Cybercrime

  • Banking apps on Android phones most at risk of virus: Kaspersky 28-01-2014 11:21 AM

    Jerusalem: Banking applications on Android phones are most vulnerable to cyber crime, the chief executive and co-founder of Russian anti-virus software maker Kaspersky Lab said on Monday. Eugene Kaspersky said 99 per cent of mobile attacks are towards Android-based phones, since Apple has strict controls and does not allow third-party...
  • Microsoft's new Cybercrime Centre combines tactics against criminal hackers 17-11-2013 11:39 AM

    The maker of the most popular computer operating system in the world is launching a new strategy against criminal hackers by bringing together security engineers, digital forensics experts and lawyers trained in fighting software pirates under one roof at its new Cybercrime Centre. Microsoft Corp's expanded Digital Crimes Unit inside...
  • Infographic: Who is spying on you? And how to stop them 06-08-2013 03:00 PM

    Every time you log on to the Web, you are potentially exposing your digital information to many types of threats. At home, at work or when outside, you are vulnerable and your privacy and identity is at risk. The threat is not only from hackers, but also from your ISP...
  • An 'e-vil empire' thrives on USSR's old domain name .su 31-05-2013 02:10 PM

    Moscow: The Soviet Union disappeared from the map more than two decades ago. But online an 'e-vil empire' is thriving. Security experts say the .su Internet suffix assigned to the USSR in 1990 has turned into a haven for hackers who've flocked to the defunct superpower's domain space to send...
  • Bloodless $45 million bank heist impresses cybercrime experts 11-05-2013 11:30 AM

    New York: A bloodless bank heist that netted more than $45 million has left even cybercrime experts impressed by the technical sophistication, if not the virtue, of the con artists who pulled off a remarkable internationally organized attack. "It was pretty ingenious," Pace University computer science professor Darren Hayes said...
  • Hackers stole $45 million in bank theft spanning 27 countries 10-05-2013 02:36 PM

    New York: In one of the biggest ever bank heists, a global cyber crime ring stole $45 million from two Middle Eastern banks by hacking into credit card processing firms and withdrawing money from ATMs in 27 countries, US prosecutors said on Thursday. The US Justice Department accused eight men...
  • US 'virtual embassy' blocked by Iran net censor 08-12-2011 10:06 AM

    Tehran: Iranian authorities blocked a website hours after it was launched by the US State Department to be a "virtual embassy" reaching out to people in the Islamic Republic. "In accordance with the cybercrime law, access to this website is not possible," read a notice to anyone inside Iran trying...
  • '386 phishing incidents from Jan to Oct' 25-11-2011 04:07 PM

    New Delhi: The government today said 386 'phishing' incidents were reported to the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) between January and October this year. "There have been incidents reported to CERT-In by law enforcement agencies on the hacking of email accounts and posting of objectionable content, including videos, on...
  • Global cybercrimes cost $114 billion annually 08-09-2011 04:30 PM

    Bangalore: A study by Symantec Corp, the maker of Norton computer security software, estimates the cost of global cybercrimes at $114 billion annually. The Norton Cybercrime Report 2011 said 431 million adults were victims globally in the past year, with costs of cybercrime surpassing the combined global black market in...
  • US, Romania arrest more than 100 for cyber scams 16-07-2011 12:22 PM

    Washington: US and Romanian police have arrested more than 100 people in a year-long effort to stop Internet fraud schemes that have cost Americans more than $100 million, the US Justice Department said on Friday. Romanian police carried out 117 raids on Friday, the Justice Department said. They arrested 90...
  • Timeline of LulzSec' publicised attacks since May 23-06-2011 12:55 PM

    New York: Here is a timeline of some attacks claimed by hacking group LulzSec since early May. The group knocks websites offline by overwhelming them with Internet traffic in what are known as denial of service attacks. LulzSec also uses a variety of hacking attacks to break into computer networks...
  • Online brawls may be fractious hackers' downfall 23-06-2011 12:52 PM

    London: The rogue hackers behind brazen cyber attacks are clever online technicians but have a critical human frailty - petulant personalities prone to infighting that may spell disaster for their raids on spies, banks and companies. At least that's the hope among state cyber sleuths racing to track down the...
  • Australia unveils cybercrime laws to combat global threat 22-06-2011 02:19 PM

    Canberra: Australia's government unveiled legislation on Wednesday to crack down on cybercrime in the wake of recent cyber attacks on multinational companies and institutions, from Google to the International Monetary Fund and the US Senate. Cybercrime was a growing threat to individuals, businesses and governments, Attorney-General Robert McClelland said, with...
  • How to keep safe from Facebook scams and spams 16-05-2011 04:07 PM

    New Delhi: Cybercriminals are like terrorists. They prefer to target the most high profile and frequented places. And Facebook is the currently the hottest and happening destination in the online world. While Facebook on its part is implementing new security measures to keep you safe online, the real responsibility lies...
  • Cybercrime: New tax return online scam unleashed 22-03-2011 12:13 PM

    New Delhi: Cyber crooks are on the prowl this financial year closing and are using phishing attacks and hoax-alerts to gain access to account details of individuals who have filed their Income Tax returns online, warn experts. "It is the season of income tax returns. Many people file them online....
  • BJP charges Cong with indulging in 'cyber crime' 05-10-2010 06:14 PM

    New Delhi: The BJP today charged Congress with indulging in "cyber crime" over the issue of "theft" of its online identity and demanded a reply to the legal notice issued to the party more than a week ago. "The Bharatiya Janata Party suspects that the Congress party has covertly negotiated...
  • US tops list of countries in cybercrime 20-04-2010 04:23 PM

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