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  • Over 3 lakh cyber crime incidents, more than 5,000 FIRs registered online in 18 months Mar 10, 2021 01:19 PM IST

    Over 3 lakh cyber crime incidents, more than 5,000 FIRs registered online in 18 months

    The National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal was operationalised for online reporting of all types of cyber crime incidents, with a special focus on cyber crimes against women and children, the government said in its reply to the Parliament.

  • 3.17 lakhs cyber crimes in India in just 18 months, says govt Mar 09, 2021 04:17 PM IST

    3.17 lakhs cyber crimes in India in just 18 months, says govt

    Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said the Ministry of Home Affairs operationalised the National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal on August 30, 2019 to provide a centralised mechanism to the citizens for online reporting of all types of cyber crime incidents, with a special focus on cyber crimes against women and children.

  • Report linking Mumbai power outage to Chinese cyber attack 'highly irresponsible': Beijing Mar 01, 2021 09:59 PM IST

    Report linking Mumbai power outage to Chinese cyber attack 'highly irresponsible': Beijing

    According to the New York Times report, China-linked group RedEcho may have planted malware in key power plants in India.

  • Bihar top cop for treating offensive social media posts as cyber crime Jan 22, 2021 05:08 PM IST

    Bihar top cop for treating offensive social media posts as cyber crime

    Leader of the opposition Tejashwi Yadav, who shared a screenshot of the letter on his Twitter handle, expressed outrage.

  • Telcos to filter unregistered businesses, SMS templates to control spam messages: Report Jan 21, 2021 04:04 PM IST

    Telcos to filter unregistered businesses, SMS templates to control spam messages: Report

    Entities with unique header IDs on the telcos’ distributor ledger technology platform have time till January 31 to submit templates of all possible content they wish to send customers

  • Kerala withdraws controversial law, but cyber crime in India is rising, show data Nov 25, 2020 02:51 PM IST

    Kerala withdraws controversial law, but cyber crime in India is rising, show data

    Reported cases of cyber-crime against women in India rose by 39 percent in 2019, and against children by 31 percent. Kerala reported a 13 percent decline and 20 percent rise, respectively, over the previous year.

  • Bug in mail sent by Bengaluru IT firm deletes sensitive data from 100 govt computers Sep 18, 2020 07:17 PM IST

    Bug in mail sent by Bengaluru IT firm deletes sensitive data from 100 govt computers

    A Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology official had received the email that contained the bug. The moment the government official had clicked on the attachment in the email, all the data stored in the system had got deleted.

  • When banks were robbed, not swindled Jul 05, 2020 09:39 AM IST

    When banks were robbed, not swindled

    Forget bank robbers, it’s hackers who are after your money

  • Top UN official warns malicious emails on rise in pandemic May 23, 2020 02:05 PM IST

    Top UN official warns malicious emails on rise in pandemic

    The high representative for disarmament affairs said growing digital dependency has increased the vulnerability to cyberattacks, and it is estimated that one such attack takes place every 39 seconds.

  • Spike in cyber crimes amidst lockdown: Maharashtra home minister May 23, 2020 10:27 AM IST

    Spike in cyber crimes amidst lockdown: Maharashtra home minister

    The minister also said that the Maharashtra Cyber Department has so far registered 410 offences and arrested 213 persons in connection with these.

  • Bois Locker Room not the only filth on the net, another can of worms opens in Kolkata May 08, 2020 06:14 PM IST

    Bois Locker Room not the only filth on the net, another can of worms opens in Kolkata

    A Twitter handle has accused some men of using “semi nude and nude pictures of women in a Google Drive and circulating it among their friends”. The idea to share images on the drive was allegedly started by a student of Jadavpur University (JU), and he gave access to several other friends

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Hackers attacking COVID-19 research: US, UK issue joint alert May 06, 2020 05:56 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Hackers attacking COVID-19 research: US, UK issue joint alert

    The joint warning assumes significance as hackers have increased attempted cyber-attacks amid the ongoing pandemic

  • 'Bois Locker Room': Class 12 Noida student arrested for starting obscene Instagram group May 06, 2020 04:25 PM IST

    'Bois Locker Room': Class 12 Noida student arrested for starting obscene Instagram group

    The Delhi Police has identified at least 27 members of the group – both minors as well as older.

  • 'Bois Locker Room': Delhi Police registers case, takes schoolboy into custody for questioning May 05, 2020 03:26 PM IST

    'Bois Locker Room': Delhi Police registers case, takes schoolboy into custody for questioning

    The Delhi Commission of Women took cognizance of the matter and issued a statement, demanding strict action against the members and the admins of the group.

  • 'Bois Locker Room': All-boys group, indulging in slut shaming and breeding rape culture, emerges on Instagram May 04, 2020 06:52 PM IST

    'Bois Locker Room': All-boys group, indulging in slut shaming and breeding rape culture, emerges on Instagram

    When the group chats came to light and were shared widely on social media, many joined the outrage against the rape culture which was being propagated as well as normalised by the group.

  • I-T Dept cautions against breach in e-filing accounts Apr 08, 2020 02:05 PM IST

    I-T Dept cautions against breach in e-filing accounts

    A senior official said the advisory has been issued in the wake of an increased vulnerability and attacks on online systems as the country and the world battle the COVID-19 pandemic and more online systems are being used due to a major scaling down of human interface.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | No locking down cyber crime, Maharashtra sees a 25% spike in two weeks Apr 07, 2020 12:19 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | No locking down cyber crime, Maharashtra sees a 25% spike in two weeks

    In Maharashtra, cyber-crime cases have gone up by 20 to 25 percent in two weeks of lockdown, officials say. 

  • Mumbai techie loses Rs 3 lakh in minutes; card used 56 times abroad Nov 06, 2019 11:35 AM IST

    Mumbai techie loses Rs 3 lakh in minutes; card used 56 times abroad

    The techie on maternity leave received the automated phone call from her bank at 2.30 am on October 22, to alert her about a possible debit card fraud.

  • National Crime Records Bureau releases data for 2017: Here's all you need to know Oct 23, 2019 07:55 AM IST

    National Crime Records Bureau releases data for 2017: Here's all you need to know

    In 2017 itself, India registered over 50 lakh cases of cognisable offences, which is a 3.6 percent increase in the registration of cases as compared to 2016

  • Objectionable video of doctor and patient goes viral in Jammu and Kashmir Jun 08, 2019 01:02 AM IST

    Objectionable video of doctor and patient goes viral in Jammu and Kashmir

    It went viral after some government officials, including four doctors, posted at the Rajouri District Hospital shared the video on social media.

  • 25 'call centres' busted since July in Noida, 300 cyber thugs held Dec 23, 2018 06:45 PM IST

    25 'call centres' busted since July in Noida, 300 cyber thugs held

    On December 21, the police arrested 126 people in its biggest action so far against a fake call centre operating from a quaint office in the city's Sector 63, a commercial hub, which has also seen similar illegal, fake call centres thriving.

  • Cyber crime cases on the rise in Maharashtra, Mumbai on top Nov 21, 2018 02:50 PM IST

    Cyber crime cases on the rise in Maharashtra, Mumbai on top

    The maximum number of cyber crime cases were reported in Mumbai, though the figures were not specified in the written reply.

  • India witnessed over 4.36 lakh cyber attacks from Russia, US, others in Jan-Jun: Report Nov 11, 2018 11:40 AM IST

    India witnessed over 4.36 lakh cyber attacks from Russia, US, others in Jan-Jun: Report

    Interestingly, the top 5 countries that cyberattackers from India targeted were Austria, the Netherlands, the UK, Japan and Ukraine

  • Cyber-crime rising. Here is how an insurance cover can protect you Sep 28, 2018 12:24 PM IST

    Cyber-crime rising. Here is how an insurance cover can protect you

    Cyber insurance offers coverage against various cyber-attacks and threats, helping the individuals in protecting their reputation, potential data breaches and losses in case any vital, financial or sensitive information is stolen or misused

  • Govt develops game app to counter cyber crimes against children: NCPCR Sep 23, 2018 12:55 PM IST

    Govt develops game app to counter cyber crimes against children: NCPCR

    The 'cyber trivia' app would have a set of multiple choice questions and children would rewarded points based on their answers, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights said.

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