#Hacking

1 day ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Whatsapp Pink is in circulation as an app that promises Whatsapp in pink. (Credit photo : Pixabay)

  • Whatsapp Pink, a WhatsApp clone, promises better features  
  • Clicking on the link gives hackers the access to a phone 
  • Experts say the link was initially targeted at police and media personnel

11 April.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The incident closely follows similar developments in organisations such as MobiKwik, Facebook and LinkedIn. (Photo credit: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • Upsox notified that the breach had affected user data such as contact details and KYC-related data
  • The company informed through a statement later that it was enhancing its security measures
  • Upstox is backed by investors such as Ratan Tata and Tiger Global

4 April.Menlo Park, CA, USA
Facebook has around 2.6 billion users worldwide. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Around 533 million users were victims of this privacy breach
  • Fragments like locations, birthdates, Facebook IDs and email address have been leaked
  • Around 32 million users have been recorded from US while India accounts for 6 million

29 March
French white hacker and security researcher Elliot Anderson took to Twitter to allege that the sensitive data of MobiKwik users has surfaced on the dark web. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • 2 cybersecurity researchers alleged that MobiKwik's user data has been hacked
  • One of them called it "largest KYC data leak in the history"
  • MobiKwik denied the allegations saying the "company data is completely safe and secure"

25 March

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17 March.Miami, FL, USA
The hacker hijacked the celebrity accounts and asked their followers to send bitcoin to an account. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Graham Ivan Clark was described as the mastermind of the July 2020 'Bit-Con' worldwide hack
  • He would serve three years in a juvenile prison followed by three years probation
  • If Clark violates his probation, he will face a minimum 10-year sentence in adult prison

3 March.Hyderabad, Telangana, India
The malware, upon being noticed, was immediately erased. (Photo credit: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • Preventive action was taken following an alert by the Computer Emergency Response Team of India (CERT-In)
  • Reportedly, China-based servers are trying to communicate with systems belonging to Telangana State Load Dispatch Centre and TS Tranco
  • An increased state of alertness would continue in the state for a few days

3 March.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Calling the hacking group by the name 'Hafnium', Microsoft said that it is a highly-skilled and sophisticated actor. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Hafnium has in the past targeted several US-based companies
  • These include law firms, universities, defense contractors, think tanks, and NGOs
  • Microsoft said the group was based in China but operated through VPN servers in the US

2 March.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Microsoft had said in November, 2020 that it had identified cyber attacks towards vaccine makers in India, South Korea, US among others. (Photo credit: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • Cyber intelligence company Cyfirma said that Chinese group ATP10 was behind the probable attacks
  • India produces more than 60% of all vaccines sold globally
  • The supply chain and IT softwares of Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute of India were targeted

2 March.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The development has raised suspicion whether last year's massive power outage in Mumbai was a result of the hack. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/ Unsplash)

  • A China-linked threat activity group RedEcho targeted the Indian power sector, as per a US firm
  • A combination of large-scale automated network traffic analytics identified the activity
  • A grid failure in Mumbai on October 12 resulted in massive power outage