Mobile cyber threats on the rise, but awareness still low: Experts

Smartphones are gaining currency in the Indian market, but their owners still show apathy towards protecting themselves from cyber threats, say cyber-security experts. Lack of awareness of device vulnerability is seen as one main reason why information and data security of smartphones is not a priority, they said. According to data (mostly India-specific) from cyber security firm Quick Heal, over 3,000 Android malware are reported per day. And yet, this doesn’t show a complete picture as many attacks go unreported. Data from cyber security firm Symantec states that after the…

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Cyber attack on major parties computer systems, Scott Morrison reveals

Foreign spies have attempted to hack the Liberal, National and Labor parties’ computer servers, seeing Australia’s electoral process targeted in the same way other western democracies such as the US has suffered. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said a “sophisticated state actor” was responsible for carrying out “this malicious activity”. “Let me be clear though there is no evidence of any electoral interference,” Mr Morrison said. “I have instructed the Australian Cyber Security Centre to be ready to provide any political party or electoral body in Australia with immediate support including…

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