Sunday, 26 June, 2022
TopicData Breach

Topic: Data Breach

Yet another spam call? Here’s how they probably got your number & why you should worry

There’s no dedicated data protection law in India yet, and your personal details could land up with anyone — even cybercrime modules that specialise in ‘phishing’ and ‘vishing’.

India is the sixth most data-breached country in world, says study by cybersecurity firm

Netherlands-based firm Surfshark says 18 out of 100 Indians have been affected by data breaches since first recorded digital attack in 2004, indicating steady rise in cybercrime.

Despite 62% drop in data breaches, India among top 5 nations targeted by hackers, study finds

Russia makes up almost a fifth of all global victims with the conflict with Ukraine exacerbating hacking attempts this quarter.

4-fold rise in data theft in a year, 86.6 mn Indian users had personal info stolen, says report

Millions of user accounts — more than four times as many as last year — were compromised in India this year according to a report by Netherlands-based VPN provider Surfshark.

PNB denies cybersecurity firm’s claim that 180 million customers’ data was breached

Chandigarh-based cybersecurity firm CyberX9 said a vulnerable PNB internal server could have allowed in a hacker, and the bank fixed problem months after patch was available.

Bug targets critical govt computers at cyber hub NIC, email from Bengaluru firm is suspect

These computers are believed to contain data on India's security, citizens and important govt functionaries, including the PM, NSA and home minister, among others.

Modi govt’s data protection bill harms anonymous social media users, not fake news

Indians need real privacy, not a loss of anonymity. Modi govt’s Personal Data Protection Bill worryingly proposes social media firms to verify user identity.

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.

India was about to align its e-commerce market with global rules, then it lost trust

Global economy is under a new industrial transformation, with digital technology leading the change but India wants to address its own rising aspirations.

Becoming more like WhatsApp isn’t the solution to Facebook’s privacy concerns

Mark Zuckerberg aims to make private messages private and ephemeral – meaning Facebook can’t read our messages, and the data doesn’t stick around for long.

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Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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