Monday, 17 January, 2022
TopicCyber crime

Topic: Cyber crime

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.

Cyber insurance — a proactive risk management measure for firms to avoid catastrophic losses

An unprecedented surge in cyber-attacks during this pandemic has caused unparalleled business disruptions.

Cybercrime may cost the world $11.4 million every minute in 2021. Here is how we can stop it

According to the World Economic Forum Global Risks Report 2020, cyberattacks rank first among global human-caused risks.

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Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
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4 Indian states invite Tesla to set up shop after Elon Musk mentions ‘challenges’ with Modi govt

Telangana, Maharashtra, Bengal ministers & Punjab Congress chief Navjot Sidhu responded to Musk's tweet, which said Tesla 'still working through a lot of challenges with govt'.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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