Cyber Crime

  • '9,174 Indian websites hacked till May' July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Minister of Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad Monday said 9,174 Indian websites were hacked by various hacker groups from different parts of the world till May 2014. "These incidents included phishing, scanning, spam, malicious code, website intrusions etc. These attacks have been observed to be orginating from...
  • Man cheated of Rs 29 lakh by cyber criminals July 9, 2014

    A man has lodged an FIR at Town police station in Bihar's Begusarai district against unidentified cyber criminals who allegedly cheated him of Rs 29 lakh after telling him that he had won a Rs one crore lucky draw. Sanoj Kumar, a native of Pokhariya village, had received an SMS, reportedly...
  • Three teachers suspended for watching obscene videos in premises of school July 6, 2014

    District administration on Sunday suspended three government teachers for allegedly watching obscene video films in the premises of Panigaon middle school here, an official said. Mathura Basic Shiksa Adhikari Shyam Prakash Yadav said Headmaster Mahavir Prasad, Assistant teacher Mohar Singh and a class IV employee Jayveer Singh were suspended with an...
  • Cyber crimes up by 51 per cent in India, Maharashtra, AP, Karnataka top list July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh (undivided), Karnataka and Maharashtra have occupied the top 3 positions when it comes to cyber crimes registered under the new IT Act in India. Interestingly, these three states together contribute more than 70 per cent to India's revenue from IT and IT related industries. According to the...
  • Man arrested for posting offensive pictures on Facebook June 23, 2014

    A young man has been arrested for allegedly posting offensive pictures on social networking site Facebook, police said. The accused, identified as Yogesh Kumar, was arrested on Saturday following complaints that he had posted offensive pictures against a particular religion on his Facebook page. Police said the accused had a Facebook account...
  • Cyber crime costs global economy $445 billion a year: Report June 9, 2014

    London: Cyber crime costs the global economy about $445 billion every year, with the damage to business from the theft of intellectual property exceeding the $160 billion loss to individuals from hacking, according to research published on Monday. The report from the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) said cyber...
  • West Bengal man posts sex videos of his Facebook friend online, arrested June 8, 2014

    Siliguri: A man has been arrested in West Bengal's Darjeeling town for having sex with a girl on the false promise of marriage, shooting a video during the act and posting it on the internet when she refused to succumb to his blackmail, police said on Saturday. Nikhil Zimba, a resident...
  • Thane: Husband held for posting his wife's video on a porn site June 6, 2014

    Thane: A 28-year-old man who allegedly filmed his wife and posted the video on a pornographic site was arrested on Friday. Senior police inspector Ajay Kurandkar of Navghar police station said that the man's wife had complained to the police that he did it to earn money since he is...
  • US to prosecute Chinese officials for hacking in to American firms' accounts May 20, 2014

    US prosecutors are in the middle of a series of cyber crime crackdowns. The United States has announced charges against 5 Chinese officials for hacking in to American companies' accounts to steal their trade secrets. The hackers are believed to be the officers of People's Liberation Army in China. ...
  • MP: Man posts woman's obscene photos on Facebook, jailed for 3 years April 29, 2014

    Bhopal: In a first of its kind verdict in Bhopal, a local court has sentenced a youth to three years in prison for posting obscene photographs of a woman on Facebook. The convict has also been directed to pay a penalty of Rs 22,000 for the cyber crime. The woman...
  • Cyber space, a new domain of war: Antony April 22, 2014

    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...
  • We lack facilities to check cyber crime: Rajasthan Police February 14, 2014

    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 was a...
  • 'Revenge' pornster accused of stealing nude images from emails, posting them online January 24, 2014

    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 arrested...
  • Vasundhara Raje asks police to expedite cases of SC/ST, women January 9, 2014

    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 complainants...
  • Smart TVs, security cameras vulnerable to attacks from cyber criminals: Report December 1, 2013

    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...
  • 'No-spy' pact with Germany unlikely despite Snowden's revelations November 6, 2013

    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 Chancellor...
  • Britain launches FBI-style agency to tackle organised crime October 7, 2013

    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) by...
  • US: James Comey sworn in as new FBI director September 5, 2013

    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 attacks...
  • Youth arrested for making fake Facebook profile of woman August 30, 2013

    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 Karnataka,...
  • Government releases National Cyber Security Policy 2013 July 2, 2013

    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 June 29, 2013

    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 deep-rooted...
  • Hyderabad: Man arrested for emailing wife's obscene pics June 17, 2013

    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 May 19, 2013

    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' May 19, 2013

    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 of...
  • Indian companies at centre of global cyber heist May 12, 2013

    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 two...
  • China rejects US Pentagon's charges of military espionage May 7, 2013

    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 to...
  • Bangladeshi Islamists rally against 'atheist' bloggers April 7, 2013

    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? April 7, 2013

    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...
  • Bloggers who initiated Bangladesh uprising arrested April 3, 2013

    Dhaka: Three atheist bloggers in Bangladesh were on Tuesday arrested here on charges of defaming Islam, as the government set up the country's first cyber crime tribunal to prevent exploitation of religion on the Internet. The crackdown as well as the announcement came two days after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina...
  • Hasina pledges to punish online insults against Islam April 1, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday pledged stern action against people found guilty of defaming Islam using the internet as right-wing Islamic parties threatened to wage an intensified street campaign against "atheist bloggers". "You (Islamic parties) do not need to go for any movement. As a Muslim, I...