Tag Archives: cyber security
NIT Srinagar Website Blocked After It Is Hacked
Authorities on Tuesday blocked the website of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar after it was hacked by a group that posted anti-India slogans on it. Hackers had taken over the site in the aftermath of India's victory over Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy in Edgbaston on Sund..
China Launches Cyber Security Law
China on Thursday launched a controversial cyber security law, claiming to ensure its national security, amid criticism from foreign companies which say it might hamper their operations. The new legislation came into force on Thursday, provoking criticism and posing uncertainty among the busines..
China To Implement Cyber Security Law From June 1
China's Cyber security Law will take effect on June 1, banning online service providers from collecting and selling users' personal information. According to the new law that was adopted by China's top legislature in November last year, Internet service providers cannot collect user information t..
Q1 2017 Saw Fall In DDoS Attacks, Says Cyber Security Firm
Although, the first quarter of 2017 saw a 23 per cent decrease in the number of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, the average peak attack size increased 26 per cent compared to the previous quarter, a new report revealed on Wednesday. According to VeriSign, a global leader in domain n..
Citrix Digital Workplace Services To Address Growing Cyber Threats
Aiming to make governments and enterprises more secure in the wake of the recent global 'WannaCrypt" ransomware attack, leading IT company Citrix on Tuesday announced new secure digital workspace offerings. The new innovations include a new secure digital workspace, Cloud services and a new pro..
New, Scarier Ransomware ‘EternalRocks’ Found
After a host of different ransomware attacks that hit enterprises across the globe, security researchers have now identified a new strain of malware "EternalRocks" that is more dangerous than WannaCry and is potentially tougher to fight. According to the researchers, "EternalRocks" exploits the s..
Global Ransomware Virus Hits 19 Kenyan Firms
At least 19 organisations in Kenya have been affected by the ransomware virus in an ongoing global hacking attack. Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) on Friday issued the update, noting the "WannaCryptor" virus has infected networks and computers the East African nation. The number is an in..
Reporting Ransomware, Other Cyber Threats Your Legal Obligations
The Wannacry ransomware outbreak that continues to unravel across the globe is the latest in a long line of prominent cyber security threats. With time, these attacks are only likely to become more frequent, sophisticated and widespread. The Indian IT Secretary recently stated that the impact of ..
Singapore University Staff Hit By New Cyber Attacks
Two employees from the National University of Singapore (NUS) were hit by a fresh round of cyber attacks on Thursday. It was reported that the latest attacks undermined the computers of the two employees, including a researcher who worked on a security project funded by the Ministry of Defence, X..
Next Global Cyber-Attack Likely On Monday: Experts
Another major cyber-attack is imminent after Friday's global hit that infected more than 125,000 computer systems and could come on Monday, a security researcher warned on Sunday. The UK security researcher "MalwareTech", who helped to limit the ransomware attack, predicted "anoth..