Romanian Hackers’ Heaven

If you thought, Bucharest, the Romanian capital, is the only famous city in Romania, think again! A tiny town, three hours from Bucharest, has now made its name around the world as Hackerville. Râmnicu Vâlcea, a small town of only about a 120,000 residents shows its true colours when you see the incongruous signs of…

Airplanes Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks: US Govt Report

Commercial flights may be vulnerable to in-flight attacks by attackers using the planes wireless entertainment systems, a US Government report has shown. A report, released on 14th Apr 2015, by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) claims that this is one of the numerous cyber security threats that need to be addressed by the Federal…

Advisory on regulation of social media sites / apps

The usage of social media sites / apps for personal and business communications is growing by leaps and bounds. This has also led to the misuse of these sites / apps for unlawful activities. Consequently, in many cases, the law enforcement agencies require digital evidence from these sites / apps. The Cyber Task Force constituted…

Advisory on amendments to the Cyber Law Ecosystem in India

The Information Technology Act originally came into force in October 2000. It was substantially amended in 2009. Additionally several rules, regulations, guidelines and orders have been formulated. With a view to examining the need for further amendments, the Cyber Task Force constituted by the Asian School of Cyber Laws is preparing an “Advisory on amendments…

Cyber Crime Challenge, 2015

ASCL announces the meanest Cyber Crime Challenge ever! The Cyber Crime Challenge, 2015 is a 17 hour online competition that begins at 1100 hrs (IST) on 17 May 2015. To win, you must investigate and solve 7 simulated cyber crime cases within the 17 hour period. Check out: http://www.cyber.edu.in/c3/ Your login credentials and access to…