Tuesday, 18 January, 2022

Topic: hackers

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.

US businessman says two Indian hacker-for-hire firms stole his data for private investigator

Farhad Azima's lawsuit claims Indian firms CyberRoot Risk Advisory Private Ltd. and Belltrox worked hacked his data as part of an ongoing legal dispute over a Georgia hotel sale.

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.


HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.