Facebook, Microsoft and 32 other global tech firms sign key accord against cyber attacks

Top technology firms sign key accord to fight cyber attacks

Top 34 global technology and securities firms, led by Microsoft and Facebook, have signed a “Cybersecurity Tech Accord” to defend people from malicious attacks by cybercriminals and nation-states.
Cyber Breaches 2017: 3.24 million records were stolen or compromised in India, says Gemalto

Cyber Breaches 2017: 3.24 million records were stolen or compromised in India, says Gemalto

Cybersecurity firm Gemalto said that as many as 3.24 million records were stolen, lost or exposed in India in 2017, this is 783% increase from 2016.
Cybersecurity is biggest barrier to fintech and banking sector partnerships in Asia Pacific: Fortinet

Cybersecurity is biggest barrier to fintech and banking sector partnerships in Asia Pacific: Fortinet

Cybersecurity firm has asked established financial institutions and their fintech partners to jointly address critical cybersecurity needs in order to forge successful collaborations.
Facebook says 87 million users including 5.6 lakh in India may be affected with Cambridge Analytica data mining

Facebook says 5.6 lakh people in India may be affected with Cambridge Analytica data scandal

As many as 87 million users including half-a-million in India may had their data improperly collected and used by UK-based data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica, said Facebook. This is 37 million more than the previous estimates by New York Times and The Guardian.
Verint launches new FaceDetect solution to automate intelligence gathering

Verint launches new FaceDetect solution to automate intelligence gathering

Verint FaceDetect is powered by computer-based, multi-layered algorithms designed to operate in challenging security scenarios, said company.
Chinese Android Malware: Steals chats data from Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger and Skype

Chinese Android Malware: Steals chats data from Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, Skype

Cyber Security researchers have discovered a new strain of Chinese Android Trojan that is customised to steal chats, shared videos, pictures and audio files.
Cambridge Analytica and Facebook Fallout: After Elon Musk’s Tesla and Space X, now Playboy deletes its Facebook page

After Elon Musk’s Tesla and SpaceX, now Playboy deletes Facebook page

Playboy said that the recent news about Facebook's alleged mismanagement of users' data had solidified its decision to suspend its activity on the platform.
Under Armour Data Breach: 150 million MyFitnessPal users account affected

Under Armour reports massive data breach of 150 million MyFitnessPal users

American sports gear maker Under Armour has accepted that as many as 150 million MyFitnessPal users account is affected with data breach which is believed to have happened in February 2018.
Trend Micro, Cybersecurity, Email Threat, Trend Micro Cloud App Security

We detected and blocked 3.4 million high-risk email threats in 2017, claims Trend Micro

Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro said that its Cloud App Security detected and blocked 3.4 million high-risk email threats in 2017. It also managed to detect over 50,000 ransomware and 3,000 BEC threats in the last three quarters of 2017.
DDoS, Verisign, DDOS Attacks, Cybersecurity

DDoS attacks in Q4 2017 decreased by 25%, says Verisign

Verisign observed a 25 percent decrease in the number of DDoS attacks in Q4 2017 compared to Q3 2017 and an 850 percent increase in the average of attack peak sizes.
Facebook Cambridge Analytica Controversy, Data Protection Laws, Privacy Rules, Altaf Halde, Network Intelligence

Facebook Cambridge Analytica Controversy: Lack of data protection laws, privacy rules in India, makes privacy a farce

India has many compliances that companies follow for data protection and privacy issues, but, the adoption is not yet reached the stage where one can confidently say that citizens are protected in case of any privacy issues.
Facebook Cambridge Analytica Controversy, Data Security Framework, GDPR

Facebook Cambridge Analytica Controversy is a warning for India’s relatively weak data security framework

The should be seen as a warning for the country’s relatively weak data security framework, and strict protection and privacy laws need to be put in place having minimum loopholes.
Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, Cambridge Analytica Scandal, Facebook–Cambridge Analytica Scan-dal, Information Technology Act 2000

Facebook Cambridge Analytica Scandal: Article 72A of Information Technology Act not enough to protect user’s data

As per section 72A, securing access and providing ‘any material containing personal information about an-other person’ without consent of that person, or in breach of contract of a service is punishable with imprisonment or fine, or both.
Limelight Networks, Advanced Bot, Digital Content

Limelight Networks launches Advanced Bot to protect digital content

Limelight Networks has launched a new Advanced Bot Manager option for its Limelight Web Application Firewall solution for protecting digital content
Fortinet, Fortinet Fabric-Ready Partner Program

Fortinet adds 11 technology firms to its Fabric-Ready Partner Program

Fortinet has added eleven information technology providers to its Fabric-Ready Partner Program. These new partners further extend the Fortinet Security Fabric across cloud, virtual, and software-defined environments.
Gartner, Internet of Things, IoT Security, IoT, Cybersecurity

IoT security spending to reach $1.5 billion in 2018: Gartner

According to Gartner forecasts, the worldwide spending on IoT security will reach $1.5 billion in 2018, a 28 percent increase from 2017 spending of $1.2 billion.
Sophos, Ransomware, Cybersecurity

Healthcare sector is becoming hotspot for ransomware attack: Sophos

According to cybersecurity firm Sophos recent report, healthcare sector was most impacted by ransomware attack across globe and same of the case with India.
Nikhil Taneja, Managing Director-India, SAARC & Middle East, Radware

Memcached DDoS attack explained: Avoid external traffic to ports used by memcached

A Memcached amplified attack makes use of legitimate third party Memcached servers to send spoofed attack traffic to a targeted victim.