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Cyber-attack brings the Indian stock exchange to a grinding halt

The National Stock Exchange (NSE) of India was down for almost an entire day on February 24, 2021. The Nifty, Bank Nifty, and other indices stopped across all brokerage firms in India. An NGO foundation, Moneylife Foundation, has come forward and alleged that the NSE was under attack by cybercriminals.

Although NSE has informed that the blackout was due to “issues with the links with telecom service providers,” Moneylife Foundation claims that it has evidence that this was indeed a cyberattack.MoneyLife Foundation claims that a cyberattack was the reason for the attack and that the attack targeted the collocation servers functioning inside the NSE’s building. The identity of the attacker(s) is still unknown. However, it is also important to note that the Chinese intelligence might have had a hand in this since they were the ones involved in the attack on a power grid in Mumbai on the very same day of February 2021.

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Clubhouse chatroom breached: Letting third-party developer design app for Android users backfires

The wildly popular social media app Clubhouse suffered a data breach, as a third-party developer designed an open-source app that allowed Android smartphone customers to break into the iPhone-only service.

Clubhouse has confirmed that a user was able to stream audio from the app on their website. The audio-only social networking app, launched in March 2020, allows people to gather online in public or private audio chatrooms.

The unidentified user managed to stream live Clubhouse audio feed from multiple rooms simultaneously on their third-party website. What’s concerning is that the unidentified user manager to do this even though they were not an invited member of those chatrooms. Following the incident, a spokeswoman said, “This individual’s account has been permanently banned from the service and we have added additional safeguards to prevent people from doing this in the future.”

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