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Tag: Cyber Crime

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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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34 global tech firms sign key accord against cyber attacks

Washington: Top 34 global technology and securities firms, led by Microsoft and Facebook, have signed a “Cybersecurity Tech Accord” to defend people from malicious attacks by cybercriminals and nation-states. The watershed agreement will prevent them help governments launch cyber attacks against innocent citizens and enterprises. It will also protect against tampering or exploitation of their […]

Most-watched YouTube video 'Despacito' hacked

San Francisco: Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s music video “Despacito” that has been watched over five billion times on YouTube was hacked by cyber criminals among other famous music videos. The Spanish-language hit disappeared from Google-owned platform on Tuesday, with a pro-Palestine message from the hackers. The video was later restored. “A hacker using the […]

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Time For Girls To Overcome Fear of Social Stigma

Whoever thought of incorporating a camera into the good old talk-only mobile phone could not have imagined in his/her wildest dream the innovative ways it could be put to use. One could shoot just about anything – near and dear ones, family dos, fun times with friends, a picturesque locale, an accident site …you name […]

Techies from IIT, MCA grads should be recruited as cyber crime officials: Niti Aayog

New Delhi: Graduates with specialisation in computer sciences and technological applications especially from reputed institutions like IIT should be recruited as cyber crime investigators, a Niti Ayog report has suggested. The recommendations in “Building Smart Police: Background into the needed Police Reforms” report by the top policy making body is a part of reformative measures […]

Perform duties professionally, CM urges cops at Duty Meet

Cuttack: Emphasizing on the importance of curbing crime against women & children, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik urged the police department to carry out its duties in a professional manner. Speaking at the closing ceremony of 65th Police Duty Meet in Cuttack today, Patnaik said, “Odisha Police has made progress, particularly with increasing use of scientific […]

Cyber criminal held in Rajgangpur

Rajgangpur: A cyber criminal, accused of hacking bank account of a retired teacher, was nabbed by Rajgangpur police in Sundergarh district today. Passbooks of various banks along with different mobile phones were seized from his possession. During interrogation, the accused Prakash Kumar told police about the mastermind behind the crime. Police conducted a raid on […]

Eight arrested for online fraud in Rourkela

Rourkela: At a time when the move towards digitisation is fast catching up so is the associated risks of online fraud. Rourkela police today arrested eight people in connection with an online fraud of Rs 1 crore. Acting on a tip off, police caught eight people in Bondamunda area of the city for duping innocent […]

Fraudster using Babusan’s fake Facebook account arrested

Jajpur: The Panikoili police of Jajpur district today arrested a person from Khariar area of Nuapada district on the charge of cheating people impersonating as Ollywood actor Babusan through a fake Facebook ID. The police arrested him on the basis of a complaint lodged by a woman of Panikoili. As per the complainant, the accused […]

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Career section of Dhamra Port website hacked

Bhadrak: Ahead of the inauguration of mega Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal, the official website of Dhamra Port was reportedly found hacked here on Saturday. According to reports, the career section has been hacked by K.E.M.S Dz Team as per the message on its webpage. Though the hackers have managed to deface the page in […]

Corporation Bank ATM Loot in Cuttack
Police suspect cyber criminals behind Rs 17.48 lakh ATM loot in Cuttack

Cuttack: With police continuing its investigation into the Rs 17.8 lakh cash loot from the Corporation Bank ATM near High Court Chhak in Cuttack, the city DCP said that they are suspecting it to be a cyber crime. Police suspects the ATM’s server was hacked following which a new password was generated to withdraw the […]

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Cops to get lessons in cyber crime today

Cuttack: In an attempt curb the rising cyber crimes in the state, a special training programme for police officials will be held at the headquarters of State Crime Branch here today. According to sources, the police officials will be given training on hacking, crimes related to social media, online fraud, fraud through phone calls. Besides, […]

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OUAT website hacking: Police begin probe

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate police on Saturday started investigation into the hacking of the official website of Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT). “We have received a complaint from the OUAT authorities regarding the hacking of their official website. We are investigating the matter. We have to check whether it is a mischievous act by […]

Woman accuses husband of maligning her image

Hyderabad: A woman has lodged a complaint with Cyber Crime police station here alleging that her husband had put her contact number online with an intention to malign her, police said today. The woman, who had filed a complaint of harassment against her husband with Malakpet police station earlier, lodged a complaint with the cyber […]

Cyber crimes in India may double in 2015: Study

New Delhi: The number of cyber crimes in India may touch 300,000 in 2015, almost double the level of last year, causing havoc in the financial space, security establishment and social fabric, a study said. “What is causing even more concern is that the origin of these crimes is widely based abroad in countries including […]

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