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Supreme Court stays proceedings of WB's Lokur panel probing Pegasus snooping allegations
India

Supreme Court stays proceedings of WB's Lokur panel probing Pegasus snooping allegations

A bench comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli took note of the plea that despite the assurance of the West Bengal government that the Lokur panel would not proceed with the inquiry, the commission has commenced its work.

From COVID-19 pandemic to culture of silence, why India is failing to protect children from online sexual abuse
India

From COVID-19 pandemic to culture of silence, why India is failing to protect children from online sexual abuse

To create safe digital spaces for our children and adolescents, policymakers, law enforcement agencies, civil society organizations, communities, the private sector, and experts need to come together

Centre defends IT rule requiring WhatsApp to trace originator of message in Delhi HC
India

Centre defends IT rule requiring WhatsApp to trace originator of message in Delhi HC

The Centre said the law empowers it to expect such platforms to create a safe cyberspace and counter illegal content either themselves or by assisting the law enforcement agencies

Online Fraud: How to recover your stolen money within 10 days
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Online Fraud: How to recover your stolen money within 10 days

When people become victim of cyber fraud, many stay quiet while others cry over it. But one can get the entire amount back, by following some simple steps.

'Facebook harms children, weakens democracy': Whistleblower criticises company, urges stricter govt oversight
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'Facebook harms children, weakens democracy': Whistleblower criticises company, urges stricter govt oversight

Frances Haugen, testifying to the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, laid responsibility for the company’s profits-over-safety strategy right at the top, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg, but she also expressed empathy for Facebook’s dilemma.

Facebook's internal research revealed that Instagram is harmful for teens
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Facebook's internal research revealed that Instagram is harmful for teens

According to Facebook, parents can help by repeatedly talking to their teens about the difference between appearance and reality.

Instagram to address negative social comparison, negative body image on the platform
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Instagram to address negative social comparison, negative body image on the platform

The internal research pointed out that teenagers accused Instagram of increasing anxiety and depression.

Clubhouse denies allegation of data breach that claimed to leak 3.8 million phone numbers on dark web
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Clubhouse denies allegation of data breach that claimed to leak 3.8 million phone numbers on dark web

The cybersecurity expert shared a screenshot where he revealed that the hacker is planning to host an auction of this leaked data on 4 September.

US law enforcement and researchers point to Kremlin providing aid, protection to ransomware rackets
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US law enforcement and researchers point to Kremlin providing aid, protection to ransomware rackets

The value of Kremlin protection isn’t lost on the cybercriminals themselves. Earlier this year, a Russian-language dark-web forum lit up with criticism of a ransomware purveyor known only as 'Bugatti', whose gang had been caught in a rare US-Europol sting.

Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities affected banking, finance sectors the most: Report
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Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities affected banking, finance sectors the most: Report

The Check Point Research report revealed that 32 firms globally were targeted via these vulnerabilities.

COVID-19 vaccine-related spear-phishing attacks have increased after the release of the vaccine
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COVID-19 vaccine-related spear-phishing attacks have increased after the release of the vaccine

The two predominant types of spear-phishing attacks in these cases were using brand impersonation or employing business email compromise.

Phishing attacks escalated by 26 percent post-release of COVID-19 vaccines: Report
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Phishing attacks escalated by 26 percent post-release of COVID-19 vaccines: Report

The phishing mails usually carried a link to a phishing website that promised early access to vaccinations in exchange for a payment.

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

Delhi Crime, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Mardaani 2 reportedly among web searches most prone to cyber crime
Entertainment

Delhi Crime, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Mardaani 2 reportedly among web searches most prone to cyber crime

The hackers entice users to visit potentially malicious websites that are designed to install malware or steal passwords and personal information, said McAfee

BellTroX InfoTech Services, a Delhi-based cyber firm allegedly spied on politicians, investors worldwide
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BellTroX InfoTech Services, a Delhi-based cyber firm allegedly spied on politicians, investors worldwide

BellTroX bombarded its targets with tens of thousands of malicious emails, according to the data reviewed by Reuters.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Kerala records highest number of cyberattacks during lockdown, says report
Business

Coronavirus Outbreak: Kerala records highest number of cyberattacks during lockdown, says report

The COVID-19-induced lockdown saw a spurt in crybercrimes in India with Kerala recording the highest number of cyberattacks during the period, according to an analysis of IT security solutions provider K7 Computing

EMI moratorium fraud: Banks asking customers to be alert, not to share OTP with imposters
Business

EMI moratorium fraud: Banks asking customers to be alert, not to share OTP with imposters

In a bid to warn customers against fraudsters who may attempt to exploit the EMI moratorium scheme, leading banks are reaching out to their customers to caution them against ''EMI moratorium frauds'' and strongly advising them not to share sensitive information like OTP and PIN with imposters

Cybercrime: Here are 10 tips that can help you stay safe in the digital world
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Cybercrime: Here are 10 tips that can help you stay safe in the digital world

Avoid utilising telephone customer service representatives to complete payment transactions.

North Korea's digital savvy comes to the fore: Internet use surges, helping to thwart US sanctions and fuel cybercrime
World

North Korea's digital savvy comes to the fore: Internet use surges, helping to thwart US sanctions and fuel cybercrime

North Korea has vastly expanded its use of the internet in ways that enable its leader, Kim Jong-un, to evade a “maximum pressure” US sanctions campaign and turn to new forms of cybercrime to prop up his government, according to a new study

Glenn Greenwald charged with 'cybercrimes' in Brazil; 'will not be intimidated,' says award-winning journalist
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Glenn Greenwald charged with 'cybercrimes' in Brazil; 'will not be intimidated,' says award-winning journalist

Federal prosecutors in Brazil on Tuesday charged American journalist Glenn Greenwald with cybercrimes for his role in bringing to light cellphone messages that have embarrassed prosecutors and tarnished the image of an anti-corruption task force