Hackers target British Airways, GitHub, Slack in fresh wave of cyber attacks
Hackers target British Airways, GitHub, Slack in fresh wave of cyber attacks

British Airways' air-miles accounts, the coding site GitHub and the work chat service Slack have all been targeted in the latest wave of cyber-attacks.

Important for society to be involved in counter-terrorism fight: Security analyst

Security analyst Shaurya Doval on Thursday said counter terrorism is not just the exclusive domain of the state and added that it was important for a society to be involved in this fight.

Man held for sending abusive messages to woman on Facebook

A toddy trader was on Friday arrested from here on charge of sending abusive messages to a woman on her social networking account.

Hackers use social media to plan major attacks

 The rapid expansion of social media has enabled hackers to closely cooperate and group with each other to launch measured attacks, an industry expert said here on Saturday.

Techie held for sending abusive mails to estranged wife

A software engineer was on Wednesday arrested from Saidabad here on charge of sending abusive mails to his estranged wife residing in the US and to her father in India, police said.

Hack gave US, British spies access to billions of phones: Intercept

US and British spies hacked into the world`s biggest maker of phone SIM cards, allowing them to potentially monitor the calls, texts and emails of billions of mobile users around the world, an investigative news website reported.

Cyber espionage group 'Desert Falcons' stole over 1 mn files from 50 countries including India
Cyber espionage group 'Desert Falcons' stole over 1 mn files from 50 countries including India

A cyber-espionage group based in the Middle East has attacked more than 3,000 victims in about 50 countries across the globe, including India, and has stolen over one million files in the process.

PM Modi states responsibility of providing ''quality justice'' lies with judiciary, lawyers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appreciated the role played by the Advocates Association of Western India (AAWI) over 150 years and said that legal professionals have contributed a lot during the freedom struggle.

New US cyber defense agency to `connect the dots`

The Obama administration unveiled plans Tuesday for a new US intelligence center to integrate information about cyber threats, aiming for the same kind of coordination used to battle terrorism.

International laws governing cyber crimes need fresh look: CBI

CBI on Monday said that a "fresh look" needs to be taken at the specific global laws and protocols which are necessary to effectively crack down on the menace of cyber crime and web-enabled financial frauds.

Degrees meaningless if youths take to terrorism: Rajnath Singh

Decrying knowledge without values, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said technical degrees held by youths become meaningless if they get involved in terror activities.

Obama, Cameron to pledge partnership against cyber-crime

US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron, meeting in Washington on Friday, are expected to announce a newly strengthened partnership against cyber-crime.

 Regulations need to evolve fast for tackling cyber crime
Regulations need to evolve fast for tackling cyber crime

With cyber crime growing at a menacing pace amid dynamic changes in technology, the "threat landscape" has become larger and policies need to evolve continuously to contain it, CERT-IN Director Gulshan Rai said today.

Cyber crime increasing in Hyderabad, data shows

Cyber crime in Hyderabad showed a significant 37 per cent rise this year with offences such as sending objectionable or "stalking" text messages or emails being most common, the city police said on Saturday.

Mumbai Police awarded for effective fight against cyber crimes

Mumbai Police have bagged an award for initiating proactive steps to tackle cyber crime and building capacities to address investigation needs of online space.

Government approves group to tackle cyber crime

Home Minister Rajnath Singh Wednesday approved the setting up of an expert group to prepare a roadmap for effectively tackling cyber crimes in the country.

Need to re-look at IT Act to counter cyber crime: Govt

 Cyber crime has become a challenge and this needs to be addressed by taking a relook at the IT Act and revamping criminal laws, government told the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

China says will help Kenya with hacking probe

China on Friday promised its full cooperation with Kenya following the arrest of 77 of its nationals alleged to have operated a cyber crime network in the capital Nairobi.

Dozens of Chinese held in Kenya `cyber bust`

Police in Kenya are holding 77 Chinese nationals accused of running a cyber crime network and mysterious "command centre" from upmarket houses in Nairobi, officials and reports said Thursday.

Hacking ethically can be a lucrative career

In this age of information, security often becomes the first casualty. Sanchayan Bhattacharjee looks at the profession of ethical hackers who are tasked with safeguarding this information