COVID-19 Vaccine-Maker Hit with Cyberattack, Data Breach

COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories has shut down its plants in Brazil, India, Russia, the U.K. and the U.S. following a cyberattack, according to reports. The Indian company is the contractor for Russia’s “Sputinik V” COVID-19 vaccine, which is Read More …

Suspected Al Qaeda Terrorists Arrested in Plot to Attack Indian Navy

India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested nine men who were allegedly preparing to carry out terrorist attacks on behalf of Al Qaeda – including an attack on Indian Navy facilities, according to local media. “The NIA had learnt about Read More …

Brother of Glasgow Airport suicide bomber Kafeel Ahmed arrested over alleged terror plot

The doctor brother of Glasgow Airport suicide bomber Kafeel Ahmed has been arrested in India as part of an alleged terror recruitment plot. Ex-NHS doctor Sabeel Ahmed was identified by anti-terrorism detectives as being behind a secret campaign to get Read More …

Indian police seize Afghanistan’s heroin worth over $133m, smuggled through Chabahar

Mumbai police seized 191kg heroin smuggled from Afghanistan through Chabahar port, Indian news agencies reported on Monday. A large amount of heroin worth over 133 million US dollars was concealed in painted plastic pipes to look like bamboo and declared Read More …

Foreseeing cyber vulnerabilities of nuclear facilities in South Asia

In this era of rapidly evolving technology, nuclear facilities are exposed to dynamic and evolving spectrum of cyber vulnerabilities. Cyber-attacks on nuclear facilities are a matter of concern and it’s not for the first time that a cyber-attack has been Read More …

India: For the first time, four remote-control IEDs detected in Maoist-hit Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada

The security forces have detected four remote-controlled improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in an edgy district of Dantewada, about 450 km from Raipur. “It’s for the first time such remote controlled IEDs were being planted by the Maoists in the conflict Read More …

India gas leak: At least 13 dead after Visakhapatnam incident

At least 13 people have been killed by a massive gas leak at a chemical plant in southern India, with 800 others taken to hospital. The leak from the LG Polymers plant in the city of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh Read More …

India orders mandatory use of COVID-19 contact tracing app for all workers

The Indian government announced on Friday that all workers, both in the public and private sectors, are required to install the nation’s COVID-19 contact tracing app as it begins to ease some of its lockdown measures for lower-risk areas. Likewise, it is Read More …

PoetRAT Trojan targets energy sector using coronavirus lures

Government and energy sectors are being targeted in a new campaign that weaponizes the coronavirus outbreak. On Thursday, Cisco Talos researchers Warren Mercer, Paul Rascagneres and Vitor Ventura published an analysis of a new campaign that deploys PoetRAT, a previously-undiscovered Remote Access Trojan (RAT) Read More …