Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicCyber crime

Topic: Cyber crime

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. 

2 men from prominent Kolkata business families arrested for ‘filming 182 women, extortion’

Police arrested Aditya Agarwal and Anish Loharuka for running a sleaze racket since 2013, in which they would 'repeatedly harass, blackmail and extort the women'.

TikTok security flaws may have exposed user videos to hackers

The vulnerabilities could allow cyber-attackers to manipulate user accounts, from revealing personal data & deleting videos to sending texts on behalf of TikTok.

Fraud and sexual exploitation prime motives for cyber crimes in country: NCRB data

Uttar Pradesh tops the list in cyber crime, with a majority of the cases for fraud, while Mahrashtra saw the most number of sexually-motivated cyber crimes.

Panel formed by Modi’s office to fix India’s internet, from fake news to payments

A PMO-appointed committee has been tasked with studying a broad range of internet-related issues, and come up with frameworks to solve them.

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Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.