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India's 1.2 billion citizen national database reportedly breached

India's national ID database containing the information of nearly 1.2 billion people was breached with cyber-criminals selling access to the information for US$ 8 (£6), though officials deny the extent of the incident.

Indian cyber-security event opened by PM, supported by UK

A demonstration of how seriously India is taking cyber-security is that the country's Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered the keynote speech at the Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS) 2017 in New Delhi, India.

Indian government and corporate credentials found for sale on DarkNet

The login credentials and other inside information of more than 6,000 Indian ISPs, government departments and businesses is being advertised for sale on DarkNet.

Key-logging malware, dubbed EHDevel, found intelligence gathering

Security researchers have found a sophisticated malware framework, EHDevel, which started with more vulnerable individuals in bid to reach ultimate objective, targeting several Pakistani individuals.

India orders WhatsApp to keep data from Facebook

The Delhi High Court has ordered WhatsApp not to share certain data with Facebook, as it plans to do with its groundbreaking and controversial policy changes.

Leaked catalogue reveals disinformation campaign for sale

A leaked catalogue has exposed one India-based tech company's attempts to sell cyber-warfare services and disinformation campaigns

French submarine builder DCNS suffers data breach

22,000 documents have leaked from French shipbuilder DCNS which is building submarines for the Indian navy.

India threatens jail for visiting forbidden sites

Visiting a 'forbidden' website is now punishable with a three-year jail term in India - even without downloading anything. NordVPN predicts a surge of VPN subscriptions in India by Internet users to protect online freedom.

APT spies used malware made for jealous spouses

Trend Micro has dissected malware used in the Operation C-Major attack officers of the Indian army and tracked it back to malware that originated from Pakistan.

UK and India to build cyber-security training centre

During a visit last week from Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, Britain's prime minister, David Cameron, agreed to work with India to institute a cyber-security training centre.

Cyber-security breaches grow 117 percent in India

A survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) claimed that incidents of cyber-security breach have climbed a record 117 percent during the year in India.