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New police unit to check cyber crime

Social media users may have to be more cautious about making unlawful public remarks or even sharing contentious items as it would soon be only a matter of hours for police to trace their origin with the help of special software.

A specialised police unit, expected to start operations in a few months, will be equipped with the software named open source intelligence (OSINT) to mine any remarks or postings that are defamatory, can hurt religious sentiment and can constitute an offence under the ICT Act, police officials said.

The 505-man full-fledged specialised unit — Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau — has already been approved by the home ministry while the import of the OSINT is in the pipeline, the officials added.

“The OSINT is definitely a useful software to help police find out cyber offenders as it can monitor the wide cyber world database in a short time,” Alimuzzaman, deputy commissioner of Social

Read more at: http://www.thedailystar.net/frontpage/new-police-unit-check-cyber-crime-1515997

Schools to keep a check on online predators

Amidst fears of children being vulnerable to online bullying and other pitfalls on social media, schools across the State will now have to pay special attention to cybersecurity and ensure that their students are taught about the safe use of technology.

One of the draft rules of the Karnataka Educational Institutions (Classification, Regulation and Prescription of Curricula, etc) Amendment Rules-2017 states that students need to be educated on the consequences of cyber-bullying and harassment. Social networking sites should be blocked at all times in schools, and sites containing adult content need to be restricted.

The draft rules tackle the topic of unsupervised access to the Net, and notes that children in computer labs or those who have access to electronic devices need to be supervised by teachers or staff at all times. Every school has to maintain a record and report all cases of cyber-bullying and harassment, with sensitivity

Read more at: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/schools-to-keep-a-check-on-online-predators/article22388534.ece

Schools to keep a check on online predators – The Hindu

Amidst fears of children being vulnerable to online bullying and other pitfalls on social media, schools across the State will now have to pay special attention to cybersecurity and ensure that their students are taught about the safe use of technology.

One of the draft rules of the Karnataka Educational Institutions (Classification, Regulation and Prescription of Curricula, etc) Amendment Rules-2017 states that students need to be educated on the consequences of cyber-bullying and harassment. Social networking sites should be blocked at all times in schools, and sites containing adult content need to be restricted.

The draft rules tackle the topic of unsupervised access to the Net, and notes that children in computer labs or those who have access to electronic devices need to be supervised by teachers or staff at all times. Every school has to maintain a record and report all cases of cyber-bullying and harassment, with sensitivity

Read more at: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/schools-to-keep-a-check-on-online-predators/article22388534.ece

MHA appoints an inter-ministerial body to check cyber crime and phishing

Equipment identity register to keep duplicate SIMs in check

At a time when there are several reports of data loss and cybercrimes, Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan on Thursday said a central equipment identity register was being set up to keep a check on false or duplicate SIM cards and mobiles. The Indian government has been one of the most proactive and in the past four-five months, several initiatives have been taken to improve cyber security, she said.
 
Adding, “A Botnet centres has already been set up, the NCCC is getting operational, the sectoral CERT framework is getting drawn up. In terms of telecom security, we are looking at network security. We are auditing telecom service providers.”


 
The telecom secretary said the global community needed to do more in terms of supporting national governments with more resources and greater collaboration when they have intelligence about cyber crime. She said the openness of internet had a

Read more at: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/equipment-identity-register-to-keep-duplicate-sims-in-check-117112400043_1.html

Equipment identity register being set up to keep duplicate SIMs in check

At a time when there are several reports of data loss and cybercrimes, Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan on Thursday said a central equipment identity register was being set up to keep a check on false or duplicate SIM cards and mobiles. The Indian government has been one of the most proactive and in the past four-five months, several initiatives have been taken to improve cyber security, she said.
 
Adding, “A Botnet centres has already been set up, the NCCC is getting operational, the sectoral CERT framework is getting drawn up. In terms of telecom security, we are looking at network security. We are auditing telecom service providers.”


 
The telecom secretary said the global community needed to do more in terms of supporting national governments with more resources and greater collaboration when they have intelligence about cyber crime. She said the openness of internet had a

Read more at: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/equipment-identity-register-to-keep-duplicate-sims-in-check-117112400043_1.html

Online shoppers could have to wait for a TEXT before being allowed to check out online in bid to tackle online fraud

ONLINE shoppers may have to wait for a text before they can check out in a bid to tackle an explosion in fraud.

The Home Office is examining the scheme to prevent criminals stealing card details.

 The 'Motion Code' system generates a new security code on the back of a credit card every hour
The ‘Motion Code’ system generates a new security code on the back of a credit card every hour

Brits could also be given hi-tech credit cards with security numbers that change EVERY HOUR to tackle the £10 billion explosion in online fraud.

And they may also be forced to separately enter an “authentication” code sent by their bank by text message to be able to shop on the web.

A senior Home Office official yesterday said the days of ‘chip and pin’ were over and “new” technology

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/4707318/plans-to-fight-cyber-crime-credit-card-fraud-with-security-technology/

Government to strengthen surveillance, laws to check cybercrimes

NEW DELHI: In view of the growing incidents of financial cybercrimes, including frauds using cards and e-wallets, Home Minister Rajnath Singh has ordered strengthening of the surveillance and legal frameworks to check the menace, the home ministry said today.

The issue came up at a high-level meeting where the strategies being adopted to check financial cybercrimes were discussed in detail.

Representatives from various agencies made presentations and appraised the home minister of the current trends of financial cybercrimes in the country and the steps being taken by their agencies to address this challenge, a home ministry spokesperson said.

Concerned agencies and representatives of certain states highlighted the steps being taken to arrest the growing trend of cybercrime in the financial sector.

It was noted that both legal and technological steps need to be taken to address this situation.

The home minister directed all concerned agencies to undertake required measures in a time-bound manner and emphasised

Read more at: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/government-to-strengthen-surveillance-laws-to-check-cybercrimes/articleshow/60749856.cms

cyber crime: Government to strengthen surveillance, laws to check …

NEW DELHI: In view of the growing incidents of financial cybercrimes, including frauds using cards and e-wallets, Home Minister Rajnath Singh has ordered strengthening of the surveillance and legal frameworks to check the menace, the home ministry said today.

The issue came up at a high-level meeting where the strategies being adopted to check financial cybercrimes were discussed in detail.

Representatives from various agencies made presentations and appraised the home minister of the current trends of financial cybercrimes in the country and the steps being taken by their agencies to address this challenge, a home ministry spokesperson said.

Concerned agencies and representatives of certain states highlighted the steps being taken to arrest the growing trend of cybercrime in the financial sector.

It was noted that both legal and technological steps need to be taken to address this situation.

The home minister directed all concerned agencies to undertake required measures in a time-bound manner and emphasised

Read more at: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/government-to-strengthen-surveillance-laws-to-check-cybercrimes/articleshow/60749856.cms

Police to partner security agencies to check Cyber crime

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, on Thursday said that the Nigeria Police Force was open to partnering with other security agencies to fight cyber crime in the country.

Idris said this at a Conference on Cyber Security for Government Institutions in Abuja, with the theme: `Cyber Defence, Tool for Economic Development and National Security’.

Idris was represented by CP Joseph Agaji of the Force Communications section.

The conference was organised by the police in collaboration with the New Horizons Nigeria.

He said that the police as a lead security agency in the country, had been at the forefront of campaign and fight against cyber crime.

The inspector-general said that concerted efforts were being made to tackle all forms of criminality both national and international, adding that cyberspace had ushered in a new dimension in security challenges.

He said that the police over the years, had put up structures to checkmate this emerging trend which

Read more at: http://niyitabiti.net/2017/07/police-to-partner-security-agencies-to-check-cyber-crime/