KATHMANDU, July 28: Vice-chancellor of Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Professor Jeevraj Pokharel, has underscored the need to raise awareness on cyber security to mitigate the risks related to it in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, July 10: An International Cyber Security Conference is being organized by Information Security Response Team Nepal (NPCERT) in Kathmandu for two days from July 27.

KATHMANDU, May 31: The cyber crimes in Kathmandu valley are on the rise with people's increased access to social networking sites.

Cyber risk

February 11, 2018 00:13 am

​A report by an international think tank says that 58 percent of Nepali children aged between eight and 12 are exposed to cyber risks. The risk involves cyber bullying, video game addiction, online grooming and online sexual behaviors. The study found cyber bullying (49 percent) to be the most prevalent among Nepali children followed by online sexual behaviors (26 percent).

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: Some 58 percent children aged between 8 and 12 years are exposed to cyber risks in Nepal, according to a recent study.

CIB may probe cyber theft in NIC Asia

October 26, 2017 05:00 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police is likely to take over the investigation into the recent cyber attack against NIC Asia Bank Ltd through the bank's SWIFT system after the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) concluded that there was a criminal motive behind the case.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: NIC Asia Bank Ltd has claimed that it was less likely to lose money from the recent cyber attack against it, stating that all international banks where it maintains accounts have been requested to stop processing payment instructions made on the day of hacking.

Controlling cyber conflict

August 13, 2017 00:37 am

LAS VEGAS: When cyber-security professionals were polled recently at their annual BlackHat conference in Las Vegas, 60 percent said they expected the United States to suffer a successful attack against its critical infrastructure in the next two years. And US politics remains convulsed by the aftermath of Russian cyber interference in the 2016 election. Are cyber-attacks the wave of the future, or can norms be developed to control international cyber conflict?

Nepal vulnerable to cyber attacks

July 24, 2017 12:04 pm

KATHMANDU: The official website of the Department of Passports was hacked and defaced by a Turkish group on June 27, 2017. The defaced website was not retrieved even after 12 hours, and displayed a note that threatened the government to adhere to the hackers’ demands.

WASHINGTON, July 17: After months of delay, the Trump administration is finalizing plans to revamp the nation’s military command for defensive and offensive cyber operations in hopes of intensifying America’s ability to wage cyberwar against the Islamic State group and other foes, according to U.S. officials.

Open discussion on cyber security

June 12, 2017 08:42 am

KATHMANDU: An open discussion on ‘Cyber Security in Nepal’ followed by concept sharing on the National Innovation Center was held, among the youth groups on Saturday at Quick Volunteer, Baneshwar. According to the press statement released by Quick Volunteer, young people from diverse academic backgrounds participated at the discussion.

Chinese state media on Wednesday criticized the United States for hindering efforts to stop global cyber threats in the wake of the WannaCry ‘ransom ware’ attack that has infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide in recent days.

An 11-year-old ‘cyber ninja’ stunned an audience of security experts Tuesday by hacking into their bluetooth devices to manipulate a teddy bear and show how interconnected smart toys ‘can be weaponized’.

KATHMANDU, May 3: As the users of social media are increasing, awareness against the cyber crimes is also getting on its track.

560 cases of cyber crime registered

February 6, 2017 16:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: As many as 560 cases of cyber crime were registered at the Metropolitan Police Crime Division, Teku in the first six months of the current fiscal year, the Division said.

WASHINGTON, Jan 8: Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an effort to help Republican Donald Trump's electoral chances by discrediting Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential campaign, U.S. intelligence agencies said in an assessment.

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: Nepal Bankers' Association (NBA), in association with Microsoft, on Friday organized a gathering of banking and financial services industry stakeholders, including the Governor of Nepal Rastra Bank Chiranjibi Nepal, to create awareness and discuss the increasing importance of 'Cyber Security and Trust in Technology'.

Data and cyber security

November 10, 2016 09:44 am

The Internet has revolutionized our modern society. Big data is the word of the day. Companies have vast access to data on a variety of issues from billions of internet users.

Cyber attacks pounded the underpinnings of the internet Friday, crippling Twitter, Netflix and other major websites with the help of once-dumb devices made smart with online connections.

Fire guts cyber café in Tokha

July 2, 2016 20:08 pm

KATHMANDU, July 2: Fire gutted a cyber café at Tokha Metropolitan-3, Bhootkhel.