Tag "Hackers"

Verkada Camera Breach: Hackers post pictures of Tesla, Salesforce and public insititutes

By : Laxitha Mundhra

Hackers have breached a massive trove of security-camera data via Silicon Valley startup Verkada Inc, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. Through this breach, they have gained access to live feeds of 150,000 surveillance cameras inside hospitals, companies, police departments, prisons and

CyberThreat Handbook: Thales and Verint present their “Who’s Who” hackers

By : CIOL Bureau

Thales and Verint present their “Cyberthreat Handbook”, an unprecedented report, in order to study and categorize groups of major cyberattackers, ranging from cybercriminals, cyberterrorists and cyberactivists in nation states. As part of a strategic partnership to develop advanced and comprehensive

4 Easy Ways to Thwart Hackers and Scammers

By : CIOL Bureau

Hackers and scammers are a growing threat in a world increasingly dependent on the World Wide Web. The IoT has given internet access to billions of people around the globe which has increased the exposure to unsecured and dangerous connections.

Google launches an initiative to teach kids about online safety

By : CIOL Writers

Advancing technology with ever increasing digital push across the globe means that one in every three children below the age of 8 years has access to the Internet. But given the vulnerability of the digital world, it is important to

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 breach with over 17 million user accounts stolen from its database. The stolen information has user email addresses and hashed passwords. The company, however, noted

Who will rescue Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean 5 from online pirates?

By : CIOL Writers

While the world is reeling under a massive ransomware attack affecting over 100 countries, another hacking plot seems to be underway in the Hollywood. No, it isn’t some Steven Speilberg movie based on cyber-attack, rather a cyber-attack on a movie

Watch that Wi-Fi!

By : Pratima Harigunani

Ritesh Chopra What’s the Wi-fi password? You will often find people or yourselves asking this question at public places – that demonstrates the undying want, we have, to stay connected. Not surprising that the Internet user base in India is

Over 70pc of India’s ATMs vulnerable to hacking

By : CIOL Writers

Amidst an ever increasing push for the digital economy and growing number of cyber-attacks, the Finance Minister of India, Arun Jaitley has revealed in the Parliament that 70 percent of the total number of ATMs in the country are vulnerable

Cyber-criminals can hack into your Visa credit card in mere 6 seconds

By : CIOL Writers

All the Visa card holders, time to get cautious as hackers can guess your Visa credit card’s number, expiry date and CVV number within few seconds, says a new a research study conducted by Newcastle University. The trick, described in

Twitter accidentally suspends Jack Dorsey’s account

By : CIOL Writers

Charity begins at home. It cannot be more true for Twitter and its experiments/initiatives. Recently, Twitter updated its abuse policy wherein any user found being abusive gets blocked or suspended by the site. Within a few days, surprisingly, Twitter suspended

Porn website Brazzers hacked, 8 lakh user account details dumped online

By : CIOL Writers

With ever-increasing digitization and people living a digital life on the web, cyber-security has become a pressing concern for all of us and yet we are failing at it more than ever. In another huge data breach in the form

The Ab-Crack of Cyber-Security

By : Pratima Harigunani

Pratima H MUMBAI, INDIA: It may have taken decades for the six/eight-pack-winds to wipe away pot bellies altogether. But who knew something could dislocate these fitness epitomes too, and hey, so soon? This is where you would not be wrong

Government prepared for cyber attack, foils hacking attempt

By : CIOL Writers

Company’s core systems and accounts are not the only things that are prone to hacking; the complete government system is also facing the threat of cyber security. According to Kaspersky Lab’s IT Security Risks 2016 survey, nearly 42% of SMBs

Hack into a Facebook account with a fake passport!

By : CIOL Writers

Aaron Thompson is a Facebook user who has exposed an online thief that gained access to his account simply by sending the support team a fake passport to unlock the account. Thompson spoke about the incident on news site Reddit

VerticalScope’s mega hack

By : CIOL Writers

Hacking seems to be the latest fashion these days. Hacks affecting lakhs of people are now occurring with unprecedented regularity. The latest hack is a breach of VerticalScope, which is responsible for more than 1,000 popular websites and forums, including

ISIS Twitter accounts get LGBT makeover by hackers

By : CIOL Writers

The loose hacking collective Anonymous has launched another wave of attacks against Islamic State (ISIS), taking over social media accounts associated with the group and giving them an LGBT-flavoured makeover. Anonymous grew out of the infamous 4Chan forum in the

High-level Indian bureaucrats may have been attacked by Chinese hackers

By : CIOL Writers

The lurking threat of China has made the Indian government uneasy for decades, and more so in the recent times. And now, it has been found that personal computers of some high-ranking diplomats in the Indian bureaucracy may have been

UK teclo hacked; hackers walk away with 4 million customer data

MUMBAI, INDIA: Hackers have reportedly breached the server security of a UK-based large telco and have stolen data of almost 4 million customers. According to British broadcaster BBC, phone and broadband service provider TalkTalk has confirmed the breach. The telco

India no longer a soft state; hackers strike back

MUMBAI, INDIA: In a befitting tit for tat reply to the hackers who have been defacing our websites, cyber warriors from India had launched a counter attack and hacked nearly 250 Pakistani websites. Indian hackers seem to have launched a

Hackers stole Ashley Madison data, but no one was watching!

MUMBAI, INDIA: Skeletons are tumbling out of Ashley Madison’s cupboard. Hackers who stole sensitive data of more than 37 million adults in the US and Canada including some of the rich and famous as well as hundreds of alleged US