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WhatsApp CEO, Government News, ET Government

Senior government officials from across the world, including individuals in high national security positions who are “allies of the US”, were targeted by governments using the NSO Group spyware in a 2019 attack against 1,400 WhatsApp users, according to the messaging apps Chief Executive Officer, The Guardian reported. WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart disclosed the new …

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Goa Maritime Symposium-2021 deliberates maritime security and emerging non-traditional threats, Government News, ET Government

Towards fostering friendly relations with its maritime neighbours, Indian Navy hosted a two-day Goa Maritime Symposium-21 under the aegis of Naval War College, Goa earlier this week. Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event for the first time was hosted in virtual mode, with online participation of naval representatives from 13 Indian Ocean Littoral countries, …

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New modus operandi by fraudsters to withdraw money from ATMs, Government News, ET Government

In view of increasing incidents of Man in the Middle (MiTM) attacks on ATMs, all banks have been asked to enhance their safety norms for ATMs through end-to-end encryption in the network, officials said. In a recent communication to all banks, the central government has said the MiTM attacks have been increasing under which messages …

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Cybercrime cops write to all ISPs, Government News, ET Government

(Picture for representational purpose) A cyber offence involving a school is set to turn into one the biggest investigations into a cybercrime in the history of country, with police asking all 358 ISPs (internet service providers) to share information to get a lead in the Anand Niketan case, where morphed pictures of students were shared …

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How Important is Cyber Security in current times?, Government News, ET Government

The beginning of the pandemic has tossed regularity out of gear. There is a discussion of “new normal”, which keeps on being characterized and stays as wide as could be expected. As the infection fans out, our communications have been changed and workplaces changed to a more advanced setting. With this, the misappropriation of digital …

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National cyber security agency issues list of ‘trusted sources’ for telecom equipment imports, plans portal to identify gear categories that require clearance

Ending the impasse around the government guidelines over the imports of telecom equipment from China, the National Cyber Security Coordinator (NCSC) has finalized the criteria for identifying trusted sources and products. The national cyber security agency has also conveyed the process to provide information in a recently held meeting that was attended by all telcos …

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India’s top cyber security office sets rules to identify trusted telecom gear vendors, Government News, ET Government

The National Cyber Security Coordinator (NCSC) has finalized the criteria for identifying trusted sources and products, and conveyed to the telcos and other stakeholders the process to provide information in a meeting attended by all telcos and foreign gear vendors – except China’s Huawei and ZTE. “Under the process, vendors will have to provide information …

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Maharashtra IPS officer Param Bir Singh faces allegations of ‘underworld links’, additional CS gets letter requesting probe

In a new twist in Mumbai police corruption saga, senior IPS officer and former Mumbai police commissioner, Param Bir Singh is being accused of links with “dubious characters and others who have underworld links” according to a formal complaint filed with the senior IAS officer and Maharashtra additional chief secretary, home Manukumar Srivasatava. According to …

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Report, Government News, ET Government

India experienced the largest spike in malware attacks, with the monthly volume more than tripling between September and October, said a new report from cybersecurity firm SonicWall. The country saw more than 25 million malware attacks in December 2020, said the “2021 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report.” The pandemic’s work-from-home reality resulted in an unprecedented change …

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IT secretary, Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Government News, ET Government

Days after reports of suspected Indian state-sponsored group Sidewinder targeting Chinese military and government entities in 2020, a US company Recorded Future in its report observed an activity overlapping with recent Trend Micro research, the Union government has informed the parliamentary standing committee on information technology that it has the cutting edge technology, standard operating …

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Telangana SHE Team initiates QR code enabled complaint system at Hyderabad Metro stations, Government News, ET Government

The Telangana State SHE (Safety, Health and Environment) team is ramping up its recently launched QR code complaint system by including Hyderabad metro rail stations in its ambit. On Monday, Lakdi Ka Pool Metro Station became part of the women safety drive, when the SHE team led by Swati Lakra, Addl. DGP, Women Safety & …

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DoT directs all state procurements to be of local cyber security products, Government News, ET Government

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has directed all state-owned companies, central ministries and government departments to give preference to locally produced cyber security products in all public procurements. “Preference has to be given to `Make In India’ cyber security products in public procurement by central ministries/departments, public sector undertakings (PSUs) and government organisations,” DoT said …

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Ransomware attack on Pimpri Chinchwad Smart City servers managed by Tech Mahindra, Government News, ET Government

Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation Smart City said on Monday that it had not suffered any data loss due to a ransomware attack late last month and that it had also not paid ransom to the hackers. This is perhaps the first known instance of a cyberattack on a Smart City project, which took place late in …

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Govt tells House panel, Government News, ET Government

(Picture for representational purpose) India faced increased attempts at cyber-attacks from foreign countries, especially China and Pakistan, during the coronavirus-induced lockdown period, the ministry of information technology and electronics has told the parliamentary standing committee on Information Technology. The 24th report of the standing committee on IT, tabled in Lok Sabha by panel chairman Shashi …

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