Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
TopicCyber attacks

Topic: Cyber attacks

These will be the biggest risks to the world in 2020, says WEF report

For the first time, the Global Risks Report is dominated by environmental issues. And the alarms are loud and clear.

This is how US’ Facebook and China’s TikTok differ in threats they pose in cyber space

India still hasn’t woken up to its incompetence in cyber sphere, despite the ‘excellence’ claim being humiliatingly dispelled in last two months.

Indian Army faced two cyberattack attempts every month in 2019

India is in the process of setting up a tri-service Defence Cyber Agency as the world grapples with deepening cybersecurity threats.

When the man who invented passwords says it’s time to move on, it probably is. Here’s why

Most recent data breaches stem from stolen passwords. As digital platforms pile up gigabytes of data, cost of attacks for hackers has decreased significantly.

If at all cyber attack happened, was confined: Union minister on Kudankulam nuclear plant

The Nuclear Power Corporation of India had recently reported a malware attack on one of the computers at the Kudankulam Nuclear plant but said systems were not affected.

Indian Army asking officers to stay away from Facebook a knee-jerk, ineffective diktat

Indian Army must not be contained in cantonments and should embrace information age.

Activists hit by WhatsApp snooping write to govt, ask if public money was spent on Pegasus

In open letter, 19 activists & lawyers demand to know if there was any contract between govt & NSO Group to ‘deploy’ Pegasus spyware in India.

America isn’t safe from Russian hackers in 2020 elections either

In the modern digital landscape, we need to protect not only the voting systems themselves, but the email, file-sharing and other communication systems of campaign groups, officials and plenty more.

Iran-linked group govt tried to hack emails of a US presidential campaign, says Microsoft

Microsoft’s announcement comes amid concerns that the 2020 US election faces the same dangers as the Russian hacking and social-media effort in 2016.

Modi govt launches big revamp of official computer systems to counter hacking & cybercrime

Modi government has so far updated a large number of official websites after 700-plus instances of hacking between 2013 and 2016.

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The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.

Defence

Representational image | File photo of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile | ANI

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

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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