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Anti-spam tech halts OTP texts for some

  • The technology requires telecoms companies to scrub messages to verify if the text being sent has been approved and it is only being sent to someone who has consented to receive such a message.
According to BloombergQuint, in the case of one prominent private bank, only 25-30% of the OTPs were being delivered.
According to BloombergQuint, in the case of one prominent private bank, only 25-30% of the OTPs were being delivered.
Published on Mar 09, 2021 12:46 AM IST
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In MP, alert sounded for calls asking ‘book Covid vaccine for 500’

The caller claimed to be calling from the ministry of health and urged people to sign up by downloading an app or through a shared OTP, said an officer of MP cyber cell.
The police are trying to track down the numbers which are being used to commit fraud. (HT Representative photo)
The police are trying to track down the numbers which are being used to commit fraud. (HT Representative photo)
Updated on Dec 25, 2020 06:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhopal | ByShruti Tomar

Online fraud: Pinjore woman loses more than 3 lakh

A case under section 420 of the Indian Penal Code was registered at the Pinjore police station after Rajni Dwivedi complained that the money was debited from her savings account through fraud
 <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>3,34,900 was allegedly withdrawn from a Pinjore woman’s account by a man claiming to be the branch manager of her bank(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
3,34,900 was allegedly withdrawn from a Pinjore woman’s account by a man claiming to be the branch manager of her bank(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Nov 22, 2020 10:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Panchkula | ByHT Correspondent, Panchkula

Shop at Reliance Digital with Bajaj Finserv to get benefits up to Rs.12,500

These offers include benefits up to Rs.5,000 on No Cost EMI financing plans, benefits up to Rs.6,500 and Rs.12,500 on purchases made via credit cards and the Bajaj Finserv RBL Bank SuperCard, respectively.
To make festive season shopping more attractive this Diwali, Bajaj Finserv has partnered with Reliance Digital, bringing to you a range of limited-period deals and hassle-free finance options.(Bajaj Finserv)
To make festive season shopping more attractive this Diwali, Bajaj Finserv has partnered with Reliance Digital, bringing to you a range of limited-period deals and hassle-free finance options.(Bajaj Finserv)
Updated on Nov 09, 2020 03:28 PM IST
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SBI’s OTP-based cash withdrawal facility now available throughout the day

Earlier, the service could only be availed from 8pm-8am. It allows SBI customers to withdraw Rs 10,000 and above.
People crowd at the entrance of a State Bank of India branch while waiting to make transactions, at Laxmi Nagar, in New Delhi (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
People crowd at the entrance of a State Bank of India branch while waiting to make transactions, at Laxmi Nagar, in New Delhi (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 18, 2020 09:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral

Cyble launches AmiBreached app to help users ascertain their exposure in the dark and deep web

The customer base of AmiBreached.com is growing rapidly. It should be noted that the diversity of the data-sets on AmiBreached.com includes data breaches, telegram chats, cybercrime communications, chat messages, etc.
The launch of AmiBreached app comes as Cyble continues to see numerous data breaches and at-risk activities in the deep and dark web scaling during the COVID-19 pandemic across various establishments.
The launch of AmiBreached app comes as Cyble continues to see numerous data breaches and at-risk activities in the deep and dark web scaling during the COVID-19 pandemic across various establishments.
Updated on Sep 08, 2020 05:36 PM IST
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Rs 20 lakh withdrawn illegally from travel agent’s bank account

Cash withdrawn through 29 transactions, victim says no messages received from bank seeking one-time password (OTP) to authorise the payment
Rs 20 lakh was withdrawn illegally in 29 transactions from 12 midnight to early in the morning on June 1 from a travel agent’s bank account.(PTI)
Rs 20 lakh was withdrawn illegally in 29 transactions from 12 midnight to early in the morning on June 1 from a travel agent’s bank account.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 11:06 PM IST
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EMI moratorium fraud: Banks asking customers to be alert, not to share OTP with imposters

To give relief to borrowers hit by COVID-19 lockdown, the RBI last month announced that all term loans, including retail and crop loans and working capital payments, will be covered by the three-month moratorium on EMI payments offered.
In a tweet on April 5, country’s largest bank SBI had said a new style of cybercrime has been started by fraudsters and warned people to “Be Alert & Be Aware”.(Mint file photo)
In a tweet on April 5, country’s largest bank SBI had said a new style of cybercrime has been started by fraudsters and warned people to “Be Alert & Be Aware”.(Mint file photo)
Updated on Apr 09, 2020 08:27 PM IST
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Haryana education department’s account officer duped of 1.15 lakh while updating Paytm KYC

Victim had received an online link asking for an OTP received on his mobile phone
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Updated on Jan 25, 2020 01:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Panchkula | ByHT Correspondent, Panchkula

Mumbai woman loses Rs 69K to debit card fraud; OTP, PIN not used

Police suspect it to be a case of card cloning or data leak.
A 40-year-old woman recently lost ₹69,000 to debit card fraud when a fraudster managed to transfer the money without her receiving a one-time password (OTP) or having to share the card’s PIN.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A 40-year-old woman recently lost ₹69,000 to debit card fraud when a fraudster managed to transfer the money without her receiving a one-time password (OTP) or having to share the card’s PIN.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Aug 14, 2019 03:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByJayprakash S Naidu, Mumbai

Online certificates for business: BMC will now send you OTP

The BMC realised the importance of ensuring security through OTP system after the false certificate case was highlighted in March.
The BMC was criticised for overseeing loopholes of its system in order to improve its ease of doing business ranking.(Bachchan Kumar/HT Photo/ Representive image)
The BMC was criticised for overseeing loopholes of its system in order to improve its ease of doing business ranking.(Bachchan Kumar/HT Photo/ Representive image)
Updated on Jun 20, 2019 02:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | BySagar Pillai

Woman duped of Rs1 lakh by fraudster at airline helpline

Police said the number she sourced online was posted by a conman, who allegedly took the ATM PIN and OTP details from the woman over the phone.
A Sector 45 resident filed a police complaint alleging that she was duped of Rs1.1 lakh by a fraudster, claiming to work for the call centre of a private airline.
A Sector 45 resident filed a police complaint alleging that she was duped of Rs1.1 lakh by a fraudster, claiming to work for the call centre of a private airline.
Updated on May 27, 2019 09:17 AM IST
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Gurugram | ByHT Correspondent

Student duped on pretext of updating debit card details

A case was registered against the accused person under IPC and IT Act.
Student duped on pretext of updating debit card details(Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Student duped on pretext of updating debit card details(Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Published on Apr 13, 2019 12:49 AM IST
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Gurugram | ByHT Correspondent

RRB Paramedical Recruitment 2019: Last day to pay application fee tomorrow, follow these steps to online payment

RRB Paramedical Recruitment 2019: Follow these steps to pay the application fee online by Net banking/UPI/Debit Card or credit card.
RRB Paramedical Recruitment 2019: How to pay application fee online(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
RRB Paramedical Recruitment 2019: How to pay application fee online(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Apr 04, 2019 01:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNandini

Man dupes former Army colonel of Rs 8,999 over phone

An unidentified man posed as a bank manager with a public-sector bank and allegedly duped a 65-year-old retired army colonel of Rs 8,999 by tricking him into sharing his bank details over the phone, the police said on Friday.
The victim received a telephone call stating that his ATM card would expire soon and he needs to renew it.(Picture for representation)
The victim received a telephone call stating that his ATM card would expire soon and he needs to renew it.(Picture for representation)
Published on Mar 16, 2019 01:33 AM IST
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Gurugram | ByHT Correspondent

SBI Cards penalised after customer complains of unauthorised transaction

On October 27, 2017, “without his knowledge and acceptance”, an amount of Rs 39,999 was transferred from his credit card account to some unknown account by allegedly hacking his email id and credit card details.
(Representative image)
(Representative image)
Updated on Oct 25, 2018 10:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAneesha Bedi

Delhi airport most punctual among world’s busiest, 82.9% flights on time in August

The performance of Indira Gandhi International Airport stood out among the busiest airports handling 630 departures a day.
Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport breached the 60 million-mark and handled 63.5 million passengers for the first time in 2017.(PTI File Photo)
Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport breached the 60 million-mark and handled 63.5 million passengers for the first time in 2017.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Sep 20, 2018 09:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByFaizan Haidar

Debit, credit card cons rise 30% in Gurugram as frauds target data

Cops urge residents to be vigilant as credit-debit card, banking frauds account for 59.2% of the total 2,482 complaints received this year; say such frauds to rise with use of internet.
While 1,343, such complaints were received in 2016 and 1,954 in 2017, in 2018, till August 6, 1,470 such complaints were received, which is up 2017’s weekly average by 30%.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
While 1,343, such complaints were received in 2016 and 1,954 in 2017, in 2018, till August 6, 1,470 such complaints were received, which is up 2017’s weekly average by 30%.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 30, 2018 12:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | ByNikhil M Babu, Gurugram
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