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The alleged mastermind behind the 'multi-component module' gang, Jamtara-based Mohammed Ansari | Special arrangement

Fake customer care numbers, OTP access — how a gang in Jamtara cheated over 1,000 people

The Delhi Police say they have busted a gang that cheated more than 1,000 people across the country, led by a Jharkhand-based ‘mastermind’.
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IIT Kharagpur student spoofed IDs, faked profiles, morphed nudes to harass Delhi minors, arrested

The accused, Mahavir Kumar, stalked and blackmailed 50 students and teachers of a prominent school in Delhi. He was arrested from his Patna residence after a 2-month probe.

Love, sex, badla: Cybercrimes are soaring in Assam & they’re different from the rest of India

NCRB data shows that Assam ranked third on both cyber crime case growth and crime rate lists. But its trends diverged significantly from the rest of the country.
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Cybersecurity breaches are on the rise. What can we do to become more resilient?

Effective collaboration between private and public sector leaders is key to ensuring a nation is cyber resilient. They must take a proactive stance.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur/ThePrint

Gold smuggling to cyber-aided financial crimes: How 1991 reforms changed crime in India

While the 1991 reforms reduced one form of crime — gold smuggling — they brought other challenges with the introduction of global technology and trade.
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Home ministry operationalises national helpline, reporting platforms to prevent cyber fraud

The facility empowers both the banks and the police by leveraging new-age technologies for sharing online fraud-related information and taking action in almost real-time.
A Whatsapp message by a victim alerting others about a fraud | Image by special arrangement

Oxygen touts, bogus suppliers, fake remdesivir — full-fledged Covid con industry up & running

While Delhi Police has launched a helpline for victims, many are taking to social media to share how they paid for oxygen cylinders that never came, or were even sent fire extinguishers instead.
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Fake websites, UPI hacking — Delhi saw 190% rise in cyber frauds during lockdown, police say

According to Delhi Police, 62% of all cyber complaints were related to financial fraud, 24% involved social media while the rest were cases of extortion, hate speech and others.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar | Photo: ANI

Nitish makes anti-govt social media posts a cybercrime, Tejashwi says CM is ‘like Hitler’

ADG, Economic Offences Unit, has asked govt officials to apprise the agency of defamatory social media posts. BJP leaders say people’s right to criticise is still intact.

J&K Police arrest 23 people in connection with cyber fraud, hacking

Multiple raids were carried out across Srinagar after an FIR on the reports of cyber frauds and hacking was registered at Cyber Police Station.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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