Hackers

Beware! Hackers can record you watching porn on smartphone

Beware! Hackers can record you watching porn on smartphone

According to a study by British security firm Wandera, the cybercriminals threaten to release the footage online if their ransom demands are not met.

Oct 01, 2017, 22:44 PM IST
Russian hackers feel the heat as US President Donald Trump seeks warmer Moscow ties

Russian hackers feel the heat as US President Donald Trump seeks warmer Moscow ties

The increase to a record level shows that although President Donald Trump is trying to improve relations with Moscow, the United States has not shied away from pursuing Russians suspected of cyber crime.

Aug 25, 2017, 12:41 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

Facebook works with Harvard against hackers targeting US elections

The project will be co-led by Robby Mook, Democrat Hillary Clinton`s 2016 presidential campaign manager and Matt Rhoades, Republican Mitt Romney`s 2012 campaign manager. 

Jul 27, 2017, 09:00 AM IST

Nine hackers held in China for spreading malware abroad

The malware, called "fireball", developed by a Beijing- based tech company, infected more than 250 million computers outside China in one year, which generated 80 million yuan (USD 11.85 million) for the company

Jul 26, 2017, 11:38 AM IST
'Digital drive puts India at greater cyber attack risk'

'Digital drive puts India at greater cyber attack risk'

India`s growing economy and digital push have caught the attention of hackers and an increasing wave of cyber attacks could soon badly impact the country, experts from Russian cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab have warned.

Jul 16, 2017, 13:39 PM IST
India's ethical hackers rewarded abroad, ignored at home

India's ethical hackers rewarded abroad, ignored at home

India produces more ethical hackers -- those who break into computer networks to expose, rather than exploit, weaknesses -- than anywhere else in the world.

May 29, 2017, 09:30 AM IST

'Vietnam-linked hackers likely targeting Philippine intel on South China Sea dispute'

Bryce Boland, chief technology officer for Asia Pacific, said the company had observed that APT32 was targeting not just multinational companies and organisations doing business in Vietnam but Philippine government agencies as well.

May 25, 2017, 19:51 PM IST
Blame cyberattack on hackers, not spy agencies, White House

Blame cyberattack on hackers, not spy agencies, White House

Cybersecurity experts say the unknown hackers used a hole in Microsoft software that was discovered by the National Security Agency. The hole was exposed when NSA documents were leaked online.

May 16, 2017, 21:56 PM IST
Hackers strike globally in nearly 100 countries exploiting US spy agency tool

Hackers strike globally in nearly 100 countries exploiting US spy agency tool

The ransomware encrypted data on the computers, demanding payments of $300 to $600 to restore access.

May 13, 2017, 09:03 AM IST

UK Foreign Office hit by Russia-linked hackers: Report

The UK Foreign Office was targeted by Russia-linked hackers over several months last year in a "spear-phishing" campaign, it emerged on Thursday.

Apr 13, 2017, 22:07 PM IST

Dubai police say they arrest hackers after White House staff

Dubai police have arrested foreign hackers who targeted five senior White House officials in a blackmail email scam, state-owned media reported on Monday.

Apr 03, 2017, 19:28 PM IST
India's cyber security  system still under threat of malware

India's cyber security system still under threat of malware

The Indian cyber security is under threat as there is no shield for malware. 

Feb 23, 2017, 10:50 AM IST
Trisha Krishnan’s twitter account hacked; mother seeks police protection for daughter

Trisha Krishnan’s twitter account hacked; mother seeks police protection for daughter

Trisha's long association with PETA, which is aggressively campaigning against Jallikattu, has earned her the wrath of the supporters of the ancient and popular bull-taming sport.

Jan 17, 2017, 07:57 AM IST
Yahoo says over 1 billion accounts hacked, information stolen

Yahoo says over 1 billion accounts hacked, information stolen

In what may be largest data hack at an email provider, Yahoo says that hackers stole data from more than one billion user accounts in August 2013.

 

Dec 15, 2016, 10:59 AM IST
WADA says hackers may have doctored leaked data

WADA says hackers may have doctored leaked data

It added that the hackers had taken a "cheap shot" at sporting stars who haven't broken any anti-doping rules.

Oct 06, 2016, 16:36 PM IST
Pigeons, balloons, hackers - Pakistan's anti-India propaganda game is simply bizzare

Pigeons, balloons, hackers - Pakistan's anti-India propaganda game is simply bizzare

After Uri terror attack, Indian Army carried out surgical strikes on terror launch pads across LoC.

Oct 04, 2016, 20:14 PM IST

After Yahoo data breach, some angry users close accounts

Many Yahoo users rushed on Friday to close accounts, some of which they had not used in years, after the internet company announced it suffered one of the world`s largest cyber breaches.

Sep 24, 2016, 00:22 AM IST
Yahoo pressed to explain huge 'state-sponsored' hack

Yahoo pressed to explain huge 'state-sponsored' hack

Yahoo faced pressure Friday to explain how it sustained a massive cyber-attack -- one of the biggest ever, and allegedly state-sponsored -- allowing hackers to steal data from half a billion users two years ago.

Sep 23, 2016, 17:29 PM IST
Researchers hack into software with malware threat

Researchers hack into software with malware threat

A team of researchers has hacked the working of software with the potential risk of malware -- disguised as lucrative advertisements -- opening computers and other devices to hijacking.

Aug 05, 2016, 13:22 PM IST