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U.S. sanctions against Chinese firms could be next week - FT| Reuters

Sep 04, 2015 at 00:45 | Source: FirstPost

The United States is preparing to sanction Chinese companies connected to the cyber theft of U.S. intellectual property as early as next week, the Financial Times reported on Thursday.The FT cited three U.S. officials as saying the sanctions probably...

Ransomware jumps 127%, IoT malware on rise too: McAfee

Sep 03, 2015 at 14:27 | Source: FirstPost

Ransomware continues to grow very rapidly with the number of new ransomware samples rising 58 percent in Q2. According toMcAfee Labs Threats Report: August 2015 released by Intel, the total number of ransomware samples grew 127 percent from Q2 2014 ...

Do companies really provide a secure app experience to end users?

Sep 03, 2015 at 11:14 | Source: FirstPost

The eCommerce boom in India has pushed market players to bring in new strategies and tactics to rope in as many users as possible. Mobile apps have taken center-stage with customer acquisition campaigns placed around it. India's market players are to...

Line of cyber Control: India fights silent battle against cyber attacks from Pakistan

Sep 01, 2015 at 12:14 | Source: FirstPost

In July this year, Mumbai was under attack -- of the cyber kind. Two large private banks, a retail brokerage and a state-owned lender faced a cyber attack from hackers across the border, reports the Economic Times (ET). On the day of the attack, rep...

U.S. confirms Islamic State computer expert killed in air strike| Reuters

Aug 29, 2015 at 06:16 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON The U.S. military confirmed on Friday that a British hacker who was one of the Islamic State movement's top computer experts and active in encouraging people abroad to carry out "lone wolf" attacks was killed in Syria by a U.S. a...

Top Islamic State hacker killed in US drone strike in Syria, say reports

Aug 27, 2015 at 15:58 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: Junaid Hussain, a top Islamic State jihadist recruiter and an expert British hacker, has been killed in a US drone strike in Syria, according to a media report.The Birmingham-born Hussain, who adopted the nom de guerre Abu Hussain al-Brit...

British hacker for Islamic State killed in U.S. drone strike in Syria - sources| Reuters

Aug 27, 2015 at 06:31 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON A British hacker who U.S. and European officials said became a top cyber expert for Islamic State in Syria has been killed in a U.S. drone strike, a U.S. source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.It was the second reported killing ...

Two people may have committed suicide after Ashley Madison hack

Aug 25, 2015 at 08:35 | Source: FirstPost

 Toronto:At least two people may have committed suicide following the hacking of the Ashley Madison cheating website, Toronto police said on Monday, warning of a ripple effect that includes scams and extortion of clients desperate to stop th...

Ashley Madison hack reveals federal subscribers with sensitive jobs, including two US assistant attorneys

Aug 21, 2015 at 17:35 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: US government employees with sensitive jobs in national security or law enforcement were among hundreds of federal workers found to be using government networks to access and pay membership fees to the cheating website Ashley Madison, Ass...

Are Oxigen Wallet and others security threats in conveniences clothing?

Aug 13, 2015 at 16:26 | Source: FirstPost

Mobile money, or branchless banking, is quite a boon to the developing world. It brings in financial services to the unbanked population and ease of use. All that is needed is a cellular network and the app on a smartphone to get an electronic paymen...

Here's what new age businesses should know about security

Aug 11, 2015 at 11:44 | Source: FirstPost

According to Statista, people pay around $235.4 billion just for mobile transactions, and e-commerce sales are expected to touch $440 billion in US alone by 2017. Are global businesses prepared to process such transactions securely?With rise in inter...

China hacked private emails of U.S. officials since 2010, NBC reports| Reuters

Aug 10, 2015 at 23:46 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON Chinese hackers have been accessing the private emails of top U.S. national security and trade officials since April 2010, according to an NBC News report on Monday, citing a U.S. intelligence official and top secret document.The officials...

Researchers show computers can be hijacked to send data as sound waves

Aug 06, 2015 at 12:40 | Source: FirstPost

A team of security researchers has demonstrated the ability to hijack standard equipment inside computers, printers and millions of other devices in order to send information out of an office through sound waves.The attack program takes control of th...

The beauty of IoT and the lurking danger beneath

Jul 30, 2015 at 11:58 | Source: FirstPost

By Sajan PaulThe rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), where all of our devices from cars to thermostats are seamlessly connected has the potential to improve not only the things around us but also how people interact. Recent studies have estimated...

Connected cars conundrum: Security experts hack into moving car and seize control

Jul 22, 2015 at 12:27 | Source: FirstPost

A pair of veteran cybersecurity researchers have shown they can use the Internet to turn off a car's engine as it drives, sharply escalating the stakes in the debate about the safety of increasingly connected cars and trucks.Former National Security ...

We're broke, says Kejriwal in plea for funds; Twitterati respond with #dhokhebazkejri

Jul 15, 2015 at 07:30 | Source: FirstPost

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is known for turningto the peoplewhen he is facing trouble, and he has done it again on Tuesday saying the Aam Aadmi Party was short of funds and sought public support.Speaking to ANI, Kejriwal told the public tha...

We're broke, says Arvind Kejriwal in appeal for funds; Twitterati respond with #dhokhebazkejri

Jul 14, 2015 at 15:16 | Source: FirstPost

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is known for turningto the peoplewhen he is facing trouble, and he has done it again on Tuesday saying the Aam Aadmi Party was short of funds and sought public support.Speaking to ANI, Kejriwal told the public tha...

We're broke, says Kejriwal in appeal for funds; Twitterati respond with #dhokhebazkejri

Jul 14, 2015 at 13:48 | Source: FirstPost

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is known for turningto the peoplewhen he is facing trouble, and he has done it again on Tuesday saying the Aam Aadmi Party was short of funds and sought public support.Speaking to ANI, Kejriwal told the public tha...

Website of 'Antrix', commercial arm of ISRO, hacked

Jul 12, 2015 at 16:54 | Source: FirstPost

The website of 'Antrix', ISRO's commercial arm, was hacked on Sunday according to television reports.Chinese hackers are believed to be behind the hacking and the hacking is being considered a part of a 'cyber war'.The website url, antrix.gov.in, ope...

Corporate cyber espionage gang exposed: How multi-billion dollar corporations have been hit

Jul 10, 2015 at 11:38 | Source: FirstPost

A corporate espionage group has compromised a string of major corporations over the past three years in order to steal confidential information and intellectual property. The gang, which Symantec calls Morpho, is not-state sponsored, rather financial...

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