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

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Union Bank of India witnessed a cyber-attack last July on the lines of Bangladesh heist, after an employee opened an email attachment releasing malware that allowed hackers to steal the state-run bank’s data, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

Microsoft expands security capabilities to desktop apps like Word & PowerPoint

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To protect users from malicious links, Microsoft will be launching a new security feature used on Outlook emails for Office 365 ProPlus desktop users later this month. The feature which is already available on desktop, web, and mobile platform for

IIT Kanpur to set up centre for cybersecurity at its campus

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After receiving a grant of Rs 14.43 crore from the Department of Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur is setting  up an inter-disciplinary centre for cybersecurity and cyber defence of critical infrastructures at its campus. According to an ET

McAfee spins off from Intel, to operate as a pure-play cyber security company

The once most-trusted security provider, McAfee -which was rechristened as Intel Security after it got acquired by Intel in 2010 said that it will now operate as a standalone business again. In September, 2016 Intel and the seasoned technology investor, TPG entered into an agreement

SITA and Airbus unveil new cyber security services for the air transport industry

SITA and Airbus have come together to launch a new Security Operations Center Services which will provide airlines, airports and other air transport industry stakeholders with information about unusual cyber activity that may impact their businesses. This services will help airlines and

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

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One delicious burger might hand your personal information to cyber criminals. Yes, when giant tech companies like Yahoo, can fall prey to cyber attacks, we can quickly estimate the security conditions of a typical home-delivery app. The firm in question

US Govt charges Russian agents and hackers for Yahoo data breach

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The US government has charged two Russian intelligence officers for “computer hacking, economic espionage and other criminal offenses” in connection with the 2014 hacks that compromised about 500 million Yahoo user accounts. The Department of Justice announced that four people, including

Understanding user behaviors and intent is crucial for investing right in security

For years, the cybersecurity industry has focused primarily on securing technology infrastructure. The challenge, however, lies with this approach only, reveals Forcepoint’s new study. The survey’s results reveal a potential upside associated with understanding users’ behaviors and intent as they

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

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Sending an alarming reminder to all the e-mail users, Kaspersky has published a report which affirms the growing popularity of spam mails with ransomware. Kaspersky’s Spam and phishing in 2016 report revealed that the fourth quarter of 2016 witnessed an

GoI launches Cyber Swachhta Kendra to bolster cybersecurity

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Amidst an unprecedented digital drive sweeping the country, the Government of India has launched Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Centre called the Cyber Swachhta Kendra which will help individuals and organisations in the analysis of malware and botnets that affect

Digital Economy opens the floodgates to cyber criminals, if security is overlooked

Soma Tah The cash crunch scenario during demonetization has made consumers switch to digital platforms more than ever before. The demonetization announcement has led people to use quick and hassle-free applications, such as Paytm, Freecharge, MobiKwik and even explore Bitcoin as

Valentine’s Day: Don’t fall prey to online dating scams

MUMBAI, INDIA: According to the recently released Norton Mobile Survey, dating-based social networking is rapidly becoming the norm in India with about 38 percent of consumers admitting to have used online dating apps at some point in their lives. Clearly,

RBI announces panel to strengthen cyber security

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Presenting its sixth bi-monthly policy statement for 2016-17, the Reserve Bank of India announced the formation of an inter-disciplinary standing committee on cyber security to establish an ongoing system of security review and analysis of the emerging threats to protect

Open workspaces are vulnerable to Visual Hacking

Anil Chopra  To increase productivity, many organizations are creating open workspaces without walls and cubicles. As a result, it is more likely that sensitive and confidential documents will be visible to prying eyes making Visual hacking a prevalent problem for the organizations

IBM acquires cyber security startup Agile 3 Solutions

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In a bid to further strengthen its security system, IBM Security Solutions has acquired cyber-security startup Agile 3 Solutions, for an undisclosed price. The acquisition is scheduled to be closed within next few weeks. Agile 3 Solutions, a San Francisco-based

Lynda.com falls prey to hacking, 55,000 user accounts affected

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Adding to the ever-expanding list of cyber-attacks, LinkedIn-owned Lynda.com has also fallen prey to hacking. The online learning company is notifying its 9.5 million users alerting them of a database hack that includes contact information and courses some users viewed.

Yahoo reveals another massive breach affecting 1bn user accounts

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Breaking its own embarrassing record of security breaches, California-based Yahoo has disclosed yet another cyber-security breach of more than one billion user accounts that occurred in 2013. This is the second such discovery since Verizon acquired Yahoo for $4.83 billion.

Insecurity of Things

Atul Anchan The Internet of Things (IoT) provides us with an ever-expanding convenience, inter-connecting nearly every

Asian and African banks being attacked using a zero-day vulnerability: Kaspersky

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The state of cyber-security across globe demands our urgent attention. Be it banks or corporate houses

Spam Alert: CashNoCash, WhatsApp video-calling and iPhone’s video link

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The digital world has its own charms and temptations for everyone, literally everyone. However, this love