Daily Archives: April 5, 2018

BPO firm [24]7.ai says it was breached; Sears and Delta Airlines affected

Business process outsourcing company [24]7.ai said it had discovered a hack that potentially affected online customer payment information of a small number of its clients. Customers such as Sears and Delta Airlines announced that their data had been affected in the hack. “The incident began on Sept. 26, and was discovered and contained on Oct.

Human error responsible for most data breaches on Cloud: IBM

Although the number of data breaches dropped by nearly 25 per cent in 2017, Cloud-related cyber attacks saw a significant 424 per cent jump largely owing to human error, a report by technology giant IBM said on Thursday. According to the report by IBM Security titled “2018 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index”, “As cybercriminals shifted

Facebook concedes most of its 2 bn users were vulnerable to data theft

Facebook Inc. said data on most of its 2 billion users could have been accessed improperly, giving fresh evidence of the ways the social-media giant failed to protect people’s privacy while generating billions of dollars in revenue from the information. The company said it removed a feature that let users enter phone numbers or email

562,000 Indian users may have been affected by data breach: Facebook

Social media giant Facebook said today that 562,000 people in India were “potentially affected” by global data leak episode involving UK-based Cambridge Analytica. Facebook has over 200 million users in the country and the Indian government last month had shot-off notices to both Facebook and Analytica on the data breach issue. Data mining firm Analytica

Italian state lender to buy stake in Telecom Italia

Italian state lender CDP is set to buy a stake of up to 5 percent in Telecom Italia, three sources close to the matter said on Thursday, in a move intended to protect the country’s interest in the company. The decision comes as activist fund Elliott, which has built a potential holding of 5.7 percent

Telefonica comes out on top in British mobile airwaves auction

Telefonica’s O2 won the biggest chunk of new British mobile airwaves in an auction that raised 1.36 billion pounds($1.9 billion) for the government, regulator Ofcom said. All four of Britain’s networks secured new airwaves for next generation 5G services, Ofcom said on Thursday, but O2 also won blocks of 2.3 Ghz airwaves that can be

Supreme Court grants partial relief to RCom’s asset sale plans

The Supreme Court of India Thursday set aside a stay imposed on the sale of Reliance Communications’ assets by the Bombay High Court, but refused to stay a separate order of the NCLT barring sale of the telco’s towers. The top court Thursday allowed creditors to go ahead with the sale of RCom’s spectrum, fibre,

Trai moots ideas to make Wi-fi access points easily accessible

Indian telecom regulator has suggested that a company, proprietorship or non entities should easily be able to set up a public Wi-Fi access point, even as it presented a report on public Wi-Fi open pilot project to Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha. TRAI Chairman R S Sharma also mooted concept of open architecture-based public Wi-Fi grid

DoT issues 13-digit numbers for M2M network trials

The Department of Telecom has issued 13-digit numbers to telecom operators for the trial of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications like smart electric metres and car tracking devices. The 13-digit numbers have been allocated to state-run firm BSNL and private telecom operators Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio, Idea Cellular and Vodafone for testing purposes only. According to a