‘Criminals use sophisticated means of deception now.
As per data from the cyber wing, the number of money-related offences, particularly credit and debit card frauds, have witnessed a substantial increase.
I think that the hike is because now, professional criminals have entered cyberspace and have made such frauds their vocation. They are using sophisticated means of deception. Besides, with the generation becoming more tech-savvy, more people use their credit cards for online purchases.
Bank manager held for derogatory mails
The cybercrime, central crime station (CCS) police on Sunday arrested a 52-year-old chief manager of Andhra Bank, Vijayawada for sending derogatory emails to his higher officials. The accused has been identified S V S Kishore Kumar, chief manager, Andhra Bank, Vijayawada Main Branch, RR Appa Rao Street, Vijayawada. He is a resident of Dilsukh Nagar.
Pol fiat: Cyber crimes to be probed by officers of inspector rank and above
After it was observed that a number of cyber offences were being probed by junior officers, the Pune police commissioner has issued an order that investigation into a cyber crime case would be conducted only by officers of the rank of inspectors and above. In 2012, a total of 108 offences were registered under different Sections of the Information Technology Act and 52 people were arrested together by various police stations and the cyber crime branch.
Watch IPL 6 2013 live streaming only on official channel YouTube | See how illegal websites drag people into cyber crime
Mumbai: The craze of IPL amongst Cricket fans is mounting from season by season. People across the globe and especially in India check out mediums in advance from where they could get the live updates of IPL matches. The IPL matches come live on two major mediums – Television and Internet. While on TV, one can watch the matches live but over the internet, IPL updates comprising of IPL score, IPL schedule, live score, players detail, IPL teams, IPL official partners, IPL team owners etc… can be recovered.
Cybercrimes get a lethal upgrade
If you have ever received an email congratulating you on winning a million dollars and thought it was too good to be true, it was. Emails like that, and numerous other SMS, Facebook, Whatsapp and BMM frauds are ways in which cyber criminals are ensnaring an increasing number of citizens, as recent figures with the Mumbai police show.
National Multi-Commodity Exchange of India Ltd chief behind bars on Rs30 crore graft charges
The founder of National Multi-Commodity Exchange of India Ltd (NMCE), Kailash Gupta, was recently arrested by the Detection of Crime Branch (DCB). Gupta, who lost voting rights and ceased to be director of NMCE in 2011, had allegedly hacked data of computers and also cheated the bourse of Rs30 crore. On Thursday, he was again arrested after a complaint related to cyber crime.
India files cyber-crime complaint against Google
India’s national surveying agency has filed a police complaint against Google over a contest organised by the firm for its Map Maker application, a senior official said on Friday.
Three former call centre employees held for fraud
The Cyber Crime police of Central Crime Station (CCS) on Thursday arrested three former call centre employees who were involved in car and mobile phones thefts. A Honda CRV car, six high-end mobile phones were seized from them. The accused have been identified as Immaraju Pramod Vimal (23), a resident of Krishna Block at Srinagar Colony, Kandikatti Jayanand Arun (22), a resident of Road No.15 at New Gayatri Nagar in Jillelaguda and Neelapally Mahender (20), a resident of Nehru Nagar Colony in Sherlingampall.
India’s Information Technology Act has not been effective in checking cyber crime: Expert
India has of late witnessed a rise in cyber crime and experts attribute this to a “toothless” Information Technology (IT) Act that has been ineffective in tackling the problem. “The IT Act has not at all been effective in checking cyber crime. In fact, it is a toothless wonder in the fight against cyber crime,” Supreme Court lawyer and leading cyber law expert Pavan Duggal said.
Duggal stressed the need for overhauling the cyber security legal regime in the country. “A historical mistake was made when the IT (Amendment) Act, 2008, made almost all cyber crimes, barring a couple, bailable offences. The focus is more on enhancing the quantum of civil liability and reducing the quantum of punishment, which explains the reason why the number of cyber crime convictions in the country is in single digits,” he said.
Youngsters see red over torrent arrest
Days after an IT professional from Vikhroli was detained by the police for downloading music and movies from torrent, young Internet download enthusiasts are now a dejected lot as the cybercrime cell and the newly-formed social media laboratory will be keeping an eye on them.
Mona Singh’s MMS video is morphed, confirms expert
Last week, Television actress Mona Singh was caught in a MMS scandal. The video went viral last week, and ever since, Mona Singh has been in news. The actress filed a complaint with the Cyber Crime Cell, and finally there is some relief for the actress.
Watch out who you befriend on Facebook!
It’s not very long ago when you used to wonder what happened to your school friends who you last met more than two-three decades ago. Where did they go after school? Where are they now? How do they look? How old are their children? Will you at all meet them again? That was then. Today, you are in touch with all your long lost friends, sharing what’s happening in your life by way of status updates and photo uploads on an hour-to-hour, even minute-to-minute basis. Your friends know what you did the previous minute. Instant photo uploads take them right into your private world.
Social networking sites a concern for parents
As social networking has become a favourite pastime among teenagers, parents are on their toes to make sure their children do not go astray.
Children are especially vulnerable to cyber crime, including cyber bullying and stalking, as they are not aware of the proper usage of social media.
UT Cyber Cell short-staffed
The Cyber Crime Cell of the UT Police, which has become the most important department of the UT Police in breaking many major cases in the past few years is facing trouble in handling the workload. Despite the fact that each and every department depends on the Cyber Crime Cell for assistance, there are only 6 persons who are handling the entire cell.