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Altogether, HT is aware of five NIC domain addresses – four with @gov.in suffixes and the fifth an @nic.in one – that have been used to launch cyber attacks.(File photo. Representative image)

Officials targeted in new phishing bid via govt IDs

By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 08:21 AM IST
The attack, which took place on Monday, prompted the government’s IT departments to send out an alert the following day to large groups of officials, according to emails seen by HT.
Cyber security firms collect information from all web platforms, including Dark Web forums, to prevent real-time attacks on leaked data, actionable intelligence on illegal drug and medication trades and insider-threat monitoring.(Shutterstock)
Cyber security firms collect information from all web platforms, including Dark Web forums, to prevent real-time attacks on leaked data, actionable intelligence on illegal drug and medication trades and insider-threat monitoring.(Shutterstock)

Cyber security brass steps in as experts flag delay in fixing lapses

By Binayak Dasgupta, Sunetra Choudhury
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 03:07 AM IST
Late on Saturday, Jackson published a blog with an overview of the vulnerabilities that, without citing specifics, mentioned the discovery of 35 instances of credentials pairs, 3 instances of sensitive files, over 13,000 personally identifiable information instances, dozens of police FIRs.
The Minister noted that the rising popularity of non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) along with e-commerce has also expanded the scope of digital payments.(Shutterstock)
The Minister noted that the rising popularity of non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) along with e-commerce has also expanded the scope of digital payments.(Shutterstock)

Over 2.9 lakh cyber security incidents related to digital banking reported

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 07:14 PM IST
These incidents included phishing attacks, network scanning and probing, viruses and website hacking.
The RBI Governor added that it was imperative to build trust in formal financial services among the hitherto excluded population.(PTI)
The RBI Governor added that it was imperative to build trust in formal financial services among the hitherto excluded population.(PTI)

Addressing cyber security, data protection issues important for financial inclusion, says RBI governor

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 07:15 PM IST
“Technology, though being a great enabler, can also lead to exclusion of certain segments of society,” Das said in his keynote address at a webinar on ‘Investing in Investor Education in India: Priorities for Action’, organised by the NCAER.
UGC building.(HT file)
UGC building.(HT file)

Facilitate academic fraternity to work on cyber security, awareness measures: UGC tells varsities

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 04:01 PM IST
The commission has noted that the government is in the process of formulating a National Cyber Security Strategy document and till then cyber security awareness should begin at the school level itself.
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) Secretary Ajay Prakash Sawhney said the IT industry showed resilience during the lockdown, with up to 97 per cent of its workforce working from home or anywhere to serve domestic and global clients.(Bloomberg)
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) Secretary Ajay Prakash Sawhney said the IT industry showed resilience during the lockdown, with up to 97 per cent of its workforce working from home or anywhere to serve domestic and global clients.(Bloomberg)

About 75% of industry workforce may continue to work from outside office, says IT Secretary

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 07:19 PM IST
The government on Thursday announced simplified guidelines for BPOs and ITES companies to reduce the compliance burden on them and to facilitate “Work From Home” and “Work From Anywhere” framework.
Mumbai Police shared the message with this image.(Twitter/@MumbaiPolice)
Mumbai Police shared the message with this image.(Twitter/@MumbaiPolice)

Mumbai Police posts Harry Potter-themed tweet to share this message

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Kohli
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 01:06 AM IST
“As Ronald Weasley would say, ‘this is bloody brilliant!’,” commented a Twitter user on the share.
The image shows the fictional character Dwight Schrute.(Instagram/@punepolicecity)
The image shows the fictional character Dwight Schrute.(Instagram/@punepolicecity)

Pune Police shares a clip from The Office to convey this important message

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2020 04:21 PM IST
The post has been shared alongside the hashtag #IdentityTheftIsNotAJoke.
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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajeev Jayaswal
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.
The advisory message, points to the harmful side-effects of receiving and forwarding unverified messages on Whatsapp.(Instagram/@punepolice)
The advisory message, points to the harmful side-effects of receiving and forwarding unverified messages on Whatsapp.(Instagram/@punepolice)

Pune Police shares advisory post on the ‘siyappa’ caused by fake news

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON AUG 14, 2020 02:57 PM IST
The advisory message, shared on the department’s official Twitter and Instagram accounts, points to the harmful side-effects of receiving and forwarding unverified messages on Whatsapp.
A photo posted on Twitter by Nain shows a woman wearing a see-through mask made from tulle material.(Twitter)
A photo posted on Twitter by Nain shows a woman wearing a see-through mask made from tulle material.(Twitter)

Keeping a simple password is like wearing this mask, IPS officer tweets message

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2020 09:38 PM IST
IPS officer Pankaj Nain pointed out an important message through this picture by comparing the usefulness of the mask with keeping a simple password like ‘1234’ on any online account.
Mumbai Police addressed the problems of cyber security caused by keeping the same password.(Twitter/@MumbaiPolice)
Mumbai Police addressed the problems of cyber security caused by keeping the same password.(Twitter/@MumbaiPolice)

Mumbai Police uses mangoes for not so ‘aam’ awareness initiative. Seen it yet?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2020 11:34 AM IST
Mumbai Police used different varieties of mangoes to share an important message about creating a secure password for one’s online accounts.
One must adapt to the environment to be true survivors and achievers, says Anupama Chopra, Principal, GD Goenka Public School, East Delhi
One must adapt to the environment to be true survivors and achievers, says Anupama Chopra, Principal, GD Goenka Public School, East Delhi

Taking the bright side of a crisis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2020 06:20 PM IST
During the Covid-19 lockdown, while school heads are driving innovation, for students hobbies are getting more play than they ever did in the past.
The order, issued by the Department of Personnel and Training, instructed joint secretaries (administration) across departments to ensure the directions are strictly followed.(ANI Photo)
The order, issued by the Department of Personnel and Training, instructed joint secretaries (administration) across departments to ensure the directions are strictly followed.(ANI Photo)

Centre tells its employees to download Aarogya Setu app

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 01:06 AM IST
The measure comes ahead of what may be a phased return-to-work period over the next month when the nationwide lockdown meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is relaxed in some places.
India on Thursday defended its decision to invite Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations(REUTERS)
India on Thursday defended its decision to invite Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations(REUTERS)

India defends decision to invite Brazil President for Republic Day

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2020 10:01 PM IST
Bolsonaro will be on a state visit to India during January 24-27, accompanied by eight Ministers, four members of Parliament and a large business delegation.
(L-R) Shri. B Sambamurthy, Independent Director, National Securities Depository Ltd.; Shri Jayesh Ranjan, IT Secretary, Govt. of Telangana; Dr. Sandeep Shukla, Professor, IIT Kanpur; Dr. Santanu Paul, Co-Founder & CEO, TalentSprint & Dr. Manindra Agrawal, Professor, IIT Kanpur; releasing the brochure of IIT Kanpur and TalentSprint partnership for the development of Cyber Security Experts to Combat Cyber Threats.(TalentSprint)
(L-R) Shri. B Sambamurthy, Independent Director, National Securities Depository Ltd.; Shri Jayesh Ranjan, IT Secretary, Govt. of Telangana; Dr. Sandeep Shukla, Professor, IIT Kanpur; Dr. Santanu Paul, Co-Founder & CEO, TalentSprint & Dr. Manindra Agrawal, Professor, IIT Kanpur; releasing the brochure of IIT Kanpur and TalentSprint partnership for the development of Cyber Security Experts to Combat Cyber Threats.(TalentSprint)

IIT-Kanpur and TalentSprint announce partnership for development of cybersecurity experts

PUBLISHED ON NOV 28, 2019 06:03 PM IST
The program is designed for current and aspiring professionals who are keen to explore and exploit the latest trends in cybersecurity technologies.
A Long Island firm sold tens of millions of dollars in Chinese-made surveillance and other sensitive security equipment to customers, including the U.S. military to use on aircraft carriers, by falsely claiming the goods were manufactured in America(AP)
A Long Island firm sold tens of millions of dollars in Chinese-made surveillance and other sensitive security equipment to customers, including the U.S. military to use on aircraft carriers, by falsely claiming the goods were manufactured in America(AP)

Chinese surveillance goods illegally sold to US: Federal prosecutors

New York | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON NOV 08, 2019 07:06 AM IST
Last year, Cabasso emailed an employee of a Chinese manufacturer stressing the need to take steps to make sure its products couldn’t be traced, prosecutors said.
The RBI has requested major Indian banks to perform a preliminary analysis of the disclosed card details and tighten the security for debit and credit cards.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The RBI has requested major Indian banks to perform a preliminary analysis of the disclosed card details and tighten the security for debit and credit cards.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

1.3 million Indians at risk of debit and credit card fraud: Here’s how you can protect yourself with a Wallet Care Plan

PUBLISHED ON NOV 06, 2019 11:02 AM IST
With a Wallet Care Plan from Bajaj Finserv, you can get adequate coverage against debit card/ credit card fraud.
The US has called on India to keep Huawei out of its 5G trial over security concerns.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
The US has called on India to keep Huawei out of its 5G trial over security concerns.(REUTERS PHOTO.)

Huawei official urges India to make ‘independent decision’ on excluding it from 5G

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2019 07:38 PM IST
Huawei India CEO Chen Mingjie made the remarks while addressing the sixth India-China strategic economic dialogue that was attended by senior Indian and Chinese officials. He highlighted that 90% of the company’s 6,000 employees in India were locals and its work was with government enterprises.
Students during rakhi celebrations.
Students during rakhi celebrations.

Students pledge to save trees at Ashmah

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 01:30 PM IST
Principal Shuchi Grover urged students to protect the trees that offer us shade, sustenance and so much else.
The workshop held on the initiative of principal Dr Priti Ojha was also intended to empower women(HT)
The workshop held on the initiative of principal Dr Priti Ojha was also intended to empower women(HT)

Delhi International School holds meet to ensure cyber security

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2019 09:27 AM IST
Delhi International School, Dwarka, hosted a workshop for teachers on Women’s Online Safety; the resource person was Rakshit Tandon
Facebook and Instagram security teams fixed the issue and rewarded me $30,000 as a part of their bounty programme, the Indian man said.(Photo: Twitter/@LaxmanMuthiyah)
Facebook and Instagram security teams fixed the issue and rewarded me $30,000 as a part of their bounty programme, the Indian man said.(Photo: Twitter/@LaxmanMuthiyah)

Chennai techie finds bug that let him hack any Instagram account, wins $30,000

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 10:34 PM IST
The Chennai-based security researcher won $30,000 as a part of a bug bounty programme after he spotted a flaw in Instagram that allowed him to “hack any Instagram account without consent permission”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with French President Emmanuel Macron in March 2018.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with French President Emmanuel Macron in March 2018.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

France focuses on digital economy, AI, space to boost ties with India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 11:23 PM IST
In the field of digital economy, France and India are on the same page in supporting the “full sovereignty of data” and ensuring that data protection and sovereignty are guaranteed to their citizens, they said.
PM Modi meets Angela Merkel(MEA/Twitter)
PM Modi meets Angela Merkel(MEA/Twitter)

PM Modi meets Angela Merkel, discusses ways to deepen Indo-German relations

Osaka | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 28, 2019 01:55 PM IST
In 2016-17, the bilateral trade turnover was USD 18.76 billion, with India exporting goods worth USD 7.18 billion to Germany and importing German products worth USD 11.58 billion, according to German media.
Participants will discuss concepts and case studies pertaining to issues such as ethical hacking, cyber forensics, blockchain technology, bug bounty and cybersecurity in healthcare.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Participants will discuss concepts and case studies pertaining to issues such as ethical hacking, cyber forensics, blockchain technology, bug bounty and cybersecurity in healthcare.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Over 100 students get cybersecurity training from police

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Leena Dhankhar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2019 04:26 AM IST
Students will cover subjects such as social media threats and securities, website threats, email threats, e-commerce threats and, cyber laws and their implications.
(iStock)
(iStock)

As techies struggle to stay current, varsities are tying up with industry to help

Hindustan Times | By Vanessa Viegas
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2019 02:49 PM IST
Amid advancements in AI, machine learning, big data, colleges and industry are collaborating to streamline software engineering curricula.
After observing that schools have been filling safety reports in a “casual manner”, the Directorate of Education (DoE) has asked its officials to visit these institutes and work out remedial measures.(Bachchan Kumar)
After observing that schools have been filling safety reports in a “casual manner”, the Directorate of Education (DoE) has asked its officials to visit these institutes and work out remedial measures.(Bachchan Kumar)

DoE tells officers to address issues in safety reports

PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2019 06:36 AM IST
Since 2017, all head of schools have to fill the mandatory 115-point comprehensive safety checklist every first week of the month.
Facebook has put in place 40 teams of 30,000 people across the globe to track and take down hate speech and fake news on its platform.(Facebook)
Facebook has put in place 40 teams of 30,000 people across the globe to track and take down hate speech and fake news on its platform.(Facebook)

40 teams, 30,000 people: Facebook’s army against fake news ahead of LS polls

Hindustan Times, New Delhi/California | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2019 10:21 PM IST
Teams across operational centres in Menlo Park, India, Dublin and Singapore scan videos, audio and the written word while India’s elections get underway.
This move will assist the IT industry in the city to break new grounds and embrace cutting-edge technologies.(HT Photo)
This move will assist the IT industry in the city to break new grounds and embrace cutting-edge technologies.(HT Photo)

Pune’s IT blueprint 2.0: 15 billion Dollars plan for the future

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Abhay Vaidya
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2019 02:58 AM IST
The sub-committee headed by Commodore Anand Khandekar (retd), is also keen to build Pune’s capabilities in the areas of cyber security, for which a lot of groundwork has already been done with government agencies and expert groups from within and outside the country, notably Israel.
The Mumbai Police tweet has won over many on Twitter.(Mumbai Police/Twitter)
The Mumbai Police tweet has won over many on Twitter.(Mumbai Police/Twitter)

Mumbai Police uses Andaz Apna Apna to share a message about cyber security

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2019 01:05 PM IST
“Don’t be a ‘Kaccha Khiladi’!” says Mumbai Police.
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