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Hacker took over BBC server, tried to `sell` access on Christmas day

Last Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013, 08:25

A hacker secretly took over a computer server at the BBC, Britain`s public broadcaster, and then launched a Christmas Day campaign to convince other cyber criminals to pay him for access to the system.

Criminal cases dip in Hyderabad in 2013, cyber crimes shoot up

Last Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013, 01:07

There has been dip in number of criminal cases registered under IPC and SLL (Special and Local Laws) during 2013 in Hyderabad City, which saw 18,013 cases as compared to 18,744 cases during 2012.

Cryptolocker ransomware `infects about 250,000 PCs` since September

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 25, 2013, 13:15

A powerful form of ransomware, Cryptolocker, has infected about quarter of a million Windows computers, a new report by security researchers has revealed.

Japan seeking US assistance to obtain counter cyber attack capability

Last Updated: Monday, December 23, 2013, 11:31

Japan is reportedly seeking to curb the increased cyberattacks on the nation`s government systems and in a bid to have the ability to counter the attacks by a foreign nation, it is mulling over plans to cooperate with the US that has the most sophisticated counterattack technology.

India favours setting up of portal with US to check webcrime

Last Updated: Sunday, December 22, 2013, 11:16

The proposal came during a two-day conference of police chiefs of India and the US held here recently and top American police officers responded positively to it.

India favours setting up of portal with US to check webcrime

Last Updated: Sunday, December 22, 2013, 10:03

India has suggested setting up of a portal jointly with the US to check cybercrime such as hacking and misuse of social media platforms.

`Locker` malware demands ransom to restore infected files

Last Updated: Saturday, December 14, 2013, 13:39

A latest malware reportedly demands ransom to restore the files that the hackers have encrypted.

Microsoft leads attack on search traffic thieves

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 18:38

Microsoft announced it worked with police in Europe and the United States to disrupt a "dangerous" army of virus-infected computers used to hijack searches at Google, Bing and Yahoo.

More than 2 mn stolen Facebook, Google and Yahoo passwords leaked online

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 12:09

More than two million stolen passwords for sites like Facebook, Google and Yahoo have been reportedly posted online by cyber criminals.

2014 to experience more cyber crimes: Report

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 15:29

Cyber crime reports have revealed that 2014 will experience more cyber attacks and corporations will have to conduct more boardroom scrutiny to manage their data supply chains.

Users limiting online banking apps` use over security fears: Survey

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 15:24

A security company has said the risk posed by malware is putting more users off using online banking applications.

India to seek US help on dealing cyber crime

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 22:57

With growing reluctance of service providers to furnish real time information in cyber crime cases, India will seek active cooperation from the US for setting a joint mechanism to overcome such difficulties.