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India Ranks Fourth Globally in Ransomware Attacks

Posted on September 23rd, 2016.

India is facing a major issue as ransomware attacks continue to rise in the country as it ranks fourth in the country and the world.

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Hackers Steal Air Miles from India’s National Airline

Posted on June 23rd, 2016.

India’s national airline – Air India has been the target of a sweeping hacking campaign that exploited members of the airline’s frequent-flyer program to make away with air miles. Air India’s ‘Flying Returns’ program which has nearly 2 million user accounts has been targeted in an orchestrated hacking campaign which saw dozens of...

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Indian Hackers Target Pakistan Govt. Websites for ‘Pay Back’

Posted on November 26th, 2015.

A group of Indian hackers who go with the moniker – ‘Indian Black Hats’ have targeted and defaced several Pakistan-based websites including a government domain. A group of internet hackers from India targeted and shut down at least 10 Pakistan-based websites citing ‘pay back’ on the seventh anniversary of 26/11 when a deadly...

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Activism

TPP, TTIP, & TISA: Secret Trade Negotiations Threaten Government Sovereignty and Individual Rights

Posted on October 5th, 2015.

Free speech, including the right to protest, can no longer be taken for granted. According to a newly-released WikiLeaks video (below), multinational corporations have already successfully sued governments on the basis of corporate profits being affected by certain laws. And as the international trade negotiations continue in secret,...

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Climate Change

The World’s First Fully Solar-Powered Airport is Already Here

Posted on August 20th, 2015.

India is now home to the world’s first fully solar-powered airport after the unveiling of the Cochin International Airport in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Over the next 25 years, the landmark project is expected to save carbon emissions of 300,000 tons, the equivalent of planting 3 million trees. Cochin International Airport can...

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Activism

Banned Porn Websites Troll Indian Government

Posted on August 4th, 2015.

It turns out that the Indian government’s recent ban on websites was not specifically about porn. Several other websites including CollegeHumor were also banned. The reason Internet Service Providers were given was that these sites had content which “relates to morality and decency as given in Article 19(2) of the...

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Law

Indian Government Blocks Hundreds of Porn Sites

Posted on August 3rd, 2015.

The Indian government asked Internet Service Providers to block access to more than 850 pornographic websites over the weekend. The move is unsurprising given that pornography is illegal in the country of 1 billion people. According to Ram Sewak Sharma, a government administrator speaking to the Washington Post: We have blocked 857...

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Cybersecurity

Indian Police Chief to Create Livestream of Crimes in Progress

Posted on July 12th, 2015.

Police in Bangalore, India, want to make use of Periscope, the Twitter livestreaming application, so that citizens can stream crimes in progress and help the police get there faster, as well as find the bad guys and catch them when they are running away. This would amount to a somewhat decentralized surveillance system that would be...

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Communication

Indian Government Blocks GitHub, Vimeo, and Others for Hosting ISIS Content

Posted on December 31st, 2014.

The Indian government’s Department of Telecom has asked ISPs to block GitHub, Vimeo, SourceForge, and dozens of other popular websites for hosting “Anti India content from ISIS.” Pranesh Prakash, a director at the Centre for Internet and Society, has tweeted a list of 32 blocked URLs. The blocks aren’t entirely...