LockBit claims ransomware attack on pharma giant Granules India

LockBit claims ransomware attack on pharma giant Granules India

The Russia-linked ransomware group LockBit has claimed responsibility for a cyberattack on Indian pharmaceutical giant Granules India, and published portions of the data it allegedly stole. LockBit’s dark web leak site listed Granules India as one of its latest victims on Wednesday, according to a listing seen by TechCrunch. Granules India has yet to confirm […]

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India kicks off a pilot to become electronics repair capital of the world

India kicks off a pilot to become electronics repair capital of the world

After expanding its footprint in manufacturing smartphones and other tech devices, India is looking to become the electronics repair capital of the world, taking the crown from China and Malaysia, which currently dominate the industry. On Wednesday, the country’s Ministry of Information and Technology launched a pilot project called Electronics Repair Services Outsourcing (ERSO) to […]

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Reliance’s Zivame customers say their accounts were hacked

Reliance’s Zivame customers say their accounts were hacked

Some customers of Zivame, an Indian online women’s intimate apparel store owned by Reliance Retail, have complained that their accounts were hacked, leading to the exposure of their personal information, including their full names, phone numbers and email addresses. Over the past few weeks, alleged data from Zivame has been sold by hackers on multiple […]

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India introduces a $2B program to boost local IT hardware production

India introduces a $2B program to boost local IT hardware production

India wants to be a bigger player in the global hardware manufacturing industry, and it sees a route to boosting local economies while doing so. Now, it’s putting some money where its mouth is. The country has announced a $2 billion program designed to promote and incentivize businesses locally building hardware like laptops, PCs, servers […]

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Apple captures nearly half of global refurbished smartphone market

Apple captures nearly half of global refurbished smartphone market

About half of refurbished smartphones sold globally were iPhones, as Apple’s sales in the category grew 16% year-on-year in 2022. The new figures arrive by way of Counterpoint Research, marking a stark contrast to on-going declines in smartphone shipments. The market research firm said Monday that the global secondary smartphone market grew 5% YoY in […]

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India releases space policy detailing public and private cooperation guidelines

India releases space policy detailing public and private cooperation guidelines

After much anticipation and a series of consultations and feedback from various stakeholders, India has finally released its much-awaited policy establishing guidelines and rules for the country’s space ecosystem. On Thursday, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) released the final version (PDF) of its “Indian Space Policy 2023,” received approval from the country’s supreme decision-making […]

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Shipments of iPhone made in India surged 162% in value terms

Shipments of iPhone made in India surged 162% in value terms

India’s ongoing efforts to boost local manufacturing of iPhone devices seem to have paid off to some extent, as the locally-manufactured iPhone shipments grew 162% year-on-year by value in 2022, according to Counterpoint. On Tuesday, the market research firm said that Apple now captures 25% of the total value of the smartphone market in India […]

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Indian startup Yes Madam exposed sensitive data of customers and gig workers

Indian startup Yes Madam exposed sensitive data of customers and gig workers

Indian at-home salon platform Yes Madam exposed the sensitive data of its customers and gig workers due to a server-side misconfiguration. The Noida-based Yes Madam operates in over 30 cities in the country, according to the firm’s website. The platform offers salon services at home, including therapies, massage, spa, and male grooming. Yes Madam’s mobile […]

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Lightspeed backs CommandK’s mission to become the go-to enterprise security command center

Lightspeed backs CommandK’s mission to become the go-to enterprise security command center

CommandK, a startup offering a dedicated platform to manage enterprise security, has raised $3 million in a seed round led by Lightspeed. Companies accumulate a lot of sensitive data and store secrets, such as API tokens, SSH keys and personally identifiable information. But protecting that is a complex task and requires state-of-the-art security prowess. This […]

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