Saturday, 29 January, 2022

Topic: malware

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.

Delhi Police deny malware attack on ‘hundreds of NIC, MeitY systems’, say only one computer hit

Police said, as a matter of abundant precaution, a formal investigation into the matter has been launched by registering a case at Special Cell.

RedEcho, ShadowPad — how Chinese hackers may have accessed critical Indian computer systems

NYT report suggests that last year's Mumbai power outage was caused by hackers linked to China. ThePrint looks at the different players involved & what could have happened.

‘It was sabotage’ — Maharashtra energy minister says cyberattack caused Mumbai power outage

NYT report claims Chinese hackers could be behind massive power outage Mumbai faced last October. Maharashtra cyber cell officer tells ThePrint they found no concrete proof of this.

First there was Covid, & then Sunburst — the other virus that disrupted 2020

Sunburst malware was released through Orion Platform's auto-update feature, crippling networks. How India reacted to this was telling in how well prepared it is against such threat actors.

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.

How hackers are using coronavirus panic to target India through WhatsApp and email

Before you click on that WhatsApp forward or email with coronavirus in the subject line, be sure it's legitimate and not sent by hackers looking to infect your device with malware.

Pakistan’s ISI is using pics of pretty women & social media to get India’s defence secrets

Investigators say ISI scouring Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn to trap young Indians in defence sector, suspect 1,100 Indian IP addresses for ISI link.

Aadhaar to digital wallets: Digital India needs more security to deliver

The omission of digital security as one of the nine pillars that underpin the Narendra Modi’s flagship Digital India program is perplexing.

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Padma Awards 2022 brought back controversies, politics and the question of its relevance

Buddhadeb Bhattacharya declined Padma Bhushan and Ghulam Nabi Azad drew jibes from Congress leaders for accepting the award from Modi govt. But such controversies are not new.
V. Anantha Nageswaran

Who is V Anantha Nageswaran, new chief economic advisor? IIM-A grad, academic, PM’s ex-advisor

Nageswaran, who has taught at various B-schools in India and Singapore, takes charge days before the tabling of the Economic Survey and the Union Budget.


Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Let them eat communalism: Yogi’s poll pitch may work but heartland’s jobless fury endangers India

While UP’s unemployed are angry, Yogi’s call for a choice between Jinnah and Sardar Patel, more than seven decades after they both died, is the new ‘let them eat cake’.