Friday, 21 January, 2022

Topic: cybercrime

Deepfakes, cryptocurrency and mobile wallets could become potential cyber threats in 2022

The sophistication and scale of cyberattacks will continue to break records. We can expect an increase in the number of ransomware and mobile attacks.

China’s cyber warfare has grown on the back of civilian recruits

China's Ministry of State Security has established a sophisticated network of private entities that hire and train hackers to work for the Xi Jinping government.

Only cross-border, cross-sector collaboration can beat cybercrime

It is essential that both businesses and governments incentivise collaboration and accountability through strong public-private efforts.

These are the top 5 most dangerous criminal organisations online right now

Ransomware attacks are growing exponentially in size and ransom demand — changing the way we operate online.

372 FIRs, 91 arrests — Delhi Police bust Covid cons who duped those on oxygen, drug hunt

The accused allegedly floated leads for oxygen, home ICU and remdesivir on social media. Delhi Police say they bought SIM cards in one state and used them in another.

Facebook data of 533 million users leaked online

Data leaks threaten to undermine Facebook’s business model of gathering a large amount of personal information and using that to sell targeted ads.

China-linked hackers still targeting NTPC despite Ladakh disengagement, US firm says

In an interview with ThePrint Thursday, Christopher Ahlberg, CEO of Recorded Future, said China-linked RedEcho is a ‘sophisticated group’ that is good at targeting specific entities.

Hacked, phished, bamboozled — how cyber criminals conned 4 former Karnataka DGPs

Former Karnataka DGP Shankar Mahadev Bidari is the latest to be targeted, with hackers allegedly attacking his email ID & reaching his contacts with requests for financial aid.

If cybercrime were a country, its economy would be bigger than India’s, says US firm’s report

Cybersecurity Ventures report predicts cybercrimes will grow 15% every year to hit $10.5 trillion by 2025. Only US & China have larger economies than that.

Delhi’s DCP of cybercrime replies to tweets on shopping fraud, gives tips to be cyber-smart

Delhi DCP, Cybercrime, Anyesh Roy says people need to be especially wary of obscure sites offering deep discounts on goods.

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How Facebook and Amazon rely on an invisible workforce

The market for on-demand, digital tasks is estimated by the World Bank to be worth $25 billion, with Meta Platforms, Amazon, YouTube as some of the biggest buyers.
Representational image of a jewellery store | ANI

India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.


Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

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.