Dr Lal PathLabs says only 0.5% of records leaked

Dr Lal PathLabs, one of India’s top diagnostic chains, today clarified that the leak of patient data reported in the media involved only 1 in 200 patient records held by the company and did not involve any “material information loss”. “There was a misconfiguration in one of our minor web application where temporary records were […]

Lava Z66: Pure Android, Made in India phone for Rs 7,777

With many Indian consumers looking for non-Chinese phones to buy, Indian mobile handset brand Lava has launched a new made-in-India Android smartphone priced at Rs 7,777. Interestingly, despite the ‘made in India’ branding, the Geekbench listing of the phone seems to suggest that it has built using a Chinese chipset made by Unisoc. Most phones […]

Smart fridges, ovens make for easy hacking targets – Wipro report

There was a massive 54% increase in the number of records stolen by cyber criminals across the globe in 2016, and the expanding adoption of connected devices is increasing the danger of hacking, Wipro Ltd said in its State of Cybersecurity Report. The report found that the emergence of smart devices like connected cameras, cars, […]

Govt to strengthen official email service to lure employees from pvt providers

Government of India is overhauling its email system in an effort to encourage government officials to use only their official email accounts for official purposes, the IT department said. At present, many government officials use private email services such as Gmail and Yahoo Mail, even for official and semi-official communications, putting government data at risk. […]

39 government websites hacked in India in 2 months

An increasing number of government department websites get hacked every year, according to data obtained from the Department of Information Technology. A total of 39 websites belonging to central government ministries and state governments were hacked in the first two months of this year. The number does not include data for government-linked sites, such as […]

Flipkart warns users about fake offers ahead of Big Billion Day Sale 2016

Flipkart, one of India’s top online shopping sites, has warned users not to click on suspicious links or otherwise give credence to purported offers from the website seen on social media platforms. “With the Flipkart Big Billion Days just round the corner, a host of fake offers and discounts are being offered on various fraudulent […]

Middle East Under Operation Ghoul Cyber Attacks, finds Kaspersky Lab

New waves of Cyber attacks called Operation Ghoul that started on the 8th and the 27th of June 2016 threatens the Middle East region, Kaspersky Lab said. “The attackers try to lure targets through spear phishing emails that include compressed executables. In the majority of cases, CEOs, COOs, managers, supervisors and engineers recieve the email […]