Botanical Survey of India Develops Country’s First Online Floral Database

The Botanical Survey of India (BSI) has developed the first open-access online database of India’s floral diversity to document over 18,000 flowering plant species in an effort at boosting digitisation and conservation... Read more »

Nasa Promises ‘Regular Dose of Space’ With Tumblr Debut

In a bid to expand its reach on various social media platforms, Nasa has launched its official account on Tumblr that will give users a “regular dose of space” in a blog-like... Read more »

China-Linked Hackers Attack American Airlines, Sabre Systems

China-linked hackers attacked the computer systems of travel reservations distributor Sabre Corp and American Airlines Group Inc, Bloomberg reported, although the world’s largest airline said there was no evidence of such a... Read more »

University of Connecticut Says Hit by Hackers From China

The social security numbers and credit card details of up to 6,000 University of Connecticut students, faculty and others may have been stolen by cyber-hackersfrom China, the university said on Friday. Officials... Read more »

New York Village Makes Ransom Payments to Keep Computers Running

A village in central New York made ransom payments of $300 (roughly Rs. 19,200) and $500 (roughly Rs. 31,993) last year to keep its computers running after two official-looking emails released malware... Read more »

India Ninth Most Impacted by Ransomware Attacks: Symantec

India ranks ninth globally, after countries like the US, Japan, Canada, and Russia, in terms of ransomware attacks, security software firm Symantec on Friday said.While the number of such attacks are rising... Read more »

Cyber-Attacks on India Mostly From China, Pakistan: Prasad

Cybercriminals from countries like Pakistan, China, Bangladesh and the US are mostly involved in hacking and launching attacks on computer networks of Indian organisations, Parliament was informed in New Delhi.Minister for Communications... Read more »

Soon, Anyone Can Activate or Deactivate Mobile Internet With a Simple SMS

Mobile subscribers will be able to activate or deactivate Internet services on their mobile phone by calling or sending an SMS to a new toll free number 1925 from next month onwards.The... Read more »

Firefox Vulnerability Lets Attackers Steal Information; Mozilla Issues Patch

Mozilla is warning users about a vulnerability in its Firefox Web browser that could allow attackers to steal information from their computer. The browser-maker urges users to update Firefox to the latest... Read more »

Google Makes It Harder to Trick Users Into Installing Chrome Extensions

Google has had enough of the devious extensions that use deceptive ads promising exciting features to trick users into installing their shady plugins on its Chrome Web browser. The company says that... Read more »