Hackers target thousands of French websites

Almost 20,000 websites in France have come under attack from hackers in the aftermath of attacks by jihadist gunmen that killed 17 people last week, the defence ministry said Thursday.

Obama turns focus to Internet security, privacy

President Barack Obama will highlight plans next week to protect American consumers and businesses from cyber threats, a month after the most high-profile hacking attack on a US company.

US intelligence chief dined with North Korea general responsible for Sony hack

The US intelligence chief revealed on Wednesday that he dined with the North Korean general believed responsible for hacking Hollywood studio Sony, during a secret mission to Pyongyang two months ago.

India, South Korea to boost ties in defence, cyber security

India and South Korea have sought to enhance bilateral ties based on cooperation in matters of defence and cyber security under the Make in India initiative.

India, South Korea shore up strategic ties

In boost to their strategic ties, India and South Korea on Monday decided to enhance cooperation in sectors like shipbuilding, electronics, defence production, infrastructure and energy besides outlining mutual interest in areas of nuclear energy and cyber security.

Rajnath Singh approves setting up of expert study group to tackle cyber crimes

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday approved the setting up of an expert group consisting of academicians and professionals of repute to prepare a roadmap for effectively tackling cyber crimes in the country and to provide suitable recommendations on all facets of cyber crime.

Only major websites promote improved password security among users: Study
Only major websites promote improved password security among users: Study

A study has revealed that major websites such as Amazon and LinkedIn could be doing much more to raise awareness about the need for better password practices among their users as compared to other sites.

South Korea heightens cyber security watch on hacking

 South Korea has heightened its security readiness against cyber attacks as concerns grew over a series of online information leaks at nuclear power plants, officials said Tuesday.

Angelina Jolie recruits cyber security team to monitor her kids online
Angelina Jolie recruits cyber security team to monitor her kids online

Superstar Angelina Jolie has hired a cyber security team to monitor the social media and internet content that her children encounter.

Virus alert for Smartphone users!
Virus alert for Smartphone users!

The smartphone virus 'AndroidSmssend' threatens users with its ability to steal personal information and sending unwanted SMSes to people on the user's contact list.

Cybercriminals target telcos in India, other nations with Regin
Cybercriminals target telcos in India, other nations with Regin

Cyber criminals are using a new malware -Regin to penetrate and monitor GSM networks in India and other countries including Pakistan, Brazil, Germany and Russia, security researchers have said.

Apple devices under 'masque attack' threat: Cyber agency
Apple devices under 'masque attack' threat: Cyber agency

 Cyber security sleuths have alerted users of 'Apple' iphones and ipads against a lurking "masque attack" on their devices that could compromise gadget safety and steal sensitive private information.

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.

8-year-old Indian-origin CEO to address cyber security summit

An eight-year old Indian-origin child prodigy is among experts who will address a cyber security conference starting Thursday where Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh is also listed as a keynote speaker.

International co-operation in cyber security should be enhanced: Ravi Shankar Prasad

International co-operation in cyber security should be enhanced and greater efforts should be made for plugging security breaches, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Monday.

Cyber security experts reveal US admins' flaws in fixing Heartbleed bug

Cyber security experts from a university conducted a detailed analysis and found that website administrators nationwide tasked with patching security holes exploited by the Heartbleed bug might not have done enough.

China's Internet chief accuses US of hacking but says talks “unhindered”
China's Internet chief accuses US of hacking but says talks “unhindered”

Eighty percent of Chinese government websites have been attacked by hackers, with most of the assaults launched from the United States, a top Chinese Internet regulator said on Thursday.

Cyber breaches put 18.5 million Californians' data at risk in 2013: Report

Cyber intrusions and other data breaches put the personal records of 18.5 million Californians, nearly half the state`s population, at risk in 2013, a seven-fold increase over the year before, the state attorney general reported on Tuesday.

Cyber breaches put 18.5 million Californians' data at risk in 2013: Report

Cyber intrusions and other data breaches put the personal records of 18.5 million Californians, nearly half the state`s population, at risk in 2013, a seven-fold increase over the year before, the state attorney general reported on Tuesday.