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Pioneer Online tutoring portal 2tion.com under hacker attack
Many popular international portals and Indian Government websites are under threat. Last month leading music portal Gaana.com, Online Tutoring portal 2tion.com, adult social networking site adultfriendfinder.com, etc was hacked
Currently many popular international portals and Indian Government websites are under threat. Last month leading music portal Gaana.com and adultfriendfinder.com was hacked and user’s details were at stake.
According to the information given by Indian Minister for Communication & Information Technology Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad in Rajya Sabha, over 700 government websites that are hosted under 'gov.in' and 'nic.in' domains have been hacked by cyber criminals since 2012. These websites host information for public dissemination and no sensitive information is hosted on such portals,"
2tion is a social networking platform for collaborative learning since 2006, which helps students to locate best tutor for almost any subject. More than 33,000 active tutors are helping students in clarifying doubts, supporting home works and/ or conducting subject tuitions if needed. 2tion plus is one of the most widely used free mobile app in smartphones and Tablet PC’s with 1000’s of e-books and educational videos. During school / college opening season we used to get very large number of registrations. It’s unfortunate and shocked to see our sites security being bypassed by miscreants. 2tion Technical team was able to locate hacking very early and was also able to avoid severe damage & data theft; said Sujai G Pillai, Founder and CEO of www.2tion.com
Some tips for hack protection in online transactions
1. Don’t use the same user name and passwords for all of your accounts.
2. Choose a strong password filled with numbers, symbols, and lowercase/uppercase letters.
3. Write passwords in notebooks
4. Change your passwords often
5. Use a trusted third-party service for transactions, such as PayPal, Paytm, etc
6. Check secured sites ( https://)
7. Always log out after accessing you’re shopping or banking accounts, then close your browser.
8. Don’t allow your computer to store your usernames and passwords
9. Make sure every transaction requires your password.
10. Don’t use public wifi when performing online transactions.
11. If something looks suspicious, get offline and shut down your computer immediately. Trust your instincts.
Even though there is sharp rise ecommerce transactions, hackers makes Internet an unsafe place to share personal or private data’s.
Mr.Sujai.G Pillai is MyGov Ambassador, one of the 20 selected members in Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi’s Digital India Team and winner of Limca book of records for creating separate website for each pincode. Also the brain behind #BookBucketChallenge (http://www.bookbucketchallenge.com/
Sujai G Pillai
Page Updated Last on: Jun 02, 2015