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3 in 4 Indian IT executives admit ransomware attack: Report

New Delhi, Mar 30 (IANS): More than three in four (74 per cent of IT decision makers in India who were surveyed said their organisation has experienced a ransomware attack, a new report revealed on Tuesday. According to cloud-enabled security solutions...

Ransomware gangs now even call victims to meet demands: Report

San Francisco, Dec 5 (IANS) Some ransomware groups have now resorted to cold-calling victims to pressure them into paying ransom demands if they come to know that the targeted organisations were attempting restoration from backups, said a media report. Some...

Microsoft discovers most dangerous mobile Android ransomware

New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Microsoft has discovered a sophisticated mobile Android ransomware with novel techniques and behaviour, evading many available protections and registering a low detection rate against security solutions. Called AndroidOS/MalLocker.B, the mobile ransomware is the latest variant of...

India 2nd most targeted country for ransomware: Check Point

New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) With an over 39 per cent rise in ransomware attacks in the past three months, India ranked second only to the US among the countries most impacted by the threats, said a study by...

Iranian hackers targeting companies in India, China: Report

New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Singapore-headquartered cybersecurity firm Group-IB has found that an Iranian group of newbie hackers recently targeted companies in India, Russia, Japan and China for financial gain. The attacks were carried out in June using Dharma ransomware...

‘Dharma’ ransomware attacking SMBs, average loss is Rs 6.4 lakh

New Delhi (IANS) Small and medium businesses (SMBs) are witnessing an increased ransomware attack globally, including in India, this year and the ransom demands have reached nearly $8,620 (nearly Rs 6.4 lakh) on average in the pandemic times. The "Dharma"...

Ransomware attacks up in India as firms turn digital: Report

Chennai, July 23 (IANS) Ransomware-related cyber attacks on the Indian enterprises saw a 4 per cent rise in the first three months of the year, and the increase has been enabled by operators offering ransomware as a service (RaaS)...

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India needs stricter action as WhatsApp privacy policy goes live

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) With the controversial WhatsApp privacy policy coming into effect from Saturday for its over...