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Electronics and IT minister said security incidents that shall be mandatorily reported to CERT-In as early as possible to leave scope for action including targeted scanning/probing of critical networks/systems, compromise of critical systems/information, unauthorised access of IT systems/data, and defacement of website and unauthorised changes.

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    The govt wants to audit WhatsApp's security systems over the spying row, the IT minister has said.

    The plan, which was ultimately shelved, called for placing Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world's second largest smartphone producer, on the Treasury Department's Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list. One of the people familiar with the matter, who favors the move, said it could be revived in the coming months depending on how things go with Huawei.

    The three missions - on quantum technology, methanol and electric mobility - will be in the order of Rs 5,000 crore each and is expected to get government approval in the next three months, Department of Science and Technology Secretary, Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, said.

    It is the first platform to leverage new open-source technology pioneered by IBM, which can search and translate security data from a variety of sources, bringing together critical security insights from across a company's multicloud IT environment, the company claimed.

    "The matter was immediately investigated by DAE (Department of Atomic Energy) specialists. The investigation revealed that the infected PC belonged to a user who was connected in the internet connected network for administrative purposes," it said.

    Metals, capital goods, chemicals and electronics industries are fast becoming prone to cyber security risks as investments in manufacturing systems that incorporate connected devices.

    The transaction value of digital payments in India is estimated to grow annually at a rate of 20.2 per cent from about USD 64.8 billion in 2019 to USD 135.2 billion in 2023, the report by PwC India and Data Security Council of India said. Digital growth, rising cyber-attacks, and stringent regulatory mandates are the three main factors driving the market.

    The government is nevertheless planning to issue a notice to Google asking why it had not informed the authorities about the attack. It will also seek details of the cyber attack and its impact on Indian users. Phishing is defined as a fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as user names, passwords by masquerading as a trustworthy entity.

    Wang, just 27 years old, claimed to have had a hand in the kidnappings of the Causeway Bay booksellers in Hong Kong, infiltrating Hong Kong student organizations, and conducting information operations in Taiwan. These were impressive scalps for one of such a tender age in the intelligence community. Indeed, he asserted he was the "boss" of a cyber army in Taiwan.

    The revelations come at a time when India is witnessing a spate of cyberattacks on its institutions.

    "These raids and arrests mark the successful culmination of a 4-year operation. Working with Indian authorities and Microsoft, we have stopped a number of criminal call centres," said Commander Karen Baxter of the City of London Police.

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