Thursday, Oct 06, 2022

Cyber Security-Hacking etc

Pegasus Project: Delhi Congress Leaders Take Out Protest Demanding Judicial Inquiry

Jul 20, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Addressing the protesters, Delhi Congress president Anil Kumar alleged the government had a role in the snooping row and termed it as a national security threat.

Rahul Gandhi, Prashant Kishor, Among Top Pegasus Targets

Jul 19, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, election strategist Prashant Kishor and Union IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw are among the top targets of Israeli spyware 'Pegasus', The Wire, in its second set of explosive revelations said.

US Claims China To Be Behind Microsoft Exchange Email Hack

The Microsoft Exchange hack was first discovered in January, and private sector organisations quickly blamed it on Chinese cyber spies.

Attempt To Malign Democracy And Institutions: IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw On ‘Pegasus Project’

Jul 19, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Speaking in parliament Ashwini Vaishnaw said, 'There is no factual basis to suggest use of Pegasus amounts to surveillance'

Govt Portal Records Over 4 Lakh Cybercrime Complaints In Less Than A Year

Out of the 4 lakh complaints lodged on the Ministry of Home Affairs’ National Cybercrime Reporting Portal, half are related to financial frauds.

10 July, 2021

Iran’s Railroad System Attacked, Hackers Post False Delay Warnings To Disrupt Services

Associated Press (AP)

A group of hackers uploaded a message inviting passengers to contact for information about train cancellations and delays, including the phone number of the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's office.

09 July, 2021

‘We Were Targeted For Having A Voice And Being Muslim’: Women Who Were ‘Auctioned’ Online

Intifada P Basheer

A now-defunct app called ‘Sulli Deals’ targeted about 90 Indian Muslim women by uploading their photos taken from social media and ‘auctioning’ them online.

05 July, 2021

Explained: Why China Is Investigating Tech Firms Like Didi

Associated Press (AP)

Didi is the latest company to face intensified scrutiny in a crackdown on some of China's biggest technology giants.

22 May, 2021

4.5 Million Air India Passengers’ Data Leaked Due To Cyberattack

Outlook Web Bureau

The data breach occurred following a ‘sophisticated’ cyberattack on Air India’s passenger service system provider--SITA in February, the airline said in a statement

26 April, 2021

The Tyranny Of The Cyber Cops

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

Recent action by Bengaluru cyber cell wherein they blocked the nodal account of a fintech startup, destroying the value of the startup, demonstrates the urgent need for safe-harbour regulations for protecting fintech and to increase training for the cyber cops.

20 April, 2021

Terrorism In Cyberistan

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

Cyberterrorism is now real and will grow in severity. Urgent steps need to be taken to protect ourselves and to evolve a response protocol.


19 April, 2021

Pink WhatsApp? Beware! The Link Is A Virus, Can Hack Mobile Phones

Outlook Web Bureau

According to cybersecurity experts, clicking on the link will hack the user's phone and they may lose access to their Whatsapp.

13 April, 2021

Swedish Sports Body Hacked By Russians, Officials Say


The hacking was discovered following an investigation by the Swedish Security Service in cooperation with the security services of other countries

31 March, 2021

Hackers Leak Data Of 9.9 Cr Indians Allegedly From Mobikwik Database, Company Rejects Claim


Jordandaven shared that data of Mobikwik founder Bipin Preet Singh and Mobikwik CEO Upasana Taku from the database.

30 March, 2021

MIDC Server Hack: Hackers Demand Rs 500 Cr To Give Data Back Completely

Outlook Web Bureau

Soon after the server got hacked, the work of all 16 regional offices of Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) was completely closed.

28 March, 2021

Watch Out Android Users! This 'System Update' Can Steal Your Photos, Contacts And Messages

Outlook Web Bureau

A new malware that masquerades as a critical system update on android phones can steal all your personal data including bookmarks and search history from popular web browsers.

20 March, 2021

US: Russian Man Pleads Guilty To Bribing Tesla Employee With USD 1 Million To Steal Company Secrets

Associated Press (AP)

In a case that cybersecurity experts called exceptional for the risks he took, Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov pleaded guilty to attempting to steal Tesla’s secrets and plant ransomware in the company’s network


05 March, 2021

Hackers Thwart F1 Team Williams' Innovative Car Launch


The British team, under new American ownership, instead planned to unveil its car with a more traditional launch later in the day

Photo Gallery

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.

PTI Photo

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.

PTI Photo

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

PTI Photo

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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