Tag: Cyber Crime

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

  • Friday, 26 January 2024
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.

  • Thursday, 25 January 2024
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.

  • Thursday, 25 January 2024
Impersonating as woman on matrimonial site, fraudster dupes lakhs from user in Odisha
Impersonating as woman on matrimonial site, fraudster dupes lakhs from user in Odisha

Bhubaneswar Cyber Police on Friday arrested a person for creating a fake ID of a woman on a matrimonial site and duping a user. 

  • Friday, 19 January 2024
Cybercriminals on prowl on Telegram; police launch awareness drive 
Cybercriminals on prowl on Telegram; police launch awareness drive 

Be careful while responding to messages promising lucrative offers on your Telegram app. Or else, you could be the next victim caught in the net of cybercriminals. 

  • Thursday, 11 January 2024
Cybercriminals can now access your Google account without password: Report
Cybercriminals can now access your Google account without password: Report

Researchers have uncovered a hack that lets hackers access people's Google accounts without needing their passwords.

  • Monday, 08 January 2024
Youth held for blackmailing woman with morphed nude pics on fake Instagram account
Youth held for blackmailing woman with morphed nude pics on fake Instagram account

A youth was held for allegedly blackmailing a woman by circulating her morphed nude photographs using a fake account on Instagram.

  • Friday, 24 November 2023
'Ghost' hotels in Puri: Booking hotel room online? Beware of cyber fraudsters in pilgrim city
'Ghost' hotels in Puri: Booking hotel room online? Beware of cyber fraudsters!

When landed in Puri, a tourist from West Bengal realised that he had been taken for a ride as there is no hotel in Puri sharing the name of the hotel he had booked.

  • Sunday, 05 November 2023
Biggest Data Breach! Leak Of Personal Details Of 81.5 Crore Indians Real Or Fake?
Biggest Data Breach! Leak Of Personal Details Of 81.5 Crore Indians Real Or Fake?

India faces an alarming situation that could be the biggest data leak in the history. As per reports, personal details of over 81 point 5 crore Indians have allegedly been leaked online, and the implications are staggering.

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  • Thursday, 02 November 2023
Cyber Fraud
Youth dupes ex-IAF officer of Rs 35 lakh on pretext of recovering money lost in online gaming in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar Zone 5 ACP, Gautam Kisan informed that the accused had gained access to the victim’s bank account and transferred the money to his own account after transferring the cash initially into two other accounts- one in Bengaluru and another one in Assam.

  • Monday, 23 October 2023
Cheating gang busted in Koraput
Major cheating gang busted in Odisha’s Koraput

Senior police officials informed that the accused used to lure various persons in the name of providing loans by opening bank accounts. Later, they used to collect their bank passbook, ATM, Aadhaar card, and other documents which were used to purchase SIM cards in the name of victims.

  • Tuesday, 17 October 2023
Cyber crime
New investigation tool can now track cyberattacks targeting humans

The tool - TTPs (tactics, techniques, and procedures)-based cybercrime investigation framework can help in tracking and classifying cybercrimes identifying the chain of evidence required to solve the case

  • Wednesday, 13 September 2023
Cyber Fraud
Ahmedabad man loses Rs 1 cr in matrimonial site cryptocurrency scam

Sources said Patel's ordeal began in June when he met Aditi on a matrimonial site, who claimed to be engaged in import and export business in the UK.

  • Monday, 11 September 2023
Shocking cyber swindle: Fraudsters dupe youths, villagers through App in Odisha 
Shocking cyber swindle: Fraudsters dupe youths, villagers through App in Odisha 

A youth named Krushnachandra Mahakud was the first to bite the bait of cyber criminals. He had deposited Rs 4000 in an app. Thereafter, he continued to get Rs 800 daily through his wallet.

  • Saturday, 22 July 2023
Illegal loan app case
EOW highlights patterns of cyber financial fraud, illegal Chinese loan apps

The EOW has found that these scams are being operated from China/Hongkong and Dubai with some of their support system based in India.

  • Tuesday, 18 July 2023
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