United States v. Phillips

The Cyber Blog IndiaCase Summary

Applicability of the Mandatory Restitution to Victims Act (MVRA) in a case involving CFAA violations

United States v. Phillips 477 F.3d 215 In the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Case Number 05-51271 Before Chief Judge Jones, Circuit Judge Smith, and Circuit Judge Stewart Decided on January 24, 2007 Relevancy of the … Read More

AA v. Persons Unknown

The Cyber Blog IndiaCase Summary

Consideration of Bitcoins as property  under English law and injunction against cryptocurrency exchanges controlling the wallets containing the ransom payment

AA v. Persons Unknown [2019] EWHC 3556 (Comm) In the High Court of Justice, Business & Property Courts of England and Wales, Commercial Court (QBD) Case CL-2019-000746 Before Justice Bryan Decided on December 13, 2019 Relevancy of the Case: Consideration … Read More

Darren Lee Warren v. DSG Retail Limited

The Cyber Blog IndiaCase Summary

Claim of compensation for misuse of personal data, breach of confidence, and violation of data protection obligations in a data breach

Darren Lee Warren v. DSG Retail Limited [2021] EWHC 2168 (QB) In the High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Decision, Media and Communications List Case QB-2021-001711 Before Justice Saini Decided on July 30, 2021 Relevancy of the Case: Claim of … Read More

A Beginner’s Guide to Ransomware

Srushti IyerCyber Security

In the last decade or so, cyber attacks have evolved tremendously in their size and impact. I am sure you would have come across the term ‘ransomware’ multiple times in newspapers and blog articles. Put simply, ransomware is a type … Read More

Download Safe and avoid Ransomware

Nitish ChandanCyber Security

The topic that I’m writing about today is pretty basic yet the reason for most of the incidents that happen online. “Download Safe?”, People often ask me (mock, even at times) that how can you “safely download”. There’s this wide array … Read More

Hummingbad Malware: Have you heard of it?

Rachiyta JainCyber Security

According to the Kaspersky labs, there are 315,000 new viruses being created daily. Adding to this figure, in February this year, researchers from CheckPoint software technologies identified a new malware and named it as the Hummingbad Malware. It is an adware, … Read More

UwS: What is it & How does it get on my Computer?

Arpan SinhaCyber Security

UwS (pronounced as “ooze”) is an unwanted software, which according to Google’s defining list of characteristics has the following properties: It deceivingly promises something which it never meets. It tricks the user to install itself, or some other program. It … Read More