US tax agency says cyberattacks more extensive than previously thought

The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said Monday a hacking attack into one of its computer databases revealed in May was much more extensive than previously thought, with nearly three times as many taxpayers hit by data theft.

Cyber safety: Avoid putting phone number on Facebook
Cyber safety: Avoid putting phone number on Facebook

Beware! If you put your phone number on your Facebook profile, anybody can then find your details and location by just typing the number in Facebook search bar despite your privacy settings -- and your details could be misused by cyber criminals.

India, Japan vow to crack down on cyber crimes
India, Japan vow to crack down on cyber crimes

India has sought assistance from Japan on the latest technologies and expertise to tackle cyber criminals in Internet espionage, cyber terrorism and stealing personal as well as critical data.

Study says 1 in 5 internet users think their passwords are of no value to criminals
Study says 1 in 5 internet users think their passwords are of no value to criminals

One in five Internet users assumes their passwords are of no value to cyber criminals, according to a survey.

Cyber criminals will soon exploit IoT networks: Websense
Cyber criminals will soon exploit IoT networks: Websense

As the Internet of Things (IoT) turns into a trillion dollar opportunity, cyber security firm Websense has said that cyber criminals will soon start exploring ways to exploit the technology.

Protect business from cyber criminals: Maharashtra governor

Maharashtra Governor CV Rao on Wednesday said financial institutions and business organisations in India must be ready to thwart challenges posed by cyber criminals.

Over 700 government websites have been hacked since 2012
Over 700 government websites have been hacked since 2012

Over 700 government websites that are hosted under 'gov.In' and 'nic.In' domains have been hacked by cyber criminals since 2012, Parliament was informed Wednesday.

FBI's most wanted cybercriminal arrested in Pakistan
FBI's most wanted cybercriminal arrested in Pakistan

To combat the menace of cybercrime, Federal Investigation Agency's (FIA) cyber crime wing of Karachi nabbed high profile and one of the most wanted cyber criminals, Noor Aziz and Farhan Arshad.

Cyber criminals love Valentine's Day: Trend Micro

Cyber criminals are now targeting users searching online for gifting ideas and places to celebrate Valentine's Day with bogus advertisements and promotions to dupe them, security solutions firm Trend Micro Monday said.

Cybercriminals target telcos in India, other nations with Regin
Cybercriminals target telcos in India, other nations with Regin

Cyber criminals are using a new malware -Regin to penetrate and monitor GSM networks in India and other countries including Pakistan, Brazil, Germany and Russia, security researchers have said.

Codified law needed to deal with cyber crime: Justice Misra

Supreme Court judge Justice Dipak Misra on Thursday called for a codified law as well as imparting proper training to law enforcement officers to deal with the issue of cyber crime and match the level of intelligence of the criminals who commit such offences.

Jimmy Kimmel is Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrity of 2014
Jimmy Kimmel is Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrity of 2014

International comedian and host Jimmy Kimmel has topped the Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrity of 2014 list, released by computer security company McAfee.

Facebook users at more risk of social media scams: Study
Facebook users at more risk of social media scams: Study

Habitual use of Facebook makes individuals susceptible to social media phishing attacks by criminals, an Indian-origin researcher has found.

Cyber threats among greatest national security dangers: US
Cyber threats among greatest national security dangers: US

Terming Cyber threats as one of the greatest national security dangers, the US has said Obama administration has significantly enhanced government's capabilities to address this challenge.

Cyber criminals entrenched in `Dark Web`: Researchers

Cyber criminals are settling into a comfortable place in the "Dark Web" where they test, refine and distribute malware for online thievery.

Twitter resets users` passwords `by mistake`

Microblogging site Twitter reportedly sent emails to thousands of its users, prompting them to change their passwords, but later clarified that the emails were sent accidentally.

`Chewbacca` hack attack hits shops in 11 countries

Cyber criminals reportedly targeted retail shops in 11 countries using a malicious software called `Chewbacca`.

Cyber criminals hack smart fridge to send out spam

A fridge was among more than 100,000 devices hacked by cyber criminals to send out spam emails - in what may be the first proven cyberattack on household "smart" appliances, researchers say.

UK to launch new anti-crime body to pursue organised gangs

Seeking to disrupt organised crime, Britain will launch a new 4,500-strong elite force with sweeping powers to hunt down cyber criminals, drug barons, paedophiles and people-smugglers.

One in five top Australian businesses targeted by cyber criminals

Cyber criminals stole confidential information and financially defrauded one in five major Australian businesses in 2012, a new has revealed.