Wednesday, 6 July, 2022

Topic: hackers

Suspected Chinese hackers collected intelligence from country’s grid near Ladakh, says report

The hackers focused on at least 7 'load dispatch' centres that are responsible for carrying out real-time operations for grid control & electricity dispersal, a US intel firm reported.

China’s cyber warfare has grown on the back of civilian recruits

China's Ministry of State Security has established a sophisticated network of private entities that hire and train hackers to work for the Xi Jinping government.

Chinese state-sponsored hackers targeted UIDAI, Times Group, report says

UIDAI networks were believed to have been breached during intrusions tracked between June and July. Data was exfiltrated from Times group between February and August.

China-backed hackers RedFoxtrot targeted defence research, telecom in India, US firm finds

US cybersecurity firm Recorded Future's report says hacker group targeted Indian establishments for six months while border tensions between India, China were high.

China, Russia & North Korea hackers target AIIMS, SII, Patanjali for Covid data — report

Report by cyber intelligence firm Cyfirma says threats to global healthcare firms were noticed in February, hackers targeted those investing in medical research, clinical trials, vaccine production.

China used hackers to target India’s power grid amid border tensions, US study claims

The study, which was reported by New York Times, raises doubts on whether a recent massive power outage in Mumbai was meant as a message from Beijing.

Why paying hackers a ransom for your data isn’t the best idea

New Delhi: The pandemic year 2020 was unprecedented on many counts. Chief among them is how much of the world moved online entirely —...

Hackers used Texas-based IT vendor SolarWinds to attack US agencies

SolarWinds said it believed its monitoring products could have been used to compromise the servers of its customers that include government agencies and corporations.

Unknown nation-state hackers targeting vaccine cold chain in phishing scam, IBM finds

Covid phishing emails are one of the most prolific scams in recent memory. Since late-Jan, attackers have duped recipients into opening emails with subject lines related to the virus.

US charges 6 Russian agents for hacking attacks causing ‘unprecedented damage’

The hackers from the military intelligence unit known as GRU allegedly spread what is known as NotPetya malware, which damaged computers used for critical infrastructure.

On Camera


Mamata Banerjee holding a rally in Kolkata, kali

Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.