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.
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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Union Home ministry on February 3 stated that over 93,000 cybercrime cases were recorded during 2017-19. Disclosing the NCRB data, Minister GK Reddy cited the cybercrime records surged in correlation with the increased internet usage. However, he added sexual exploitation, piracy, hate, fraud, revenge, and stealing information were the main motives. Notably, a senior NCRB official suggested that the rise is due to increased dependence on… read-more
The Bihar administration, via a January 21 circular, warned the social media users that any online post against the government will fall under cybercrime. The order provisions for arrests of offenders under the IT Act and the IPC for criticising CM, MPs, MLAs and officials. While the JDU leader Tejashwi Yadav blamed the government for "ripping apart democratic values in the birthplace of the Republic", the party spokesperson found "nothing… read-more
Independent cyber security researcher Rajshekhar Rajaharia has claimed that financial data of around 3.3 lakh Indians was leaked on the dark web on January 20. Rajshekhjar claimed that nearly 6 GB of personal data including phone numbers, email addresses, PAN and bank details have been leaked by a hacker group, ShinyHunters. While Rajshekhar said the data breach belongs to a Cryptocurrency exchange company named BuyUCoin, the company has… read-more
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Upon receiving several complaints against some fake e-commerce websites, Mumbai's cyber police have arrested a 32-year-old techie Ashish Ahire from Gujarat. The police exposed 12 fake shopping website racket through which the offenders sold products worth Rs 70 lakh by bluffing over 22,000 people. Moreover, to make these websites look genuine and reliable, fraudsters have advertised products on Facebook to lure buyers with their ‘unmissable’… read-more
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Telangana's Rachakonda police on January 8 apprehended five African nationals in Delhi for duping money from Indians. As per the police, the gang mislead people via fake accounts on social media. Moreover, they disguised as Mumbai airport's custom officer and extorted money as taxes. As per reports, the prime accused Akpaul Godstime, along with his friends, had possessed Nigeria, Ghana and Liberia passports and stayed in India on short-term… read-more
To prevent cyber-crime, Uttar Pradesh's health department has advised its citizens to refrain from sharing particulars of Aadhar card, OTPs, and bank to register for vaccination. Gorakhpur Chief Medical Officer Dr Srikant Tiwari has confirmed that there would not be any calls regarding vaccinations to the public and such phone calls should be considered sham. Moreover, the officials said only the frontline workers were prioritized for… read-more
Courtesy: The New Indian Express