Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicCyber attacks

Topic: Cyber attacks

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.

‘It was sabotage’ — Maharashtra energy minister says cyberattack caused Mumbai power outage

NYT report claims Chinese hackers could be behind massive power outage Mumbai faced last October. Maharashtra cyber cell officer tells ThePrint they found no concrete proof of this.

J&K Police arrest 23 people in connection with cyber fraud, hacking

Multiple raids were carried out across Srinagar after an FIR on the reports of cyber frauds and hacking was registered at Cyber Police Station.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

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Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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