Twitter has issued its first-ever alerts to some users that they may have been "targeted by state-sponsored actors." Some cryptographers, software developers and security experts say they have received the alerts.
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"Social media hack": these words have become synonymous with embarrassing front-page news stories
featuring major companies and figures who have fallen victim to misuse of their designated community
channels. As social media has risen in popularity, hackers have realized
that it's a ripe target.
Law enforcement officials in Europe plan to disrupt the use of social media to broadcast "terrorist and extremist propaganda," but security experts questioned whether such moves will blunt the recruitment of new ISIS fighters and so-called "jihadist brides."
NASSCOM and DSCI have launched a cybersecurity task force to help develop India as a global R&D hub. Experts question whether the sponsoring organizations have set the right agenda for this new entity.
The Supreme Court has quashed Section 118 (d) of the Kerala Police Act for violating the fundamental right of freedom. Some cyberlaw experts call it a short-sighted decision that will deter the fight against cybercrime.
In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court of India struck down the controversial Section 66A of India's Information Technology Act, saying it violated the right to free speech as guaranteed by India's constitution.
As cybercrime grows, Section 66A of India's IT Act is under scrutiny of the court, government and security leaders. Some experts say it requires amendments to ensure correct interpretation and implementation.
Experts agree that Section 66A of India's IT Act is not meant to violate anyone's right to free speech or lead to frivolous complaints based on annoyance. What's not clear is what kind of messages would be considered offensive, resulting in punishment.
ICICI Bank has launched a new payments service to enable customers transfer funds via twitter. Can it ensure a secure transaction and reach its goal of enabling Gen Y to leverage the service effectively?
British Prime Minister David Cameron reportedly plans to lobby U.S. President Barack Obama to criticize technology companies that offer encrypted communications that cannot be cracked by law enforcement or intelligence agencies.
Apple's advice to always use strong passwords and two-factor authentication ignores that image hackers are bypassing those controls - and celebrities aren't the only victims. Here's what needs to change.
Cybersecurity researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute are developing a tool known as BlackForest that amasses information from the Internet to give organizations an early warning of a pending cyber-attack.