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New cyberattack wallops Europe; spreads more slowly in US

Researchers picking the program apart found evidence its creators had borrowed from leaked National Security Agency code. A new and highly virulent outbreak of data-scrambling software caused disruption across the world Tuesday. Following a similar attack in May , the fresh assault paralyzed some hospitals, government offices and major multinational corporations in a dramatic demonstration of how easily malicious programs ... Read More »

WannaCry Ransomware: Indians Report Spike in Cyber-Attacks, Government Says Damage Contained

Highlights Small Indian businesses and individuals report being hit by ransomware CERT-In is carrying out “regular drills” to ensure minimum damage Analysts warn a lot of ransomware attacks in India would go unreported The number of computers reported infected by a global ransomware attack in India has more than doubled to around 193 on Thursday from a day ago, a ... Read More »

Microsoft launches ‘Secure’, tightens cyber security India

Tech giant Microsoft has launched its Cybersecurity Engagement Centre (CSEC) in India to manage modern security threats effectively. Situated in Delhi, the centre in India will bring together Microsoft capabilities to foster deeper cyber security collaborations with public and private sector organisations and build a trusted and secure computing environment, a critical enabler for India’s digital transformation. “The purpose is ... Read More »

Twitter, Amazon, Spotify went down following massive DDoS attack

Major internet services including Twitter, Spotify and Amazon suffered service interruptions and outages yesterday after a massive DDoS attack Major internet services including Twitter, Spotify and Amazon suffered service interruptions and outages today as a US internet provider came under sustained cyber attack. The internet service company Dyn, which routes and manages internet traffic, said that it had suffered a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack ... Read More »

Hacking Group Claims to Offer Cyber-Weapons in Online Auction

Hackers going by the name Shadow Brokers said on Monday they will auction stolen surveillance tools they say were used by a cyber group linked to the US National Security Agency. To arouse interest in the auction, the hackers released samples of programs they said could break into popular firewall software made by companies including Cisco Systems Inc, Juniper Networks ... Read More »

Apple’s iOS App Store Suffers First Major Attack

Apple Inc said on Sunday it is cleaning up its iOS App Store to remove malicious iPhone and iPad programs identified in the first large-scale attack on the popular mobile software outlet. The company disclosed the effort after several cyber-security firms reported finding a malicious program dubbed XcodeGhost that was embedded in hundreds of legitimate apps. It is the first ... Read More »