Thursday, 29 September, 2022
TopicCyber attacks

Topic: Cyber attacks

Nearly 300 social media accounts on Kashmir police radar for ‘cyber bullying’

J&K Police says accounts are part of group that indulges in cyber bullying, but not on ‘political lines’. They have questioned at least four individuals so far.

A Cold War has started over coronavirus vaccine with allegations of Russian cyberattacks

Vaccine nationalism is already a concern as countries jockey to secure doses of future shots, desperate for a way out of a global crisis that’s slammed their economies.

Ex-eBay employees charged with cyber-stalking couple, sending them live bugs, bloody pig mask

A blogger and her husband were allegedly targeted for posting an unflattering article on eBay, which was under CEO Devin Wenig's leadership at the time.

Working from home has made us more vulnerable to cyberattacks

Large-scale adoption of work-from-home technologies, greater use of cloud services & dependency on personal devices has increased pressure on cybersecurity.

Hackers target top WHO officials while they struggle to tackle coronavirus

The WHO’s security team has seen an increasing number of attempted cyber-attacks, some from suspected nation-state hackers, on officials since mid-March.

Coronavirus doesn’t stop Indian Army from carrying out its annual cyber security exercise

Army had earlier issued advisory claiming India's adversaries were launching coronavirus-themed campaigns to infect official or personal IT assets of defence personnel.  

China pushes past India in cybersecurity ranking in 2020 after lagging behind last year

UK-based Comparitech compared 76 countries on seven criteria to determine which nation was ahead in terms of cybersecurity.

India was the most cyber-attacked country in the world for three months in 2019

Report says though the US was the most attacked last year, India held top spot in April, May & June and was in the top 5 worst affected throughout the year. 

Saudi Arabia outsources cyber arsenal, buys spyware, experts say

The country's purchased cyber tools are an effective way for the regime to 'exert control', allegedly deploying them to spy on Saudi dissidents and journalists.

As cyber attacks grow, regulator calls for firewalls at power grids across India

Energy networks across the world have been key targets for hackers, prodding governments to take safeguard measures.

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Priyanka and Sonia Gandhi at a Congress rally in Amethi in June 1991. It was at this rally that Sonia fired the first salvo at the P.V. Narasimha Rao government of going slow on the probe into Rajiv Gandhi's assassination | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Sonia Gandhi still doesn’t get that meaning of power has changed in India

Sonia Gandhi’s sin is thinking that any Congress leader would prefer president post over CM chair.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.

Defence

File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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