Friday, 21 January, 2022

Topic: hacking

How gang in 3 Indian states ‘solved’ GMAT, JEE & armed forces exams for cash, with Russian help

Multi-layered syndicate was allegedly run by Palwal-based Raj Teotia, charged hefty fee to solve competitive exams for over 450 candidates, took help from Russian hackers.

What the Modi Twitter breach tells us about hackers

A few hacks of Twitter has proven to the rest of the community that this is a target with vulnerabilities, and others will think of better ways to abuse that weakness than promoting crypto scams.

What really happened Sunday 2am when ‘Modi’s tweet approved bitcoin’? Experts have some guesses

Investigators are probing how hackers sent bitcoin tweet from PM Modi’s account. Experts say the explanation could be simple.

PM Modi’s Twitter handle ‘briefly compromised’, tweets that Bitcoin now legal tender

Hackers briefly took over the PM’s account Sunday morning and tweeted that the government had bought 500 BTC, which was being distributed to everyone in the country.

How father-son duo helped techies ‘hack exams’, earn top scores for big payday

A Delhi techie and a father-son duo from Gujarat used remote hacking skills to help at least 200 students & professionals cheat in online competitive exams and score high marks.

We are in the middle of a ‘cyber pandemic’. Digital security standards need reinforcing

Cyber-attacks on infrastructure services are on the rise and hackers are exploiting the use of Internet of Things to create new vulnerability points.

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.

Suspicious URLs, zero clicks, iMessages — how Amnesty found Pegasus on ‘target’ phones

As part of Pegasus Project, Amnesty conducted forensic analysis of 67 phones linked to numbers on a database listing 50,000 suspected targets of the Israeli spyware.

Is my phone at risk? How the Pegasus spyware works

It is in the very nature of spyware to remain undetected on a device. That said, there are mechanisms to show whether your device has been compromised.

Assam anti-CAA activist, officials of Monsanto & Indian partner Mahyco also on Pegasus list

The Assam activist is Samujjal Bhattacharjee of All Assam Students Union. Also on the list is Anup Chetia of the pro-talks faction of the banned United Liberation Front of Assam.

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The BBC Broadcasting House in London

BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.


File image of German Ambassador to India Walter J. Lindner | Twitter | @AmbLindnerIndia

Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
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.