Govt's decision to hire pvt agencies to manage their social media accounts questioned in HC

Ex-BJP ideologue K N Govindacharya on Thursday raised question in the Delhi High Court about the government's move to hire services of private social media management agencies to manage their accounts in social networking sites such as Facebook, saying it endangers creations of fake accounts and cyber crimes.

Nearly 5 million Gmail usernames and passwords leaked online
Nearly 5 million Gmail usernames and passwords leaked online

In a latest data breach incident, a database containing nearly 4.93 million usernames and passwords for Google accounts like Gmail have been reportedly posted online by cyber criminals.

Cyber security and policing meet in Kochi

New methods to tackle cyber crimes will be discussed at a two-day conference on cyber security and policing at Kochi from August 22.

Govt departments, ISPs alerted about cyber attack on August 15

Cyber security division NCIIPC has alerted government departments and leading internet service providers about a possible cyber attack on the Independence Day and has suggested a series of measures to prevent these attacks.

TN to bring sexual, cyber crime offenders under Goondas Act

The state government on Monday introduced two bills in the Assembly to amend Tamil Nadu Act 14 of 1982 and bring offenders in cyber crime and sexual offences against women under the Goondas Act.

Proper security measures needed in creating wi-fi zones: Fadia

Lauding the proposals to create wi-fi zones at different places in the country, a cyber security expert today said the government needs to take appropriate security measures to prevent cyber crime.

CBI arrests hacker who stole Microsoft keys worth lakhs

CBI Friday nabbed an alleged hacker who entered into systems of software giant Microsoft to steal product keys worth lakhs and is feared to have compromised some government websites as well in the process.

Telangana moots cyber labs in all districts

Telangana police plans to set up cyber labs in all districts of the state to tackle cyber crime, said a top official Friday.

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.

Month-long awareness campaign against cyber crime launched

The police jointly with Tata Motors Wednesday launched a month-long awareness campaign against cyber crime in the steel city from where at least 15 cyber related crimes were being reported every month.

Cyber crime numbers surge along with advance in technology!

Technology may have made lives easier for people, but it has also added to their woes with criminals adopting various innovative means to defraud people.

China cyber crime cooperation stalls after U.S. hacking charges

Fledging cooperation between the United States and China on fighting cyber crime has ground to a halt since the recent U.S. indictment of Chinese military officials on hacking charges, a senior U.S. security official said on Thursday.

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.

Facebook, Google users threatened by new security flaw: Report

Facebook, Twitter, Google, Microsoft and many other online services users have been hit by a serious new security flaw.

Police officials to get training to tackle cyber crime

More than 60 senior Delhi Police officials of the ranks between Additional Deputy Commissioner to sub-inspector will get advanced training to tackle cyber crime in the national capital.

Tumblr adds two-step authentication for its users to enhance security

In view of growing cyber crime and the threat that it poses to the online community, microblogging and social media site Tumblr has reportedly added a two-step authentication method for its users in a bid to keep hackers at bay, thus enhancing their security.

NSA`s hacking into Huawei servers reveals agency`s role in cyber-intrigues with China

The National Security Agency hacked into Chinese tech company Huawei`s networks and spied on the company`s top executives, according to reports based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden.

`Govts can lose $50 bn due to malware in pirated software`

Governments could lose more than USD 50 billion in dealing with costs associated with malware on pirated software, shows a study by the National University of Singapore (NUS) and research firm IDC.

Expert says global attack needed to catch credit thieves

Following a spurt in incidents of massive data breaches, a more sophisticated, collaborative approach by law enforcement agencies around the world is needed to put a stop to it, a Michigan State University cyber security expert argues.

Cybercriminals use fake MH370 websites to steal data

Cybercriminals are exploiting the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines plane by luring users to websites purporting to offer the latest news in order to steal their personal information, an Internet security firm warned Tuesday.