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Hackers can slow US presidential poll voting and counting, not stop it

This would worsen the tumult to hold the election amid the pandemic and the uncertainty created by Trump’s claim that Democrats will commit massive fraud by mail-in balloting.
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College pals from China are among most prolific hackers in the world ever, FBI says

According to the US, the duo worked to further the goals of China’s Ministry of State Security, stealing foreign military secrets and targeting opponents of China.
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WikiLeaks Assange accused of conspiring with ‘Anonymous’ hackers

According to the US Justice Department, the indictment doesn’t add new charges against Assange but broadens the conspiracy allegations against him.
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Pakistani cyber actors compromised 4 Indian Railways computers: Intelligence Bureau letter

A letter sent to the Railways last month said 4 computers in use at different offices have been attacked by malware through a process called spear-phishing.
Cybersecurity

US probe into Delhi firm unravels hacker service that spied on journalists, advocacy groups

The hackers were usually hired by private investigators and middlemen in Israel, US & Europe, but their ultimate clients were often law firms or corporations.
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Small IT firm in Delhi ran one of world’s ‘largest’ hacker-for-hire services: Reuters expose

Based in West Delhi, BellTrox InfoTech Services run by Sumit Gupta is under investigation by US law enforcement authorities. It reportedly spied on judges, politicians and even investors.

Vietnamese hackers targeted key Chinese officials to access coronavirus information

Chinese officials & diplomatic missions have come under repeated attack online from hackers trying to gain access to pandemic information.
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Pakistan-linked hackers pose as Indian govt, carry out cyberattacks under Covid-19 cover

This hacker group has targeted Indian diplomats in the past to collect sensitive data like emails, passwords and location data.
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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.
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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.

On Camera

Trucks carry essential commodities in Ladakh | Representational image | ANI

In –35°C, the Indian soldier at LAC is 50% less efficient but 100% ready to fight China

As a Brigadier, I oversaw the conduct of an operation to capture a 17,000-feet high feature across the LAC in Chorbat La Sector in the first week of April 2001.
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92 start-ups in just 1 year — how Andaman & Nicobar is on course to be a new ‘start-up hub’

From Diglipur to Campbell Bay, the islands’ administration reached out to all gram panchayats & conducted awareness campaigns in its quest to become a start-up hub.

Defence

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Army jawan killed, another injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J&K’s Poonch

The Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing from small arms and intense shelling of mortars along the LoC in Poonch, a defence spokesperson said.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.