Government’s new snoop order on computers: SC issues notice

New Delhi, Jan 14: The Supreme Court has issued notices to the Union Government among others on a petition that challenged the decision authorising 10 agencies to monitor, decrypt any computer.

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Cambridge Analytica row: India needs to wake up on cyber laws, says Pavan Duggal

New Delhi: The BJP has accused the Congress of hiring the services of Cambridge Analytica, a data mining firm accused of illegally harvesting Facebook user details to influence elections in several countries.

Union minister and BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad launched a scathing attack on the Congress and its president Rahul Gandhi as he cited several media reports, which claimed that the New York-based company would work for Gandhi ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

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The next 9/11 is just round the corner and this time on cyber space

The next 9/11 is around the corner and this time it would be on the cyber space. The warning comes a few days after experts said that the US networks were vulnerable to hacking and all out attacks.

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Blue Whale challenge? CBSE issues strict guidelines to schools

Blue-WhaleAll schools have been issued with a circular to install effective firewalls, filtering and monitoring software mechanisms in all computers. The circular issued by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) also says ,”The potential of information technology as a valuable learning resource is immense. However, if children use the internet without safety awareness, they may fall prey to illegal activity or abuse such as cyber bullying, fraud or something even more serious.

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Game of Thrones: 4 from Mumbai arrested for leaking episode online

gameofthronesFour persons have been arrested in Mumbai for leaking online an episode of the popular fantasy TV series, “Game of Thrones.”

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First Ransomware attack reported in India: Clothing company in Gurgaon falls prey

ranssomeFor the first time a Ransomware attack has been reported in India. A Gurgaon based clothing company became the victim of the attack. Hackers demanded a ransom of Rs 25 lakh from the company.

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Enable windows update, update, reboot: Advise from the hero who halted WannaCry

marcushutinsHe has been called the accidental hero for halting the global spread of WannaCry, the ransomware that hit millions of computers across the country.

Marcus Hutchins the 22 year old from south-west England found and inadvertently activated a “kill switch” in the malicious software that wreaked havoc on organisations including the UK’s National Health Service on Friday, by registering a specific domain name hidden within the program for just $10.69 or Rs 684.32.

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Chidambaram or WannaCry RansomWare: Why no PC is safe

img_0854-1The CBI raids at the residence of P Chidambaram on Tuesday had the social media cracking dozens of jokes. The raids at the residence of Chidambaram fondly called PC saw the social media comparing the same to WannaCry, the ransomware which hit millions of systems across the world.

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WannaCry: Indian origin Google researcher points to North Korea link

wannacryWannaCry the ransomware which hit over 3 lakh machines in 150 countries since the past few days shares code malware written by a group of North Korean group known as the Lazarus Group. Neel Mehta, a security researcher at Google first pointed the shared code on Monday on Twitter.

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“WannaCry” ransomware hits systems in Kerala, Kolkata

Four computers in a panchyat office in Kerala have been suspected to be hit by “WannaCry,” the ransomware. The incident took place at Waynad in Kerala at a panchyat office. The police and the cyber team is on the spot trying to assess the situation. The ransomware also hit systems in Aruvappalam Panchayat in Pathanamthitta, Kerala. A similar incident was reported at West Midnapore also at the State Electricity Distribution Company. The hit was reported in four locations in Kolkata.
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