Chinese Hackers Believed to be Behind SITA, Air India Data Breach – Tempemail

The cyber assault on Air India that came to light last month lasted for a period of at least two months and 26 days, new research has revealed, which attributed the incident with moderate confidence to a Chinese nation-state threat actor called APT41. Group-IB dubbed the campaign “ColunmTK” based on Continue Reading

India police visit Twitter offices after BJP tweet flagged as manipulated media | India- Tempemail

Police in India’s capital served a notice at Twitter’s offices late on Monday, seeking information for a complaint about why a tweet by the spokesperson of the ruling Hindu-nationalist party was tagged as “manipulated media”. Tensions have been high between the Indian government and the US social media giant after Continue Reading

India orders removal of content referring to ‘Indian variant’ | Coronavirus- Tempemail

India’s government has ordered social media platforms to take down content that refers to the “Indian variant” of the coronavirus. The B.1.617.1 (previously called B.1.617) variant was first detected in India last year and has been blamed for much of the devastating Covid-19 wave that has battered south Asian nations Continue Reading

Air India Hack Exposes Credit Card and Passport Info of 4.5 Million Passengers – Tempemail

India’s flag carrier airline, Air India, has disclosed a data breach affecting 4.5 million of its customers over a period stretching nearly 10 years after its Passenger Service System (PSS) provider SITA fell victim to a cyber attack earlier this year. The breach involves personal data registered between Aug. 26, Continue Reading

Facebook planned to remove fake accounts in India – until it realized a BJP politician was involved | Social media- Tempemail

Facebook allowed a network of fake accounts to artificially inflate the popularity of an MP from India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata party (BJP), for months after being alerted to the problem. The company was preparing to remove the fake accounts but paused when it found evidence that the politician was probably Continue Reading

Why women in India are flaunting ripped jeans- Tempemail

Indian women are flaunting pictures of themselves in ripped jeans on social media in response to a minister who said that wearing them leads to “societal breakdown”. The newly-sworn-in chief minister of Uttarakhand state in northern India, Tirath Singh Rawat, made the controversial comments at a workshop for the protection Continue Reading

‘Wolf in watchdog’s clothing’: India’s new digital media laws spark fears for freedoms | India

Not long before he was elected as India’s prime minister in 2014, Narendra Modi spoke of his dreams of a “digital India”, where “access to information knows no barriers”. But this week, unprecedented barriers on every form of digital content, from online news to social media and films and television Continue Reading

Naomi Klein: how big tech helps India target climate activists | India

The bank of cameras camped outside Delhi’s sprawling Tihar jail was the sort of media frenzy you would expect to await a prime minister caught in an embezzlement scandal, or a Bollywood star caught in the wrong bed. Instead, the cameras were waiting for Disha Ravi, a nature-loving 22-year-old vegan Continue Reading

Scores protest in India against arrest of climate activist Social Media Bengaluru India farmers People- Tempemail

Scores of people demonstrated in the Indian cities of Bengaluru and Mumbai on Monday after a climate activist was arrested for circulating a document on social media supporting months of massive protests by farmers Disha Ravi, 22, was arrested in Bengaluru on Saturday. Police said at a news conference on Continue Reading