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Tag: Cybercrime

Cyber Crime
2000% Increase In Cyber Security Breaches During Pandemic

Although 90 per cent of attacks are traditional attacks, which include phishing, malware, etc, however, the key concern is the rise in the number of targeted attacks (which accounts for 9 per cent currently).

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Covid-Related Cyber Crimes On The Rise, Odisha DGP Cautions People

With the Covid-19 pandemic taking an ugly shape in the second wave, Odisha Director General of Police (DGP) Abhay, advised people to remain cautious in the wake of rising cybercrimes in the state.

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Conmen Target Facebook Users In Odisha, Seek Money From Contacts
Conmen Target Facebook Users In Odisha, Seek Money From Contacts

Jeypore: With most people spending their time on cyberspace amid the COVID-19 pandemic, cyber crooks are coming up with new ways to swindle unaware users. Some Facebook users in Koraput alleged that they have been duped by unknown people hacking into their social media accounts. They have approached police alleging that their Facebook profiles were […]

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Microsoft Introduces New Security Technology To Prevent Data Corruption

San Francisco: Microsoft has introduced a new platform security technology to prevent data corruption techniques being adopted by cybercriminals to target system security policy and tamper with data structures on Windows 10 devices. Called Kernel Data Protection (KDP), the technology prevents data corruption attacks by protecting parts of the Windows kernel and drivers through virtualization-based […]

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Coronavirus Enters Web, Users Hacked With Malicious Files

New Delhi: Taking advantage of people’s curiosity about the mysterious coronavirus that has become the talking point across the globe, cybercriminals have started deploying malicious files on people’s computers in the guise of providing information and safety tips about the coronavirus, security researchers warned on Friday. The researchers from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky have detected such […]

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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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Hackers earned $21mn in last 12 months via bug bounty

Singapore: Hackers earned $21 million in the last 12 months reporting vulnerabilities via various bug bounty opportunities as governments’ efforts to fix malware increased a whopping 214 per cent globally, a new report said on Friday. Six hackers surpassed $1 million in lifetime earnings, seven more hit $500,000 in lifetime earnings and more than 50 […]

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Amitabh Bachchan's Twitter account hacked

Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s Twitter account was hacked, and his profile picture replaced with that of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday night. His Twitter biography, which usually reads, “Actor… well at least some still saying so!”, was suffixed by “Love Pakistan”. Additionally, three posts were sent out and the verified profile’s cover […]

Govt to strengthen surveillance, laws to check cybercrimes

New Delhi: In view of the growing incidents of financial cybercrimes, including frauds using cards and e- wallets, Home Minister Rajnath Singh has ordered strengthening of the surveillance and legal frameworks to check the menace, the home ministry said today. The issue came up at a high-level meeting where the strategies being adopted to check […]

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