Friday, 30 September, 2022

Topic: malware

Kolkata is India’s newest, biggest scam zone. Police, YouTubers, mice can’t shut it down

With over Rs 3,000 crore coming in each day, Kolkata is no Jamtara. The scam is international, the scamsters IT experts, the victims American.

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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Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.