Merck wins cyber-insurance lawsuit related to NotPetya attack

A New Jersey court has ruled in favor of Merck in a lawsuit the pharmaceutical company filed against its insurer, Ace American, which declined to cover the losses caused by the NotPetya ransomware attack. The NotPetya incident, which took place in June 2017 and impacted thousands of companies all over the world, destroyed data on […]Read More

Don’t use WhatsApp, Telegram to share confidential information, Intel to

Indian intelligence has forbidden all government officials from using WhatsApp, Telegram and other such platforms of private companies to share confidential information. The communication sent to all ministries has asked them to urgently take steps to stop violation of national communication security policies and guidelines. The Indian intel has advised all government officials to refrain […]Read More


Modern warfare includes not only traditional kinetic means, but also cyber warfare. Russian military hackers can be expected to fully target Ukraine’s computer networks, particularly those owned by the national government, utilities, financial institutions, and emergency services. Ukrainians could find themselves locked out of their bank accounts, the power might fail in the middle of […]Read More

India needs a national security document too. But don’t do

In the absence of an NSS, the Integrated Defence Staff has made an effort to flesh out a Joint Doctrine outlining the roles the military is likely to undertake. External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar speaks during the Bloomberg New Economy Forum in Singapore, on 19 November 2021 | Photographer: Bryan van der Beek | Bloomberg […]Read More

Cybersecurity: 11 steps to take as threat levels increase

The UK’s security agency has told organizations of the steps to take to beef up their defenses “when the cyber threat is heightened” by zero-day software flaws or geopolitical tensions. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is not alone in warning companies to take action. Last week, the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) […]Read More

UK government security center, i100 publish NMAP scripts for vulnerability

The UK’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) has released NMAP scripts to help defenders search for specific vulnerabilities in their networks. SECURITY Cybersecurity: 11 steps to take as threat levels increase She didn’t trust her movers. A single Apple AirTag proved she was right How tech is a weapon in modern domestic abuse Log4J: Microsoft […]Read More

Two years on, India’s battle with COVID-19, its variants continues

India has completed two years since the first coronavirus case was reported in the country. Since then, India has battled three waves of COVID-19 and its seven mutated variants, many of which turned out to be lethal. Amid the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, India has completed two years since the first coronavirus case […]Read More

Backstory: The rise of Nariman Point from the sea

How Mumbai’s Nariman point, the the Southern-most tip of the peninsula, was created and eventually became the main business district of India’s financial capital Mumbai as we know it today, emerged from the sea or at least by reclaiming land from the sea. And no single piece of reclamation in the city is as famous […]Read More

Corruption is like ‘termite’, people should work together to rid

Mann ki Baat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said corruption is like a “termite” which makes the country hollow. He also talked about the merging of the ‘Amar Jawan Jyoti’ near India Gate and the flame at the nearby National War Memorial. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said corruption is like a “termite” […]Read More

2 years on, vaccines, following protocols remain most effective weapons

Health minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Saturday said irrespective of the COVID-19 variants, ‘Test-Track-Treat-Vaccinate and Adherence to COVID Appropriate Behaviour’ continue to remain the tested strategy for COVID-19 management. Several medical treatments were also tried to tackle COVID-19 but no widely accepted treatment has been seen till now. As India completed two years since the outbreak […]Read More