Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicCybercrime

Topic: cybercrime

Kolkata is India’s newest, biggest scam zone. Police, YouTubers, mice can’t shut it down

With over Rs 3,000 crore coming in each day, Kolkata is no Jamtara. The scam is international, the scamsters IT experts, the victims American.

India is the sixth most data-breached country in world, says study by cybersecurity firm

Netherlands-based firm Surfshark says 18 out of 100 Indians have been affected by data breaches since first recorded digital attack in 2004, indicating steady rise in cybercrime.

7 yrs after ‘draconian’ Sec 66A was quashed, India proposes identical steps at UN conference

At conference to negotiate UN cybercrime treaty, Indian proposal echoes Section 66A curbs, calls for criminalisation of sharing ‘grossly offensive’ messages, among other things.

‘Biggest cyberattack in recent years’ hits Oil India HQ, hackers demand Rs 60 crore in Bitcoin

OIL spokesperson Tridiv Hazarika says there has been no data breach so far in the attack, which is said to have occurred 10 April. Police are still investigating the source of the attack.

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.

‘Sold goats to buy him a phone’: How 31 youth from 1 Bihar village were nabbed for cybercrime

Amid the scrubby farmlands of Thalpos village in Nawada, dozens of youth used their smartphones to run a cybercrime enterprise until the police swooped in. What went wrong here?

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.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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