Manipur man entered Facebook ‘Hall of Fame’ by detecting a WhatsApp bug

Manipur man entered Facebook ‘Hall of Fame’ by detecting a WhatsApp bug

“During a voice call through WhatsApp, the bug used to allow the caller to upgrade it to a video call without the authorisation and knowledge of the receiver. The caller was then able to see what the other person was doing, violating the privacy of the receiver,” Sougaijam told PTI. Facebook has honoured a Manipuri […]

Ransomware attack hits 99 countries with UK hospitals among targets

Ransomware attack hits 99 countries with UK hospitals among targets

The NHS is working to bring its systems back online after it became the highest-profile victim of a global ransomware attack and faced renewed concern about the strength of its infrastructure. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said teams were “working round the clock” in response to the attack, which saw operations cancelled, ambulances diverted, […]

ICANN were hacked in late November

Global Internet authority ICANN that allocates IP addresses and domain names for the Internet has reportedly been hacked. According to The Verge, the US-administered non-profit has said that its internal systems were breached following a spear phishing attack in late November. The unsuspecting employees gave up their credentials after they received e-mails from the organisation’s […]

Facebook goes down, users in shock without it.

THE world’s popular social networking site of Facebook went down tonight across the world, “Something went wrong” with Facebook leaving users unable to log in. Users hit Twitter to express their angst about Facebook being down, after they got this error message from Facebook. The outage hit its desktop website, smartphone and tablet apps. The […]

IIT Delhi graduate develops tools to counter cyber attacks

Sanjam Garg, a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, has won the 2013 Doctoral Dissertation Award for developing a technique to protect against cyber attacks. He will receive the award presented by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and its $20,000 prize at the annual ACM awards banquet on June 21, in San […]