Friday, 7 October, 2022
TopicCyber attacks

Topic: Cyber attacks

US cites Russia as likely SolarWinds hacking culprit, bucking Trump

The FBI said it is still focused on identifying victims, collecting and analysing evidence about the sophisticated hack. Russia has rejected accusations it was behind the hack.

All about the suspected Russian cyberattack that Microsoft has called ‘moment of reckoning’

A US-based company’s software update has been used, allegedly by suspected Russian hackers, to infiltrate key US govt depts as well as systems in many parts of the world.

Cyber insurance — a proactive risk management measure for firms to avoid catastrophic losses

An unprecedented surge in cyber-attacks during this pandemic has caused unparalleled business disruptions.

Cybercrime may cost the world $11.4 million every minute in 2021. Here is how we can stop it

According to the World Economic Forum Global Risks Report 2020, cyberattacks rank first among global human-caused risks.

Haryana, MP, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, UP account for 66.92% rape cases in 2019 — report

Report by Prajnya Trust compares data of various gender crimes from as far back as 1975, when the first rape case was recorded. Also gives data on abuse reported during pandemic.

Bigbasket faces data breach, details of users put on sale on dark web

The stolen data, which includes email IDs, mobile phone numbers & full addresses, has been put up for sale on the dark web for more than $40,000, claims cybersecurity firm Cyble Inc.

US fires up arsenal to thwart election cyber threats

Cybersecurity experts, including those authorized to deploy military cyber capabilities, have been brought together to form an ‘all of government’ effort.

US detects rise in cyber attacks by Russian, Iranian operators ahead of presidential polls

FBI & Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency said Russian state-sponsored operators targeting dozens of government and aviation networks, and called for heightened awareness.

China hacked Indian govt teleconference in 2017 — US think-tank reiterates old report

Claims in CASI report are based on an Indian report about a high-profile government meeting, which was compromised by Chinese hackers in October 2017.

India to get new, ‘robust’ cyber security policy soon, says PM Modi

The policy will enable protection of information, safeguard citizen’s data, and work on cracking down on 'misinformation being spread'.

On Camera

YourTurn

A video of police personnel flogging Muslim men in Kheda | Twitter

Why it’s easier to call Kheda police violence ‘Talibanisation’ than ‘Hindutvaisation’

A refusal to call the wrong by its name is more a sin of omission than commission. Look at the police flogging of Muslim men in Gujarat’s Kheda.
Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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