Tag "Cyber-attacks"

Winter Olympics’ organizers confirm hack during opening ceremony

By : CIOL Writers

The Winter Olympics 2018, currently underway in PyeongChang fell prey to a cyber attack, the Olympics organizers confirmed. The hack happened during the opening ceremony. PyeongChang organizers have revealed that someone compromised services (including internet and TV) while athletes were on parade. “We

Alphabet launches Chronicle, a cybersecurity firm that aims to fight off hackers

By : CIOL Writers

Alphabet, the parent company of Google has unveiled a new cybersecurity company that aims to make a business by preventing cyber attacks. The new company called Chronicle is betting on the premise that machine learning software, a type of artificial intelligence,

Banking on security in an environment of threats

Srinivasan C.R.  The global financial crisis of 2008 was a piercing wake-up call for the financial industries of the world. It brought several regulatory and legislative changes in its wake, all aimed at preventing the recurrence of such an event.

The Future of Security – New holes, New walls 

By : CMR Analyst

BANGALORE, INDIA: Security has always been an imperative for Enterprises but the recent blitzkrieg of attacks, ransom-ware onslaughts, connectivity-fall-outs, unforeseen vulnerabilities and an increasingly-consumerised world of technology with ever-blurring boundaries have turned this aspect of IT into a sly ghost

Board members still don’t treat cybersecurity as a top priority, feel IT decision makers

BANGALORE, INDIA: A global Enterprise Security Survey done by Fortinet reveals that despite high profile cyberattacks continuing to occur, almost half of IT decision makers (ITDMs) at 250+ employee organizations around the world, including India, still believe that business executives are

Mona Lisa: No longer on CEOs’ walls. At least, not when they think security

MUMBAI, INDIA: From the whirlwind world tour that WannaCry attack tagged in May, to the Petya jolt

While the global outage is resolved, Skype remains silent

By : CIOL Writers

If you were one of those Skype users, who were unable to use Skype because of

Fireball malware infects 250mn computers worldwide: Check Point

By : CIOL Writers

A new malware with roots in China that has infected over 250 million computers worldwide was

Mobile ransomware more than trebled in Q1, 2017: Kaspersky

By : CIOL Writers

The global nightmare of ransomware shows no sign of slowing down, with the volume of mobile

Zomato hacked; 17 million user accounts stolen

By : CIOL Writers

India’s largest online restaurant discovery and food delivery service Zomato has admitted to a massive security

Bitcoin: Digital currency or criminal currency?

By : CIOL Writers

WannaCry cyber attack that engulfed more than 100 countries over the weekend indeed left many people

Cyber-attack on Union Bank of India last year on the lines of Bangladesh heist: Report

By : CIOL Writers

Union Bank of India witnessed a cyber-attack last July on the lines of Bangladesh heist, after

Your WhatsApp account can be hacked with an innocent-looking meme

Do you know that a malicious code hidden within an innocent looking image received on WhatsApp

McDelivery app reportedly leaked data of 2.2mn users, company denies the reports

By : CIOL Writers

One delicious burger might hand your personal information to cyber criminals. Yes, when giant tech companies

US Govt charges Russian agents and hackers for Yahoo data breach

By : CIOL Writers

The US government has charged two Russian intelligence officers for “computer hacking, economic espionage and other criminal

India was third largest source of spam emails in 2016: Kaspersky

By : CIOL Writers

Sending an alarming reminder to all the e-mail users, Kaspersky has published a report which affirms

RBI announces panel to strengthen cyber security

By : CIOL Writers

Presenting its sixth bi-monthly policy statement for 2016-17, the Reserve Bank of India announced the formation

Rebooting from a Cyber-Punch: Part 2

Pratima H INDIA: Oh you meant that area where nicotine-addicts get some room to inhale stress-busting

Rebooting from a Cyber-Punch: Easy, Messy, Gory?

Pratima H INDIA: Allergies are the most neglected gifts bestowed to humanity. Because people would rather

Chrome to warn you against using insecure websites

By : CIOL Writers

Online shopping is fun and convenient but it also leaves you vulnerable to online hacking if