Fraud

‘Distributed guessing’ attack lets hackers verify Visa card details

Armed with a card number, researchers tricked websites into helping them guess the expiry date and CVV.

Insurance companies, Cognizant build blockchain solution for data sharing and security

Leading Indian life insurers partner with cognizant to develop industry-wide blockchain solution for secure data-sharing and improved customer experience.

The clearer the CSO role, the easier to get budget approved: Mushtaq Ahmed, CSS Corp

For an organization to be secure from any cyber threats, investments should be made in technology, people, and policy, says Mushtaq Ahmed of CSS Corp.

What is DNS and how does it work?

The Domain Name System resolves the names of internet sites with their underlying IP addresses adding efficiency and even security in the process.

Verizon report: Ransomware top malware threat of 2017, moving into critical systems

DDoS attacks are also on the rise, but spying reports are down. Fewer people are clicking on phishing links.

Facebook breach: 87 million global, 5.6 million Indian profiles compromised

Making certain policy changes, Facebook announced how users can now control, and delete data from the app and also control several other features which were vulnerable.

Data Privacy: How you can mitigate violation

In this edition of Explained, we explore the serious need for users to be vigilant and vary while giving away their personal data, post the Aadhaar breach and Facebook-Cambridge Analytica expose.

 

Script edited by Shantheri Mallaya

Post production by Kshitish

Voice Over by Soumik Ghosh

 

The great privacy debacle: Congress, BJP find themselves a common adversary

Here's how both BJP and Congress dropped the ball in the data privacy game

Are you letting GDPR’s privacy rules trump security?

An extreme approach to protecting privacy can actually make personal data less safe. Don’t overreact.

Expedia-owned Orbitz says 880,000 payment cards were breached

The breach has accessed information such as name, phone number, date of birth and address.

Facebook exposé snowballs into a BJP-Congress slugfest

As IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad talks tough on taking Facebook to task, BJP and Congress continue to sling muck at each other alleging ties with the much-castigated Cambridge Analytica.

Three out of four organizations lack proper incident response plans: IBM-Ponemon report

There’s no denying that fortifying defenses is the first step to cyber-resiliency. What takes a back seat though, is the lack of proper incident response plans. IBM-Ponemon’s 2018 cyber-resiliency study reveals 77 percent of firms lack proper incident response plans.