Spate of cyber-attacks hit US government systems

The US has suffered a spate of cyber-attacks, reportedly from overseas, successfully infiltrating key government systems including the White House and National Weather Service and prompting authorities to shut down the unclassified e-mail system at the State Department.

Most cyber attacks on India show Chinese IP address: NTRO

Cyber attacks have grown nearly five times in the last three years and most of them have been found to be originating from the IP addresses located in China.

US weather agency reports cyber attacks on four websites

 The US agency that operates the National Weather Service said on Wednesday four of its websites were hacked in recent weeks.

US mulls new tactics to stem wave of cyberattacks

As hacking attacks reach epidemic proportions, the US cybersecurity community is looking at new ways to step up defense, including counterattacking the hackers themselves.

China Police arrest 30,000 in cyber crime crackdown

 The man in the olive drabs and oversized Soviet-style military cap who strode through South Korea`s main airport last week has climbed from an obscure desk job in North Korea to the most powerful position outside the ruling Kim family.

Taiwan PM warns China cyber attack threat growing

Taiwan`s premier warned Tuesday of increasing cyber attacks from China, the island`s highest-ranking official to denounce attempts to "steal government secrets" despite warming cross-strait relations.

China says US hacking charges `fabricated out of thin air`

Beijing on Thursday strongly denied a US congressional panel`s claim that Chinese government-linked hackers had launched dozens of cyberattacks on American defence contractors, saying the charges were "fabricated out of thin air".

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.

DNA: Will Modi-Amit magic work in Maharashtra & Haryana as well?

Haryana and Maharashtra will go to polls on October 15 and the results will be declared on October 19, Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath announced on Friday.

Software that prevents cyber attacks

To prevent cyber attack software from capturing vulnerable servers, scientists have developed a free defence software that can inhibit the identification of systems by such programmes.

CERT-In reports over 62,000 cyber attacks till May 2014: Govt

Government`s cyber security arm Computer Emergency Response Team-India (CERT-In) reported 62,189 cyber security incidents in the first five months of the current calendar year, Parliament was informed today.

Hacker turned FBI informant `Sabu` walks free

A convicted computer hacker Hector Xavier Monsegur, popularly known as Sabu, has walked free after he helped the US authorities foil hundreds of cyber attacks.

IIT Delhi graduate develops tools to counter cyber attacks

Sanjam Garg, a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, has won the 2013 Doctoral Dissertation Award for developing a technique to protect against cyber attacks.

Japan, EU to launch dialogue on cybersecurity: Draft

Japan and the European Union (EU) will agree to launch a dialogue to boost cybersecurity next month amid suspected cyber attacks from Chinese entities.

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.

President Xi heads China`s internet security group

President Xi Jinping will head a newly formed body aimed at protecting China from cyber attacks.

Govt, industry to spend about Rs 500 cr on cyber training

The government and the industry will spend about Rs 500 crore for creating workforce of 5 lakh professionals skilled in cyber security domain in the next five years, a senior government official said today.

Russian teen behind Target data breach

The Russian teenager thought to be behind the mega data breach that hit Target Corp. might be misidentified, a security analyst has pointed out.

Asia Pacific most targeted by advanced cyber attacks globally

Asia Pacific is more likely to be targeted by advanced cyber attacks compared to the world as a whole, according to a recent research.

40 mn credit cards imperilled in cyber attack on US retail giant Target

Payment details of up to 40 million credit cards have been stolen after they were used in the stores of U.S. retail giant Target.