New Delhi: Mobile messaging app Whatsapp has appointed a grievance officer for India and detailed out a process on its website for users to flag concerns and complaints, including those around fake news. Meeting one of the key demands made by India to curb fake messages that triggered mob killings, the Facebook-owned company has updated its website to reflect the appointment of a 'Grievance Officer for India'. The update mentions that users can seek help through the mobile app, send an email or write in to grievance officer Komal Lahiri, who is based out of the US. According to Lahiri's LinkedIn profile, she is the senior director, global customer operations and localisation, at WhatsApp. A WhatsApp spokesperson declined to comment on the matter but pointed to the public FAQ on the company's website that contains these details. According to sources, the appointment of the grievance officer was made at the end of August. According to WhatsApp's website, users can reach out to the company's support team directly from the app under 'Settings' tab and if they wish to escalate the complaint, they can contact the grievance officer. A section within the FAQs reads: "You (users) can contact the Grievance Officer with complaints or concerns, including the following: WhatsApp's Terms of Service; and Questions about your account."
Date : 23-09-2018
Security experts at ESET have found a huge surge of activity in the DanaBot banking Trojan since it has been targeting Poland, Italy, Germany, Austria. DanaBot was spotted earlier this year as a multi-stage banking trojan written in Delphi. The malware allows its operators to add new features by simply adding new plugins, some of these plugins have been used in the previous attacks on Australian banks in May 2018. What are the plugins? VNC plug-in – establishes a link to a victim’s computer and remotely commands it Sniffer plug-in – injects malicious scripts into a victim’s browser, regularly while visiting internet banking sites Stealer plug-in – harvests passwords from a wide variety of apps (browsers, FTP clients, VPN clients, chat and email programs, poker programs etc.) TOR plug-in – installs a TOR proxy and enables access to .onion websites The Threat has been under active development by the group according to the report from security researchers at Proofpoint. While the banking trojan has initially targeted Australia they have expanded their operations to other nations including the Italy, Germany, Austria as of September 2018.
Date : 23-09-2018
The apparent non-cooperation of social media giants including Google, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and YouTube in aiding authorities to investigate cyber crimes has come under the scanner of the Madras High Court. A PIL initially filed with a plea to link Aadhaar with e-mail IDs and other online user accounts for easier detection of online crimes had prompted the Bench of Justices S Manikumar and Subramonium Prasad to query what rules were in place to counter such crime. It was, however, clarified during earlier hearings that the Bench would not entertain the plea for linkage of Aadhaar, particularly given that the matter is yet to be decided by the Supreme Court. While responding to the Court’s queries, the Government informed the court that social media companies and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) were often reluctant to share pertinent user information to carry out investigation against cyber crimes. The state of affairs was summed up in an affidavit filed by the authorities before the Court, which stated, “… during the year 2016 to 2018, the Chennai City Police, Cyber Crime Cell had sent about 1940 requests to such online social media companies. Among which 885 requests were sent to Facebook, 101 requests were sent to Twitter, 788 requests were sent to Gmail, 155 requests were sent to You tube and 11 requests were sent to Whatsapp. Out of which, IP logs details were received for only 484 requisitions. Out of the said replies, 211 replies received were from Facebook, 1 reply from twitter, 268 replies from Gmail, 4 replies from Youtube and no reply received from Whatsapp. It is necessary to state that remaining 1456 IP requisitions were rejected by social media companies… … It is submitted that in some cases where IP logs obtained from Facebook, Google, Youtube, the same are sent to various (ISP) Internet service providers for getting user details and the same remains unanswered and pending for long period without any positive response. Apart from the above said, few companies like Go-daddy, Beam Telecom, Saudi Telecom never responded to the IP user request made from this office.“ Given the non-cooperation of social media companies and ISPs in this regard, the state informed the Court that its investigation is often grounded on open source intelligence by gathering the available information viz., photograph, personal details and friend lists of suspects.
Date : 22-09-2018
What just happened? In 2016 the Mirai botnet attacked the internet viciously, taking down Twitter, Netflix and Reddit. It’s now been revealed that its creators, Paras Jha, Josiah White and Dalton Norman, have already spent over 1000 hours working for the FBI. The FBI has requested their sentences be modified to remove prison time, but add 2500 hours of community service that involves further work for the FBI. The three boys have done everything the FBI could ask of them and are well on their way to becoming the next James Bonds. Not one of the formerly-rogue hackers is even 25 yet, and FBI Anchorage has all but admitted that they’re better than the FBI’s own. In March this year, a dangerous new DDoS attack type emerged: Memcached. Memcached is a system that keeps websites running smoothly by caching frequently requested or large items, but it could be easily abused by hackers who would upload extraneous data to the cache and then request it excessively. Because of new techniques developed by the reformed hackers, however, “within a matter of weeks, attacks utilizing Memcached were functionally useless.”
Date : 22-09-2018
Internet is arguably one of the most efficient and helpful resources available to us. From instantly looking up for information, to meeting our entertainment needs, to being a one-stop-shop for millions of things, we have a lot to thank for when it comes to the web. However, at the same time, and very unfortunately, the internet is also extremely dangerous, especially if you aren't aware of who and what lurks behind the scenes. Every internet user should and must know how to be safe when surfing the web, but ironically internet safety tips and tricks are spread out all over the web and can be quite tricky themselves to be tracked.
Date : 21-09-2018
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Date : 23-08-2018
The telecom department has sought views of the industry on technical measures that can be adopted for blocking mobile apps like instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram, etc in situations where national security and public order are under threat. The Department of Telecom (DoT) on July 18, 2018, had written to all telecom operators, the Internet Service Providers Association of India (ISPAI), industry body Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) and others and asked for their inputs to block the applications under Section 69A of the IT Act. "DoT in the letter had said that the Ministry of Electronics and IT and law enforcement agencies have raised issue around blocking of certain mobile apps like Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, Telecom, etc to meet requirement under Section 69A of IT Act," a government source aware of the development told PTI.
Date : 07-08-2018
Cybercriminals distributing powerful malware that abuse legitimate remote administration tools such as TeamViewer & RMS to gain the victim’s system control remotely and steal money from the target organization. Attackers continuously targeting the industrial companies in different origins since 2017 and still the malware campaign distributing into various organizations. The main goal of the attack is to steal the money from the targeted organization by compromising them via remote administration software. Also, cybercriminals using the various new technique to evade the detection in the targeted system. Once the malware installed, the attacker connected to the targeted system to find the purchase documents, as well as the financial and accounting software used.
Date : 04-08-2018
NEW DELHI: Two ATMs at Kalkaji were hacked into and Rs 3 lakh was stolen in a matter of minutes. The theft came to light when a few customers who had used the machine earlier got messages from their banks that money had been withdrawn from their accounts in Mumbai. Police were informed, who found out that a skimmer machine had been used to copy card information. These devices, police guessed, must have been attached to the ATMs. They also said that the total amount of money fraudulently withdrawn was expected to rise as many more people were approaching the police with complaints. DCP (southeast) Chinmoy Biswal said police have written to the banks for more information. Satish Kangar, who complained of losing Rs 50,000, said he had used an Axis Bank ATM located at J-1 block, DDA flats, Kalkaji, on Tuesday night. "After a while, I checked my account to find that Rs 50,000 had been withdrawn from the account. I returned to the ATM machine to check if someone had withdrawn money but there was nobody. Later, six or seven other people also came there. They had also withdrawn money from that and another ATM and got messages about transactions happening in Mumbai," Kangar said. The other ATM belonged to IndusInd Bank. As other ATMs nearby had their shutters down, the victims suspected that someone nearby had done that on purpose so that people would use only those two ATMs. Most of the transactions were carried out in a span of 15 minutes around midnight. "Every three minutes, someone was withdrawing Rs 10,000 from Andheri East, Mumbai. Even as I called the customer care service of the bank to block my card immediately, the hackers had emptied the account and taken away Rs 1 lakh," said Eric George, adding that he had used the ATMs about two weeks earlier.
Date : 14-12-2017
Hyderabad: In yet another case of OLX fraud, the city cyber-crime police, along with a team from detective department, arrested an online fraudster on Tuesday. The accused had cheated many people on the pretext of selling four-wheelers by publishing advertisements in OLX. In the latest case, the accused, Madda Vinod, cheated a city man by posting an advertisement in OLX for selling Maruti Swift at ?3.5 lakh. “The accused used to post advertisements for sale of fourwheelers at cheap rates. Then he used to trap the people by saying that after they deposited the money, they could collect the vehicle from a different place. After the victim transferred the money, he used to stop taking calls,” said S Harinath, assistant commissioner of police (cybercrime), Rachakonda. This was the third case of OLX fraud in the city in the past one week. “Rachakonda cyber-crime police alone have registered nearly six cases of OLX fraud in past one-andhalf months,” said Harinath, adding, “Though such cases always existed, they are coming to light now, as more people are filing complaints. Unless the amount is more than ?1 lakh, people usually don’t file complaints.” According to the city cyber-crime police, every month the department received at least three OLX fraud complaints. “In 90% of the cases, the accused were Nigerians. They worked from Delhi, Bangalore or Mumbai and posted the advertisements. They had contacts with local account holders and gave them commissions,” said G Shankar Raju, inspector, cyber-crime, Hyderabad. According to the police, none of the accused of OLX frauds is from Hyderabad. But there are several victims from the city. “Many people fall prey to the lure of expensive cars at less than ?3 lakh. Citizens should be more careful and verify all the facts before transferring money. Such cases are rampant in Hyderabad,” said Harinath.
Date : 13-12-2017
Hyderabad: A majority of the victims of online phishing scams in the state now hail from remote villages, according to cybercrime officials. Conmen, according to the officials have now been focussing more on rural areas. “Cases of phishing, where conmen loot money after obtaining the PIN and CVV, are now on the rise in rural areas. In cities, such cases have come down these days,” said an official of the CID cybercrime unit. Despite awareness programmes through the local language, they are still falling prey to such gangs mostly based in North India, officials added. Several cases have been referred to the CID. So far, around 900 cybercrime cases are registered in the state. Of these, 30 per cent are phishing frauds. “Most of the phishing scams take place in rural areas. A few people, who lose small amounts, just lodge the complaint and don’t pursue it,” the officials said.
Date : 11-12-2017
The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) and cyber cell of Pune crime branch have arrested three persons, including a journalist, in connection with a multi-crore Nigerian fraud case. The suspects arrested have been identified as Ashish Mohiuddin Ashique alias Rajesh Babu Prabhakaran (46), a resident of Telichori, Kerala; Reji Piar alias Kiran Surya Unnikrishnan (36), a resident of Ernakulam in Kerala and Shahul Ahmed Ulla Hameed alias Ravikumar Rajkumar (32), a journalist by profession, from Velachori in Kerala. The crime branch sleuths have recovered 45 cheque books of different banks, 17 passbooks, 37 debits cards, 9 mobiles, PAN cards, a voters ID card, a press card, cash worth Rs 13.40 lakh and deposits worth Rs 22.10 lakh, aggregating to Rs 35.50 lakh, from their possession. DCP (EOW and cyber crime ) Sudhir Hiremath said that the suspects were arrested based on the information provided by two Nigerian nationals who were arrested in Navi Mumbai in connection with a Rs 1.04 crore online economic fraud. Further investigation of the call detail records and bank accounts led the trail to the suspects. The cyber cell officials carried out a detailed investigation of the accounts and found that they were opened on submission of fraudulent and forged documents. Upon inquiry with the local residents, the cyber crime officials received information that the suspects were holed up in Bilai Guest House in Bhendi Bazaar, Mumbai. Accordingly, a raid was carried out at the premises where all the suspects were immediately arrested under various Sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Date : 07-12-2017
A 38-year-old homemaker from south Mumbai approached J J Marg police last month after she was allegedly duped to the tune of Rs 4.5 lakh by two persons. On Tuesday, the police registered an FIR and are investigating the case. Sumaiya Momeen, a resident of Bismil House at J J Marg, allegedly paid the amount towards custom duty for a gift that had been sent to her from New York. The police said a person, with the name of Max Johanx, sent her a friend request on Facebook on September 12. An officer from J J Marg police station said: “They started chatting on Facebook following which they shared phone numbers with each other. Johanx said he wanted to donate money for cancer patients in India. He claimed that his wife died due to cancer so, he wanted to provide medical treatment for cancer patients. On September 18, Johanx claimed that he was sending gifts from New York and asked the woman to donate the gifts to an NGO. In the last week of September, a woman, posing as a custom officer from Delhi, called up the victim and asked her to pay duty for the gifts. “The victim consulted the New York man, who assured her that he would repay the amount to her. Momeen then paid Rs 4.5 lakh (through online transfers) in three installments,” said an officer.
Date : 07-12-2017
Hyderabad: Gangs of cybercriminals have found a new way to cheat the public – by offering customers of eBay.in expensive gifts such as iPhones, refrigerators, and laptops. One such gang even tried to dupe a correspondent of this newspaper. The fraudsters have set up call centres, from where they make calls to customers of eBay.in. They quote details of recent purchases made by the customers and say that they have been chosen as winners of a lucky draw, as part of which they will receive speci-al gifts. The telecallers tell customers that th-ey must purchase pro-ducts worth `4,000 from the website in order to be able to claim the gift. While trying to lure a correspondent of this paper into falling for this fraudulent scheme, telecaller Priya said, “Just select two or three products worth Rs 4,000 and give us the details, we will merge the order along with one of the gifts.” She went on to say that there was no need to check-out the products on eBay and that there would be no additional shipping charges. Once a customer selects products worth Rs 4,000 or more, he is asked to make online payment to avail Rs 1,000 cashback. In case he opts for card payment, the fraudsters ask for his card details, including the CVV number and the PIN number. While speaking with telecallers from the gang’s call centre, this newspaper’s correspondent could hear other telecallers talking to people in various Indi-an languages. This in-dicates that the gang is targeting customers fr-om across the country. This correspondent decided to verify the authenticity of the scheme by calling eBay customer care department, and he was told that he had been contacted by frau-dsters. He shared with the representatives of eBay the phone numbers from which he received calls and ask-ed them to lodge a complaint against the gang.
Date : 05-12-2017
UC Browser has been in controversy for a long time now as it was being considered as Chinese spyware. Now it is being reported that Indian government has blacklisted 42 apps for Android and iOS users. Source It has been said that these apps are malicious and Chinese spyware, so they must be immediately uninstalled from your smartphone. It has also been advised to make sure that army officers are not using any of these apps. A report by India Today states that the information has been sent out by the Union Home Ministry after receiving inputs from agencies like the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and the National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO).
Date : 04-12-2017
Date : 01-05-2017
Accused Posed As Insurance Agents Selling Profitable Schemes The cyber cell of the UT police have arrested an other accused from Delhi for allegedly duping an 81-year old man from Sector 39, Chandigarh of Rs 42 lakh on the pretext of investing the money in insurance policies yielding huge profit in two months. The accused, identified as 39-year-old Harvinder Singh, is a resident of Shri Ganga Nagar, Rajasthan. Police got to him after the arrest and interrogation of another accused, Tejinder Singh of Delhi.
Date : 27-04-2017
Bank Insiders Part Of Ploy: Investigators If you are using a cellphone number with a 3G sim card and your online banking account is linked to it, you could be the next victim of a thriving `sim card swap fraud'. At least 30 Bengalureans have reportedly fallen prey to scamsters, losing huge sums of money since mid-2016. For insurance executive Aroop Ghosh (39) from Domlur, the ordeal began when he attended a phone call at his lunch table in mid-February .“The male caller claimed he was calling from a mobile service provider and confirmed with me if I was still using a 3G sim. He told me that there is an offer for easy swapping to 4G for better internet speed and sent me a 20-digit number by SMS after disconnecting the call,“ he said. An ignorant Ghosh took the bait by texting the 20-digit number to the mobile service provider's helpline and selected option 1 to confirm the 4G swap as advised by the conman. “Within a few seconds my sim card got deactivated and it remained so,“ rued Ghosh. The following day , electronics good worth over Rs 2 lakh were purchased online using his HDFC bank account.
Date : 27-04-2017
Date : 21-04-2017
Date : 21-04-2017
A group of girl students of University of Mysore complained to city police about their names and phone numbers being uploaded to an escort services website which has photographs of semi-nude women with brief information about them. Students were fed up answering calls over the past few days. They suspect people known to them may have uploaded their details, photos and phone numbers. Students filed a police complaint after varsity officials suggested they do it.
Date : 20-04-2017
Date : 11-04-2017
An alleged Russian hacker has been detained in Spain at the request of American authorities, an arrest that set cybersecurity circles abuzz after a Russian broadcaster raised the possibility it was linked to the US presidential election. Pyotr Levashov was arrested on Friday in Barcelona on a US computer crimes warrant, according to a spokeswoman for Spain's National Court. Such arrests aren't unusual, but Levashov's arrest drew immediate attention after his wife told a Russia's RT broadcaster he was linked to America's 2016 election hacking.
Date : 11-04-2017
The days when you didn't dare go online without antivirus software are over. Computer operating systems are more secure now, and their browsers are smarter, says an article in Gizmodo. If you browse safely--visiting only the `regular' sites--you can forget about buying an antivirus. But all of that extra protection built into your computer is useless if you don't keep the OS and the browsers updated. Unless you absolutely need them, you should not install add-ons and plug-ins in your browser.
Date : 07-04-2017
Date : 07-04-2017
When 80-yearold Sheela Rastogi (name changed) answered a call from a bank official about her credit card being blocked, she had no idea she was being lured into a trap. After the man offered to reactivate the card, the alarmed woman immediately furnished the confidential details that he asked for. Hours later, she discovered her card had been used to make Rs 1.46 lakh worth of transactions. Fortunately for her, the cops got on the trail of the fraud and arrested him on April 4, a fortnight after he had contacted Rastogi. The suspect, Aashish Kumar, a resident of Jehangirpuri in north-west Delhi, ran a scam in which he and his alleged associates approached unsuspecting account holders posing as bank officials and convinced them to share important details like the pins of their credit or debit card, cvv number of the cards or the one-time passwords generated at the time.
Date : 06-04-2017
What if we tell you that your apps can be your colossal enemy? These tools of convenience, without which the meaning of life wouldn't be the same for many, can be used to rip you off your most essential entity -money. Don't believe us? Read on. Recently, Indian app users of a popular American fast food chain were in for a rude shock, as personal data of more than 2.2 million Indian users were leaked after the food chain's app's security mechanism was compromised.Although the brand said that its app doesn't store any sensitive financial data (like card details, e-wallet passwords, bank account information), experts opine that there is reason to worry. With the leaked data including name, phone number and emails, experts feel that hackers could have access to people's financial details.
Date : 06-04-2017
Cracking a whip against those who are running pages on social networking sites to glorify notorious fugitive Anandpal Singh, Laadnu police on Monday arrested a man for running a fake Facebook account and sending various posts.The youth had also used various visuals and clippings of newspapers depicting the fugitive. Paresh Deshmukh, superintendent of police, Nagaur, said ever since Anandpal Singh escaped on September 3, 2015, many youths influenced by his `heroism' were found running social networking groups and posting updates.
Date : 04-04-2017
Almost a week after busting a gang involved in extracting information of debit and credit cards from cardholders to siphon off lakhs of rupees, crime branch of Jaipur police on Monday said Rajasthan remained the soft target for the gang in last year. Investigations so far have revealed that all 33 districts in the state were in target of the gang. The arrested accused confessed that although they duped people from every part of the country , they could've got away easily if they had targeted Rajasthan.
Date : 04-04-2017
Accused Learnt English To Dupe People From Southern States The crime branch of Jaipur police have found several startling evidence against three people who were arrested from Jharkhand and West Bengal for their involvement in cyber fraud. The cops found criminals had taken bank accounts of daily wage labourers and tea vendors on `rent' in order to park their illegally acquired money . The trio also began learning English to dupe people from southern states. Additional commissioner of police, Praful Kumar told TOI that Sagar Das (22), Vicky Das (22) were arrested from Jamtara in Jharkhand and Satyam Roy (20) from Kolkata on Tuesday for duping several people in the city. According to Kumar, the fraudsters promised tea vendors and daily wage labou rers in Jharkhand a commission rate of 10% for letting fraudsters use their bank accounts.
Date : 02-03-2017
Police arrested a 30year-old man for cheating a woman, who was impregna ted by the accused after promising to marry her.Aneesh of Pallipuram panchayat in Cherthala was arrested on Sunday night at Palarivattom signal. The victim is a Vaikom native. According to police, Aneesh abused the woman at a film studio in Padivattom in July last year. The accused got friendly with the victim via Facebook and behaved decently with her initially.
Date : 01-03-2017
Speaker A Respondent In The Case The Punjab and Haryana high court on Tuesday asked the Haryana advocate general (AG) to furnish the status report regarding the investigations into the alleged cash-for-job scam of the state assembly . Justice M M S Bedi of the HC passed these orders in the wake of a petition filed by Joginder Singh, brother of deceased Baljeet Singh, who had allegedly collected around Rs 90 lakh from youths for employment in the Haryana assembly . Justice Bedi adjourned the case for March 22. In his petition, Joginder had alleged that his brother was forced to commit suicide because of undue harassment and lust for money of the officials, especially those working in assembly .
Date : 01-03-2017
The police department, in a bid to battle the rising cybercrime rate in Pune, will soon set up the city's first cyber police station, at the Shivajinagar police headquarters. Last week, following police commissioner Rashmi Shukla's directives to this effect, officers started working on this project. A senior police officer said this decision was taken after the Maharashtra government issued a circular to all police units across the state to establish a specialized police station to handle cases related to cybercrime.
Date : 27-02-2017
With the rise in cashless transactions after demonetisation, the number of debit card frauds have also increased with fraudsters gathering bank details on the pretext of standing in queue and transferring money without the knowledge of the victim. During investigation of cases registered post demo netisation, cybercrime officials suspect gangs were be hind collecting banking details of old debit cards of customers, especially those who had accounts with public sector banks.
Date : 27-02-2017
Three persons, who were clandestinely stealing banking details of customers at ATM kiosks, were arrested by the Cyberabad police at Moosapet on Thursday. Police said K Madhusudhan Reddy, Vinod Kumar Reddy and D Lokanath were arrested based on a complaint lodged by Mohammed Irfan Pasha. He claimed that after he withdrew ` 1,000 from an Andhra Bank ATM at Moosapet, within a few minutes, without his knowledge multiple withdrawals took place and ` 53,000 was siphoned off from his account. When the victim lodged a complaint, the three accused were nabbed. On quizzing them, police came to know that the accused had been stealing details by first noting ATM card details and later PIN number and CVV number. The three were using it and transferring money to their Paytm accounts and in turn transferred to a Canara Bank account. Madhusudhan Reddy and Vinod are natives of Kadapa district, while Lokanath was from Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh.
Date : 24-02-2017
Date : 07-02-2017
The cybercrime branch on Saturday claimed to have cracked an e-mail spoofing case with the arrest of two youth from Jalandhar in Punjab. Hargurunaj Karamsingh Vijaysingh (20) and his brother Parbhanaj (25), through a small firm, had allegedly registered about 40,000 domain names with the aim of cheating people, especially businessmen. The police also discovered that the suspects' bank had Rs2 crore in ill-gotten money. The case came to light through a complaint filed by Ajaykumar Thakur of Keshavnagar in Mundhwa, who runs an electronic weighing machine ma nufacturing unit. Thakur imports raw material from a Chinese firm. On October 10 last year, he placed an order worth $72,672 through an e-mail to the company . Upon receiving an email confirmation, he had transferred $7,000. However, he discovered the money was wired into a different account.
Date : 07-02-2017
Exposing chink in a bank's security system, a 40-year-old city businessman lost Rs2.49 lakh to a Delhi-based racketeer who accessed his bank account by getting his personal details--address and contact number-changed to the national capital using fake Aadhaar card. The cyber crime cell of Mumbai Police arrested Amit Saran (38) after tracking him down with the help of CCTV footage from shops in Delhi where he tried use the money transferred from the businessman's account on January 18-19. The police are probing who helped Saran, a real estate agent, get the contact details of the bank account holder changed.
Date : 06-02-2017
The RBI has asked banks to report any cyber security incident within two to six hours. The RBI has also warned lenders that any delay in reporting and flagging loan frauds could result in banks and bankers being charged for abetting the criminal offence. RBI deputy governor S S Mundra said that the central bank has received information on several cyber incidents -including ransomware attack, debit card frauds or unauthorised access to bank servers -and lenders have failed to report incidents in time. His warning comes at a time when the government is pushing digital payments in a big way , including new channels such as the Aadhaar-Enabled Payment System (AEPS) and the `BHIM' app launched by the National Payments Corporation of India, which runs on the Unified Payment Interface.
Date : 03-02-2017
Facebook scammers are making carbon copies of profiles in order to trick users into revealing financial and personal details, in a tactic known as “cloning“. By creating a new account using the exact same name, personal information and profile and cover photos included on your own profile -even going as far as copying your statuses -they can do a convincing job of imitating you online. The scheme allows them to confidently approach your friends and family members, who may unknowingly accept afriend request from the clone account and eventually share private information with it.
Date : 02-02-2017
Ganeshkumar Agrawal, a coal trader would have lost Rs 1.05 crore from his bank accounts if the cyber cell of the city crime branch hadn't acted swiftly and frozen RTGS transactions worth Rs 53.52 lakh made by cyber criminals.The hackers created a duplicate sim card of Agrawal's phone and created one-time-passwords (OTP) and attempted 27 RTGS transactions amounting Rs1.05 crore.
Date : 02-02-2017
Details Of 1L Customers Provided For Rs 12K A day after the Special Task Force (STF) arrested eight people for running an online racket, the sleuths got evidence regarding the involvement of a private bank official who passed on sensitive information to the accused, brother-sister duo Ajit and Sumit. STF inspector Vinay Gautam said that during the probe they got to know of a woman named Pallavi who was also involved in the racket.“When we sought surveillance assistance to trace the woman's identity, we got to know that she works in a private bank,“ Gautam said. It also surfaced that the details of about 1 lakh customers were provided for a sum of Rs 12,000. “Rs 21 lakh were transferred in the accounts of Sumit and her father Sabhajit Verma in Ambedkarnagar,“ Gautam told ToI, adding that the STF is probing if there are other such active call-centres in the city.
Date : 19-01-2017
A 31-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly duping a Mira Road jeweller of nearly Rs4 lakh by showing a fake message to confirm online money transfer after buying over 106 grams of gold. Police said Rajat Nagori went to Milan Jewellers, Sector 4, Shanti Nagar, Mira Road, on January 8 along with a regular customer of the shop, Shyama Shaikh. The jeweller, Ashok Bohra told police Nagori bought ornaments for over Rs 3.99 lakh and offered to make online payment.So Bohra gave him his bank account details. Within seconds, Nagori forwarded him a screenshot of a message that he claimed he received from his bank confirming transfer of Rs 3.99 lakh to Bohra's account.
Date : 18-01-2017
A local court rejected the bail plea of a Delhi resident, who was recently caught in a Paytm fraud case.Last week, the cyber crime cell of the Chandigarh police arrested Yogesh Kumar, 25 for duping a woman of Rs 18,000 by fraudulently transferring money from her Paytm wallet. The accused used to download the Paytm app on his mobile and create his account.The accused created many accounts in which he used to transfer money . The complainant, Gagandeep Kaur said the accused introduced himself by the fake name of Rahul and posed as a Paytm executive. He asked the victim to reveal information about her Paytm account and transferred the money from her account. The accused was arrested from Delhi after a trap was laid and 22 mobile phones were recovered from his possession.
Date : 13-01-2017