A cyber security researcher widely credited with helping to neutralise the global “WannaCry” ransomware attack earlier this year has been arrested on unrelated hacking charges.
About two dozen Facebook accounts were created to conduct surveillance on Macron campaign officials and others close to the centrist former financier
US intelligence learned that top UAE government officials were involved in the hacks, which manipulated Qatar’s social media and news sites to show the emir praising Iran and Hamas.
The network, which has its headquarters in Qatar, says all its entities remain operational as of now.
Computer emergency response teams are looking into the incident, an official said.
2017 will need to see less of the carrot and more of the stick in order to persuade India’s institutions to prepare against an ever-increasing number of cyber security threats.
Legion discussed potential targets in an interview, including the UIDAI database that holds the Aadhaar data of over 500 million Indians.
Despite the investment of billions of dollars for protection of computer systems – the truth is that it gets easier to access information with each passing year.
The names of various prominent figures appearing in the data base have already been published, some of whom insist they never used the site.