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Cyber attacks can derail India from projected growth: Report

Citing rise in digital payments and projected growth of India's digital economy to USD 1 trillion in next 5-7 years from USD 270 billion at present, the report said that the growth is opening up gaps which can be exploited by the adversaries.

Sep 03, 2017, 13:46 PM IST

Companies more prone to cyber attack, 60% software unregulated: EY

More than 60 per cent of the software used by companies in India is unregulated which poses a threat of cyber attacks, according to business practices firm EY.​

Jun 11, 2017, 12:29 PM IST

Ransomware: RBI asks banks to follow CERT-In instructions on WannaCry attack

RBI has asked banks to follow the instructions of government organisation CERT-In to prevent the attack by ransomware, 'WannaCry', which has impacted various IT networks in over 150 countries.

May 15, 2017, 16:00 PM IST

Ransomware virus threat: Gujarat equips GSWAN comps with anti-virus

In face of ransomware virus threat to its information technology network, the Gujarat government has begun equipping its state computer system with anti-virus softwares and upgrading its Microsoft operating systems.

May 14, 2017, 21:00 PM IST

MeitY reaches out to RBI, others against Wanna Cry ransomware

The IT ministry has reached out to key stakeholders like RBI, National Payments Corporation of India, NIC and UIDAI (Aadhaar) to advise them to protect their systems against 'Wanna Cry' ransomware to ensure that the digital payments ecosystem in the country is protected.

May 14, 2017, 20:52 PM IST

Ransomware attack: Infra agencies asked to step up cyber vigil

Critical infrastructure agencies including banks, airports, telecom networks and stock markets have been asked to take precautions to shield themselves against the crippling global ransomware attack 'WannaCry'.

May 14, 2017, 16:59 PM IST

India sews up cyber security accords with three countries

The agreements related to cyber security will promote closer cooperation for exchange of knowledge and experience in detection, resolution and prevention of security related incidents between India and the respective country.

Jan 27, 2016, 17:37 PM IST

Govt blocks two websites, Facebook pages of ISIS propaganda

Government on Wednesday ordered banning of two websites and some pages on social networking site Facebook after it was found that they contained material detrimental to the country's sovereignty.

Oct 14, 2015, 20:43 PM IST

'Expert group of academicians working on cyber security roadmap'

The government has set up an expert group of academicians and professionals to prepare a roadmap for effectively tackling cyber crime in India and give recommendations on its facets, Parliament was informed Friday.

May 08, 2015, 17:32 PM IST

Govt clears setting up of National Cyber Coordination Centre

Government has approved setting up of the National Cyber Coordination Centre (NCCC), which will screen online threats and coordinate with the intelligence agencies to handle issues related to the national security.

Apr 09, 2015, 18:11 PM IST

Cops to approach CERT-In for blocking BBC documentary from Internet

Delhi Police is in the process of approaching the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), an arm of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, to block the controversial BBC documentary on the Delhi gang rape from appearing anywhere on the Internet including video sharing websites like YouTube.

Mar 05, 2015, 20:52 PM IST

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.

Jan 08, 2015, 17:20 PM IST

Indian cyber security violations similar to global trends: Minister

 With the proliferation of Information Technology (IT), the trend in increasing cyber security violations in India is similar to that worldwide, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here Friday.

Nov 28, 2014, 18:31 PM IST

Caution against Windows-2003 OS as Microsoft announces its end

The CERT-In is the nodal agency to combat hacking, phishing and to fortify security-related defences of the Indian Internet domain.

Nov 17, 2014, 15:49 PM IST

IAF asks personnel to desist from using Xiaomi phones

IAF personnel and their families have been asked not to use Chinese 'Xiaomi Redmi 1s' phones on the ground that data was allegedly transferred to their servers in China and it could be a security risk, a charge denied by the company.

Oct 25, 2014, 00:36 AM IST

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.

Sep 17, 2014, 18:01 PM IST

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.

Jul 14, 2014, 17:23 PM IST

Internet Explorer 8 under threat in India: Cyber agency

Cyber security sleuths have alerted Indian users against a "high" level virus activity in a select version of popular Microsoft-owned web browser - the Internet Explorer.

May 27, 2014, 18:43 PM IST

Information stealing virus detected in online banking space

Cyber security sleuths have detected a "black" private information stealing virus in the Indian online banking transactions space and have alerted consumers who swipe debit or credit cards at shopping counters to make payments.

Jan 19, 2014, 17:24 PM IST

Cyber sleuths caution Windows XP users against hacking attempts

Indian cyber security sleuths have issued an alert for those using the popular `Window XP` as operating system in their computers and laptops and advised "immediate" upgrade of software against hacking attempts.

Jul 16, 2013, 16:13 PM IST