Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicCyber fraud

Topic: cyber fraud

How ‘Chinese app scams’ have been targeting lakhs of Indians, looting crores since WFH took off

These scams work by enticing people with small payouts on investments or bets, and building trust. When they start investing more money, it disappears, say police.

Bulk SMS, calls, fake SBI app, 6 modules — how KYC fraudsters ‘looted over 8,000 victims’

Delhi Police have busted pan-India gang, arrested 23 people. Alleged scam worked by procuring people’s net banking credentials. Victims may have lost more than Rs 20 crore.

Why RBI wants banks to send staff in sensitive roles on 10 days of surprise leave every year

Banks have been asked to prepare a list of sensitive positions to be covered under ‘mandatory leave’ requirements and also review the list periodically.

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.

Need legal advice on dealing with Covid fraud? These lawyer groups promise to help for free

Lawyers against Covifraud and India pro bono lawyers are among the groups that have organised through social media to offer advice and aid to victims of pandemic-related frauds.

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.

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'.

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.

Modi govt doesn’t want to annoy voters, puts off plan to levy security fee on e-payments

Govt planned to use the cess to build digital security infrastructure to curb growing number of cyber fraud cases.

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File photo of Assi Ghat, Varanasi | Representative Image | Neera Majumdar | ThePrint

Forget Gyanvapi for a moment, Varanasi needs justice for a recent carnage: 2006 IM bombings

The real victim of the Varanasi bombing investigation has been the idea of justice. It's more lethal than any bombs the Indian Mujahideen planted.
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Tata in acquisition talks with as many as 5 brands, to bolster position in consumer goods sector

The conglomerate will likely face stiff competition in the sector from existing global giants such as Unilever, as well as Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries.

Defence

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China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

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.
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