Saturday, 22 January, 2022
TopicCyber crime

Topic: Cyber crime

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.

UK spies help National Health Service fight cyber crimes linked to Covid pandemic

Covid forced millions to work from home and fueled anxieties about the virus, presenting a tempting target for cyber criminals, resulting in an increase in phishing & malware attacks.

Russia is behind a majority of nation-state cyber-attacks on its users, Microsoft says

According to a company report, 52% of the 13,000 hacking alerts between July 2019-June 2020 were related to Russian hackers, with targets ranging from elections to the Olympics.

India to get new, ‘robust’ cyber security policy soon, says PM Modi

The policy will enable protection of information, safeguard citizen’s data, and work on cracking down on 'misinformation being spread'.

FIR filed against two Instagram users for allegedly threatening actor Rhea Chakraborty

Chakraborty requested the Mumbai Police cyber crime cell Thursday to look into the rape and murder threats she has been receiving ever since the death of close friend, actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

US probe into Delhi firm unravels hacker service that spied on journalists, advocacy groups

The hackers were usually hired by private investigators and middlemen in Israel, US & Europe, but their ultimate clients were often law firms or corporations.

Delhi Police files FIR after girl receives threats related to Bois Locker Room case

One of the girls who had shared screenshots of chats from the Instagram group, Bois Locker Room, alleged she was receiving threats and offensive messages on social media.

During coronavirus crisis, get rid of your passwords

Passwords were never intended to protect bank accounts, healthcare records, emails or a long list of other commandeered usages.

China pushes past India in cybersecurity ranking in 2020 after lagging behind last year

UK-based Comparitech compared 76 countries on seven criteria to determine which nation was ahead in terms of cybersecurity.

India was the most cyber-attacked country in the world for three months in 2019

Report says though the US was the most attacked last year, India held top spot in April, May & June and was in the top 5 worst affected throughout the year. 

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

The MacMahon Line, with Arunachal Pradesh marked in red | Source: US Department of Defence

Behind teen’s ‘abduction’ on LAC in Arunachal, a legacy of colonial maps, empires and wars

It's not clear which side of LAC Miram Taron was on when he was ‘kidnapped’. Different perceptions of the border in India & China and competing maps make this tricky ground.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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