Follow these simple steps to update your Google Chrome browser and stay ahead of threats. News 

Government warns Google Chrome users of high-risk alert! Learn how to update your browser

India’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has issued a high-risk alert for Google Chrome users due to security concerns. The advisory urges immediate action to address vulnerabilities in the desktop version of the browser that could be exploited by remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected systems. High risk alert for Google Chrome users According to CERT-In, these vulnerabilities affect versions of Google Chrome earlier than version 122.0.6261.57 on Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. Due to the severity of these bugs, Google released an urgent update. The latest version…

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U.S. authorities have seized websites selling the 'Warzone RAT' malware, used by cybercriminals to steal data. (Pixabay) News 

Suspects arrested and ‘Warzone RAT’ malware service, responsible for stealing users’ passwords, dismantled

On Friday, U.S. authorities announced the confiscation of websites that facilitated the sale of “Warzone RAT,” a malicious software utilized by cybercriminals to pilfer data from unsuspecting computer users. Two people have been arrested in Malta and Nigeria on related charges, they added. Federal prosecutors in Boston said law enforcement had taken down four domains that together offered to sell malware, allowing cybercriminals to surreptitiously connect to people’s computers for malicious purposes. The malware, a so-called remote access Trojan, allowed hackers to browse file systems, take screenshots, obtain victim usernames…

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CERT-In warns Google Chrome users of high-risk vulnerabilities, urging immediate browser update. (Pexels) News 

Government issues high severity warning, urging immediate download of Google Chrome update

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has issued a serious warning about the vulnerabilities found in Google Chrome OS, advising users to promptly update their browsers. On February 8, 2024, CERT-In released a security note, identified as CIVN-2024-0031, emphasizing the considerable risks linked to Google Chrome OS versions prior to 114.0.5735.350 (Platform Version: 15437.90.0) on the LTS channel. The government urges individuals to download the latest Google Chrome update, which will eliminate all existing vulnerabilities. The nature of threats CERT-In recognizes that remote attackers could exploit these vulnerabilities to…

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Cyberattacks in the country are mostly happening via an exploit in a browser or through malicious apps infecting the devices. News 

Details of Cyberattacks Faced by Over 30 Percent of Indian Users in 2023

Nearly two in five (33 percent) internet users in India will face some form of internet-born cyber attack in 2023, a new report revealed on Thursday. According to the global cyber security company Kaspersky, a total of 62,574,546 cyber threats via the Internet were detected and prevented in the country. “As the world moves towards artificial intelligence and other next-generation technologies, we expect fraud and scam scenarios to become more complex and challenging to detect. Therefore, we urge Indian users to install security solutions on their devices to protect themselves…

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ChatGPT leaked private conversations during a search for an unrelated query. AI 

Find out what happened when private conversations and login credentials were exposed in the ChatGPT leak

Following the emergence of ChatGPT, discussions have sparked worldwide regarding the advantages and challenges presented by artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Privacy and security have become major areas of concern, leading nations to demand protective measures against AI to safeguard their citizens. Despite these efforts, threat actors have managed to bypass these safeguards. In a recent occurrence, ChatGPT unintentionally disclosed numerous private conversations during an unrelated chat. Let’s delve into the details of the incident. ChatGPT leak According to a report by ArsTechnica, one of their readers posted screenshots of seeing…

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This leak, comprising 1.8 terabytes of data from an “Indian Mobile Network Consumer Database,” is reported to contain personal information of 750 million individuals, which includes 85% Indian users. News 

Massive Data Breach: Dark Web Exposes Personal Information of 750 Million Users, Including Indians

Data leaks and breaches have become common in today’s digital environment, and incidents are on the rise. Following the revelations of the MOAB data breach that exposed 26 billion records, a recent development involving another database leak has come to light. This leak, which contains 1.8 terabytes of data from the “Indian Mobile Network Consumer Database”, contains the personal information of 750 million people. This database is now offered for sale on the dark web The same was brought up by the cyber security company CloudSEK. “The magnitude of the…

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IBM's Quantum scientist Dr Maika Takita works on a quantum computer in IBM Quantum lab in Yorktown Heights, New York in 2020. (via REUTERS) News 

IBM warns that Quantum Computing will lead to a catastrophic event in cybersecurity.

An executive from International Business Machines Corp. has stated that governments and businesses are ill-equipped to handle the chaos that quantum computers will bring to cybersecurity by the end of the decade. Ana Paula Assis, IBM’s general manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa, expressed her concerns about the potential for a cybersecurity catastrophe caused by quantum technology during a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos. She firmly believes that this scenario is inevitable. Quantum computers, a new technology that greatly accelerates processing power by performing calculations…

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A Delhi-based engineer lost Rs 12 lakh after falling victim to scammers on Telegram who promised him significant returns on his crypto investment. News 

Delhi Resident Falls Victim to Telegram Fraudsters, Losing Rs 12 Lakh in Major Crypto Investment Scam

Online scams are rampant in India and over the past year we have seen many new scams affecting Indian citizens. One of these scams are investment scams like Telegram and WhatsApp. In this scam, scammers offer investment opportunities and promise significant returns on your money. However, when the victims invest, the scammers keep an eye on them, ask them to invest more and later deny the profits. By the time victims realize what has happened, it is usually too late. In a recent incident related to the same scam, an…

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A new QR code scam has surfaced that is aiming to steal money from victims pretending to collect donations for the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. (Pixabay) News 

How to avoid a dangerous QR code scam targeting devotees before the inauguration of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya

A new online scam has emerged on the final day of the year, ensnaring numerous unsuspecting individuals. The inauguration ceremony for the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is set to commence on January 16, with the consecration of Ram Lalla scheduled for January 22. In anticipation of this significant event, certain malicious individuals are posing as representatives of the Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra, the trust responsible for the construction and management of the Ram Mandir, and soliciting donations from people. These scammers are employing a QR code scheme, providing a…

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The Indian government has issued an advisory to social media platforms against deepfakes. (Pixabay) AI 

India releases guidelines to tackle deepfakes and safeguard users; Get complete information

Deepfakes have emerged as a growing worry in recent times, with numerous well-known individuals, including celebrities, being targeted. In some cases, malicious actors have gone as far as deceiving victims through the use of deepfakes or fabricated voices. Although artificial intelligence (AI) advancements have brought about increased efficiency and convenience for users, they have also been exploited for fraudulent activities and identity theft. Following discussions with technology and social media firms, the Indian government has released a guidance for these platforms. Learn more about this advisory. Government advice against deep…

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Citizens are vulnerable to cyberattacks in today's interconnected world. Air India's recent cyberattack exposed the personal data of millions of customers, highlighting the need for robust cybersecurity defenses. Ethical hackers, known as white hat hackers, play a crucial role in identifying and fixing security flaws. Innovative technologies such as AI, machine learning, biometric authentication, and endpoint security solutions are also important in fortifying digital defenses. (Pixabay) News 

White hat heroes protecting your digital frontiers

In today’s society, individuals have access to various digital technologies such as smartphones, email, voice assistants like Alexa, and the Internet of Things (IoT). However, being a user of any of these digital systems also means being susceptible to cyberattacks. With interconnected systems dominating our era and businesses and individuals relying heavily on digital platforms, the importance of strong defenses against cyber threats has become more crucial than ever. In 2020, the country’s flagship airline Air India fell victim to a cyber attack that compromised the personal information of millions…

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Cyber risks are the biggest threat faced by Indian organizations, with 38% feeling highly or extremely exposed to it, according to a survey. (Pixabay) News 

Survey reveals that cyber risks are the primary concern for Indian organizations.

According to a survey, Indian organizations consider cyber risks to be the most significant threat, with 38 percent of respondents feeling highly or extremely vulnerable to it. With this, cyber security has jumped two places on the risk radar from third to number one compared to the 2022 Global Risk Survey, PwC’s 2023 Global Risk Survey-India edition stated. According to PwC, the final results of the survey are based on 3,910 survey responses from business and risk management managers (CEO, board of directors, risk management, operations, technology, finance, auditing) from…

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QakBot had infected nearly 700,000 systems around the world before being shut down, according to the FBI. (Pixabay) News 

Learn how QakBot malware is targeting users again, even after being shut down by the FBI for months.

Cybersecurity has become a crucial concern in today’s digital age, prompting major corporations to invest significant amounts of money in developing effective solutions to combat and counter the spread of malware by malicious actors. Additionally, law enforcement agencies have established their own cybersecurity divisions to protect individuals from online attacks. Earlier this year, the FBI successfully halted the dangerous QakBot malware through a large-scale operation. However, this malware has resurfaced within a few months of being shut down by the FBI, and it is important to understand how it now…

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Uttar Pradesh Police investigate a new cyber fraud trend where a Noida resident was duped of over ₹11 lakh and held under 'digital arrest' for a day. (Pexels) News 

“Digital Arrest”: Woman Duped of Over Rs. 11 Lakh in Noida’s First Cyber Crime Case!

Officials said on Saturday that an investigation has been initiated by the Uttar Pradesh Police following a cyber fraud incident in which a Noida resident was deceived of over ₹11 lakh and subjected to a day-long “digital arrest”. This is the first case in the new trend of ‘digital arrest fraud’ which has been reported by the cyber crime police station in Noida. The crooks posed as police officials who mentioned the names of a CBI IPS officer and an airline founder, linking the 50-year-old victim to a fictitious money…

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Following a proper digital hygiene routine on your mobile device can go a long way in safeguarding you from dangerous online scams. News 

Secure Your Phone From Fraudsters: Tips To Avoid Online Scams

Recently, the number of online scams in India has increased, which has caused quite a threat in the country. Not only do people lose their hard-earned money, but they also face a lot of mental turmoil when they fall victim to one such scam. From job scams to the latest courier delivery scams, scammers have come up with new and sophisticated ways to trick people. However, we cannot forget that most of the scams that people face are through mobile phones. This is why following a proper digital hygiene routine…

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Google Head of Trust and Safety, Saikat Mitra discusses stricter measures against fake loan apps and user safety on the Google Play Store. (Pexels) News 

Google Play’s Loan App Purge: From 4000 to 200 in a Flash!

During a recent interview, Saikat Mitra, Google’s Vice President and Head of Trust and Safety for Asia-Pacific, discussed the difficulties encountered in tackling the problem of fraudulent loan applications on the Google Play Store. Mitra clarified that the delay in addressing these concerns was due to the fact that although the apps did not contain malware or harmful material, they engaged in questionable business practices in reality. When developers submit their apps for inclusion on the Play Store, Google thoroughly examines them, taking into account factors such as code integrity…

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Know all about this Bluetooth security flaw that puts all devices between 2014 and now at risk. iPhone users are advised to be careful while using the AirDrop feature. (Unsplash) News 

Alert! All Phones Vulnerable to AirDrop Attack – Uncovering a Major Bluetooth Security Flaw!

A group of researchers have successfully showcased six distinct methods to compromise the secure connection of Bluetooth-enabled devices, allowing them to seize data from unsuspecting individuals. Alarmingly, all devices manufactured from 2014 onwards are susceptible to this threat. The identified Bluetooth security vulnerability affects all devices utilizing Bluetooth versions 4.2 to 5.4. Furthermore, the report highlights that iPhones’ AirDrop feature is particularly vulnerable to this type of attack. According to a report by Bleeping Computer, “Eurecom researchers have developed six new attacks, collectively known as ‘BLUFFS’, that can break the…

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Digital Personal Data Privacy Act 2023: This is how the BFSI sector of India might be affected. (Pexels) News 

Unlock the Secrets of Digital Data Privacy: What the BFSI Sector Needs to Know About the 2023 Act

The BFSI industry in India is highly regulated, with governing bodies such as the RBI, SEBI, IRDAI, and UIDAI setting requirements. These regulations cover cybersecurity and privacy. Larger organizations operating in multiple regions must also comply with global privacy regulations like GDPR and CCPA, but they will now need to adjust their processes to adhere to the DPDP Act for customers in India. Additionally, this sector has been instrumental in driving the adoption of digital technologies, analytics, and governance methods. The DPDP Act,2023 will require a greater emphasis on meeting…

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It is feared that the cases of online scams can skyrocket now that cybercriminals are taking the assistance of AI ChatGPT-like tools to increase scale and quality. (Pexels) AI 

Cybercriminals Rely on AI to Pull Off Shocking Scams!

The number of online scams is rapidly increasing and experts predict that it will continue to grow. Scamwatch, a website that monitors online scams, reported a total of 257,392 cases by October 2023, which is a significant rise from the 239,237 cases reported in 2022. Cybercriminals are now utilizing generative AI tools like ChatGPT to launch campaigns more quickly and make their fraudulent claims appear more convincing, making it easier for them to deceive unsuspecting victims. This was previously a major challenge for cybercriminals. Speaking to CBS MoneyWatch, Michael Bordash,…

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Know how the European Union is planning to expand their cybersecurity rules. (Pexels) News 

Unlock the Power of Cybersecurity: EU Certification Scheme Expansion on the Horizon

According to the latest draft of the rules, the European Union is contemplating expanding the range of proposed cybersecurity labelling regulations, which would impact not only Amazon, Alphabet’s Google, and Microsoft but also banks and airlines. The EU plans to set up such a system as Big Tech expects the government cloud market to spur growth in the coming years, while the potential rise of artificial intelligence following the viral success of OpenAI’s ChatGPT could also boost demand for cloud services. The latest proposal from the EU cybersecurity agency ENISA…

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