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Chinese cyber-attack threat raises head again, PowerMin accepts past cases

Accusations of sabotage by Chinese malware agencies on India’s power grid started flying again with a report by Somerville-based Recorded Future citing the same and Maharashtra government ordering an investigation into whether or not the Mumbai outage in October 2020 was due to any Chinese sabotage. Cyber intelligence firm, Recorded …

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Chinese Hackers Targeted India’s Power Grid Amid Geopolitical Tensions

Amid heightened border tensions between India and China, cybersecurity researchers have revealed a concerted campaign against India’s critical infrastructure, including the nation’s power grid, from Chinese state-sponsored groups. The attacks, which coincided with the standoff between the two nations in May 2020, targeted a total of 12 organizations, 10 of which are in the power …

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Chinese hackers target Indian vaccine makers SII, Bharat Biotech, says security firm, IT News, ET CIO

A Chinese state-backed hacking group has in recent weeks targeted the IT systems of two Indian vaccine makers whose coronavirus shots are being used in the country’s immunisation campaign, cyber intelligence firm Cyfirma told Reuters. Rivals China and India have both sold or gifted COVID-19 shots to many countries. India produces more than 60% of …

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Rockwell Controllers Vulnerable – DataBreachToday

Endpoint Security , Governance & Risk Management , IT Risk Management Flaw Could Enable Access to Secret Encryption Key Prajeet Nair (@prajeetspeaks) • March 1, 2021     Rockwell’s Studio 5000 Logix Designer is among products affected by a vulnerability. (Source: Rockwell) A critical authentication bypass vulnerability could enable hackers to remotely compromise programmable logic …

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Axonius Secures $100M Private Funding for Portfolio Development, Market Expansion Efforts

Axonius Asset management platform maker Axonius has secured $100 million in private funding to support the company’s efforts to update its cybersecurity portfolio, Reuters reported Monday. The funding round led by private equity firm Stripes was made at Axonius’ valuation of $1.2 billion and brings the latter’s cumulative funding to $195 million. Dean Sysman, cofounder …

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Expert Reaction On Private Data Leaked From Far-right Platform Gab

WikiLeaks-style group Distributed Denial of Secrets has revealed what it calls “GabLeaks”: a collection of more than 70 gigabytes of data from social media platform Gab, representing more than 40 million posts. Less well-known than Parler, which recently made the headlines as it was taken offline, Gab is a so-called “free speech” platform, known for …

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Npower shuts down mobile app following data breach

Npower shuts down mobile app following data breach UK energy giant Npower has permanently closed its mobile app, after finding that hackers had used it to steal sensitive information from customers. The company will not bring the app back in the future,…

Solarwinds blamed intern for weak password – experts have doubts

SolarWinds told Congress that using the password ‘solarwinds123’ was an intern’s mistake. A key researcher told Insider the log-in information was posted publicly on GitHub for years. Cybersecurity experts say the issue appears to represent more than an intern’s weak password.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Two SolarWinds CEOs told the …

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