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Army probes espionage angle over security breach in WhatsApp group

The alleged breach took place in some WhatsApp groups, and the probe is looking into the possibility of the information falling into the wrong hands, said people familiar with the matter.

The use of smartphones and social media came under sharp focus three years ago when some navy personnel were arrested for allegedly passing on information to Pakistan, through a spying racket which had agents posing as women on social media. (Shutterstock)
The use of smartphones and social media came under sharp focus three years ago when some navy personnel were arrested for allegedly passing on information to Pakistan, through a spying racket which had agents posing as women on social media. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 20, 2022 07:33 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Belgium, Netherlands, Ireland, Czech Republic expel over 40 Russian diplomats

The coordinated decision comes as many other Western countries also expelled Russian diplomats, including the US, after Russia invaded Ukraine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting in Moscow. (AP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting in Moscow. (AP)
Updated on Mar 29, 2022 08:52 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Russia expels US diplomats, declares them ‘persona non grata’

The move came in response to the United States, last month, expelling as many as 12 Russian envoys to the UN on charges of 'espionage.'

Russian President Vladimir Putin. (File Photo/Used only for representation)
Russian President Vladimir Putin. (File Photo/Used only for representation)
Published on Mar 24, 2022 06:33 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Govt bans 54 more Chinese apps over privacy, espionage concerns

The 54 apps misused and transmitted real-time data to servers located in a hostile country, the electronics and information technology ministry said in a statement

As many as 267 apps, including popular gaming app PUBG, were earlier blocked in 2020, citing privacy and security threats amid border tensions between India and China. (Representational image)
As many as 267 apps, including popular gaming app PUBG, were earlier blocked in 2020, citing privacy and security threats amid border tensions between India and China. (Representational image)
Updated on Feb 15, 2022 06:30 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Journalist gets bail in espionage case

The journalist was arrested by the special cell of the Delhi Police on September 14, 2020 and charged with passing on information about the Indian Army’s deployment and the country’s border strategy to Chinese intelligence officers

Justice Mukta Gupta, while granting bail, rejected the arguments of the ED counsel that Sharma has links with “Chinese handlers” and intelligence agencies and is a “serious flight risk”. (Representational image)
Justice Mukta Gupta, while granting bail, rejected the arguments of the ED counsel that Sharma has links with “Chinese handlers” and intelligence agencies and is a “serious flight risk”. (Representational image)
Published on Jan 08, 2022 12:43 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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