Sedulity Groups | Pakistani hackers deface inactive Southern Railways website

New Delhi: An inactive website of the Southern Railways www.southernrailway.gov.in has been defaced apparently by Pakistani hackers.
The hacker group that calls itself ‘Pak Cyber Pyrates’ replaced the home page of the website with a page with content that denounces India’s role in Kashmir.
The official Southern Railways website moved to a new domain www.sr.indianrailways.gov.in back in 2010.

Sedulity Groups | Simple steps to avoid being phished

Never respond to emails that request personal financial information
Banks or e-commerce companies generally personalise emails, while phishers do not. Phishers often include false but sensational messages ("urgent - your account details may have been stolen") in order to get an immediate reaction.

Sedulity Groups | The Hacker's Ethics

With the growth of the Internet, computer security has become a major concern for businesses and governments. They want to be able to take advantage of the Internet for electronic commerce, advertising, information distribution and access, and other pursuits, but they are worried about the possibility of being "hacked." At the same time, the potential customers of these services are worried about maintaining control of personal information that varies from credit card numbers to social security numbers and home addresses.

Sedulity Groups | Facebook has 83 million fake accounts

Facebook's latest figures showing growth in global users also suggest as many as 83 million may come from dubious sources -- duplicate accounts, pages for pets and those designed to send spam.
Facebook members grew to 955 million at the end of the second quarter, but some 8.7 percent may be dodgy, the company said in its quarterly filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
There are "inherent challenges" in measuring usage "despite our efforts to detect and suppress such behavior," the social network said.

Sedulity Groups | Facebook revamps photos section

In a move to make photo viewing more enjoyable on Facebook, the social networking giant has announced launching a re-designed version of its photos section.

"We are announcing improvements to the photos section that make viewing photos more enjoyable," Facebook Product Manager Emily Grewal announced on the company's website yesterday.

With this move, users would be able to access photos all at one place above the timeline. Earlier Facebook's users could view photos segregated into albums.

Sedulity Groups | Most of the women found in 80,000 complaints of Cyber Crime

As many as 80,000 cyber crime related complaints have been registered with police in Kerala in the last one year, of which 50,000 relate to harassment of women through new hi-tech devices, Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan said here today. He told reporters here that the number of cyber crimes are on the increase in the state with 80,000 complaints lodged in the last one year, 50,000 relating to women alone. Most victms of these crimes were teenaged girls and women, he said, adding there was a nefarious attempt to trap young girls to indulge in wrongdoing.

Sedulity Groups | Iranian nuclear program hit by AC/DC virus

A scientist working at the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran said computer systems have been hit by a cyber-attack which forced them to play AC/DC’s Thunderstruck at full volume in the middle of the night.

The attack came to light after a researcher at security firm F-Secure received a string of emails from a Iran's atomic energy organisation."I am writing you to inform you that our nuclear program has once again been compromised and attacked by a new worm with exploits which have shut down our automation network at Natanz and another facility Fordo near Qom."

Sedulity Groups | Android Hackers will demonstrate Fully loaded Spying Applications

This Sunday, The Capital , New Delhi plays host to an International The Hackers Conference where blackhat hackers will discuss the challenges of cyber safety with security agencies.

Your smartphone is an always-on and always-connected digital extension of your life which will be used by attackers to covertly steal your sensitive data and spy on you. Mahesh Rakheja , An Independent Security Researchers and Android Developer/Hacker will demonstrate "Android Spy Agent".

Sedulity Groups | 8 million passwords dumped from gaming website Gamigo

Four months after the gaming site Gamigo warned users about a hacker intrusion that accessed some portions of its users’ credentials, more than 8 million usernames, emails and and encrypted passwordsfrom the site have been published on the Web, according to the data breach alert service PwnedList.

Sedulity Groups | Hack a Server (HaS)

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life” said Confucius. These would be the words that describe Marius Corîci the most. In 2003 he started doing business in the plumbing industry and co-founded ITS Group, a franchise for Romstal Company, the biggest plumbing installations retailer from South-Eastern Europe. In 2007 he moved into Artificial Intelligence field and founded Intelligentics, a group for Natural Language Processing.