Internet Security

Chinese and Russian cyber spies hack US power grid

Chinese and Russian cyber spies hack US power gridWashington, Apr. 8: Chinese and Russian cyber spies have penetrated the U. S. electrical grid and left behind software programs that could be used to disrupt the system, according to current and former national-security officials.

According to Fox News, the spies are also from other countries, and they were believed to be on a mission to navigate the U. S. electrical system and its controls. The intruders haven''t sought to damage the power grid or other key infrastructure, but officials warned they could try during a crisis or war.

What is “Conficker time bomb”?

Conficker wormJust a couple of hours have left for the blast of the Conficker time bomb! The Conficker time bomb is expected to blast tomorrow – on April 1; but, it’s still unknown whether the Conficker time bomb is an April Fool’s Day prank or a real threat. According to reports/rumors, the latest variant of the Conficker worm will hit the online computers around the globe, on the April Fool’s Day; that’s why it has been dubbed as “Conficker time bomb”.

Mike Stute of Dallas-based Global DataGuard, a network security firm, said, "Everybody is a little bit nervous about it. It could be nothing. It could be very dangerous."

‘Smashing your PC’, only way to prevent data theft by fraudsters

‘Smashing your PC’, only way to prevent data theft by fraudstersLondon, Jan 8: The safest way to stop fraudsters stealing information from old computer hard drives is to "destroy the PC with a hammer", a consumer magazine has said.

The computing magazine Which? recovered 22,000 "deleted" files from eight computers purchased on eBay.

They then used specialist software to recover files that the original owner had deleted, reports the Daily Express.

Sarah Kidner, editor of Which? Computing, warned that the risk of becoming a victim was increasing.

Hackers Attack The SBI’s Website

Hackers Attack The SBI’s WebsiteOn Saturday, the website of State Bank of India (SBI), was shut down due to an attempted attack by the hackers.

It was confirmed by a senior bank official, “There has been an attempt to disrupt the system.” However he did not give out any further details. The bank’s sites and were down on Saturday, but its internet banking site was operational.

It was confirmed by the officials in the late evening, “The bank was targeting to get its website operational by 9.00pm.”

CID Website Hacked

CID Website Hacked Even as India and Pakistan renew efforts to resolve contentious issues through dialogue, it seems that a virtual war is going on between the two countries in cyberspace.

The latest news is that the official website of the Andhra Pradesh Crime Investigation Department (CID) has been hacked by pro-Pakistan hackers.

It is believed that the hacker who claimed himself to be Pakistani, also fiddled with website of a news channel and that of Bank Of Baroda. However, when accessed in the last evening, both these websites were found to be in the working condition.

High-tech Internet fraudsters have stolen £3.3B in last one year

High-tech Internet fraudsters have stolen £3.3B in last one yearLondon, Nov 24: Credit card numbers and bank details have apparently come as a boon for tech-savvy thieves, for they have actually made a fraud of a huge 3.35 billion pounds in the last one year, according to a new research.

The study by Symantec calculated the amount so that it could quantify the scale of fraud during a year-long look at the internet''s underground economy.

The researchers found that credit card numbers were the most popular item on sale.