ABOUT FIVE YEARS ago, the Indian Government was busy looking for a pool of teenaged hackers to fight off cyber offensives targeted at its strategic installations, including the national power grid, gas pipelines and other public utilities. The reason that Richard Jeffrey Danzig, cyber security adviser to former US President Barack Obama, offered to Open about the … Continue reading How India Ranked Among Countries that Use ‘Cyber Troops’ to Influence Opinion
ON MAY 15TH, Union Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that India has seen only “isolated incidents” of cyber attack by the WannaCry ransomware, the latest variant of computer viruses that typically lock up PCs and demand ransom in return for recovering files. A day later, employees of Indian Railways in Palakkad, Kerala, … Continue reading Why India Cannot Remain Complacent Against Cyber Attacks Like WannaCry
A DUBIOUS SORT OF ‘social engineering’ is the latest matter of concern for India, just as it is elsewhere. No, it has nothing to do with Mulayam Singh Yadav’s or Mayawati’s politics or, for that matter, the efforts to uplift Mahadalits. In these times of social media influx, crime too has donned virtual shades. Social … Continue reading Hack and run: Can India afford to remain unprepared in the face of rising cyber terror?