Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicCyber crime

Topic: Cyber crime

‘4,000 nudes’ of over 200 women — why Delhi Police has arrested Noida-based market analyst

The accused, Mohit Sharma, 33, is a BTech and MBA graduate. He allegedly blackmailed women to send nude photos and videos and sold them to foreign porn websites.

Digital economy firms faced 270 cyberattacks on average in 2021, each ‘success’ cost $3.6 mn: WEF

Companies are looking to go beyond cybersecurity to move to cyber resilience, with practices like buying insurance, says WEF's 'Global Cybersecurity Outlook 2022'.

Bulli Bai ‘mastermind’ a ‘porn-addict, had sexual content on laptop, hacked 1st website at 16’

According to sources in Delhi Police, data found on 20-year-old Niraj Bishnoi's laptop include 153 porn film downloads, and suggest that he has 'abnormal desires for Muslim women elder to him'.

How gang in 3 Indian states ‘solved’ GMAT, JEE & armed forces exams for cash, with Russian help

Multi-layered syndicate was allegedly run by Palwal-based Raj Teotia, charged hefty fee to solve competitive exams for over 450 candidates, took help from Russian hackers.

Mumbai Police arrest 18-year-old woman from Uttarakhand in ‘Bulli Bai’ app case

This is the second arrest by the Mumbai Police in the case. Earlier in the day, the police arrested one Vishal Kumar Jha, a 21-year-old engineering student, from Bengaluru.

‘Callous police behaviour led to Bulli Bai case’ — Delhi women’s panel summons cyber crime cell

DCW chief Swati Maliwal asks why no arrests have been made in 'Sulli Deals' case despite FIR having been registered in July, says 'shall ensure accountability' from Delhi Police.

Social media friend requests, video calls, chats — how sextortion gangs run & the ‘soft targets’

Sextortion gangs lift photos of women from social media and create fake profiles to lure men, often in their 40s. ThePrint explains the modus operandi behind these burgeoning rackets.

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’.

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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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

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Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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