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Cybercrime cases in India are under-reported, say experts

New Delhi: With the centre scrambling to fortify India’s cyber operations amid growing warnings of malware attacks on personal and organizational devices, intelligence and cyber law experts have stated that much like crimes against women, India suffers from dismal under-reporting of cybercrime cases.

While the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) stated that India recorded 9,622, 11,592 and 12,317 cases of cybercrime in 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively, experts stated that this data accounted for merely 1% of the cybercrimes that actually took place in the country.

“These figures do not represent the ground reality. There is massive under-reporting of cybercrime cases in India and at present these numbers represent just 1% of actual incidents,” said Pavan Duggal, a cyber law expert.

He said that people seldom come forward to report cybercrimes because of loopholes in the legal system.

“In 2008, all cybercrime offences—except child pornography, cyberterrorism and breach of protected

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Cybercrime cases in India are under-reported, say experts

New Delhi: With the centre scrambling to fortify India’s cyber operations amid growing warnings of malware attacks on personal and organizational devices, intelligence and cyber law experts have stated that much like crimes against women, India suffers from dismal under-reporting of cybercrime cases.

While the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) stated that India recorded 9,622, 11,592 and 12,317 cases of cybercrime in 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively, experts stated that this data accounted for merely 1% of the cybercrimes that actually took place in the country.

“These figures do not represent the ground reality. There is massive under-reporting of cybercrime cases in India and at present these numbers represent just 1% of actual incidents,” said Pavan Duggal, a cyber law expert.

He said that people seldom come forward to report cybercrimes because of loopholes in the legal system.

“In 2008, all cybercrime offences—except child pornography, cyberterrorism and breach of protected

Read more at: http://www.livemint.com/Politics/kmE7EC9twVDn3DSIZlH8QM/Cybercrime-cases-in-India-are-underreported-say-experts.html

More connected, more risk? Experts advise cyber caution

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – The so-called Internet of Things and rise of machines are, together, opening a dangerous door for users across the world.

“The issue we’re seeing right now is called The Internet of Things,” said Supervisory Special Agent William Walton of the Anchorage Federal Bureau of Investigation, describing the interconnection of everyday objects – which are able to send and receive data – that people use.

“(There’s) the ability of cybercriminals to compromise routers, DVRs, internet-connected devices,” he said.

In turn, commercial or residential, more connectivity could mean that you’re also more at risk.

“The key thing is … missing the mark on protection,” said Matt Peters of Threat Informant, an Anchorage-based cybersecurity agency.

Most devices in homes and businesses come equipped with default credentials. That means that usernames and passwords, for example, are often widely available.

The best advice? Change those passwords a couple

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Experts warn of significant rise in cyber crime cases by 2020

A Corporate Specialist from  Allianz Global in South Africa, Nobuhle Nkosi, has said cybercrime is likely to increase by about 17 million cases by 2020.

She said this at a seminar at the Labadi beach hotel on Wednesday, October 25, meant to educate companies and individuals who use the internet as a major tool for business.

“Cyber predictions for 2018 and beyond DDoS attacks will increase to 17million by 2020.Data breaches are also expected to grow by 40% a year by 2019” she predicted.

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“The number and complicity of cyber-attacks is on the rise and are becoming more and more sophisticated by the day. We have found that digital crime is a growing dimension of crime, and the reason for this is because criminals have the enormity, they can

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Security experts detect servers controlled by hacker group ‘Lazarus’

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Moscow-based IT security software maker Kaspersky has detected some servers managed remotely by cyber criminal gang Lazarus which is believed to be behind large scale cyber attacks across the world including recent WannaCry ransomware.

While investigating the latest activities of the notorious cyber criminal group Lazarus, antivirus software provider Kaspersky Lab’s cyber-scientists unearthed a number of compromised servers being used as part of Lazarus’ global command and control infrastructure, the software company said.

Security experts detect servers controlled by hacker group ‘Lazarus …

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Moscow-based IT security software maker Kaspersky has detected some servers managed remotely by cyber criminal gang Lazarus which is believed to be behind large scale cyber attacks across the world including recent WannaCry ransomware.

While investigating the latest activities of the notorious cyber criminal group Lazarus, antivirus software provider Kaspersky Lab’s cyber-scientists unearthed a number of compromised servers being used as part of Lazarus’ global command and control infrastructure, the software company said.

Experts both laud and decry committee proposals on cyber crime

NEW DELHI: Internet policy experts and cyber security specialists are at variance with each other on the recommendations of the T K Viswanathan committee on cybercrime. The Internet Freedom Foundation, a volunteer collective that campaigned heavily in favour of net neutrality last year, criticised the “opaque” functioning of the committee, demanding a public consultation on the recommendations. However, cyber security consultant Rakshit Tandon believes that the committee’s proposal on setting up district-level cyber cells and giving investigating powers to sub-inspectors are a move towards efficiency.

In a statement issued on Wednesday posted along with the text of the recommendations, the IFF urged the government to hold a public consultation on the issue. The IFF said the new proposals resemble the quashed Section 66 A of the IT Act, which was widely criticised for chilling free speech.

Tandon, who holds workshops

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Experts weigh in on gun safety and cyber-bullying in wake of Taunton shooting

TAUNTON – The Taunton Rifle and Pistol Club has a junior rifle team for children 12 years old through high school.

Those children are trained in the safe use and handling of firearms. But nobody that young is ever allowed to own a gun or have access to one without adult supervision, said David Burgess, a member of the club’s executive board.

“You have to make sure they understand the responsibility that goes along with it,” Burgess said.

“You don’t take it out. You don’t play with it. You never, ever point a firearm at another person and you treat every firearm as if it were loaded,” Burgess said.

On Monday afternoon a 13-year-old boy shot his 12-year-old neighbor in the arm on Highstone Street in Taunton possibly in connection with an incident of “Facebook bullying,” Taunton Police Lt. Paul Roderick said.

Roderick said the suspect

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TAUNTON – The Taunton Rifle and Pistol Club has a junior rifle team for children 12 years old through high school.

Those children are trained in the safe use and handling of firearms. But nobody that young is ever allowed to own a gun or have access to one without adult supervision, said David Burgess, a member of the club’s executive board.

“You have to make sure they understand the responsibility that goes along with it,” Burgess said.

“You don’t take it out. You don’t play with it. You never, ever point a firearm at another person and you treat every firearm as if it were loaded,” Burgess said.

On Monday afternoon a 13-year-old boy shot his 12-year-old neighbor in the arm on Highstone Street in Taunton possibly in connection with an incident of “Facebook bullying,” Taunton Police Lt. Paul Roderick said.

Roderick said the suspect

Read more at: http://www.enterprisenews.com/news/20171010/experts-weigh-in-on-gun-safety-and-cyber-bullying-in-wake-of-taunton-shooting/1