Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
TopicCyber crime

Topic: Cyber crime

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Why cyber-risk education is the new form of literacy countries must keep up with

Increased internet use during the pandemic has increased our vulnerability to cybercrime. Yet, most lack the skills to keep themselves & their employers safe.

What do cybersecurity and wildfires have in common? We don’t have enough firefighters

Cybercriminals took advantage of Covid pandemic. The world now needs 4 million digital firefighters.

In 2021, there will be a cyberattack every 11 seconds. Here’s how to protect yourself

Cybercrime will cost the global economy $6.1 trillion annually, making it the third-largest economy in the world. And the pandemic is helping it.

On Camera

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Mamata Banerjee holding a rally in Kolkata, kali

Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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