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EU Proposes new Cyber Resilience Act
EU announced a set of rules i.e., the “Cyber Resilience Act” mandating all smart devices to evaluate its cyber security risks.
Google to buy Mandiant for $5.4 billion
In order to increase its cloud security and expand the network security offerings, Google is planning to acquire Mandiant.
US sanctions Iran over Albania cyberattack
The US government on September 9 imposed sanctions and a strong warning to Iran, including NATO’s Article 5.
India and UK organized a Virtual Cyber Exercise
India and UK conducted the Cyber Security Exercise for 26 countries on the theme of energy sector to simulate cybersecurity incidents.
Day-Zero Vulnerabilities in Windows & Adobe
A cyber mercenary providing security and information analysis services to commercial customers” exploited various zero-day flaws.
CISA Warns Regarding Hard-Coded Credential Bug
Atlassian security flaw CVE-2022-26138 has been added to the Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog by CISA based on active exploitation
North Korean Ransomware targets US Medical Industry
As per US cybersecurity warnings, North Korean cyber threat actors employed the Maui spyware to attack the public health sector.
China’s stresses on Cyber security after Data Leak
China’s cabinet focuses on role of cybersecurity following a massive data leak affecting millions of Chinese residents.
NFTs, a “Possible tool” For Money-Laundering
Criminals looking for acceptable assets to legitimize their illegal income are eyeing the traditional art, will NFTs be an exception or not?
SBI General’s new Insurance Coverage for Cyber Risks
New comprehensive cyber insurance plan by SBI General Life Insurance for individuals due to the prominence given to digital transformation.
British Army’s Social Media hit by major Cyber Attack
British Army’s Twitter and other social media accounts start posting about NFTs and cryptocurrencies after a major cyberattack.
Maastricht University gets Money back, with Interest
University in Netherlands receives ransom money paid to the hackers, money has since doubled in value, and the university gains interest.
Cloud Adoption needs high degree of cybersecurity
Mr Waheed speaks on the digital transformation in banking & financial sector and a call for highest cybersecurity standards.
Cybersecurity Firm IronNet Lays Off 17% of Workers
Layoffs in tech start-ups possibly due to cybersecurity start-up valuations reaching their peak and then falling.
Series of Cyber attacks on Industries in Iran
Khuzestan Steel Company, recent target of a wave of cyberattacks on Iranian websites in recent months, was forced to cease operations.
Cyber Criminals purchasing data in bulk
Scammers have impersonated banks, telecom providers, or brands to steal information and drain money ranging from lakhs of people.
Affordable Cybersecurity Practices for MSMEs
Small Businesses do not need to be left out in the cold regarding cybersecurity practices, as low-cost measures are there to protect them.
Researchers Discover Microsoft Vulnerability
Potential vulnerability in Microsoft SharePoint and OneDrive has ability to allow hackers to encrypt and delete files.
Government prohibits VPN services for employees
Union government of India updated an advisory directing government personnel to shun using third-party VPN services.
Web 5.0: An identity-driven space technology initiative
Web 5.0 developed by Jack Dorsey-backed Bitcoin business, TBD is combination of Web 2.0 and 3.0, not a set of standards,
Cert-In Rules: Will it make Data Breach Easier in India?
A new report suggests that newly amended Cert-In Rules will make Indian Citizen’s data more prone to cyber breaches.
Academic credentials being sold on dark web forums
FBI issued a warning to education institutions about vulnerability of credentials that might allow threat actors to access user accounts.
Zuckerberg sued for data mishandling
Facebook co-founder Zuckerberg accused of having direct knowledge of policies allowing firm to collect data from millions of Americans.
Joint Cyber initiatives by US, Australia, India & Japan
The Quad partners will coordinate capacity-building programs in the Indo-Pacific region and the first Quad Cybersecurity Day will be held.
SEBI updates its existing cyber security framework
Framework is developed for market infrastructure institutions including stock exchanges, depositories, and clearing corporations, among others.
The Better Cybercrime Metrics Act signed into Law
The new law will keep the American people safe online by strengthening data collection and predicting future scenarios.
Google gives people back control over their privacy
Google plans to launch new privacy features at the end of 2022, giving users extensive control over their data privacy.
Microsoft’s new tools to combat online attacks
Microsoft introduces three new cyber security services for defending businesses fight against ransomware and other attacks
Sternum Launches 1st Live Attack Simulation Platform
Sternum, a three-year-old startup announces first real-world attack simulation & evaluation platform for IoT devices
Dell offers cyberattack recovery as a service
Dell launched most thrilling ‘Apex full-stack solutions’ in Las Vegas, promising firms to recover from the cyberattacks.
US SEC will hire more Crypto cops
In an effort to fight crypto-crime, the Security Exchange Commission (SEC) is beefing up their crypto assets and cyber unit.
Bangladesh deals with UNDP for a cyber awareness
The campaign is for youth and children in least developed countries to make them aware of cyber security challenges.
Israel firm claims that they can erase digital footprint
Through mine’s technology, Israelis have discovered how to locate your digital footprint and provide the tools to remove it.
Microsoft Edge Introduces Built-In VPN
A new feature named “Edge Secure Network” has been introduced in Microsoft Edge for Safe Browsing which is powered by CloudFlare.
The RBI raises concerns about cyber security
Dr. Shaktikanta Das, the Governor of the RBI, introduced DigiSaathi and UPI 123Pay to help individuals manage various bank accounts.
UK Cyber Security Council hosted Women’s Day event
Women in Cyber Security (WiCyS UK) and the UK Cyber Security Council teamed up on March 8 to make the UK the safest place to work online.
Hackers exposed 190GB of Samsung data stolen
The Lapsus cyber hacking gang released a 190-GB cache of private information from Samsung Electronics recently.
Post-quantum VPNs tested by NATO’s Cyber Security
NATO’s Cyber Security Centre tested secure communication in post-quantum world using VPN created by UK-based quantum cyber expert.
Maryland new law to improve cybersecurity
After discovery of flaws in state’s cybersecurity infrastructure, legislation was introduced to boost internet network defences.
US passes new bill to combat Russian threats
Concerns about Russian cyberattacks prompted the US Senate to expedite a set of cybersecurity bills.
A major cyberattack fully cripples Nvidia
As per The Telegraph, via VideoGamesChronicle, attack on American chip firm has taken down portions of company for 2 days.
California Bar investigates breach exposing data
State Bar of California announced that it is investigating an internet data breach regarding private attorney discipline.
Russia’s cyberwar against Ukraine turn into war
Cyber offenses against Ukraine have been launched in tandem with growing border tensions in order to instil terror.
Expansion in Apple and Google’s privacy initiatives
Apple and Google’s steps might be seen as a boost to user privacy and a step toward significantly improving their companies’ positions.
EU’s cyber army to aid Ukraine in combatting Russian assaults
European civilian-military authorities to assist Kyiv in combating Russian hackers.
Oman passes a new data protection law.
With the publication of new Personal Data Protection Law, Oman becomes Middle East’s newest country to adopt national privacy laws.
Teams used by hackers to distribute malware
Hackers posted malicious Trojan document to chat channel in recent Microsoft Teams attack, which takes over the user’s computer.
Russian hackers got 74% of revenue from ransomware
According to experts, over $400 million crypto payments made to likely entities probably associated with Russia
Bipartisan Legislation to modernize Health Data Privacy Laws
In a bid to protect the individual health information, US introduce modernize Health Data Privacy Laws.
Cyber-attack disrupts Portugal’s mobile services
A “deliberate and malicious” cyber-attack on Vodafone Portugal brought the country’s mobile networks offline.
UN experts: N. Korea looting millions in cyber-attacks
North Korea is still plundering millions of dollars from financial institutions and cryptocurrency organisations and exchanges.
US Launches Cyber Safety Review Board
US Department of Home Security launches first-ever Cyber Safety Review Board which consists of 15 members.
Indian Budget: Crypto transaction subject to TDS
According to Maulik Doshi, Nexdigm, taxation at the maximum rate of 30% would act as a deterrent for cryptocurrencies.
Google released differential privacy tools
On privacy day, Google extended its differential privacy library to Python programming language in collaboration with OpenMined.
WCSF celebrates Data Privacy Day, 2022
On the occasion of Data Privacy Day, the WCSF hosted a informative seminar on data privacy legislation and policies from across the world.
Data Privacy Day 2022: Top 5 measures to Protect Data
The 28th of January has been marked as Data Privacy/Protection Day across the world in order to raise awareness about data protection.
White House attempts to strengthen cyber security
After major high-profile hacks, the Biden administration seeks to strengthen the federal cyber security controls.
Britain to develop a first-ever cyber security strategy
Through Government Cyber Security Plan, Britain’s public services will be enhanced to safeguard them against hostile cyber assaults.
Indian Government denies data leak from CoWIN Portal
The data of around 20000 Indians is impacted, but the government disputes the data leak from the CoWIN site.
UK and Australia to tackle cyber threats
UK and Australia decided to team up to tackle cyberattacks by state actors and organisations seeking to damage democracy & freedom.
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