Tag "cybersecurity"

BSNL database found vulnerable to hacking; the loophole is fixed now

By : CIOL Writers

French security researcher Robert Baptiste who goes by the name Elliot Alderson on his Twitter account revealed several vulnerabilities in the database of India’s state-owned telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, containing names, passwords and mobile numbers of its 47,000 employees. Baptiste found

Hackers use Tesla’s cloud to mine cryptocurrency

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Tesla’s cloud storage on Amazon Web Services(AWS) was hacked and used to mine cryptocurrency. RedLock, an Indian security research firm detected and reported about the security breach. RedLock’s researchers say they found Tesla’s unprotected information on a Kubernetes console, a Google-designed

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

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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,

Intel’s Meltdown and Spectre patches causing older machines to reboot

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Intel has warned its users that its fixes for the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities may have inadvertently made PCs and servers less stable. According to an announcement by Intel, the issue may cause reboot issues in systems running older Broadwell and

All Mac and iOS devices are affected by Meltdown and Spectre bugs

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Apple isn’t immune to Meltdown and Spectre bugs that took the technology world by surprise on Wednesday. In an official statement, the company said that “All Mac systems and iOS devices are affected, but there are no known exploits impacting customers at

How to avoid phishing attacks in the garb of Black Friday?

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This week cyber criminals will be in their element using Black Friday and Cyber Monday as a hook to lure consumers to fall for their sophisticated phishing attacks. Security solutions provider Sophos’ Senior Security Advisor, John Shier has a few tips on safe shopping

Centre to offer grants to bring newer cybersecurity solutions

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The Minister of Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad announced that to encourage the development of newer technologies in the field of cybersecurity, the Centre has decided to offer grants to startups. The grants will be up to Rs 5

Anyone can track your location using $1000 worth of mobile ads: Report

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How would you feel if you got to know that someone is constantly tracking your location by showing mobile ads? Wierd right. A new report has emerged that says anybody can track anyone’s location using $1000 worth of mobile ads. The

Google launches new security features for Chrome

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Since October is celebrated as CyberSecurity Awareness Month, Google is celebrating the Awareness Month by announcing two new security protections. The company has announced an upgrade to its Security Checkup and a new phishing protection for Chrome. Security Checkup presents

The most costly cyber security breaches result from third-party failures

While more companies are investing in cyber security regardless of ROI (63% in 2017 compared to 56% in 2016), a new study from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International has found that the average cost of a cyber security incident is

Aruba brings analytics-driven, advanced cyber protection with 360 Secure Fabric

BANGALORE, INDIA: Aruba announced the 360 Secure Fabric, a security framework that provides 360 degrees of analytics-driven attack detection and response to help organizations reduce risk in today’s changing threat landscape. To help organizations address new and unknown threats, the

Indian government issues alert over ‘Locky ransomware’

By : CIOL Writers

2017 may well go down in history as the year of ‘ransomware-attacks’. After WannaCry, Petya/NotPetya, Mamba etc, we have ‘Locky’ ransomware that’s spreading fast amogst Indian users. State-run Indian Computer Emergency Response Team(CERT-in) has issued an advisory on the spreading of

China forces Internet companies to end online anonymity

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Chinese authorities, known for their strict censorship is at it once again. According to the new rules by China’s main internet server, netizens who want to post online comments have to register with their real names. They can still use pseudonyms,

Game Of Thrones spoilers being used to spread malware

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While Game Of Thrones’ finale leak fears have been lurking around since last Friday, when HBO hackers – Mr Smith, revealed that they sold over 5 TB of HBO’s data to three customers in the deep web market (an underground online market inside

Ukraine cyber security firm warns of new cyber-attacks

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Ukraine cyber security firm ISSP is warning of possible cyber-attacks after detecting a new computer virus distribution like the one witnessed during WannaCry ransomware that knocked out global systems in June, reports Reuters. ISSP said that the new malware originated from the

FakeToken: Mobile banking trojan stealing user data from ride-hailing apps

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FakeToken mobile trojan that had hit Android users back in March 2012 as a banking OTP/MSTN stealer disguised as a fake banking token generator and then reappeared as a mobile ransomware in March 2016 is back again and this time

Russian hackers targeting Indian hospitality industry for user data

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A Russian hacking group “APT28” also known as Fancy Bear is targeting Indian hospitality industry to steal user data through unsecured Wi-Fi at the hotels, according to a report from cyber-security company, FireEye. APT28 has already attacked travelers in hotels throughout Europe

HBO hackers demand multi-million ransom for Game of Thrones scripts

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HBO hackers posted a fresh cache of stolen HBO files online on Monday demanding millions of dollars in ransom from the network to prevent the release of entire television series and other sensitive proprietary files, according to the Associated Press. In a five-minute video

WannaCry security researcher arrested for alleged role in Kronos malware spread

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Marcus Hutchins, the British security researcher who helped in stopping the WannaCry outbreak by discovering a hidden “kill switch” for the malware has been arrested by the FBI for his alleged role in distributing another banking malware known as Kronos. Hutchins,

HBO hacked; Game of Thrones’ script leaked online

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Hollywood seems to be the top target for hackers these days with HBO being its latest casualty. According to Entertainment Weekly, an upcoming Game of Thrones script and two unreleased episodes of Ballers and Room 104 have been leaked online after a security breach at HBO