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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

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Cyber crime gang busted – The Hindu

The Cyberabad police on Monday nabbed an inter-State gang on charges of cyber cheating. Police identified the accused as Babulal Hembrom, Asin Kisku, Nibash Mondal and Ramu Mandal, all residents of Jamtara district in Jharkhand. According to police, the gang’s modus operandi was to introduce themselves as customer care executives from State Bank of India and collect credit card details including one-time password to conduct online transactions. Based on a complaint lodged by a victim who was cheated to the tune of ₹1 lakh, a case was registered and the accused arrested from Jharkhand.

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Corporator’s son held for ‘cyber stalking’ – The Hindu

A month after he was arrested for allegedly harassing women, Abhishek Goud, son of TRS’s Malkajgiri corporator Jagdish Goud landed behind the bars again on Friday on similar charge.

Rachakonda Cyber Cell nabbed the 20-year-old accused, who was lodged in prison and came out on bail a month ago, on charge of harassing a 25-year-old woman on Facebook.

Cyber cell Inspector Mohammed Riyazuddin said that a woman approached them a month ago stating that she was receiving obscene messages and videos on her FB account. The sender was anonymous and insisted that she chat with him.

“He threatened to upload her morphed pictures on different websites as she refused to chat with him,” the Inspector said. Based on her complaint, the police traced the Facebook account ‘Vara Darling’ through technical evidence and nabbed Abhishek, who turned out to be the accused.

During interrogation he confessed to have created FB account

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Nigerian held for cyber crime – TELANGANA – The Hindu

The Cyberabad police on Friday arrested a Nigerian, Ikechukuwu Okoro, from Mumbai in a case of cheating a Hyderabadi of Rs. 1.42 lakh in the guise of offering him a business deal.

According to the complainant, Syed Zafar Ahmed, a woman named Angelina Francis contacted him through WhatsApp and offered him a business deal by supplying some nuts to an England-based pharmaceutical company. At her instance, he purchased a packet of nuts for Rs. 1.42 lakh from the supplier in Meghalaya online. . Later, he realised he was taken for a ride as the ‘representatives’ of the company stopped responding to his phone calls. Based on his complaint, Cyberabad Cyber Crime sleuths analysed the bank transactions and found that one of the suspects was operating from Mumbai and arrested the Nigerian.

Read more at: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-telangana/nigerian-held-for-cyber-crime/article19928987.ece

Nigerian held for cyber crime – The Hindu

The Cyberabad police on Friday arrested a Nigerian, Ikechukuwu Okoro, from Mumbai in a case of cheating a Hyderabadi of ₹1.42 lakh in the guise of offering him a business deal.

According to the complainant, Syed Zafar Ahmed, a woman named Angelina Francis contacted him through WhatsApp and offered him a business deal of making money by supplying some nuts to an England-based pharmaceutical company.

At her instance, he purchased a packet of nuts for ₹1.42 lakh from the supplier in Meghalaya online. The woman asked him to hand over the packet to the pharmaceutical company representatives coming from England to India.

On their arrival in India, they spoke with him over phone and directed him to buy 20 such packets but Ahmed didn’t agree to the proposal. He demanded that they return his money. He realised he was taken for a ride as the ‘representatives’ stopped responding to his

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‘A single boxer in a ring is not a winner’ – BUSINESS – The Hindu


Ilya Sachkov

is the CEO of Russian cybersecurity firm Group-IB. He looks and acts every bit the software intellectual stereotype – gentlemanly, suave and unflappable, even as he dishes out a shocker in the middle of an interview with
The Hindu
. He pulls out his laptop, boots up the security tool developed by his firm and displays the screen to this writer: what you see is data on a recent breach by hackers compromising login credentials of a user in the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India!

Group-IB, which Mr. Sachkov started 14 years ago, had recently contributed to the prosecution in its 120th case involving cybercrime. The last was the toughest – where the criminals got 20 years in prison for financial fraud against victims across 60 countries. Excerpts:

There seems to be a surfeit of cybercrime cases now? Why?

Organised cybercrime is mostly done for money. Banking

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The battle against cyber crime – Bangalore – The Hindu

How the rampant use of social media applications leads to unprecedented levels of cyber crime is the theme of Ganesh Venkatram’s film
Inayathalam,
releasing today. “A cyber criminal is faceless, nameless and location-free, thanks to the very virtual world he or she dwells in. An obsession with social media has led today’s youngsters into a whirlpool of crime,” says Ganesh, who plays an investigative officer in the movie.

Directed by Shankar and Suresh,
Inayathalam
features Shweta Menon and Erode Mahesh (a popular VJ who debuts as actor) as cops from the cyber wing.

How did the duo share responsibility on the sets without treading on each other’s toes? Ganesh says that every aspect of filming was planned in advance.

“While shooting, the only improvisation that would happen was to enhance a particular scene. Sometimes, two separate scenes would be shot simultaneously in the same location by the two, thereby saving time,” adds

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MLA falls prey to cyber crime – The Hindu

On an average, at least three cases of cyber crime are reported in Bengaluru every day. The latest to be included in the list is Channapatna MLA C.P. Yogeshwar.

The perpetrator allegedly hacked into his back account and, on March 17 and 18, transferred ₹1.90 lakh to other accounts. The money was withdrawn from ATMs in Mumbai and Pune almost immediately.

According to the police, Mr. Yogeshwar claims to have received a mail from the State Bank of India (SBI), in which he hold an account, informing him about the withdrawal. He blocked the card and lodged a complaint at Banashankari Police Station on March 19. A case was registered under Section 420 of IPC and the IT Act.

A senior police officer said, “We have sought details from the SBI about the transactions. We have also sought help from the cyber crime cell to track the culprits.”

Cyber crime is fast becoming

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Cyber crime unit to probe Class XII paper leak – The Hindu

Mumbai: The State education board has filed an FIR over the online leak of the Marathi paper in the ongoing Class XII board exams with the Navi Mumbai Police’s cyber crime unit.

The question paper for the Marathi exam was found being circulated on social media on Thursday just before it was to be held, leading to a public outcry. “We have no information about any paper leak. We have asked the police to investigate the complaints and act upon it. If people are indicted, we shall act. The other students will not be affected in any manner due to this case and all exams shall continue unhindered,” G.K. Mhamane, Chairman, Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, said.

Meanwhile, the board recorded just two cases of exam malpractice across the State on Friday.

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Fears grow over jihadist cyber threat – IN SCHOOL – The Hindu

, Jihadists have yet to shut down a power grid, paralyse a transport network or banking system or take over a key industrial site from afar, but experts say the threat of such a cyber attack should be taken seriously.

Analysts fear that while extremist groups may not have the necessary skills themselves, they could hire someone else to wreak havoc.

“Digital attacks with major impacts are unlikely in the short term,” said Guillaume Poupard, head of France’s digital security service ANSSI, speaking to AFP at an international cyber security conference in Lille, France.

“However, that could change very fast. Our real fear, and we may already be there, is that they will use mercenaries, people who will do anything for money,” Poupard said.

The Islamic State group, Al-Qaeda and other jihadist groups are so far using the internet mainly for propaganda and recruitment purposes.

“The skills are complex, though not at the level of

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