Forget bank robbers, it’s hackers who are after your money
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.
The minister also said that the Maharashtra Cyber Department has so far registered 410 offences and arrested 213 persons in connection with these.
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
The joint warning assumes significance as hackers have increased attempted cyber-attacks amid the ongoing pandemic
The Delhi Police has identified at least 27 members of the group – both minors as well as older.
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.
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.
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.
In Maharashtra, cyber-crime cases have gone up by 20 to 25 percent in two weeks of lockdown, officials say.
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.
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
It went viral after some government officials, including four doctors, posted at the Rajouri District Hospital shared the video on social media.
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.
The maximum number of cyber crime cases were reported in Mumbai, though the figures were not specified in the written reply.
Interestingly, the top 5 countries that cyberattackers from India targeted were Austria, the Netherlands, the UK, Japan and Ukraine
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
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.
Depending on the type of account and the circumstances in which the fraud took place, the liability to be borne by customers can range from Rs 5,000 to Rs 25,000
The report found 170 incidents this year compared to 61 incidents in the last year, and 88 of these incidents specifically targeted HR staff to obtain personal data for the filing of file fraudulent tax returns
The state minister for Home, Ranjit Patil, provided data which said that the conviction rate in these cases has remained as low as 16.7 percent in 2017.
Singh also said penetration of Internet and self-radicalisation have further added to the woes of law enforcement agencies and that continuance of the availability of radicalised materials on Internet is likely to have drastic change in society and subsequently to humanity.
During the Question Hour in Rajya Sabha, members expressed concern over the safety of digital transactions, to which the Minister of Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the government was alert to the challenges.
The two leaders also discussed ways to strengthen the bilateral political and economic relations, apart from deliberating on strategic international and regional issues.
When these small businesses come online for the first time, they have poor awareness of security practices and are thus open to threats such as ransomware, says Kaushal Dalal