Wednesday, 5 October, 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.

On Camera

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File photo of Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar | Reuters

Ishaq Dar, new Pakistan finance minister—a Nawaz Sharif’s mole in Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet

Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results, Albert Einstein said. But Paksitanis don't get it--Dar's been appointed FM for the fifth time.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.

Defence

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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