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Delhi Sees 190% Rise In Cyber Frauds During Lockdown; 62% Financial Frauds

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

Sat, 20 Feb 2021 - 12:35 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Delhi, Delhi Police, Cyber Crime, Cyber Frauds, Online Frauds

Courtesy: The Print

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Steep Hike In Cybercrime, Over 93,000 Cases Surfaced In 2017-19: Govt

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

Wed, 03 Feb 2021 - 06:25 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Cyber Crime, Crime, Ministry of Home Affairs

Courtesy: NDTV

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar.

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Bihar Provisions Strict Actions Against Online Posts Criticising Govt

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

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 - 10:30 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Nitish Kumar, Tejashwi Yadav, RJD, Cyber Crime

Courtesy: The Indian Express

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Expert Claims Financial Details Of 3.3 Lakh Indians Leaked On Dark Web

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

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 - 09:42 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: cybersecurity, Data Breach, Dark Web, Financial Information, Cyber Crime

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Mumbai Police Busts Fake Shopping Websites For Duping 22,000 People

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

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 - 06:21 PM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: Mumbai cyber police, Fake shopping website, fraud transaction, Racket, Gujarat, Mumbai, Cyber Crime

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Delhi: 5 Africans Arrested By Telangana Police For Cheating Indians

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

Sat, 09 Jan 2021 - 03:07 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Rachakonda Police, Cyber Crime, Hyderabad, Ghana, Dingtone

Courtesy: The Indian Express

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UP Officials Advice Not To Share Aadhar Data For Vaccination

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

Thu, 31 Dec 2020 - 11:25 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Uttar Pradesh, Cyber Crime, Covid-19 Vaccination, Gorakhpur

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Kerala Cyber Cops Arrests 41 People For Promoting Child Pornography

Registering 339 cases, the Kerala cyber police arrested 41 people on December 28 for allegedly promoting child pornography. ADGP Manoj Abraham said that under a special operation the police had raided 596 locations and seized 392 computers and mobile phones. While most of the confiscated content belonged to children between the ages of 6 to 15 years, ADGP Abraham said, “We have zero-tolerance towards such offences”.

Mon, 28 Dec 2020 - 07:05 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Kerala, Crime, Cyber Crime, Child Pornography

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

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Bengaluru Woman Duped Over Rs 95,000 By Online Scammer

A Bengaluru-based woman was cheated by an online fraudster who posed as a bank employee and promised to offer new credentials after the victim's bank merged with another one. Reportedly, the victim lost Rs 95,545 to the fraudster. When the woman became dubious after losing money, the scammer stated that the amount is being transferred between the merged banks. However, the victim discovered a foul-play only after she checked with her bank… read-more

Sun, 08 Nov 2020 - 06:25 PM / by Sakshi Amrutkar

Tags: bengaluru, online scam, Cyber Crime, Bank

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Finance Fraud

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Karnataka To Set Up System For Freezing Scammers' Account Within 1 Hour

To intensify measures against financial frauds, Karnataka government is planning to setup a system to freeze accounts of the fraudsters within the first hour of the transaction. The police plan to establish a process, wherein the victims can report the fraud through a call/message that will, in-turn, generate a unique number similar to an FIR number. Based on this, banks can immediately freeze the accounts of fraudsters.

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 - 12:25 PM / by Sneha Ramesh

Tags: Karnataka, Cyber Crime, Bank fraud, fraud transaction

Courtesy: Deccan Herald