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SSP Sajwan said the Bareilly police had earlier got <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>30 lakh of the duped money frozen in a bank account and arrested some other members of the gang. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Indian member of Nigerian cybercrime gang held by UP police

PTI | , Noida
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2021 12:28 PM IST
Accused Rukhsad Hussain, 26, was held by sleuths of Cyber Cell, Special Operations Group and the local Faridapur police station in Bareilly and 27 lakh cash was recovered from his possession
Noida-based software engineer received an email in 2019 which said that he was chosen as the heir of some Braj Varshney who had 12.5 million pound.(Shutterstock)
Noida-based software engineer received an email in 2019 which said that he was chosen as the heir of some Braj Varshney who had 12.5 million pound.(Shutterstock)

Chosen for gotra: Noida techie duped of 60 lakh on email promise of fortune

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 07, 2021 06:10 PM IST
In 2019, Noida's Tarun Varshney received a mail which said that he will receive an inheritance of 12.5 million pound.
The two accused, residents of Bihar, obtained EMIs of customers and deposited them into their own accounts. (Representational Image)
The two accused, residents of Bihar, obtained EMIs of customers and deposited them into their own accounts. (Representational Image)

Two arrested in UP for stealing data from finance firm, diverting customers' EMI

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2021 02:44 PM IST
The police have seized several items of the two accused which include 1 printer, 8 CPUs, 8 monitors, 6 keyboards, 4 mouse, 1 WiFi connector, 10 mobile phones, 12 ATM cards, 2 visiting cards, their ID cards, and a checkbook among some other things.
Air India encouraged passengers to change their passwords after the breach, to ensure the safety of their confidential data.(HT File)
Air India encouraged passengers to change their passwords after the breach, to ensure the safety of their confidential data.(HT File)

Air India data breach: All you need to know

Written by Prashasti Singh | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2021 08:46 AM IST
As many as 4.5 million Air India customers were affected in the data breach. The airlines assured its passengers that there was no evidence of any “misuse” of the data.
According to data shared by the Delhi Police, 62% of the cybercrime reported in the Capital were related to online financial fraud, 24% were related to social media and 14% to other cybercrime.(Representational photo)
According to data shared by the Delhi Police, 62% of the cybercrime reported in the Capital were related to online financial fraud, 24% were related to social media and 14% to other cybercrime.(Representational photo)

Delhi Police warn OLX users on frauds. Here's how you can avoid losing money

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2021 09:29 AM IST
Citing the example of OLX website, which has seen a spike in cybercrime and frauds in the last few years, the police commissioner said that people use the platform to sell old furniture and the video alerts the users about a common fraud.
The chatroom gave men a platform to spend thousands of dollars to witness and demand the abuse of young girls and became the setting for the most notorious digital sex crime case in South Korea, reported CNN.(AFP)
The chatroom gave men a platform to spend thousands of dollars to witness and demand the abuse of young girls and became the setting for the most notorious digital sex crime case in South Korea, reported CNN.(AFP)

What made South Korea crack down on digital sex crimes?

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 12:03 PM IST
In early 2020, new sentencing guidelines were introduced. These increased the prison sentence for producing and distributing sexually exploitative material of minors from 2.6 years to five years.
A statement from US Department of Homeland Security did not confirm the report, saying only that it was “aware of cyber breaches across the federal government and working closely with our partners in the public and private sector on the federal response.”(Reuters image)
A statement from US Department of Homeland Security did not confirm the report, saying only that it was “aware of cyber breaches across the federal government and working closely with our partners in the public and private sector on the federal response.”(Reuters image)

Hackers breach US agencies, Homeland Security a reported target

New York | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 06:17 AM IST
The Washington Post cited unnamed officials who said that the DHS -- which is in charge of protecting the country from attacks both online and off -- had been added to a growing list of targets in the attack, including the Treasury and Commerce departments.
The hacks were revealed just days after a major cybersecurity firm disclosed that foreign government hackers had broken into its network and stolen the company’s own hacking tools.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The hacks were revealed just days after a major cybersecurity firm disclosed that foreign government hackers had broken into its network and stolen the company’s own hacking tools.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

US government agencies hacked; Russia a possible culprit

Washington | By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 08:20 AM IST
The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity arm are investigating what experts and former officials said appeared to be a large-scale penetration of US government agencies.
The Chhattisgarh police have recently opened five cyber police stations. Photo for representational purpose only.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Chhattisgarh police have recently opened five cyber police stations. Photo for representational purpose only.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Chhattisgarh: Door-to-door campaign to contain cybercrime

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2020 04:27 PM IST
In 2019, 237 cases of cybercrime were registered. The cases have increased to 300 until August this year
Phishing attacks were noticed more in Tier-II and Tier-III cities while the metros fared better.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Phishing attacks were noticed more in Tier-II and Tier-III cities while the metros fared better.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Kerala records highest number of cybercrimes during lockdown

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Harshita Singh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2020 03:25 PM IST
The report analyses various cyberattacks within India during the pandemic and reveals that threat actors targeted the States with Covid-19-themed attacks aimed at exploiting user trust.
According to National Commission for Women (NCW) data, 54 cybercrime complaints were received online in April in comparison to 37 complaints(ANI)
According to National Commission for Women (NCW) data, 54 cybercrime complaints were received online in April in comparison to 37 complaints(ANI)

‘Significant’ increase in cybercrime against women during lockdown: Experts

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2020 05:10 AM IST
Sextortion is extorting money or sexual favours from someone by threatening to reveal evidence of their sexual activity through means like morphed images.
An individual’s characteristics are critical in studying how cybercrime perseveres. (Unsplash)
An individual’s characteristics are critical in studying how cybercrime perseveres. (Unsplash)

This personality trait puts you at risk for cybercrime

New York | By Indo-Asian News Service
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2018 12:37 PM IST
Impulse online shopping, downloading music and compulsive email use are all signs of a certain personality trait that make you a target for cybercrime.
A man who claimed to be an employee of a US-based company duped a Gurugram-based travel agency of Rs 55 lakh by using stolen or cloned credit cards.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A man who claimed to be an employee of a US-based company duped a Gurugram-based travel agency of Rs 55 lakh by using stolen or cloned credit cards.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Man claims to be US-based firm employee, cons Gurugram travel agency of Rs 55 lakh using stolen credit cards

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2018 12:23 PM IST
The accused allegedly booked 40 air tickets, using about 13 credit cards of the US-based company, in June, which later turned out to be fraudulent transactions, the police said.
Technology is a part of the problem, but not the only one. Because most such offences are met with indifference, offenders get emboldened.(Photo used for representational purpose)
Technology is a part of the problem, but not the only one. Because most such offences are met with indifference, offenders get emboldened.(Photo used for representational purpose)

Police must act swiftly, unsparingly for a cyber-safe Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By Ayaz Memon, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2018 04:52 PM IST
The ease with which the man who threatened to rape Congress leader Priyanka Chaturvedi’s daughter was caught shows it is not impossible to apprehend social media offenders.
The Govandi police have registered an FIR against unidentified cyber criminals after a 25-year-old was cheated.(HT File Photo)
The Govandi police have registered an FIR against unidentified cyber criminals after a 25-year-old was cheated.(HT File Photo)

Mumbai man’s chip card cloned, 2.10 lakh withdrawn from Bihar ATMs

Hindustan Times | By Jayprakash S Naidu, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2018 11:45 AM IST
The accused withdrew the amount from the complainant’s saving account from four different ATMs across Bihar.
The gang is believed to have duped around 1,000 foreign nationals of more than Rs30 crore by cloning their debit and credit cards.(SHUTTERSTOCK)
The gang is believed to have duped around 1,000 foreign nationals of more than Rs30 crore by cloning their debit and credit cards.(SHUTTERSTOCK)

Card cloning case: Mumbai cops arrest man who provided swipe machines to gang

Hindustan Times | By Manish Pathak, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 01:34 PM IST
Nallasopara resident Pratap Rai is the mastermind, say police.
Sim card fraudsters scan your social media for personal details(HT Photo)
Sim card fraudsters scan your social media for personal details(HT Photo)

Cyber thief swaps SIM card, dupes 32-yr-old Mumbai resident of 61,000

Hindustan Times | By Jayprakash S Naidu, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2018 12:03 PM IST
Cyber advocate Vicky Shah said he has seen a rise in such cases over the past three years.
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