Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicCyber attacks

Topic: Cyber attacks

Dheeraj Sharma shares skills needed to become a cybersecurity analyst

Dheeraj Sharma, a cybersecurity expert with Indian Cyber Defence Alliance, talks about cybersecurity analysts' roles and responsibilities.

Only cross-border, cross-sector collaboration can beat cybercrime

It is essential that both businesses and governments incentivise collaboration and accountability through strong public-private efforts.

Cyber threats now sit alongside nuclear ones – India needs a formal national strategy

Despite speculation of rising cyber attacks after India-China border clash, we seem to prefer the ostrich approach – ‘nothing has happened’.

India plans new cybersecurity strategy after ‘Chinese intrusions’

The plan will coordinate responses across ministries and is set to be approved by the cabinet committee on security headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Don’t rush to give clean chit to China. Mumbai power grid failure is a strong warning

Future wars will be fought on cyber domain. Delay in response will allow Chinese cyber soldiers to infiltrate Indian systems so deeply that de-coupling would become impossible.

Data of 5.8 lakh Singapore Airlines flyers breached in ‘sophisticated cyber attack’

The airlines confirmed the data breach specifically does not involve KrisFlyer and PPS member passwords, credit card information or other customer data.

China-linked hackers still targeting NTPC despite Ladakh disengagement, US firm says

In an interview with ThePrint Thursday, Christopher Ahlberg, CEO of Recorded Future, said China-linked RedEcho is a ‘sophisticated group’ that is good at targeting specific entities.

Why global power grids are still vulnerable to cyber attacks

The disruptive potential of grid failures makes the renewable energy sector a key target, particularly for state-based hostile actors.

RedEcho, ShadowPad — how Chinese hackers may have accessed critical Indian computer systems

NYT report suggests that last year's Mumbai power outage was caused by hackers linked to China. ThePrint looks at the different players involved & what could have happened.

No clear link to blame Mumbai outage on cyber sabotage, Maharashtra report says

On 12 October 2020, large parts of Mumbai and Thane faced an unusual power outage. An NYT report says the disruption could be part of a larger Chinese cyber campaign.

On Camera


Italian PM vows cooperation during India's G20 presidency

India can open a new chapter in ties with Italy. Rome knows real intent of China’s outreach

India and Italy can easily support each other in gaining access to areas where they have limited presence, and should also relaunch the discussion of the trilateral partnership with Japan.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.