Sunday, 3 July, 2022

Topic: Phishing

Indian children rank best in coping with online risks, finds survey

UK-based cybersecurity firm says India has 30% stronger online safety education programs than the global average.

Hacked, phished, bamboozled — how cyber criminals conned 4 former Karnataka DGPs

Former Karnataka DGP Shankar Mahadev Bidari is the latest to be targeted, with hackers allegedly attacking his email ID & reaching his contacts with requests for financial aid.

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.

Hackers phoned Twitter employees to carry out one of the platform’s biggest security breaches

Twitter said hackers targeted employees using a phone spear phishing attack. They misled workers and exploited human vulnerabilities to obtain credentials and access 130 accounts.

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.

79% of Indian firms say cyber security among top 5 business risks: KPMG report

Malware is the most common type of cyber-attack, with 73% of the firms considering it a menace followed by phishing (43%).

On Camera


Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.