Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation begins probe against developer for illegally hacking over 200 trees

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) garden department has begun an inquiry against a developer for illegally hacking over 200 trees to clear the area for a commercial building at Marol, in the western suburbs. The inquiry was launched following the allegation by BJP Corporator and tree authority member Abhijit Samant, who raised a point of order in the tree authority meeting last week. Samant said the developer had chopped over 200 trees, as against the tree authority’s approval to cut only 11 trees and transplant 41 others. Samant added, “Residents…

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Hackers are stealing videos from private security cameras and selling them as home video tapes

Chinese hackers have stolen videos from tens of thousands of security cameras in private properties across the country and are selling the video clips online as “home video packages,” the Chinese outlet Henan Television reported.The video footage showcases clips from cameras installed by homeowners for security reasons or others secretly installed by ill-intentioned people in hotels, fitting rooms and beauty salons. The videos are priced based on how exciting they are and are sold via social media, according to an undercover investigative report aired by the television station on Monday.  …

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Chinese, North Korean Hackers Target India’s CoWIN App For Cyberattacks

What Is Firewall? & Firewall Architecture

Hackers based in China and North Korea are said to have discussed plans to create imitations of India’s CoWIN portal meant for the Covid-19 vaccination drive The fake sites are targeting unsuspecting visitors and extracting their personal information through subterfuge In a previous report, CYFIRMA had recorded Chinese hackers discussing “teaching India a lesson” India’s ongoing Covid-19 vaccination drive platform CoWIN is being used as bait by Chinese and North Korean hackers looking to launch widespread cyberattacks on the country’s companies and individuals.  According to cyber intelligence firm CYFIRMA, hackers…

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Command Injection Attacks

Command Injection Attacks – Command injection flaws allow attackers to pass malicious code to different systems via web applications. The attacks include calls to an operating system over system calls, use of external programs over shell commands, and calls to the backend databases over SQL. Scripts in Perl, Python and other languages execute and insert the poorly designed web applications. If a Web Application uses any type of interpreneur, attacker insert malicious code to inflict damage. Command Injection Attacks To perform functions, web applications must use operating system feature and…

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New Android Malware Spotted Posing as System Update

It won’t be an exaggeration to say that our entire lives can be held in our palms, in that glass slab. All our private messages and conversations, personal details, photos, and videos are on our phones. What if someone were to look into our things? This is exactly what’s happening with another Android spyware in the cyberworld. The scoop Zimperium zLabs spotted a new, sophisticated Android malware that impersonates the System Update app to steal user and handset data, including texts, GPS data, call logs, contact lists, image and video…

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Backdoor planted in PHP Git repository after server hack

An unknown actor compromised the official PHP Git repository last night (March 28), pushing backdoored code under the guise of a minor edit. The malicious attacker pushed two commits to the php-src repo for the popular scripting language that contained a backdoor allowing for remote code execution (RCE), maintainers revealed. PHP is thought to underpin almost 80% of websites, according to a study by Web Technology Surveys. This includes all WordPress sites, which are built on PHP. It is so far unknown who the perpetrator was or how they were…

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SolarWinds hack got emails of top DHS officials

Suspected Russian hackers gained access to email accounts belonging to the Trump administration’s head of the Department of Homeland Security and members of the department’s cybersecurity staff whose jobs included hunting threats from foreign countries, The Associated Press has learned. The intelligence value of the hacking of then-acting Secretary Chad Wolf and his staff is not publicly known, but the symbolism is stark. Their accounts were accessed as part of what’s known as the SolarWinds intrusion, and it throws into question how the U.S. government can protect individuals, companies and…

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Hackers demands Rs 10 cr from Ghaziabad man, threaten to circulate his obscene pictures

A Ghaziabad man has been asked to pay up Rs 10 crore by a group of hackers who have threatened to circulate his obscene pictures and his family’s personal details online if the demand is not met, police said on Saturday. The man from Vasundhara Colony approached police after the accused hacked into his email account, they said. They have threatened a man named Rajiv Kumar, in case he will not pay 10 crore rupees his obnoxious videos would be viraled on social media. A case has been registered under…

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Ethical Hacking Salary in India in 2021: For Freshers & Experienced

Ethical Hacking Salary in India in 2021 – Hacking is done to gain unauthorised access to any computer system to perform malicious activities. Once the hacker has access to the system, he can steal sensitive information or even delete files. Hacking is illegal when done without permission. Hacking systems without adequate permission or indulging in any other activity associated with hacking is a serious cybercrime and can lead to extreme consequences. However, hacking performed with the permission of the network owners falls under the wing of ethical hacking. It is…

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EVMs make news on first phase of polling in Bengal; TMC alleges hacking

As voters from 30 of Bengal’s 294 assembly constituencies cast their votes on Saturday in the first of the eight-phase polling, electronic voting machines (EVMs) made news by drawing criticism from a section of voters and Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders. Echoing chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s repeated allegation that the EVMs can be rigged to give the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) an advantage, local TMC supporters at a polling booth in Majna in the Kanthi constituency of East Midnapore alleged that votes in some machines were being registered in favour of…

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