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US President Donald Trump has floated the idea on Twitter that China might be responsible for the hacking spree.(AP file photo)

Donald Trump must blame Russia for cyber attack on US, says Joe Biden

By Reuters | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Wilmington
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2020 07:21 AM IST
Biden, the Democratic former vice president, said President Donald Trump needs to squarely place blame for the hack on Russia.
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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan.(PTI)
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan.(PTI)

Kerala decides not to implement police act amendment after widespread protests

By Ramesh Babu | Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 09:16 AM IST
In a brief statement days after the ordinance was issued, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said it was the government’s duty to respect the concern voiced by various quarters.
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Pinarayi Vijayan further said that along with ensuring the freedom of the press, the government also has the responsibility of upholding a citizen’s individual freedom and his/her dignity as enshrined in the Constitution.(PTI)
Pinarayi Vijayan further said that along with ensuring the freedom of the press, the government also has the responsibility of upholding a citizen’s individual freedom and his/her dignity as enshrined in the Constitution.(PTI)

New amendment made to Kerala Police Act won’t be used against free speech: Pinarayi Vijayan

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2020 05:32 PM IST
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan added that the use of personal likes or dislikes, political or non-political interests which can unsettle the peaceful atmosphere, and those being used to settle scores arising out of revenge cannot be allowed.
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The stolen data was used in a propaganda video that was distributed along with many of the threating emails, the FBI and the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The stolen data was used in a propaganda video that was distributed along with many of the threating emails, the FBI and the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Iran accused of hacking US voter data before election day

By Bloomberg | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 07:10 AM IST
The FBI and the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency -- a unit of the Department of Homeland Security -- revealed Friday that the attack was an effort to “influence and interfere” in the 2020 presidential election.
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The incident occurred on the intervening night of July 12 and 13 when issues were reported with the company server which later turned out to be ransomware attacks.(Image for representation)
The incident occurred on the intervening night of July 12 and 13 when issues were reported with the company server which later turned out to be ransomware attacks.(Image for representation)

Hackers attack Haldiram’s servers, demand Rs 7.5 lakh

By Tanmayee Tyagi | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Noida
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 08:21 PM IST
Officials said that the data stolen included financial and employee information, data on payroll, retail sales, purchases, inventory of the company.
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Small toy figures are seen on representations of the virtual currency before the displayed European Union flag and the Facebook Libra logo in this illustration picture.(Reuters File Photo)
Small toy figures are seen on representations of the virtual currency before the displayed European Union flag and the Facebook Libra logo in this illustration picture.(Reuters File Photo)

Global watchdogs agree rules for stablecoins like Facebook’s Libra

By Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | London
PUBLISHED ON OCT 13, 2020 06:36 AM IST
The FSB, which groups central banks and financial regulators from the Group of 20 Economies (G20) and put a draft version of its recommendations to public consultation in April, said stablecoins could bring efficiencies to cross-border retail payments, which tend to be slow and expensive.
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The security of the financial system has been accorded high priority(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The security of the financial system has been accorded high priority(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Govt plans cyber security system for financial sector

By Rajeev Jayaswal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 03:05 AM IST
In one of the biggest cyber attacks, the data of 3.2 million debit cards used in India was stolen after a malware was injected in a back-end banking system in 2016.
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain in May 2017.(Reuters Photo)
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain in May 2017.(Reuters Photo)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange accused of conspiring with ‘anonymous’ hackers

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 09:07 AM IST
An Anonymous and LulzSec-affiliated hacker stole emails through a data breach of an American intelligence consulting company that were published in WikiLeaks, according to the statement. Assange indirectly asked that hacker to spam that company again, the US said.
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Spearphishing is a sophisticated cyber attack compared that is tailored to gain the target’s trust by, say, impersonating a known contact.
Spearphishing is a sophisticated cyber attack compared that is tailored to gain the target’s trust by, say, impersonating a known contact.

Cyber attack: At least nine rights activists targeted

By Binayak Dasgupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2020 03:24 AM IST
Among the targets were lawyers representing the activists arrested over the Bhima Koregaon case and some of who were subject to attacks through the Pegasus spyware that was delivered through WhatsApp.
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A woman wearing a protective mask uses her mobile phone as a coronavirus outbreak continues to grow in northern Italy.(Reuters Photo)
A woman wearing a protective mask uses her mobile phone as a coronavirus outbreak continues to grow in northern Italy.(Reuters Photo)

Canadians get ‘you tested Covid-19 +ve’ texts, govt to launch cyber security app

By Anirudh Bhattacharyya | Hindustan Times, Toronto
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2020 03:14 PM IST
Covid-19 update: As scams become rampant, Canada’s electronic spy agency, Communications Security Establishment Canada, has tied up with the non-profit Canadian Internet Registration Authority to launch the free tool, CIRA Canadian Shield.
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Indian authorities have informed their Russian counterparts that the Kudankulam nuclear power plant was secure following reports of a recent cyber attack(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Indian authorities have informed their Russian counterparts that the Kudankulam nuclear power plant was secure following reports of a recent cyber attack(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Kudankulam plant safe, India tells Russia after reports of cyber attack

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2019 12:21 AM IST
A part of a network at the Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu, India’s largest civil nuclear facility, was breached earlier this year during a hacking attack believed to have originated on foreign soil.
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Jeremy Corbyn admitted he was worried about other attacks.(REUTERS Photo)
Jeremy Corbyn admitted he was worried about other attacks.(REUTERS Photo)

UK Labour suffers ‘major cyber attack’ ahead of election

By Agence France-Presse | London
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2019 10:36 PM IST
In a speech on the campaign trail in Blackpool, northwest England, Jeremy Corbyn said Monday’s attack was ‘very serious’, even if it ultimately failed.
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Indian authorities have informed their Russian counterparts that the Kudankulam nuclear power plant was secure following reports of a recent cyber attack.
Indian authorities have informed their Russian counterparts that the Kudankulam nuclear power plant was secure following reports of a recent cyber attack.

After reports of cyber attack, India assures Russia that Kudankulam nuclear power plant is safe

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2019 10:29 PM IST
A part of a network at the Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu, India’s largest civil nuclear facility, was breached earlier this year during a hacking attack believed to have originated on foreign soil.
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The move comes even as India faces renewed threat of cyber attacks and cyber terrorism(Photo: Unsplash.com/Image for representation purpose only)
The move comes even as India faces renewed threat of cyber attacks and cyber terrorism(Photo: Unsplash.com/Image for representation purpose only)

Centre may create single agency for cyber defence

By Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2019 05:38 AM IST
The new policy – National Cyber Security Policy 2020 - will emphasize cybersecurity awareness and hygiene. It is likely to suggest a cybersecurity course for schools and colleges curriculum.
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The Pegasus spyware of the nso group can hack both iOS and Android devices by targeting vulnerabilities in the operating systems. It is capable of running in the background without the targeted user ever knowing about the hack(REUTERS)
The Pegasus spyware of the nso group can hack both iOS and Android devices by targeting vulnerabilities in the operating systems. It is capable of running in the background without the targeted user ever knowing about the hack(REUTERS)

Why there cannot be any national security without individual privacy | Analysis

By Apar Gupta
PUBLISHED ON NOV 04, 2019 06:00 AM IST
NSO-Pegasus case: Set up an independent inquiry panel and conduct its proceedings transparently
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Airbus has been hit by a series of attacks by hackers who have targeted its suppliers in their search for technical secrets.(Bloomberg Photo)
Airbus has been hit by a series of attacks by hackers who have targeted its suppliers in their search for technical secrets.(Bloomberg Photo)

Airbus hit by series of cyber attacks on suppliers: Report

By Agence France-Presse | Paris
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 01:39 PM IST
According to two security sources, there have been four major attacks on Airbus in the last 12 months.
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United States launched cyber attacks against Iranian missile control systems and a spy network. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
United States launched cyber attacks against Iranian missile control systems and a spy network. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

US launched cyber attacks on Iran after drone shootdown: Report

By Agence France-Presse | Washington
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 10:01 AM IST
US President Donald Trump ordered a retaliatory military strike against Iran after the drone shootdown but then called it off, saying the response wouldn’t be “proportionate” and instead pledged new sanctions on the country.
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According to the Saki Naka police, the Andheri company had in August 2018 received an email from the German firm, requesting them to make payments for previous orders to a new bank account as some auditing work was underway.(HT Photo)
According to the Saki Naka police, the Andheri company had in August 2018 received an email from the German firm, requesting them to make payments for previous orders to a new bank account as some auditing work was underway.(HT Photo)

Mumbai firm loses Rs 12 lakh to cyber attack

By Vijay Kumar Yadav | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 05:49 AM IST
The complainant in the case is 80-year-old Firoz Doctor, a partner in the company, which has been importing firefighting systems from a Germany-based firm for the past nine years.
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Security experts suggest that hackers used EternalBlue to exploit a vulnerability in some versions of Windows XP and Vista systems, allowing an external party to execute remote commands on their target.(Reuters FILE)
Security experts suggest that hackers used EternalBlue to exploit a vulnerability in some versions of Windows XP and Vista systems, allowing an external party to execute remote commands on their target.(Reuters FILE)

US city hit by ransomware attack, internet shut

By Indo Asian News Service | San Francisco
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2019 09:46 AM IST
The tool that has paralysed the city is a National Security Agency creation called “EternalBlue”, which has been used in other high-profile cyber attacks including “Wannacry” in May 2017, The Verge reported on Saturday.
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Typically, in an MIM attack, cyber fraudsters intercept emails or virtual exchanges between two parties and cheat one of them by impersonating the other’s email ID.(Shutterstock)
Typically, in an MIM attack, cyber fraudsters intercept emails or virtual exchanges between two parties and cheat one of them by impersonating the other’s email ID.(Shutterstock)

Andheri firm loses Rs 15L to cyber attack

By Jayprakash S Naidu | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2019 04:46 AM IST
According to the Oshiwara police, the complainant company landed a big project from a private company to make video advertisements. They then contacted a Romanian company to outsource some of the work.
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Kanhaiya Kumar has called his crowdfunding a new brand of alternative politics and saw nothing wrong if people were to fund such public contests out of their own money.(HT PHOTO)
Kanhaiya Kumar has called his crowdfunding a new brand of alternative politics and saw nothing wrong if people were to fund such public contests out of their own money.(HT PHOTO)

Kanhaiya Kumar hints at conspiracy after his crowdsourcing website hacked

By Ruchir Kumar | Hindustan Times, Begusarai
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2019 09:11 PM IST
Having begun crowdfunding on the portal www.onedemocracy.in on March 26 as part of an innovative idea, the website could barely function for two days before it was rendered unserviceable, allegedly due to a cyber attack.
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Image for representation.(File photo)
Image for representation.(File photo)

US citizen leaks data of 14200 HIV-positive people in Singapore

By Reuters | Singapore
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2019 11:38 PM IST
An HIV-positive American who had been deported from Singapore after serving a jail term has leaked online the personal data of 14,200 Singaporeans and foreigners diagnosed in the city-state with the virus.
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An individual’s characteristics are critical in studying how cybercrime perseveres. (Unsplash)
An individual’s characteristics are critical in studying how cybercrime perseveres. (Unsplash)

This personality trait puts you at risk for cybercrime

By Indo-Asian News Service | New York
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2018 12:37 PM IST
Impulse online shopping, downloading music and compulsive email use are all signs of a certain personality trait that make you a target for cybercrime.
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Over 15,700 Indian websites were reported hacked this year up to November, Parliament was informed Wednesday.(Getty Images)
Over 15,700 Indian websites were reported hacked this year up to November, Parliament was informed Wednesday.(Getty Images)

15,779 Indian websites hacked during January-November 2018, says IT ministry

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2018 09:46 PM IST
Electronics and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) issues alerts and advisories regarding latest cyber threats and countermeasures on a regular basis and cyber security exercises are conducted regularly to enable assessment of cyber security posture and preparedness of organisations in government and critical sectors.
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An old website of BJP’s Goa unit was hacked Monday by unknown persons, who posted the message ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ on it, a party functionary said.(Anisha Dutta/Twitter)
An old website of BJP’s Goa unit was hacked Monday by unknown persons, who posted the message ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ on it, a party functionary said.(Anisha Dutta/Twitter)

Goa BJP website hacked, ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ message posted: Party official

By Press Trust of India | Panaji
PUBLISHED ON OCT 15, 2018 05:33 PM IST
A BJP functionary attached to the party’s IT cell said the web site in question was an old one. He added that the new web site has anti-hacking security measures in place.
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The ICANN’s ongoing maintenance work over the next two days is to change the cryptographic key that helps protect DNS. This has been necessitated to counter the rising incidents of cyber attacks, ICANN said.(Picture for representation)
The ICANN’s ongoing maintenance work over the next two days is to change the cryptographic key that helps protect DNS. This has been necessitated to counter the rising incidents of cyber attacks, ICANN said.(Picture for representation)

Internet services not to be affected as DNS servers undergo update

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 12, 2018 10:43 PM IST
Internet services across the country are unlikely to be impacted over the next 48 hours even as the Domain Name System (DNS) servers undergo a security update coordinated by global regulator, Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
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Dutch and British officials present evidence of the Russian cyber attack in The Hague.(AFP)
Dutch and British officials present evidence of the Russian cyber attack in The Hague.(AFP)

Russian spies accused of cyber attacks in UK, Netherlands; US levels charges against 7 agents

By Agencies
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2018 09:40 AM IST
The US justice department accused the seven Russians of hacking attempts against anti-sports doping groups, the international soccer governing body and an anti-chemical weapons group, with the aim of disrupting efforts to investigate Russian activities.
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Cosmos bank headquarters on Ganeshkhind road in Pune.(Sanket Wankhade/HT Photo)
Cosmos bank headquarters on Ganeshkhind road in Pune.(Sanket Wankhade/HT Photo)

Maharashtra SIT to probe Cosmos Bank cyber theft of Rs 94 crore

By Nadeem Inamdar | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2018 12:13 AM IST
Maharashtra police’s cyber-security head and the official chief information security officer (CISO) of the department will also be a part of the team along with three inspectors.
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Following the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, US President Donald Trump had previously said that they discussed a range of issues, including North Korea, Middle East and cyber attacks, but has not given any details.(AP/File Photo)
Following the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, US President Donald Trump had previously said that they discussed a range of issues, including North Korea, Middle East and cyber attacks, but has not given any details.(AP/File Photo)

Gave up nothing, talked about benefits for both countries: Trump on Putin meet

By Reuters | Washington
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2018 07:24 PM IST
United States President Donald Trump said on Monday that he “gave up nothing” at last week’s private meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin but remained elusive about their conversation as fellow Republicans and other critics questioned any potential deals.
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Cyber Security Agency CEO David Koh, MCI Permanent Secretary Gabriel Lim, Minister for Communications and Information S. Iswaran, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong, Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Chan Heng Kee and SingHealth CEO Ivy Ng attend a press conference regarding the SingHealth cyber attack in Singapore.(AFP Photo)
Cyber Security Agency CEO David Koh, MCI Permanent Secretary Gabriel Lim, Minister for Communications and Information S. Iswaran, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong, Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Chan Heng Kee and SingHealth CEO Ivy Ng attend a press conference regarding the SingHealth cyber attack in Singapore.(AFP Photo)

State actors likely behind Singapore cyber-attack: Security experts

By Agence France-Presse | Singapore
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 09:21 PM IST
The city-state announced on Friday that hackers had broken into a government database and stolen the health records of 1.5 million Singaporeans, including prime minister Lee Hsien Loong.
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