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5 easy ways to keep your smartphone secure from cyber attacks

5 easy ways to keep your smartphone secure from cyber attacks

Smart phone security has now become a top priority across the world.

Demonetisation: Micro-ATMs, POS asked to guard against cyber attacks

Demonetisation: Micro-ATMs, POS asked to guard against cyber attacks

With the usage of micro-ATMs and POS counters witnessing a sharp surge post demonetisation, the country's premier cyber security agency CERT-In has cautioned customers, bankers and traders against skimming and malware attacks on these systems and asked them to adopt high-end encryption to plug possible breaches.

After cyber attacks, Internet of Things strives to make smart devices safer

After cyber attacks, Internet of Things strives to make smart devices safer

Recent cyber attacks harnessing everyday devices such as cameras, video recorders, printers, routers and speakers are a wake-up call to the hidden dangers of the Internet of Things.

Russia-linked hackers exploiting Windows flaw: Microsoft

Russia-linked hackers exploiting Windows flaw: Microsoft

Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday that a hacking group previously linked to the Russian government is behind recent cyber attacks that exploit a newly discovered flaw in its Windows operating system.

Cyber attack disrupts internet service across US, Europe

Cyber attack disrupts internet service across US, Europe

 United States officials are investigating multiple attacks that caused widespread online disruption on both sides of the Atlantic on Friday.The incident took offline some of the most popular sites on the web, including Netflix, Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, CNN, PayPal, Pinterest and Fox News, as well as newspapers including the Guardian, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

US accuses Russia of cyber attacks to disrupt election

US officials formally accused the Russian government Friday of trying to "interfere" with the American presidential election, and vowed to respond at an undisclosed time and place.

Central banks seek global standards in wake of Bangladesh heist

The world`s major central banks, stung by this year's USD 81-million heist in Bangladesh, have launched a task force to consider setting broad rules to protect the vast network of cross-border banking from cyber attacks, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter.

How to keep smart cars safe from hacking

How to keep smart cars safe from hacking

A team of student researchers in the US created a security protocol to protect from cyber attacks smart cars with GPS, Bluetooth and internet connections.

Linux operating systems vulnerable to cyber attacks: Report

Linux operating systems vulnerable to cyber attacks: Report

Researchers from University of California-Riverside have identified a weakness in the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) of all Linux operating systems that enables attackers to remotely hijack users` internet communications.

'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.