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'Cyberattacks on the rise; 70% of Nifty 50 companies vulnerable'

'Cyberattacks on the rise; 70% of Nifty 50 companies vulnerable'

 Increased technology usage and digitisation of the economy have escalated cyber attacks in India, and nearly 70 percent of Nifty 50 companies are vulnerable to hackers, reveals a PwC survey.

US Federal Reserve records show over 50 of cyber security breaches

US Federal Reserve records show over 50 of cyber security breaches

Washington: The U.S. Federal Reserve detected more than 50 cyber breaches between 2011 and 2015, with several incidents described internally as "espionage," according to Fed records.

US military conducts cyber attacks on Islamic State

A US-led coalition has been striking IS fighters in Iraq and Syria since August 2014.

Australia launches new cyber security strategy

Australia launches new cyber security strategy

 The Australian government on Thursday launched a $180 million cyber security strategy, in an effort to shore up Australia`s defence against cyber attacks and online fraud.

Cybersecurity $35 bn opportunity, to create 1 million jobs: Nasscom

Cybersecurity $35 bn opportunity, to create 1 million jobs: Nasscom

Increasing incidents of cyber attacks and data protection efforts globally are expected to create USD 35 billion revenue opportunity and employment opportunities for about a million professionals by 2025 for India, IT industry body Nasscom said Monday.

Govt to involve pvt domain experts to check cyber crimes

Govt to involve pvt domain experts to check cyber crimes

"We would like companies to make a presentation to showcase their expertise in the areas of cyber crime and cyber security primarily related but not limited to women and child protection," a Home Ministry official said.

India fourth country with highest Downadup malware attacks

India is the fourth country that has most number of attacks by the Downadup malware family, a report by Finland-based online security and privacy company F-Secure, said. It added that besides India, this threat was most frequently detected in Finland, France, Germany, Italy and Norway.

Iran denies supporting US bank hacking

Iran on Saturday denied supporting cyber attacks against the United States after a New York court indicted seven Iranians over hacking dozens of American banks and a major dam.

India among most vulnerable nations to cyber attacks, says research

India among most vulnerable nations to cyber attacks, says research

 When it comes to vulnerability to cyber attacks, India along with China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and South Korea is most vulnerable, says research led by an Indian-American scientist.

India among nations most vulnerable to cyberattacks

India among nations most vulnerable to cyberattacks

Machines using Symantec anti-virus software automatically generated these reports, but only when a machine's user opted in to provide the data.

'Indian sites prone to cyber-attacks by Pak during key events'

An uptick in such activity before and after this year's Independence Day should not come as a surprise, the report said.

India in touch with foreign Govts on cyber security: Prasad

India in touch with foreign Govts on cyber security: Prasad

With India placing high priority to cyber security, the government is in talks with a number of countries, including the US, for co-operation to check cyber espionage and other attacks, Union Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Sunday.

S Korea says suspects N Korea may have attempted cyber attacks

S Korea says suspects N Korea may have attempted cyber attacks

South Korea said on Wednesday that it suspects North Korea of attempting cyber attacks against targets in the South.

Two million sets of data stolen in Japan cyber attacks

At least two million sets of personal data were stolen or feared leaked from 140 companies and other organisations in Japan that were hit by cyber attacks in 2015, the media reported on Monday.

Symantec predicts rise in cyber attacks in 2016

US software security firm Symantec Corporation warns cyber threats would increase in the next year, especially risks to Apple devices, internet of things (IoT), and critical infrastructure.

World must oppose cyber attacks, arms race: China's Xi Jinping

All countries should jointly oppose internet surveillance and cyber attacks in cyberspace, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday

'India ranks 3rd in Asia when it comes to ransomware attacks'

'India ranks 3rd in Asia when it comes to ransomware attacks'

Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents or limits users from accessing their system.

On China's fringes, cyber spies raise their game

On China's fringes, cyber spies raise their game

Hackers have expanded their attacks to parking malware on popular file-sharing services including Dropbox and Google Drive .

Could 2016 see the first cyber attacks on wearables?

Could 2016 see the first cyber attacks on wearables?

 The only way to protect a computer from ransomware is to make sure it is fully up to date in terms of virus protection and software patches

Oracle's silicon-based microprocessor takes data security to new level

At a time when cyber attacks to steal key data are proving to be a real nightmare for nations and companies, global software and cloud major Oracle has launched the world's first silicon-based microprocessor that has taken data security to an entirely new level.