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Father of Terrorist Burhan Wani meets Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at his Ashram in Bengaluru

Over 70 people have died in clashes with security forces in Kashmir Valley since Wani's death

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Bengaluru, August 28, 2016: The father of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani whose death on July 8 sparked off the current violent unrest in Kashmir Valley has met spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at his ashram in Bengaluru.

The spiritual guru, the founder of the Art of Living, on Saturday, tweeted a photo of himself with Wani’s father, Muzaffar Wani.

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“Muzaffar Wani, the father of Burhan Wani was in the ashram for the last 2 days. We discussed several issues,” Ravi Shankar tweeted.

The news of the meeting was also retweeted by the Art of Living foundation.

Burhan Wani, 22, educated and media savvy, had emerged as the poster boy of terrorism. He was killed in a gunfight with security forces on July 8 in the Kokernag area of south Kashmir.

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News of his death sparked massive protests across Kashmir, with thousands coming to attend his funeral.

Over 70 people have died in clashes with security forces in Kashmir Valley since Wani’s death. (IANS)

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Indian Cities Mumbai, New Delhi and Bengaluru face Majority of Cyber Attacks

As the digital footprint of India increases through capital intensive projects, hackers are targeting data and large scale disruption like never before

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Smart cities, financial services and transportation sectors lead the rankings in terms of Cyber Attacks. Pixabay

 There has been a 26 per cent increase in Cyber Attacks in India and Mumbai, New Delhi and Bengaluru together accounted for roughly 38 per cent of all attacks in the July-September period, a new report said on Wednesday.

The report prepared by Bengaluru-headquartered telecom solutions provider Subex identified over 3,500 modular malware samples in the country, registering a whopping 37 per cent increase.

Smart cities, financial services and transportation sectors lead the rankings in terms of cyber attacks, said the “State of Internet of Things (IoT) Security Report” for the third quarter (July-September period).

“As the digital footprint of India increases through capital intensive projects, hackers are targeting data and large scale disruption like never before,” said said Vinod Kumar, Managing Director and CEO, Subex.

“The increase in cyber attacks against the country and the strong geopolitical correlation indicate high levels of interest in targeting our critical infrastructure. Hackers are working to improve their ability to monetize cyber attacks,” he warned.

Malware of varying degrees of sophistication are being reported from a variety of deployments, including new projects surrounding renewable energy.

Most malware detected (36 per cent) could be traced to sources on the Dark Web while as much as 14 per cent of malware couldn’t be traced to a known source pointing to the arrival of new actors and malware shops on the scene,” the findings showed.

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There has been a 26 per cent increase in Cyber Attacks in India and Mumbai, New Delhi and Bengaluru together accounted for roughly 38 per cent of all attacks in the July-September period. Pixabay

The detection of malware connected with critical infrastructure projects has also registered an increase.

“This implies that hackers are targeting large scale disruption and are working to increase the cost associated with managing such projects as also negatively impact future investments in them,” the report added.

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Independent hackers are increasingly feeling the need to monetize cyber attacks as the unit cost of malware has risen in the last quarter. Further, it is becoming increasingly difficult to source high-grade malware from multiple sources due to various factors, the report added. (IANS)