A recent intrusion on the computer network of Norwegian telecommunications company Telenor was the result of a large cyberespionage operation of Indian origin that for the past few years has targeted business, government and political organizations from different countries, according to researchers from security firm Norman Shark.
The Indian government's cyber watchdog is investigating how security at two companies that are part of India's vast IT services industry was breached in a global ATM heist that saw US$45 million stolen from two banks in the Middle East.
EnStage Inc, which operates from Bangalore, and ElectraCard Services, based in Pune, processed card payments for the two banks that were hit in the theft, several people familiar with the situation said.
Free roaming across India could be in place by October 2013, after initial plans for a launch this month were postponed.
As quoted by The Times of India, Indian Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal announced the deadline but stopped short of providing an exact date. Telcos currently have to pay various fees like termination and interconnect charges to competing networks, which typically gets passed on to the consumer.
The Indian government reportedly has received the PIN details of BlackBerry handsets shipped to the country, and may ask for similar data of every BlackBerry handset worldwide to allow it to monitor messages between users in the country and abroad.
India's proposal to restrict imports of an array of high-tech products, a move that Western companies fear could significantly undermine their business plans in the country, is aimed at protecting the nation's security while encouraging more local manufacturing, the government said Wednesday.