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4 held for cyber fraud in Hyderabad

Friday, January 3, 2020, 7:25 PM

4 held for cyber fraud in Hyderabad

The Cyberabad Crime Station (CCS) police have arrested four people for siphoning money from the customers of the popular e-commerce sites Amazon and Flipkart. The gang is learned to have stolen customer's data by learning one-time passwords through telemarketing and allegedly made transfers from their bank accounts. They are being questioned by the police. On August 28, 2019- the Cyber Crime police arrested four people for cheating bank officials. The police seized a car, Rs 3 lakh cash and seven mobile phones, cheque books, ATM cards and bank passbooks from them.

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Hyderabad: 14,000 cyber crimes this year, 23 solved

Friday, December 27, 2019, 7:24 PM

Hyderabad: 14,000 cyber crimes this year, 23 solved

With Hyderabad becoming increasingly digitised, cyber crimes too have proliferated. According to CCS records, about 14,000 cases have been booked till November end. A mere 23 of these cases have been solved and four of the accused arrested. Speaking to the media, joint commissioner of police (detective department) Avinash Mohanty said: “A substantial number of cyber crime cases has been registered. I don’t think the number will come down in the next few years. These crimes will continue proliferating till penetration of digital technology gets stabilised.” Investigators need expertise and skill to crack these frauds. Some of them require considerable effort and time. “We are maintaining a database of phone numbers and bank accounts through which frauds have been committed. We are sharing the same with a lot of agencies. This is helping us keeping tabs on new cases,” Mr Mohanty stated.

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Money siphoned in cyber fraud finds way to Jan Dhan accounts

Saturday, December 21, 2019, 4:53 PM

Money siphoned in cyber fraud finds way to Jan Dhan accounts

When a South Delhi businessman recently filed a complaint that he had been duped of Rs 9 lakh by cybercriminals, cops thought they had one more routine case to crack. But they were in for a surprise. Investigation revealed that the money siphoned off through a Unified Payments Interface (UPI) link was credited into four Jan Dhan accounts opened in the names of labourers in Jharkhand's Jamtara district. It was later withdrawn using duplicate thumb impressions. The police then contacted the account holders. One of them disclosed that some people, who claimed to be bank officials, had approached him and taken copies of documents like Aadhaar, ration and BPL cards, besides his thumb impression. They said this was to open his account under the Jan Dhan scheme.

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73% cyberattacks occur on Microsoft Office products: Report

Thursday, December 19, 2019, 11:39 AM

73% cyberattacks occur on Microsoft Office products: Report

Microsoft Office products were the most commonly exploited by cybercriminals around the world and nearly 73% of cyber exploits were performed in MS Office products in the third quarter of this year, a new report has said. According to information gathered by PreciseSecurity.com, other exploited applications by cybercriminals included browsers and operating systems, among others. MS Office products were followed by Browsers with 13.47% of the total number of exploits by cybercriminals, Android with 9.09%, Java with 2.36%, Adobe Flash with 1.57% and PDF with 0.66%.

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Maharashtra records 10 cyber crimes per day, reveals data

Monday, December 16, 2019, 11:29 AM

Maharashtra records 10 cyber crimes per day, reveals data

The Maharashtra cyber cell has recorded 2,800 crimes in the first 10 months of 2019, which comes to 10 cyber crimes registered every day. The most number of crimes in the state were in connection to the net banking and debit/credit card frauds. Interestingly, the cyber crime in the state has gone down a notch, with a notable increase only in banking frauds. The data released by the Maharashtra cyber cell has painted an alarming picture of a nearly two-fold increase in the number of cyber crimes registered in the last five years. While 1,684 cases of cyber crime were reported in 2015, over 2,789 cases were reported in the first 10 months of the year.

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Servers of banks vulnerable to hacking too, say experts

Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 10:32 AM

Servers of banks vulnerable to hacking too, say experts

If you thought servers of banks were impervious to hacking, get ready to be surprised. While banks normally try to shirk any responsibility in incidents of cyber frauds, saying the security breach may have occurred at the customers’ end and that their servers are “protected by firewall”, cyber experts say even their servers are vulnerable to hacking. They say fraudsters are known to use online banking links to deliver ‘Trojans’ for collecting the details of account holders. According to officers, ‘Trojans’ are planted and enter the computers of users when the devices are connected to the internet. They keep running in the background without the users’ knowledge and can steal identification credentials of users, including passwords. “Fraudsters use emails, WhatsApp messages and online games to plant a ‘Trojan’ on a computer or a mobile phone. Even servers of the banks are used to deliver ‘Trojans’ in the computers of the account holders. Though the bank servers and computers are protected by anti-virus and firewall, hackers find new ways to breach them and plant malware,” says cyber security expert.

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Phishing is the most common way to steal information

Friday, August 23, 2019, 2:49 PM

Phishing is the most common way to steal information

Cybercriminals have taken to phishing as the most common way to steal information, through increased sophistication and well-crafted emails, according to a report prepared jointly by consultancy EY and industry body FICCI. Malware attacks on mobile devices come next on the list as they allow quick getaways, the report says. Customer information, financial data and strategic plans of companies are the three most valuable pieces of information coveted by cybercriminals, according to the report titled ‘Innovation-led cyber crime management’. India ranks among the top five globally for the most high-profile cyber-attacks, with more than 90% of hackers under the age of 35, out of which 58% are self-taught, which means technical education is not relevant, the report points out.

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How Android users are blackmailed by ‘sex simulator’ app?

Friday, August 2, 2019, 7:31 PM

How Android users are blackmailed by ‘sex simulator’ app?

How Android users are blackmailed by ‘sex simulator’ app? A lot of people use Android ...

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Man lost Rs 2.27 Lakh while ordering food online

Monday, July 29, 2019, 7:17 PM

Man lost Rs 2.27 Lakh while ordering food online

Ordering food online has made life easy. With the help of online food ordering, you don't have to visit the restaurant in person. You can get the ...

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6 Google Apps which can empty your Bank Account

Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 8:58 PM

6 Google Apps which can empty your Bank Account

6 Google Apps which can empty your bank account Google has become a very important part of our lives. Each day we use one or the other application ...

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