Phone Link has been around for a long time, and it allows users to connect their Android phone to their PC via a Wi-Fi connection. News 

Cyberstalkers Using Windows 11 Phone Link Feature to Monitor iPhone

Microsoft’s recently released Phone Link feature for Windows 11 users, which allows iPhone owners to view notifications on their Windows PCs, could pose a significant security risk. According to app developer Certo Software, the inclusion of the new Windows 11 feature raises concerns about potential security vulnerabilities that cyberstalkers can exploit against iPhone users. Phone Link has been around for a long time, and it allows users to connect an Android phone to a computer over Wi-Fi. Last month, Microsoft released the Phone Link feature for iOS to all Windows…

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The breach hit systems for processing TRANServe transit benefits that reimburse government employees for some commuting costs News 

The US Department of Transportation suffered a major data breach, 237,000 employee records compromised

The personal information of 237,000 current and former federal employees was exposed in a data breach at the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), sources briefed on the matter said Friday. Violation systems for processing TRANServe’s transit benefits, which compensate state employees for part of their commuting expenses. It was not clear whether the personal data was used for criminal purposes. USDOT said in a statement to Reuters that the breach did not affect the transportation security systems. It did not say who might be responsible for the hack. The department…

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India witnessed an 18 per cent increase in weekly cyber attacks during the first quarter (Q1) of 2023, with each organisation facing an average of 2,108 attacks per week, News 

India Sees 18% Increase in Weekly Cyber Attacks in Q1 2023: Report

In India, the number of weekly cyber attacks increased by 18 percent in the first quarter of 2023, with each organization facing an average of 2,108 attacks per week, a new report released on Friday showed. According to Check Point Research (CPR), global weekly cyber attacks increased 7 percent in the first quarter of 2023 compared to the same quarter last year, with each organization experiencing an average of 1,248 attacks per week. Globally, in the first quarter of 2023, the education/research sector suffered the most attacks, with an average…

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Over 20 percent of Indian firms have faced three or more data breaches, which should be a top concern. News 

India desperately needs skilled cyber security workforce: Report

An estimated 3.14 million professionals are needed to fill the global cybersecurity workforce gap worldwide, and a skills shortage in India has left critical IT positions unfilled, increasing organizations’ cyber risks such as data breaches, a report released on Tuesday warned. About 92 percent of Indian organizations will experience cyber breaches in 2022, highlighting the urgent need for cybersecurity skills training, according to a report by cybersecurity firm Fortinet. The 2023 Global Cybersecurity Skills Gap Report also found that 24 percent of Indian organizations experienced five or more breaches. “The…

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Microsoft Corp on Tuesday launched a tool to help cybersecurity professionals identify breaches, threat signals and better analyze data, using OpenAI's latest GPT4 generative artificial intelligence model. News 

Microsoft unveils new cybersecurity AI assistant ‘Security Copilot’: How it works

US tech giant Microsoft has announced the introduction of a new tool called “Security Copilot” that leverages OpenAI’s latest GPT-4 generative artificial intelligence model to help cybersecurity professionals identify data breaches and threat signals and better analyze data. Microsoft Security Copilot is a much-needed tool for rapid threat detection and response, as well as general threat understanding. Security Copilot combines Microsoft’s massive threat data footprint with industry-leading expertise to augment the work of security professionals with an easy-to-use AI assistant, the company said. “The odds are still stacked against cybersecurity…

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Police in Cyberabad arrested seven members of a gang involved in stealing and selling sensitive data, including information on 2.55 lakh defence personnel and personal data from 16.8 crore citizens. The breach poses a risk to national security. News 

Massive Data Breach, Data of 1.2 Million WhatsApp Users, Data of 2.55 Million Defense Personnel, 16.8 Cr Citizen Leak, Gang Arrested: Cyberabad Police

The Cyberabad police here unearthed a massive data breach with national security implications and arrested seven people from a gang allegedly involved in stealing and selling sensitive information of the government and important organizations, including that of 2.55 lakh defense personnel. as personal and confidential information of approximately 16.8 million citizens across the country. The accused persons were found to be selling over 140 different types of information containing sensitive information such as details of defense personnel and mobile numbers of citizens and NEET students among others, Cyberabad Superintendent of…

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Cybercriminals are using new tactics: misuse of web translation, image-only emails, and special characters in phishing attacks, affecting 11-15% of organizations. News 

Cybercriminals using new tactics for phishing attacks: what you need to know

A new report shows that cybercriminals used three new tactics, including abusing web translations, image-only emails, and adding special characters to phishing attacks in January 2023. Although the total number of attacks using these tactics is currently low (each tactic accounts for less than 1 percent of phishing attack attempts), they are widespread, affecting 11 to 15 percent of organizations, often with multiple attacks. IT security company for Barracuda Networks. “Cyber-attacks have increased significantly in India recently, so cybercriminals continue to develop their phishing methods to trap unwary recipients and…

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