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Amazon CEO to join White House cybersecurity meeting

Apple Inc CEO, Tim Cook and Microsoft Corp Chief Executive, Satya Nadella are set to attend White House cybersecurity meeting. Key Points Amazon Inc Chief Executive, Andy Jassy will join tech executives with President Joe Biden at a White House meeting on August 24, 2021. In the meeting, they will discuss efforts by private companies ..

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US released Online hub to help ransomware victims

United States government has released an online hub for victims of ransomware attacks. Key Points Online hub will make it easier for companies and municipalities to find resources and get assistance in case they are targeted by cyber hackers. US government also announced to pay reward up to $10 million to anyone who will provide ..

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Cyberattacks hits hundreds of US firms

As per a cybersecurity researcher, ransomware attack had paralysed networks of at least 200 US companies on July 2, 2021. Key Points REvil gang is a Russian-speaking ransomware syndicate which appears to be behind this attack. Attackers targeted the software supplier called Kaseya using its network-management package to spread ransomware through cloud-service providers. Kaseya handles ..

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Air India Cyber-Attack

Air India has recently announced that, ten years’ worth of Air India customer data such as credit cards, passports and phone numbers were leaked in a cyber-attack on its data processor in February 2021. Cyber-attack has affected about 45 lakh customers who got registered between August 26, 2011 to February 3, 2021. Highlights Cyber-attack has ..

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IRDAI sets up panel to relook Guidelines on Cybersecurity

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has set up the working group committee so as to relook its information and security guidelines. The need to set up the panel was felt in the aftermath of exponential increase in cyberattacks across the world amid the ongoing covid-19 pandemic. Highlights The economic situation particularly ..

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