Russian hackers hit 150 firms in latest cyber attack: Microsoft

San Francisco/New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) After China-based cyberattack that hit its business email servers earlier this year, Microsoft has now warned against an ongoing “sophisticated” attack from Russia-based threat actors targeting government agencies, think tanks, consultants, NGOs and its customers across the globe. Touted as the same Russia-based hackers behind the infamous SolarWinds software… Continue reading Russian hackers hit 150 firms in latest cyber attack: Microsoft

Data of 18cr Domino’s India users out on Dark Web: Researcher

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) After a hacker made 13TB data of nearly 18 crore orders of Domino’s India with key details public on the Dark Web, cyber security researchers on Monday stressed on the need for organisations handling end-user data to invest more in cybersecurity solutions and practices that will enhance their security posture.… Continue reading Data of 18cr Domino’s India users out on Dark Web: Researcher

Cybercriminal hacks vaccine marketplace, makes over $752K

New Delhi, Apr 1 (IANS): In a bizarre incident, a hacker has taken down a vaccine marketplace being run on the Dark Web, created fake orders, cancelled them and took refund in Bitcoins worth $752,000, a report showed on Thursday. According to a post on the market’s forum, a hacker figured out a way to create… Continue reading Cybercriminal hacks vaccine marketplace, makes over $752K

52% of Indian firms report cyber attack in last 12 months

Mumbai, Mar 30 (IANS): About 52 per cent of Indian organisations said they fell victim to a successful cybersecurity attack in the last 12 months, according to a survey released on Tuesday. Of these successful breaches, 71 per cent of organisations admitted it was a serious or very serious attack, and 65 per cent said it took longer… Continue reading 52% of Indian firms report cyber attack in last 12 months

India saw largest spike in malware attacks in 2020: Report

Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) India experienced the largest spike in malware attacks, with the monthly volume more than tripling between September and October, said a new report from cybersecurity firm SonicWall. The country saw more than 25 million malware attacks in December 2020, said the “2021 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report.” The pandemic’s work-from-home reality resulted… Continue reading India saw largest spike in malware attacks in 2020: Report

China is stealing intellectual property on an industrial scale to stay competitive

By Pushkar Sinha, Mar 5: In trying to maintain its economic competitiveness and fulfil its political ambitions, China is stealing R&D secrets, patents and intellectual assets on an industrial scale according to a report by Stratfor Worldview. China and its Ministry of State Security has been implicated in scores of trade theft accusations and accounts… Continue reading China is stealing intellectual property on an industrial scale to stay competitive

Hate speech, frauds up for Indian online users: Microsoft

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Despite improving its tally on online civility in the Asia-Pacific region in 2020, India has seen a significant increase in hate speech, hoaxes, scams, frauds and discrimination for online users in the last three to four years, a Microsoft study revealed on Tuesday. For online users in India, hate speech… Continue reading Hate speech, frauds up for Indian online users: Microsoft

Hacker leaks 1.9mn user records of photo editing app Pixlr

San Francisco, Jan 21 (IANS): A hacker known as ShinyHunters has leaked 1.9 million user records stolen from free online photo editing application Pixlr. The database released for free in a hacking forum contains information that could be used by threat actors for performing targeted phishing and credential stuffing attacks, BleepingComputer reported on Wednesday. The leaked… Continue reading Hacker leaks 1.9mn user records of photo editing app Pixlr

3 more Indian firms hacked, 1.13 cr users’ data at risk: Researcher

New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) After hacking masked credit and debit card data of crores of Juspay users, the same hacker possibly known as ‘ShinyHunters’ is now selling databases belonging to three more Indian companies on Dark Web, independent cyber security researcher Rajshekhar Rajaharia claimed on Wednesday. According to Rajaharia who first broke the JusPay… Continue reading 3 more Indian firms hacked, 1.13 cr users’ data at risk: Researcher