US wants to build lasting peace and fellowship in Sri Lanka

The United States wants to build a lasting peace and fellowship among Sri Lanka's various religious and ethnic groups, President Barack Obama's ambassadorial nominee for Sri Lanka told lawmakers on Tuesday.

Australian web provider iiNet in possible database hacking

Australian Internet provider iiNet Ltd has urged more than 30,000 customers to change their passwords after claims emerged online that hackers had been attempting to sell personal information stolen from one of the firm`s databases.

India saw 60,000 ransomware attacks in 2014: Symantec
India saw 60,000 ransomware attacks in 2014: Symantec

India witnessed as many as 60,000 ransomware attacks on computers last year, making it the third-most attacked nation in Asia, according to security solutions firm Symantec.

Cybercrime now 'number one' threat: Europol chief

Cybercrime has become as big a threat to Europe's security as terrorism, the head of the continent's policing agency warned today.

Hackers controlling millions of PCs disrupted in Europol sweep
Hackers controlling millions of PCs disrupted in Europol sweep

A cybercrime operation that stole banking information by hacking more than 3 million computers in Indonesia, India and other countries has been disrupted by European police with assistance from three technology companies, officials said on 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.

Cybercrime cases in Cyberabad rose sharply during 2014

Cybercrime cases rose sharply under Cyberabad Police Commissionerate limits here during 2014 as compared to last year.

Indian organisations lack skills to combat cybercrime: EY

Even as the threat landscape for cyber attacks is expanding on a rapid scale, about one-third organisations in India have no real-time insight on cyber risks necessary to combat these threats, a survey by global consultancy firm EY has found.

NIIT, EC Council to train 15,000 as ethical hackers in India
NIIT, EC Council to train 15,000 as ethical hackers in India

With rising incidents of cyber attacks on individuals, government and enterprises, IT training firm NIIT has joined hands with EC Council to skill up to 15,000 people over the next 3 years on ethical hacking.

Email services like Gmail may be banned for official use
Email services like Gmail may be banned for official use

Popular email services like Gmail and Yahoo! are likely to be banned for official use to safeguard critical and sensitive government data.

JPMorgan bank could be latest target of hackers
JPMorgan bank could be latest target of hackers

The largest bank in the US and sixth largest in the world, JPMorgan, and several other banks could be the latest target of hackers.

Millions of debit and credit cards prone to getting hacked by malware
Millions of debit and credit cards prone to getting hacked by malware

A malware that had infected Target's cashiering system late last year is back in the news once again, leading to the susceptibility of millions of credit and debit cards getting hacked on a larger scale.

Microsoft says cybercrime bust frees 4.7 mn infected PCs

Microsoft Corp said it has freed at least 4.7 million infected personal computers from control of cyber crooks in its most successful digital crime-busting operation, which interrupted service at an Internet-services firm last week.

US, South African police smash cybercrime network

South African police today said they have smashed an international cybercrime network operating out of Pretoria which led to 20 arrests in a joint operation with the United States.

Cybercrime part of sophisticated online economy: Study

The dark world of cybercrime has evolved from one of rogue individuals to a functioning market-based economy with its ups and downs, code of conduct and "innovation."

Ransomware, scams and scoops predicted for 2014

Warning against the threats posed by ransomware such as Cryptlocker, AVG Technologies Australia security advisor Michael McKinnon has reportedly said that the emergence of such sophisticated modern malwares can result in scams and scoops.

Target breach linked to global cybercrime: Researchers

The massive data breach at US retailer Target is probably linked to a broader global network of cybercrime that may have affected other merchants, security researchers said.

Target breach linked to global cybercrime: Researchers

The massive data breach at US retailer Target is probably linked to a broader global network of cybercrime that may have affected other merchants, security researchers said.

20-year-old women college student arrested for cybercrime

A 20-year-old woman, student of a private college, was today arrested by the Cyber Crime Investigation Cell (CCIC) for allegedly defaming her batchmate, police said.

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

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