The director of a "fake" stock market advising firm was detained on May 18 by the Chhattisgarh police's cyber wing for reportedly deluding a doctor in Raigarh district of ₹87 lakh. The accused, Mohsin N, a Kerala native, was apprehended in Bengaluru and brought to Raipur. He claimed that his company, Creative Technology, was employed as a financial analyst for a Singapore-based financial corporation. The bank accounts are being frozen.
Infopercept Consulting, a Global Managed Security Service Provider, has launched a detection and response platform called 'Invinsense 3.0.' The new platform is aimed at helping organisations tackle advanced cyber-attacks. The platform brings together cyber-security features, attack simulation and other services like MDR and OMDR. The platform contains a centralised management console, allowing organisations to manage services with one single… read-more
Mumbai Police arrested Vishal Jha, an Engineering student, also an accused in "Bulli Bai" case, on January 4. The case was registered after Muslim woman's pictures were posted on GitHub platform, for "online auction." Similar to "sulli deals" the matter created outrage amongst political leaders, journalists and activists, demanding strict action against culprits. In addition, detained accused are being interrogated, following which the police… read-more
Muslim women are being harassed and put on auction through an app GitHub, naming "bulli bai" Operated through an unidentified group, the app shows Muslim women's photo for auction. Delhi and Mumbai police took cognizance and started investigation, after matter went viral. Moreover, political leaders and female journalists also shared strong remarks and demanded strict action communal targeting of Muslim women. Notably, this is the second time… read-more
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The Apache Software Company, on December 23, released a security patch to solve critical flaw in HTTP server. Apache is one of the largest web server used in India, was having a critical flaw "Apache log4j2" in its server, which allowed attackers to have control over a vulnerable system. However, with this new security patch the issue will be resolved avoiding cyber crimes and ways to attacking security of system.
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The Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) has launched a national helpline number, 155260, to report cyber fraud cases. Reportedly, a banner link has also been added on National Consumer Helpline (NCH) portal which helps to directly lodge any complaint on Cyber Crime Portal. ''National Payments Corportaion of India (NPCI) has also started an online dispute resolution system for UPI complaints,'' said Leena Nandan, Secretary Department… read-more
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A cyberattack targeted Kaseya's computer network management tool, leading the US IT firm to advise organizations to halt servers to avoid ransomware. "We are in the process of investigating the root cause of the incident, but we recommend that you immediately shut down your VSA server until you receive further notice from us," Kaseya said in Reddit. Reportedly, about 200 businesses were encrypted.
The UP Police Department is implementing computer literacy programs in eight districts within the Agra Zone to deal with the increased influx of cybercrime complaints. With this initiative, the UP police hope to be equipped to handle cybercrime at the station level. With imposed lockdown, cybercrime has been on the rise in India. The police are collaborating with CyberPeace foundation to conduct workshops till the end of July.
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In order to curb online frauds, Bangalore police have initiated an instant addressal helpline 'Cybercrime Incident Report system'. Under this initiative, victims of an online fraud can lodge complaints over a phone call. Bengaluru Police commissioner Kamal Pant said, "the police will work with the RBI and freeze the account to which the money has been transferred." Moreover, the city recorded 10,688 cases, top rank under cyber frauds in 2019… read-more
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The Delhi Police has disclosed that during COVID-induced lockdown, cases of cyber frauds rose by 190% in the national capital. Notably, while over 62% of the registered complaints were related to digital financial frauds, 24% linked with social media, and remaining others were associated with hate mongering. A steep hike was also observed in fake Facebook profiles and duping through fraudulent bank KYC-verifications. However, the police said … read-more
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