Pak anti-terrorism court sentences cyberstalker to 24 years in jail

Pak anti-terrorism court sentences cyberstalker to 24 years in jail

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has sentenced a cyberstalker to 24 years in jail for blackmailing 200 lady doctors and nurses through their social media accounts – the maximum punishment awarded to a convict in the offence related to social media crimes in the country’s history. Anti-Terrorism Court Lahore Judge Sajjad Ahmad on Wednesday […]

GoI launches Twitter handle to create awareness about cybercrimes

GoI launches Twitter handle to create awareness about cybercrimes

JAMMU: To create mass awareness about cybercrimes, the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India has launched a dedicated Twitter handle @CyberDost, where pertinent posts are being placed regularly. “The twitter handle is regularly educating people not to share their user IDs, passwords, ATM/Credit Card PIN, OTPs etc,” said a communication from the Ministry of […]

On Global Cyber (In)Security

On Global Cyber (In)Security

By Fayaz Ganie Modern man is becoming more and more dependent upon technologies. The main among them is the computer and information technology. There is no area of life where computers are not used and the internet is not of use. In fact, the internet has turned the world into a global village and the […]

Demand for cyber security staff up 3 times in 1 yr, to escalate: Report

MUMBAI: With increasing incidents of large scale cyber-attacks and governmental cyber espionage, the demand for professionals in the segment has gone up three times in past 12 months, according to a report. “As companies seek to bolster their defence against data security breaches, the demand for cyber security experts in India has outstripped supply of […]

Over 53,000 cyber security incidents observed in 2017

Over 53,000 cyber security incidents observed in 2017

NEW DELHI: Over 53,000 cyber security incidents like phishing, website intrusions and defacements, virus and ransomware attacks were observed in the country during 2017, Parliament was informed on Friday. “As per the information reported to and tracked by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), a total number of 44,679, 49,455, 50,362 and 53,081 cyber security […]

2 lakh hit by ‘unprecedented’ cyberhack in 150 nations: Euro pol

2 lakh hit by ‘unprecedented’ cyberhack in 150 nations: Euro pol

LONDON: The “unprecedented” ransomware cyberattack has hit as many as 200,000 victims in over 150 countries, Europe’s leading security chief said on Sunday and warned of another “imminent attack”. The countries, including India, were hit by what is believed to be the biggest-ever recorded cyberattack on Friday with investigators looking for those behind the hack […]

Police arrest ‘miscreants misusing’ cyber space

Police arrest ‘miscreants misusing’ cyber space

Srinagar: Following the reports that some “miscreants” are misusing the cyber space, police across Kashmir have activated its technical cells to monitor their activities on social media, police said on Tuesday. “It was reported and found that some videos and posts were uploaded and shared to harm the repute of some professionals and officers,” a […]

Agency heads will be held accountable on cyber security

Agency heads will be held accountable on cyber security

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday vowed to protect government computer networks and hold agency heads accountable on cyber security, amid allegations of Russian interference in the presidential election to influence its outcome. The President also blamed the Democratic party for its failure to defend against alleged Russian government-backed hacking ahead of the crucial […]