Cybercriminals

34 global tech firms sign key accord against cyber attacks

34 global tech firms sign key accord against cyber attacks

The 34 companies include Cisco, HP, Nokia, Oracle, VMware, Dell, CA Technologies, Symantec, Bitdefender, F-Secure, RSA and Trend Micro, among others.

Apr 18, 2018, 14:42 PM IST
Cybercrimes cause losses of $600 billion a year to global economy, says report

Cybercrimes cause losses of $600 billion a year to global economy, says report

Cybercrime losses are greater in richer countries; however, the countries with the greatest losses are mid-tier nations.

Feb 22, 2018, 18:58 PM IST

'Big hunt' for Russian hackers, but no obvious election link

Through their lawyers, several defendants have suggested their arrests were linked to the election turmoil. 

 

Jul 28, 2017, 12:05 PM IST
Not just "WannaCrypt,'' a cryptocurrency attack is generating digital cash fast

Not just "WannaCrypt,'' a cryptocurrency attack is generating digital cash fast

According to the researchers, the "Adylkuzz" attack is still growing.

May 17, 2017, 12:28 PM IST
Indian-origin Google researcher links ransomware attack to North Korea

Indian-origin Google researcher links ransomware attack to North Korea

As the world struggles to identify the cybercriminals behind the global ransowmware attack that hit 150 countries over the weekend, Neel Mehta, an Indian-origin security researcher working with Google, has claimed on Twitter that the hackers may have links to North Korea.

May 16, 2017, 16:04 PM IST

Internet users lose USD 476 on average per cyber attack: Study

Internet users lost about USD 476 or Rs 32,400 on an average to cyber attacks, a study by security software firm Kaspersky Lab said on Friday.

Jan 27, 2017, 23:26 PM IST

'Cybercriminals using fake LinkedIn accounts to scam users'

 Cybercriminals are using fake LinkedIn profiles to map out the networks of business professionals to scrape contact information and later use these to send spear-phishing emails, security solutions firm Symantec today said.

Dec 07, 2015, 18:55 PM IST
WhatsApp security flaw puts 200 million users at risk

WhatsApp security flaw puts 200 million users at risk

A security flaw in Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has put some 200 million users at risk from hackers – allowing cyber criminals to install malware on their PCs.

Sep 10, 2015, 13:49 PM IST

Need for central agency on cyber crimes: Study

Amid rising instances of cyber crimes, a dedicated central agency should be set up for all state government agencies to coordinate, integrate and share information related to such crimes, a study has recommended.

Sep 01, 2015, 19:45 PM IST
Public Wi-Fi can be used to steal information: IT expert

Public Wi-Fi can be used to steal information: IT expert

Public Wi-Fi can be very risky if users are not fully aware of it and could be used to steal private information from consumers, according to a leading IT expert.

May 19, 2015, 14:53 PM IST

Govt, telecom, defence sectors most attacked by cybercriminals

Cybercriminals are increasingly targetting sensitive information from sectors including government, utilities and defence to access public data and other critical information, a government official on Friday said.

Mar 20, 2015, 18:19 PM IST

Now, hackers may eye your cars' safety features to steal information, extort money

 Motoring experts have warned that hackers can exploit one's car by attacking the safety features to steal information, extort money or even control vehicles.

Dec 28, 2014, 16:14 PM IST

Manual hijack of accounts leads to severe fin loss: Google

Google said these "needle-in-a-haystack" attacks are very challenging and represent an ongoing threat to Internet users.

Nov 09, 2014, 10:58 AM IST

New malware can infect iPhones via Mac computers

A newly discovered family of malware has the capacity to infect iPhones via Apple computers, posing a security threat to devices that have been largely resistant to cybercriminals, researchers said.

Nov 07, 2014, 04:28 AM IST
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.

Aug 28, 2014, 18:01 PM IST

69% cyber attacks targeted at large companies in India: Report

Despite stepped up information security measures, businesses in India continue to be an attractive target for cybercriminals with as many as 69 percent targeted attacks being focused on large enterprises, a report said here Thursday.

Apr 24, 2014, 19:27 PM IST

One in three victims of Target card breach could face fraud: Survey

About one in three victims of data breach, like Target Corp`s mega exploit last December, could face fraud, a new survey has revealed.

Feb 07, 2014, 16:14 PM IST

Cyber security market may reach $870 mn by 2017: Report

Cybercriminals use thousands of networked computers (botnets) to `jam' a website by directing excessive traffic to it, causing it to crash.

Mar 31, 2013, 12:57 PM IST

Spend less on antivirus software, more on policing: Study

The study by an international team of scientists led by the University of Cambridge recommends that society should spend less on antivirus software and more on policing the internet, a university release Monday said.

Jun 18, 2012, 16:07 PM IST