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Sophos Says India Has Talent, Tools Yet Can’t Tackle Big Cyber-Attacks

HIGHLIGHTS Despite having talent and resources, India fails to curb some cybercrimes Sophos’ Shier shared India has well-trained, educated IT fraternity Few Indian firms were recently affected by WannaCry, Petya ransomwares India has a talented workforce and access to all the tools to safeguard its systems against data breaches, yet the country is unprepared to handle a massive cyber-attack like ... Read More »

US Judge to Sentence Prolific Hacker in $55-Million Cyber-Attacks Case

A prolific foreign hacker behind cyberattacks that netted an estimated $55 million (roughly Rs. 368 crores) is facing sentencing by a US judge in a conviction considered an unusual win for law enforcement officials who have identified hundreds of others like him but failed to put them in handcuffs. Ercan Findikoglu, a Turkish national, had gone to great lengths to ... Read More »

IOC Fights Cyber-Attacks During Rio 2016 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee is fending off massive cyber-attacks during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. “Throughout the games, the same in London (in 2012) when you are the center of attention of the world, there are massive attempts everyday all day long to break our security,” IOC spokesman Mark Adams told the Associated Press. “We have it all year round ... Read More »