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Cyber Fraud: Bank manager in Guwahati cloned customers' ATM cards, arrested for stealing
India

Cyber Fraud: Bank manager in Guwahati cloned customers' ATM cards, arrested for stealing

Aditya Deori, in charge at the Geeta Nagar police station said the victim had an account at HDFC Bank’s Zoo Road Tiniali branch where Choudhary was employed previously. She withdrew around Rs 1.75 lakh

Delhi: Cyber crime rates increased over 100% during 2020-21
India

Delhi: Cyber crime rates increased over 100% during 2020-21

According to the National Crime Records Bureau data for the year 2021, most of these cases involved online fraud, online harassment, publication of explicit content

Nigerian national, wife arrested in Delhi for duping Odisha man after befriending him on social media
India

Nigerian national, wife arrested in Delhi for duping Odisha man after befriending him on social media

Emmanuel Namani (35) and Suchim Tikhir (32) were apprehended by the cyber wing of Balasore Police on Saturday. The duo is part of a gang, another member of which - Samson Emeke Alika (39) from Nigeria - was held from the national capital on 6 August

Mumbai: Cyber police arrests 14 people involved in online instant loan racket
India

Mumbai: Cyber police arrests 14 people involved in online instant loan racket

Joint Commissioner (crime) Suhas Warke said that while applying for instant loans on mobile apps, all the personal data of the applicants would go to the company of the accused persons, which they then used for harassing people who failed to repay loans

Viacom18 pursues criminal action against cartels of pirates
India

Viacom18 pursues criminal action against cartels of pirates

Maharashtra Cyber Crime Cell arrested Subhanjan Kayet for his involvement in the pirated websites/platform named Thop TV

'Bulli Bai' case: Delhi Police arrest 21-year-old from Assam, identified as 'main conspirator'
India

'Bulli Bai' case: Delhi Police arrest 21-year-old from Assam, identified as 'main conspirator'

Neeraj Bishnoi is the main conspirator and creator of the "Bulli Bai" app on the platform GitHub and also the main Twitter account holder of "Bulli Bai"

Govt seeks cyber crime volunteers to report on 'anti-national' posts; project launched in Jammu and Kashmir
Tech

Govt seeks cyber crime volunteers to report on 'anti-national' posts; project launched in Jammu and Kashmir

The project known as Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) will also have cyber awareness promoters to help create awareness about cyber crime among citizens and cyber experts who will provide technical help in investigations

Bigbasket faces potential data breach; details of 2 crore users likely to have been leaked, put for sale on dark web
Business

Bigbasket faces potential data breach; details of 2 crore users likely to have been leaked, put for sale on dark web

Cyber intelligence firm Cyble said it found the database of Big Basket being sold for over US $40,000, with a details like names, email IDs, password hashes, contact numbers

Malware disguised as TikTok-alternative app is being circulated via WhatsApp, SMS by cybercriminals: Report
News & Analysis

Malware disguised as TikTok-alternative app is being circulated via WhatsApp, SMS by cybercriminals: Report

Kaspersky has advised users to download apps only from the official app stores to steer clear of such fraudulent schemes.

Sushant Singh Rajput death: Rhea Chakraborty receives rape, murder threats online, requests cyber crime cell to intervene
India

Sushant Singh Rajput death: Rhea Chakraborty receives rape, murder threats online, requests cyber crime cell to intervene

Rhea Chakraborty writes she has been a victim of online abuse, name-calling, and slut-shaming since Sushant Singh Rajput's death

Sony LIV's promotional 'prank' for Undekhi creates panic; Mumbai Police instructs channel to withdraw tactic
Entertainment

Sony LIV's promotional 'prank' for Undekhi creates panic; Mumbai Police instructs channel to withdraw tactic

In a bid to promote Undekhi, Sony LIV prank-called several people in Mumbai and played disturbing recordings of a man begging for help, saying a killer wants to take his life.

Sanjaya Baru, ex-advisor to Manmohan Singh, duped of Rs 24,000 after ordering liquor online; one arrested, other accused absconding
Politics

Sanjaya Baru, ex-advisor to Manmohan Singh, duped of Rs 24,000 after ordering liquor online; one arrested, other accused absconding

In his complaint, Baru alleged that after placing an online order to purchase liquor by paying around Rs 24,000, the person on the other end switched his mobile phone off and went incommunicado.

'Bois locker room' case pushes us to examine if — and how — technology is shaping misogynistic attitudes towards sex
India

'Bois locker room' case pushes us to examine if — and how — technology is shaping misogynistic attitudes towards sex

Cases such as bois locker room could be a collective failure of society, of teachers and parents, in not making safe spaces for discussing cyber hygiene or netiquette.

Delhi Police arrests Instagram group admin in 'bois locker room' case; 27 other members identified
India

Delhi Police arrests Instagram group admin in 'bois locker room' case; 27 other members identified

After Delhi Police apprehended a 15-year-old boy with regard to the Bois Locker Room case, five other students were questioned by the Cyber Crime Cell on 5 May.

Delhi Police apprehends 15-year-old boy for alleged link with Instagram group 'bois locker room'; identifies 20 members
India

Delhi Police apprehends 15-year-old boy for alleged link with Instagram group 'bois locker room'; identifies 20 members

After lodging an FIR against the members of 'bois locker room', an Instagram group reportedly created to exchange photos of minor girls and pass lewd comments, the Delhi Police apprehended a 15-year-old boy on 4 May.

Delhi Cyber Crime, DCW take cognisance of boys who created Instagram group to exchange pictures of minor girls, pass lewd comments
India

Delhi Cyber Crime, DCW take cognisance of boys who created Instagram group to exchange pictures of minor girls, pass lewd comments

The Delhi Commission for Women has issued a notice to Instagram and Delhi Police over 'bois locker room', a group chat made to share pictures of minor girls and make lewd comments. The Delhi Police Cyber Crime Cell has filed a case against the accused under relevant sections of the IT Act and other sections of the IPC

Govt bans foreign firms from conducting IT security audits of critical sectors for fear of sensitive data being leaked
India

Govt bans foreign firms from conducting IT security audits of critical sectors for fear of sensitive data being leaked

In the wake of the cyber attack on Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, the government has directed the ministries and departments handling India's critical infrastructure to avoid hiring foreign firms to conduct IT security audits of its systems and networks

Home ministry plans legislative amendments to enable covert ops by law enforcement agencies in cyberspace
India

Home ministry plans legislative amendments to enable covert ops by law enforcement agencies in cyberspace

The government is planning to extend immunity to law enforcement agencies operatives to launch covert action against criminal gangs threatening the cyber landscape

Indiabulls Housing Finance files criminal complaint against miscreants for spreading wrong information about firm
Business

Indiabulls Housing Finance files criminal complaint against miscreants for spreading wrong information about firm

Indiabulls Housing Finance joins the list of companies taking legal action against spreading of rumours and misinformation