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Whether Centre used Pegasus or not, can’t be put on affidavit: Centre to SC

New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Centre on Monday stating national security reason told the Supreme Court it does not wish to file a detailed affidavit clarifying whether Pegasus spyware was used or not as it responded to a...

Over 1/3rd of firms experienced ransomware attack or breach globally

New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS): Nearly one third of organisations worldwide have experienced a ransomware attack or breach that blocked access to systems or data in the previous 12 months, according to a new survey. For those that fell victim to...

Retail sector top target for ransomware attack in 2020: Report

New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The global retail sector faced the highest level of ransomware attacks during 2020, with 44 per cent of organisations hit (compared to 37 per cent across all industry sectors), according to a report by...

Hackers threaten to leak data of Intel, AMD in Gigabyte attack

New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Taiwanese hardware company Gigabyte has reportedly suffered a cyber breach, and the hackers are threatening to release more than 112 GB of data that may include confidential documents from chip makers Intel and AMD...

Digital crime on rise, MHA helps 18 states to get cyber forensic labs

By Amresh Srivastava (IANS): With rising cyber crime cases across the country, 18 states have got state-of-the-art cyber forensic-cum-training laboratories. These laboratories, set up with the help of the Ministry of Home Affairs, have helped the law enforcement agencies in...

Oppn issues statement demanding discussion on Pegasus snooping issue

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS): Eighteen leaders of the like-minded opposition parties on Wednesday issued a joint statement and demanded discussion on the Pegasus snooping issue. The statement reads: "The opposition parties stand firm and united on their demand for a...

Pegasus row: Scribes say spying violated their rights, SC to hear pleas Aug 5

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Five journalists have moved the Supreme Court, contending the unauthorised use of surveillance by government agencies have violated their fundamental rights and they are directly affected by the use of Pegasus spyware. The petitioners --...

New crypto malware targeting Windows, Linux systems: Microsoft

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Microsoft has warned customers about a new crypto mining malware that can steal credentials, remove security controls, spread via emails and ultimately drop more tools for human-operated activity. Called 'LemonDuck', the crypto mining malware is...

4 mn phone numbers of Clubhouse users ‘up for sale’ on Darkb Web

Nearly four million phone numbers of Clubhouse users have been allegedly leaked and are ‘up for sale’ on the Dark Web. The dataset of the popular audio chat app only shows mobile numbers and no other information. “A database of 3.8...

Israel to examine tighter controls on export of spywares like Pegasus

London, July 23 (IANS) An Israeli commission reviewing allegations that NSO Group's Pegasus spyware was misused by its customers to target journalists and human rights activists would examine whether rules for Israel's export of cyberweapons such as Pegasus should...

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