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    Aadhaar Biometric Data Has Till Date Not Faced a Cyber-Attack, Says UIDAI

    The core biometric data of Aadhaar card holders has “till date” not faced any cyber-attack, UIDAI has said in response to an RTI query. The Unique Identification Authority of India, however, refused to share the latest cyber-security assessment of Aadhaar data, citing national security. “The information cannot be shared under section 8(1)(a) of RTI Act […]

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    Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht Loses Appeal of Life Sentence

    Ross Ulbricht, the notorious founder of the “dark web” exchange Silk Road where drugs and other contraband were openly sold, lost his appeal Wednesday against his life prison sentence. A federal appeals court in New York confirmed Ulbricht’s 2015 conviction and sentence, rejecting his claim of an unfair trial and that being dealt the maximum […]

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    British Airways Board to Demand Independent Inquiry Into IT Outage: Report

    The board of British Airways is set to demand an independent inquiry into a power outage which left 75,000 passengers stranded last weekend, the BBC reported on Thursday, citing sources. BA suffered a public relations disaster over the holiday weekend when it had to cancel hundreds of flights from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports. It […]

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    British Airways IT Outage Reportedly Caused by Contractor Who Switched Off Power

    A contractor doing maintenance work at a British Airways data centre inadvertently switched off the power supply, knocking out the airline’s computer systems and leaving 75,000 people stranded last weekend, the Times newspaper reported on Friday. Quoting a BA source, the newspaper said the power supply unit that sparked the IT failure was working perfectly […]

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    India Among Countries Worst-Affected by New ‘Fireball’ Malware: Check Point

    While enterprises across the globe are still recuperating from the massive “WannaCry” malware attack, security firm Check Point has warned of a new outbreak that has already infected 250 million computers worldwide with India among the worst-hit countries. The new threat called “Fireball” is designed to hijack browsers to change the default search engine and […]

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    Japan Reportedly Arrests 14-Year-Old for Creating Ransomware

    Japanese authorities on Monday arrested a 14-year-old boy for creating a ransomware virus similar to WannaCry which was responsible for global cyber-attacks last month. The boy, a student at a secondary school in Osaka prefecture, is accused of creating the ransomware – a malware, or malicious software programme that limits or prevents users from accessing […]

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    Google Home Smart Speaker Users Reporting Outages

    Google pinned a lot of hope on its virtual assistant Home to take on Amazon’s Alexa but it appears that it has gone bonkers with the users reporting indifferent behaviour from Home. The virtual assistant is spitting out errors instead of controlling smart home devices and answering questions. “According to multiple online complaints, there’s a […]