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A smart home mockup on display at Tuya booth, CES International

Smart home thermostats. Smart home security cameras. Smart refrigerators. Smart TVs. Smart pet feeders. Smart breast pumps.

From rooftop to basement and the bedrooms in between, much of the technology making consumer products smart comes from a little-known Chinese firm, Tuya Inc. of Hangzhou.

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The vision of this strategy is to ensure safe, secure, resilient, vibrant, and trusted cyberspace.

The government is expected to release a new cybersecurity strategy this year, Lt Gen Rajesh Pant, the National Cybersecurity Coordinator at the Prime Minister's Office said at an event.

The coordinator, at an event organized by the Public Affairs Forum of India (PAFI), added that the strategy would holistically cover the entire ecosystem of cyberspace in India.

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"The vision of this strategy is to ensure safe, secure, resilient, vibrant, and trusted cyberspace," he said.

The new strategy would serve as a guideline to tackle every aspect, whether it is governance or data as a national resource, or building indigenous capabilities or cyber audit, to name a few.

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The malicious files are compiled for 64-bit Windows 10 and then signed with bogus digital certificates that wouldn't pass more than a very rudimentary check.

Cybersecurity researchers have found an interesting piece of malware that, instead of stealing passwords or extorting the owner of a computer for ransom, blocks infected users' computers from being able to visit a large number of websites dedicated to software piracy. However, the malware appears murky. Researchers at Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, have detailed a curious cyberattack campaign that targets users of pirated software with malware designed to block access to websites hosting pirated software.

The developers disguise the malware as cracked versions of popular online games such as Minecraft and Among Us, as well as productivity tools such as Microsoft Office, security software, and others. The disguised malware is distributed via the BitTorrent platform from an account hosted on "ThePirateBay" digital file-sharing website. "Links to the malware are also hosted on Discord. Once installed, the malware blocks the victim's access to a long list of websites, including many that distribute pirated software," the researchers said in a blog post.

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Cyberattacks are increasing in frequency and severity, but nearly 80 percent of Indian organizations struggle to provide adequate education to their leaders and employees regarding cybersecurity, according to a survey released on Tuesday. Despite increasing cyberattacks, budgets on cybersecurity have remained stagnant and executive teams continue to underestimate the level of damage threats can do to organizations, revealed the survey by global cybersecurity firm Sophos.

The survey identified that in India, the executives assume that their organization will never get attacked. This was followed by the assumption that even though their organization may be compromised, there is nothing they can do to stop it.

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