Tag: Cyber Crime

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 […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
SBI Customers Be Aware! Fraudsters On Prowl, Commissionerate Police Issues Advisory

The Commissionerate Police also issued a help desk number (for Bhubaneswa) to report cyber fraud incident.

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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Odisha: Lady Teacher In Bhubaneswar Duped By Cyber Fraudsters On Pretext Of KYC Update

A female teacher in Bhubaneswar has allegedly been duped of Rs 60,000 by cyber fraudsters on the pretext of updating her KYC (Know Your Customer). The female has filed a complaint with the cyber cell in this regard.

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  • Saturday, 03 July 2021
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Odisha Police Sound Alert For Social Media Users

In the wake of increasing cases of cyber crimes and cyber security breaches, the Odisha police has alerted social media users to remain cautious while using online platform.

  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021