Cyber Fraud Case

According to the police, the gang usually targeted big companies and created fake e-mail IDs similar to the email of key managerial persons of the companies and forged letter head of those firms.

18 October, 2021

RBI Fines Standard Chartered Rs 1.95 Crore, SBI Rs 1 Crore For Not Complying With Cyber Security Regulations

Outlook Business Team

"This action is based on the deficiencies in regulatory compliance and is not intended to pronounce upon the validity of any transaction or agreement entered into by the bank with its customers," the apex banker stated.

17 September, 2021

India Should Focus On Both Physical And Cyber Security: Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria

Outlook Web Desk

Addressing the Annual Commanders' Conference of the Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria also stressed the need of innovation, self-reliance and indigenisation.

12 August, 2021

A New Phishing Attack: Cyber Security Agency Warns Banking Customers In India

Outlook Web Bureau

The Indian banking customers are being targeted by a new type of phishing attack using ngrok platform, said CERT, the country's cyber security agency.

08 August, 2021

The State Of Data Privacy In India Amid Hanging Data Protection Bill

Priyam Shukla

While the Personal Data Protection Bill is being scrutinised in the Joint Parliamentary Committee for over a year and a half now, major data breaches and cybersecurity incidents have taken place in India.

06 August, 2021

After Effects Of Pegasus: More Use Of Basic Phones, Multiple Sims, No WhatsApp, iMessage

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Cybersecurity experts say that keeping phones updated with the latest version, not giving excessive data permissions to apps, reporting any malicious activity that the user perceives, not sharing OTPs are some of the measures that people can take to ensure privacy and security.

30 July, 2021

Pegasus Snooping Row: Israel Launches Probe Into Allegations Against NSO

Outlook Web Bureau

Representatives of several bodies visited the office of NSO to assess the allegations raised in regards to the company on Wednesday, a spokesperson for Israel's Ministry of Defence said.


26 July, 2021

Pegasus: Cyber Hygiene And Vaccination

Sachin Shridhar

On paper, we have a very well-established procedure through which lawful interception of electronic communication can be carried out for national security and in response to any public emergency.

22 July, 2021

Pegasus Controversy: Where Does India Stand On Cyber Laws

Pavan Duggal

The Pegasus controversy has actually thrown up some very interesting cyber legal questions.

21 July, 2021

Pegasus Row: Five Things That You Can Do To Protect Yourself From Mobile Surveillance

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

The Pegasus software that the NSO group used was so advanced that it can get activated on an individual’s phone by simply giving a missed call.

20 July, 2021

Crucial To Know Who Had Access To The Data: Cybersecurity Researcher

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Shivam Shankar Singh spoke to Outlook on the ongoing controversy about the Indian government’s alleged snooping on politicians, constitutional authorities, journalists, and its leaders with the help of an Israel-based technology firm NSO group.

20 July, 2021

Kumaraswamy, Siddaramaiah Secretaries Were Pegasus ‘Targets’ During 2019 Karnataka Political Turmoil

Outlook Web Bureau

According to a report released Tuesday, it is difficult to ascertain whether these phones were infected or subjected to an attempt in the absence of digital forensics.

20 July, 2021

One Question: Did We Buy Or Not Buy Pegasus?

Ruben Banerjee

Simple government denials will not be sufficient in laying this scandal to rest.


20 July, 2021

Pegasus Project Explained: Can Anyone Be Targeted? How Can The Virus Be Thwarted?

Associated Press (AP)

Pegasus Project: Journalists from the consortium combed through a list of more than 50,000 cellphone numbers, identifying more than 1,000 individuals in 50 countries.

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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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