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Ransomware Hackers Earned 5 Times More In 2020 Than What They Earned In 2013-19: Report

Ransomware Hackers Earned 5 Times More In 2020 Than What They Earned In 2013-19: Report

Ransomware criminals earned $692 million in 2020. Read below to find out how exactly they earned this much money and what techniques they used that resulted in such successful ransomware attacks

27 June 2022
Covid-19 Related Data Of 20,000 Indians Leaked Online

Covid-19 Related Data Of 20,000 Indians Leaked Online

 The leaked data has been put on sale on the Raid Forums website where cyber criminal claims to have the personal data of over 20,000 people.

21 January 2022

ABFRL Faces Data Breach, Over 5.4 Million Email Addresses Released Online

As a pro-active measure, the company has reset passwords of all customers and enabled OTP based authentication and taken further steps to secure access to...

‘This Is Not So Urgent’: HC On Pleas Against WhatsApp Privacy Policy

‘This Is Not So Urgent’: HC On Pleas Against WhatsApp Privacy Policy

A Bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh said that in view of the firm's stand it would hear the pleas on August 27.

22 July 2021

China Issues Notices To 129 Mobile Apps For Illegally Collecting Personal Info

China’s internet watchdog has asked apps to rectify their data practices within 15 days.

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31 March 2021
Hackers Leak Data Of 9.9 Cr Indians Allegedly From Mobikwik Database, Company Rejects Claim

Hackers Leak Data Of 9.9 Cr Indians Allegedly From Mobikwik Database, Company Rejects Claim

Jordandaven shared that data of Mobikwik founder Bipin Preet Singh and Mobikwik CEO Upasana Taku from the database.


30 March 2021
Cybersecurity In Quad-Ratic Equation

Cybersecurity In Quad-Ratic Equation

India, Australia, the US & Japan continue to face cyberattacks from China. Can the Quad grouping provide an effective platform for cybersecurity alliance?


29 January 2021
Is Truecaller Really Being True?

Is Truecaller Really Being True?

The #ItsNotOk campaign launched by the caller ID app is in stark contrast to its own history of data and privacy breaches


22 January 2021
CBI Books Cambridge Analytica, Global Science Research For Illegal Data Harvesting Of Facebook Users

CBI Books Cambridge Analytica, Global Science Research For Illegal Data Harvesting Of Facebook Users

The CBI filed the case against the company for illegally harvesting data of Facebook users in India for commercial purposes, officials said on Friday.


21 January 2021
‘Why Is My Data Important? How Much Is It Worth?’

‘Why Is My Data Important? How Much Is It Worth?’

Dr Abhay Chawla explains why the recent controversy over WhatsApp should serve as a wake-up call for those who believe in data privacy.


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09 November 2020
Grocery Delivery App Faces Potential Data Breach; Details Of 2 Crore Users On Dark Web

03 November 2020
WhatsApp 'Disappearing Messages' Feature Out Now; Here's How It Works

WhatsApp 'Disappearing Messages' Feature Out Now; Here's How It Works

The support page suggests that enabling the setting will not affect the messages previously sent or received in chat.


03 October 2019
Piyush Goyal's Domestic Help Arrested For Alleged Theft At His Mumbai House

Piyush Goyal's Domestic Help Arrested For Alleged Theft At His Mumbai House

The alleged theft came to light on September 19 when Goyal's wife, who was travelling outside Mumbai, returned and found valuables missing


14 March 2019
Facebook Data Deals Under Criminal Investigation: Report

Facebook Data Deals Under Criminal Investigation: Report

The report says a grand jury in New York has subpoenaed information from at least two companies known for making smartphones and other devices, citing two...


04 February 2019
Google Removes 29 Apps That Steal Users' Information

Google Removes 29 Apps That Steal Users' Information

Some of these apps redirected to phishing websites that asked the user for personal information.


12 January 2019
Facebook Planned To Sell Users' Data In 2012: Report

Facebook Planned To Sell Users' Data In 2012: Report

Facebook, however, defended itself, saying that Six4Three's "claims have no merit, and we will continue to defend ourselves vigorously".


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20 December 2018
Facebook Sued By Top US Lawyer Over Cambridge Analytica Data Scandal

Facebook Sued By Top US Lawyer Over Cambridge Analytica Data Scandal

The lawsuit from Karl Racine on Wednesday targeted Facebook mainly for its entanglement with Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy that harvested names,...


19 December 2018
Facebook Gave Netflix, Spotify Access To Private Messages Of Users: Report

Facebook Gave Netflix, Spotify Access To Private Messages Of Users: Report

Facebook also allowed Microsoft's search engine Bing to see the names of Facebook users' friends without permission, and they let Amazon find users' names and...


15 December 2018
Facebook Bug Exposed Up To 6.8M Users’ Unposted Photos To Third-Party Apps

Facebook Bug Exposed Up To 6.8M Users’ Unposted Photos To Third-Party Apps

The bug allowed roughly 1,500 apps that had been given permission to access users' photos to also see pictures they never shared on their timeline.


05 December 2018
Quora Data Breach: CEO Adam Apologises For Hack Affecting 100 Mn Users

Quora Data Breach: CEO Adam Apologises For Hack Affecting 100 Mn Users

The company said that questions and answers that were written anonymously were not affected by this breach as the platform does not store the identities of...


13 October 2018
Facebook Says Attackers Stole Details Of 29 Million Users

Facebook Says Attackers Stole Details Of 29 Million Users

The hackers -- whose identities are still a mystery -- accessed the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of 15 million users.


09 October 2018
Google To Shut Down Google+ As Social Network Bug Exposed Private Data

Google To Shut Down Google+ As Social Network Bug Exposed Private Data

The glitch gave outside developers possible access to private profile data of Google+ users, though Google says that it found no evidence that any developers...


07 September 2018
Data Breach: British Airways Hacked, Details Of 380,000 Bank Cards Stolen

Data Breach: British Airways Hacked, Details Of 380,000 Bank Cards Stolen

The airline has stated that the personal and financial details of its customers making bookings on the website and app were compromised.


16 August 2018
Aadhaar Centre Employees Quizzed In Data Breach Case

Aadhaar Centre Employees Quizzed In Data Breach Case

In January this year, the Delhi Police had registered an FIR based on UIDAI official's complaint in connection with a report published in Chandigarh-based The...


03 August 2018
CBI Examining Govt Reference To Probe Cambridge Analytica Data Breach Scandal

CBI Examining Govt Reference To Probe Cambridge Analytica Data Breach Scandal

The US-based social media giant Facebook had in April this year admitted that nearly 5.62 lakh people in India were "potentially affected" by the global data...


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