Cyber Security News Updates

Egg Basket
48 eggs at Rs 49! Bengaluru woman falls into online trap, loses Rs 48K

As per reports, Shivani (name Changed), a 38-year-old resident of Vasanthnagar, Bengaluru faced a financial crisis after her regular purchase turned into a nightmare.

Android malware
How to protect against Android malware disguised as Chrome; know here

Cybersecurity warns of 'Roaming Mantis' malware spreading via SMS, prompting downloads. XLoader variant can execute autonomously, stealing sensitive data. Protect devices with Google Play.

  • Monday, 26 February 2024
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Generative AI (GenAI)
GenAI emerges as top cybersecurity threat for 2024

GenAI is occupying significant headspace of security leaders as another challenge to manage, but also offers an opportunity to harness its capabilities to augment security at an operational level.

work-from-home scams
5 tips to verify work-from-home opportunities are genuine or scams

Beware work-from-home scams promising easy money. Verify company legitimacy, avoid upfront fees, and scrutinize overly eager offers. Protect yourself from fraudulent schemes.

  • Thursday, 22 February 2024
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Safeguard your smartphone
How to safeguard your smartphone from scammers gaining access, know here

Technology evolves, but some exploit it recklessly. Users download risky apps, compromising security. Stay cautious: avoid third-party apps, report issues, enable two-step authentication.

  • Saturday, 17 February 2024
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Cheap iPhone scam
Cheap iPhone scam: Know how to safeguard your hard-earned money from scamsters

Fraudsters exploit technology to deceive people into buying modified iPhones at lower prices, gaining access to personal data and money through clever schemes.

  • Friday, 16 February 2024
Cyber Security
Indian websites, applications saw over 5.14 bn cyberattacks in 2023: Report

With a 10 times increase in attacks, software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies in India emerged as key targets for cybercriminals due to the high-value customer data they store, according to the report by Indusface, a TCGF II (Tata Capital) funded application security company.

Time to transform cybersecurity as good vs bad GenAI debate rages
Time to transform cybersecurity as good vs bad GenAI debate rages

Much like what Dutch philosopher Desiderius Erasmus said around 1500 BC and is now a principle of modern strategies --‘prevention is better than cure’ -- this health tip may help organisations/individuals to safeguard their data and systems and also secure their unhindered growth.

  • Wednesday, 07 February 2024
Poultry Seller Duped By Cyber Crooks
Cyber crook poses as Army officer, wipes clean bank account of Odisha poultry seller

As per reports, he got a call from a man who identified himself as an Indian Army officer. The fraudster then told Prashant that a team of Indian Army officers would stay in Paradip for 15 days. They would need 15 kg of chicken every day for food and asked Prashant if he could supply them the same.

Travel agency fraud: Bengaluru couple cheats people of Rs 1 crore

The couple, after approaching victims through their social circles, invited them to invest in their business, assuring substantial profits. 

Alarming increase in cyber kidnapping raises global concerns
Alarming increase in cyber kidnapping raises global concerns

Various forms of cybercrime, including sextortion, credit card fraud, illegal digital loan calls, income tax refund services frauds, real estate fraud, investment scams

  • Sunday, 28 January 2024
Pre-activated SIM Card Menace
Pre-activated SIM cards and cyber crime; several rackets busted, many still thriving in Odisha

Criminals running extortion rackets and cyber frauds are the biggest users of such pre-activated SIM cards. Such SIM cards also have huge adverse national security implications as those are used by terrorist and insurgent groups, said former Odisha DGP BK Sharma

Fake SIM Card Racket Busted In Keonjhar
Pre-activated SIM card racket busted in Keonjhar; SIM cards used in over 300 cyber crimes including by ‘Jamtara gang’

Senior police officials informed that after activation, the miscreants were selling the SIM cards to cyber criminals in Jharkhand, Bihar and Rajasthan. The cybercriminals subsequently used the pre-activated SIM cards to dupe people across the country.

Massive data breach reveals 26bn records from LinkedIn, Snap, X, more: Report
Massive data breach reveals 26 billion records from LinkedIn, Snap, X, more: Report

The researchers referred to this massive data leak as the 'Mother of All Breaches' (MOAB), saying it was the biggest data leak found to date.