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Tag: Cyber Crime

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BEWARE! This Valentine's Day, Stay Away From Scammers' Special Offers

Bhubaneswar: Just when people thought they have seen almost every high-profile online scams, a fresh phishing attack promising lucrative offers and deals for this Valentine’s Day – when lovers express their affection with love and gifts for their partners, has given all quite an unfamiliar jolt. Cyber experts have warned people regarding the ‘FAKE’ Valentine’s […]

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Online Fraud: ‘Cyber Criminals Swindle Over Rs 10 Lakh In 3 Days In Odisha’

Bhubaneswar: The cyber criminals are on the prowl in Odisha and have reportedly swindled over Rs 10 lakh in the last three days, informed Bhubaneswar DCP Umashankar Dash on Wednesday. While talking to reporters, the Bhubaneswar DCP informed that the newly set up Cybercrime Helpdesk is getting flooded with calls from people who are reporting […]

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Covid-19 Vaccine Registration: Police Warns Of New Cyber Crime

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the nation-wide roll-out of the much-awaited COVID-19 vaccine, a new type of cyber crime has now come as a major concern for various law enforcing agencies across the country. The Commissionerate Police in Odisha too has warned public to remain alert so that they do not fall victim to the new type […]

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Odisha Woman Duped Of Rs 2.58 Lakh In Credit Card Fraud

Bhubaneswar: A woman in Bhubaneswar lost Rs 2.58 lakh to fraudulent online transactions on her credit cards after being tricked by a scamster. The fraud came to light after the complainant, Itishree Kanungo of Shree Kshetra Nagar in Keshura area of Bhubaneswar, lodged a complaint at Sahid Nagar police station today. As per her complaint, […]

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Rising Cyber Crimes: Commissionerate Police Launches Helpdesk & Helpline Number

Bhubaneswar: Worried over the spate in cyber frauds, the Commissionerate Police on Thursday launched a special helpdesk and helpline number to initiate immediate action against the offenders. Police Commissioner Sudhanshu Sarangi today said that people can immediately seek help of police if they fall victim to any tricks of the online fraudsters. The Helpdesk will […]

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Beware Odisha! Don't Fall Prey To Rising Menace Of Sextortion

Bhubaneswar: Online crime has gone a notch lower and deeper. As if financial fraud was not enough, the scamsters are now eyeing gullible youngsters to extort money by blackmail through social media platforms. And in the era of digital revolution, instances of cyber risk and security threat have also risen manifolds, the latest menace being […]

Interpol Executive Director Stresses On Research To Counter Cyber Crime
Interpol Executive Director Stresses On Research To Counter Cyber Crime

Bhubaneswar: Executive Director of Interpol MM Oberoi on Tuesday stressed on the role of research and development to effectively counter rising cyber crime. Addressing the 62nd Senior Police Officers’ Conference, Oberoi highlighted the magnitude and impact of Cyber Crime globally and discussed various issues involved in tackling it. He also stressed on the importance of […]

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Cyber Fraud: ‘Jamtara’ Gang Active In Bhubaneswar; Commissionerate Police Cautions People

Bhubaneswar: It seems the fraudsters of Jamtara –infamous as the cybercrime capital of India– are now on the prowl and in search of their next target, this time in the smart city of Bhubaneswar. The Commissionerate Police recently released a video and cautioned people to remain alert as the cyber fraudsters of Jamtara in Jharkhand […]

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Man Arrested Over Exhibiting Wife As Call Girl On Social Media

Berhampur: The Berhampur Cyber police on Friday arrested a man named Bhagabat Prasad Mishra here on charges of creating fake social media accounts in the name of his wife while exhibiting her as a call girl and circulating her objectionable photos and videos. As per reports, Bhagabat hails from Kesinga block in Kalahandi district and […]

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Odisha: Rising Cyber Crime Emerging As Big Threat

Bhubaneswar: Cases of cyber crime in Odisha saw a big jump of 76 per cent in 2019 as compared to the previous year. It is no wonder that cyber criminals are running riot with opening fake Facebook accounts in the name of Police Commissioner Sudhanshu Sarangi and DIG (Investigation), Anup Sahoo to extort money from […]

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Odisha: Rising Crimes Against Women, Cyber Crime Rock State Assembly

Bhubaneswar: The Opposition Congress on Thursday expressed anguish over the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) reports which show an increase in the instances of violence against women and a phenomenal growth in cyber crime cases in the State. According to the latest report released by the NCRB, Odisha remained at the second spot, after Uttar […]

Cyber Crooks On Prowl: Journalist’s Facebook Account Hacked
Cyber Crooks On Prowl: Journalist's Facebook Account Hacked 

Nabarangpur: Days after cyber crooks hacked Facebook accounts of some users in Koraput district to swindle money from their contacts, an similar online fraud has been reported from Nabarangpur this time. Banka Bihari Bisoi, a local journalist in Nabarangpur, has fallen prey to conmen. The cyber fraudsters after breaking into Bisoi’s social media account chatted […]

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Odisha Techie Duped Of Rs 80,000 While Buying Liquor Online

Bhubaneswar: A software engineer was duped of around Rs 80,000 after he reportedly placed an order for home delivery of liquor in Bhubaneswar. The matter came to the fore after the engineer lodged a complaint in this regard at Chandrasekharpur Police Station on Tuesday. The techie alleged that the money was deducted in four phases […]

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Odisha man duped of Rs 30,000 in spam phone call

Cuttack: In yet another case of cyber crime, a resident of CDA area in Cuttack lost Rs 30,000 after falling prey to a spam telephone call. The victim, Sanjay Mahakud, claims he lost the amount after following the instructions on the phone given by the person who identified himself as an employee of a financial […]

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Cyber Crime: Odisha Police Comes Up With Do’s & Don’ts

Bhubaneswar: It’s often said prevention is better than cure and it seems Odisha Police is now harping on awareness among people to checkmate various cyber criminals who are always on the prowl on social media. Several district units of Odisha Police have now taken to social media to create awareness about online frauds and how […]

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Inter-State Cyber Criminals Nabbed In Odisha, ATM Skimmers Seized

Sambalpur: In what could possibly be just the tip of the iceberg, Sambalpur Police on Friday arrested four cyber criminals including two persons from Bihar. According to reports, the gang used to install skimmer machines at ATMs and withdraw money after acquiring the PINs of card users. Addressing a presser, Sambalpur SP Kanwar Vishal Singh […]

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Odisha Finds New MO To Tackle Cyber-Crimes

Bhubaneswar: In the epoch where mobile and digital applications control our lives, the exponential growth of cyber-crime via social networking platforms, has become a matter of concern in Odisha. Reports suggest that the sitting ducks are mostly children, women, elderly, with a major chunk being technologically challenged. While experts believe that there is an urgent […]

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Odisha Police Crime Branch To Set Up Social Media Monitoring Cell

Cuttack: If you are sharing any objectionable or inflammatory messages on WhatsApp or any other social media platforms beware, as Odisha State CID, Crime Branch will soon set up a social media monitoring cell to track such activities. The social media monitoring cell will function from the Cyber Police Station building in Bhubaneswar, informed Additional […]

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Odisha Crime Branch Braces Up To Tackle Cyber Crime

Cuttack: Going by the rising trend of cyber crimes, Odisha State CID, Crime Branch has undertaken a slew of capacity building initiatives to put a check on such offences. Addressing a presser on Tuesday, Crime Branch ADG Santosh Upadhyay said that nearly 250 inspector rank officers were given training on various aspects of cyber crime […]

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10 Cyber Criminals Arrested In Jharkhand

Ranchi: Ten cyber criminals were arrested in Jharkhand’s Deoghar district on Thursday, police said. The cyber police in a special drive arrested the criminals from two villages in the district. The police seized 28 mobile phones, six bank passbooks, 19 ATM cards, one vehicle, two bikes and Rs 1.50 lakh in cash from them. The […]

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Chinese Group Behind Cyber Attacks On India Identified

London: Security researchers have discovered a Chinese hacking group that has stolen confidential data by attacking government organisations in six countries, including India. Government organisations in India, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Russia, Thailand and Turkey suffered damage as a result of the group’s attacks, said specialists from London-headquartered global security solutions provider Positive Technologies. The Calypso APT […]

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Miscreant Dupes People Using Odisha Collector’s Fake Facebook ID

Rourkela: It seems fraudsters have devised a new strategy to dupe people by creating fake Facebook accounts in the name of celebrities, MLAs and senior government officials. This was evident when Sundergarh Collector Nikhil Pavan Kalyan took to social media on Friday to mention that an unidentified miscreant has been fraudulently demanding money from people […]

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Odisha Woman Accuses Boss Of Rape, Blackmailing

Rourkela: A former woman employee of an incense stick company at Chhend Colony in Rourkela has brought rape and blackmailing charges against the owner of the company, Maheswar Prusty. The matter came to the fore after the woman lodged a complaint at Raghunathpalli Police Station on Saturday. As per the complaint filed by the woman, […]

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Odisha Man Falls Prey To Fake KBC Message, Loses Over Rs 40 lakh

Sambalpur: Despite advisories being issued by Odisha Police, people continue to fall prey to several online frauds in the State. In one such incident, a resident of Hirakud area in Sambalpur lost more than Rs 40 lakh in a bid to claim Rs 4 crore prize money. As per reports, the victim had allegedly received […]

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Three more cyber police stations in Odisha soon

Bhubaneswar: Amid rising cases of cyber crime in Odisha, DGP RP Sharma today said three more cyber police stations will come up soon in the State. The upcoming cyber police stations are to be set up in Bhubaneswar, Balasore and Jeypore to deal exclusively with IT offences. The strength of cyber crime unit in the […]

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69% Indian firms face serious cyber attack risk: Study

Kuala Lumpur: While 69 per cent Indian and 63 per cent Australian companies are most at risk of cyber attack, 35 per cent of organisations in the region suffered at least one cyber security incident in the last 12 months, says a sector study. According to a recent study by leading IT analyst firm Frost […]

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J&K Governor's twitter handle hacked

Jammu: Embarrassment was caused to the Jammu and Kashmir Raj Bhawan on Tuesday after the official twitter handle of Governor Satya Pal Malik was hacked showing him as a follower of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. Officials at the state Raj Bhawan were embarrassed on Tuesday morning when the Governor’s official twitter handle was hacked […]

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Four girls among 5 arrested for cyber fraud in Berhampur

Berhampur: The Berhampur Police has busted a cyber-fraud gang and arrested five persons including four girls for duping people of lakhs of rupees online. According to sources, one Deepak Panda of Berhampur lodged a complaint alleging that he was duped of nearly Rs one lakh on promise of a lucrative return of Rs 5 lakh. […]

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Odisha Police building capacity to tackle cyber crime

Bhubaneswar: From hacking air traffic systems to stealing data from cellphones, there has been a significant rise in the number of cyber crimes posing a serious challenge for the Odisha Police. During the 61st Senior Police Officers’ Conference in Bhubaneswar today, several sessions were organised to discuss and prepare strategies to tackle the challenges posed […]

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Engineering student arrested for online fraud in Berhampur

Berhampur: An engineering student was arrested on Saturday for fraudulently transferring money from the bank accounts of a woman in Berhampur. The accused has been identified as Sunil Tripathy, a resident of Arabinda Nagar under Baidyanathpur police limits here. According to reports, Tripathy is studying at an engineering college in Cuttack. The victim on December […]

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Hackers threaten to reveal 'secret' data linked to 9/11 attacks

San Francisco: A hacker group has threatened to reveal “secret” data related to September 11 attacks in the US after claiming to have got access to a large cache of confidential files. In its announcement published on Pastebin, the group known as The Dark Overlord pointed to several different insurers and legal firms, claiming specifically […]

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Nigerian national among 2 arrested for duping Rs 41 lakh from Odisha woman

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Crime Branch arrested two persons including a Nigerian national in New Delhi for allegedly duping a woman from Puri to the tune of Rs 41 lakh. The duo has been brought to Bhubaneswar on a three-day remand for interrogation. The arrested persons have been identified as Nwabueze Chukwudi Vincet (35) of Nigeria […]

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Sophisticated cyber attacks on Cloud to dominate 2019: Trend Micro

Bengaluru: Cyber attackers will use more sophisticated tools in 2019 to take advantage of the changing technology landscape and prey upon evolving corporate technology environments especially Cloud, cyber security firm Trend Micro has said. The attackers will leverage proven methods against growing Cloud adoption, the firm said in its report late Friday, adding that more […]

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India witnessing heavy cyber attacks from Russia, US, China

New Delhi:  India has been the target of over 4.3 lakh cyber attacks from five countries including China, Russia and the US while more than 73,000 attacks were initiated from India between January and June this year, says a Finnish cybersecurity company. According to F-Secure’s honeypot data, Russia, the US, China, the Netherlands and Germany […]

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Puri Srimandir interior picture again made viral on social media

Puri: Despite ban and stringent action against the violators, a picture of the Puri Jagannath temple’s interior was again made viral on social media. This time, one Megha Luthra uploaded the picture on her facebook account and captioned it ‘ek dham yatra’. Megha’s facebook profile mentions her as working at IndiGo Airlines and she is […]

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Man arrested for posting obscene photos of wife on social media

Cuttack: A man was arrested for allegedly posting obscene pictures of his wife and sending her derogatory messages on social media at Kerilo village under Nemalo police limits in Cuttack district on Wednesday. Based on a complaint filed by the woman and her family members, the accused Bikash Ranjan Singh was arrested by the Nemalo […]

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Student arrested for making girlfriend's video viral

Bhubaneswar: Police today arrested a college youth for allegedly capturing and circulating an obscene video of his girlfriend besides  blackmailing and threatening her. Both the victim and the accused are degree students of a college in Jajpur. The incident came to light after family of the girl hailing from Dhamnagar in Bhadrak, lodged a police […]

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Twin City police gets training on cyber crime cases

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police launched a two-day workshop at its headquarters in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday in collaboration with UNICEF to provide training to its staff on cracking cyber crime cases. The two-day workshop – ‘Training on Cyber Crime Investigation for Police Officers’- aims to provide training to police personnel of all police stations and outposts […]

Twitter asks all users to change password

San Francisco/New Delhi: Twitter has urged its 336 million users to change their passwords after the company discovered a bug that stored passwords in plain text in an internal system. “As a precaution”, Twitter on Thursday recommended its users to consider changing their password on all services where they have used the same password. The […]

Facebook engineer axed for stalking woman online

San Francisco: Even as Facebook announced plans to launch a dating service at its annual developers’ conference this week, media reports said that the social network had to fire one of its security engineers who allegedly abused his power to access information and stalked women online. The controversy came to light after the employee allegedly […]

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