Cyber Crimes

  • Cyber space, a new domain of war: Antony 22-04-2014 08:37 AM

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of rising incidents of hacking of military networks, Defence Minister AK Antony on Monday said cyber space was the new domain of war and asked top Army brass to ensure security of critical information infrastructure of the force. He said rapid growth and dependence on...
  • We lack facilities to check cyber crime: Rajasthan Police 14-02-2014 12:16 AM

    Rajasthan Police on Thursday expressed concern over the lack of important infrastructure in the state to counter cyber crime. Speaking at a two-day training programme on information technology, the ADGP (Crime) Ajit Singh said Rajasthan lacked important facilities, infrastructure and equipment to contain cyber crime. Consumer awareness in information technology...
  • 'Revenge' pornster accused of stealing nude images from emails, posting them online 24-01-2014 01:44 PM

    Los Angeles: A notorious "revenge porn" website operator and another California man have been charged with stealing nude photos from hundreds of hacked email accounts and posting the images online. Hunter Moore, 27, who has been dubbed by some media outlets as "the most hated man on the Internet," was...
  • Vasundhara Raje asks police to expedite cases of SC/ST, women 09-01-2014 05:57 PM

    Holding a high-level meeting with SPs on law and order in the state, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Thursday directed them to expedite cases pertaining to SC/ST, women and children and register FIRs immediately. She also asked them to address public grievances on the spot to avoid crime and said...
  • Smart TVs, security cameras vulnerable to attacks from cyber criminals: Report 01-12-2013 04:05 PM

    New Delhi: Besides PCs and mobile phones, internet-connected devices like smart TVs, routers and security cameras are also now vulnerable to attacks from cyber criminals, security software provider Symantec today said. With millions of devices now connecting to the Internet and in many cases, running embedded operating systems like Android,...
  • 'No-spy' pact with Germany unlikely despite Snowden's revelations 06-11-2013 07:57 AM

    Washington: The United States is working to improve intelligence cooperation with Germany but a sweeping "no-spy" agreement between the two countries is unlikely, a senior Obama administration official said on Tuesday. German and US intelligence officials are meeting this week following reports that the National Security Agency had monitored German...
  • Britain launches FBI-style agency to tackle organised crime 07-10-2013 01:33 PM

    Britain's new crime-fighting agency starts work on Monday with the power to mobilise intelligence from multiple sources and direct police forces across the country to tackle drug gangs, corruption, cyber crime and child sex abuse. The National Crime Agency, dubbed Britain's version of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)...
  • US: James Comey sworn in as new FBI director 05-09-2013 09:12 AM

    Former Deputy US Attorney General James Comey, a Republican, was sworn in on Wednesday as the FBI director.He won Senate confirmation on July 29 as President Barack Obama's pick to head the FBI. Comey, 52, replaced Robert Mueller, who has led the bureau since shortly before the September 11, 2001...
  • Youth arrested for making fake Facebook profile of woman 30-08-2013 08:28 PM

    Cyberabad Police have arrested a youth from Bangalore on the charge of creating fake profile of a city-based woman on Facebook and threatening her for rejecting his love proposal. N Santosh Kumar alias Kiran, working in a private company in Bangalore and a native of Pavagada in Tumkur district of...
  • Government releases National Cyber Security Policy 2013 02-07-2013 02:56 PM

    New Delhi: With an aim to protect information and build capabilities to prevent cyber attacks, the government today released the National Cyber Security Policy 2013 to safeguard both physical and business assets of the country. "...policy is a framework document and it gives you a broad outline of what our...
  • Punjab Police registers case in IAS officer's assault case 29-06-2013 02:00 AM

    Chandigarh: The Punjab Police on Friday registered a case under the Information Technology (IT) Act following a complaint by senior IAS officer KS Pannu over the uploading of a video on social networking sites showing an assault on him in Uttarakhand. In his complaint, Pannu has stated that "under a...
  • Hyderabad: Man arrested for emailing wife's obscene pics 17-06-2013 10:50 PM

    Hyderabad: A software engineer from Bangalore was arrested by Andhra Pradesh police on the charge of sending emails containing obscene photos of his wife who had sought divorce for allegedly hiding his first marriage. "Nanda Kumar Jai was arrested from his residence in Bangalore on June 14 by the Cyber...
  • Hyderabad: Youth held for creating obscene Facebook profile of a woman 19-05-2013 09:46 PM

    Hyderabad: A youth from Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh was arrested on Sunday for creating a fake Facebook account of a female student and posting her morphed pictures, the police said. The youth, allegedly created a Facebook account of the girl and uploaded her morphed images along with obscene as...
  • 'Indians more willing to share personal info than others' 19-05-2013 11:23 AM

    Mumbai: Even as cases of financial fraud are dotting cyber space across the world, Indians seem more forthcoming in giving out their personal information for personalised services and simplification of finance management than their global counterparts, a study by Cisco has said. According to the Cisco report, 72 per cent...
  • Indian companies at centre of global cyber heist 12-05-2013 03:41 PM

    Boston: Two companies with major operations in India were the weak links that opened the door to a $45 million global cyber heist brought to light by US authorities this week. EnStage Inc, which operates from Bangalore, and ElectraCard Services, which is based in Pune, processed card payments for the...
  • China rejects US Pentagon's charges of military espionage 07-05-2013 08:25 PM

    Washington: The Pentagon said on Monday that China is using espionage to acquire technology to fuel its military modernization. The Pentagon for the first time accused the Chinese of trying to break into US defence computer networks, though China on Tuesday firmly desmised the allegations. In its 83-page annual report...
  • Bangladeshi Islamists rally against 'atheist' bloggers 07-04-2013 05:17 PM

    Dhaka: Members of a hardline Muslim group in Bangladesh on Saturday held rally across Dhaka demanding enactment of anti-blasphemy laws to punish people who insult Islam. The massive rally in Dhaka took place amid heightened security. The protestors targeted bloggers who have held street protests demanding execution for convicted war...
  • 30 Minutes: Is cyber warfare a threat to India? 07-04-2013 01:58 PM

    In August, 2012 a series of bulk SMSes, MMSes started spreading like a virus across mobile phones in India targeting people from a North-Eastern states who stayed and worked away from their homes across India. As these text messages spread, the enemy achieved its objective creating panic. In just three...