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India vulnerable to cyber crime, needs to upgrade tech: IIT-Kanpur study

A study conducted by IIT-Kanpur experts has revealed an alarming rise in cyber crimes across the country in the last one year.

Senior scientists Manindra Agarwal and Sandeep Shukla, the brains behind the exercise, pointed out that the country needs to upgrade its defences “without any delay” because the risk of cyber crime has doubled. They have submitted the study to the central government, and briefed the parliamentary committee on finance in this regard.

The study, which recommended the expedition of the Computer Emergency Response System (CERS) project for the financial sector, said: “Almost all financial institutions, banks and online transactions are vulnerable to cyber crime. Digital wallets like Paytm and BHIM, which gained prominence after demonetisation, were found unsafe during the research.”

The CERS project was proposed in the Union budget unveiled by the central government.

The experts said as the government was pushing for Aadhaar-based financial transactions, checking the unauthorised use

Read more at: http://www.hindustantimes.com/tech/india-vulnerable-to-cyber-crime-needs-to-upgrade-tech-iit-kanpur-study/story-oN8PTQC38hcWuLjjN7el7K.html

cyber crime in India: India vulnerable to cyber crime, must upgrade …

NEW DELHI: Demonetisation and the subsequent push for digitisation has escalated risks relating to cyber crime and India needs to urgently upgrade its defences by setting up a cyber security commission on the lines of the Atomic Energy and Space Commissions, according to an IIT Kanpur study shared with Parliament‘s committee on finance.

Noting that the government has initiated a number of programmes to enhance the participation of citizens in the fully digitalised economy, the study said cyber security centres set up by the Reserve Bank of India would be insufficient. “While RBI centres often come to IITs such as IIT-K for expert opinion, IITs do not engage in relevant research on cyber security,” the study said.

Incidents of cyber crime in India are rising sharply, recording an increase of over 100% in 2015 from 2014.

Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-vulnerable-to-cyber-crime-must-upgrade-defence-study/articleshow/59838381.cms

India vulnerable to cyber crime, must upgrade defence: Study

NEW DELHI: Demonetisation and the subsequent push for digitisation has escalated risks relating to cyber crime and India needs to urgently upgrade its defences by setting up a cyber security commission on the lines of the Atomic Energy and Space Commissions, according to an IIT Kanpur study shared with Parliament‘s committee on finance.

Noting that the government has initiated a number of programmes to enhance the participation of citizens in the fully digitalised economy, the study said cyber security centres set up by the Reserve Bank of India would be insufficient. “While RBI centres often come to IITs such as IIT-K for expert opinion, IITs do not engage in relevant research on cyber security,” the study said.

Incidents of cyber crime in India are rising sharply, recording an increase of over 100% in 2015 from 2014.

Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-vulnerable-to-cyber-crime-must-upgrade-defence-study/articleshow/59838381.cms

cyber crime: One cybercrime in India every 10 minutes

BENGALURU: From the global ransomware attacks that hit hundreds of systems to phishing and scanning rackets, at least one cybercrime was reported every 10 minutes in India in the first six months of 2017. That’s higher than a crime every 12 minutes in 2016.

According to the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), 27,482 cases of cybercrime were reported from January to June.

These include phishing, scanning or probing, site intrusions, defacements, virus or malicious code, ransomware and denial-of-service attacks.

With more Indians going online, cyber experts said putting in place critical infrastructure to predict and prevent cybercrimes was crucial.

India has seen a total of 1.71 lakh cybercrimes in the past three-and-a-half years and the number of crimes so far this year (27,482) indicate that the total number is likely to cross 50,000 by December, just as

Read more at: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/one-cybercrime-in-india-every-10-minutes/articleshow/59709601.cms

One cybercrime in India every 10 minutes

BENGALURU: From the global ransomware attacks that hit hundreds of systems to phishing and scanning rackets, at least one cybercrime was reported every 10 minutes in India in the first six months of 2017. That’s higher than a crime every 12 minutes in 2016.

According to the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), 27,482 cases of cybercrime were reported from January to June.

These include phishing, scanning or probing, site intrusions, defacements, virus or malicious code, ransomware and denial-of-service attacks.

With more Indians going online, cyber experts said putting in place critical infrastructure to predict and prevent cybercrimes was crucial.

India has seen a total of 1.71 lakh cybercrimes in the past three-and-a-half years and the number of crimes so far this year (27,482) indicate that the total number is likely to cross 50,000 by December, just as

Read more at: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/one-cybercrime-in-india-every-10-minutes/articleshow/59709601.cms

One cybercrime in India every 10 minutes

BENGALURU: From the global ransomware attacks that hit hundreds of systems to phishing and scanning rackets, at least one cybercrime was reported every 10 minutes in India in the first six months of 2017. That’s higher than a crime every 12 minutes in 2016.

According to the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), 27,482 cases of cybercrime were reported from January to June.

These include phishing, scanning or probing, site intrusions, defacements, virus or malicious code, ransomware and denial-of-service attacks.

With more Indians going online, cyber experts said putting in place critical infrastructure to predict and prevent cybercrimes was crucial.

India has seen a total of 1.71 lakh cybercrimes in the past three-and-a-half years and the number of crimes so far this year (27,482) indicate that the total number is likely to cross 50,000 by December,

Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/one-cybercrime-in-india-every-10-minutes/articleshow/59707605.cms

All India Bakchod in legal trouble over Narendra Modi meme as cyber crime cell lodges FIR

Out of hundreds of jokes they crack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, All India Bakchod (AIB) have come under the scanner for their latest one, which shows a Modi waiting at a railway station and using the dog filter on Snapchat, along with #Wanderlust.

This dig at Modi’s multiple foreign visits invited the ire of trolls who not only lambasted the comedy group but also asked the Mumbai police to take action against them. Mumbai police, who were recently criticised for laughing off a woman’s complaint of a man masturbating in a local train, responded promptly by claiming that they will forward the complaint to cyber police.

Read more at: http://www.firstpost.com/entertainment/all-india-bakchod-in-legal-trouble-over-narendra-modi-meme-as-cyber-crime-cell-lodges-fir-3812027.html

Bengaluru tops India in cyber crime – Deccan Chronicle

Cybercrime has managed to creep through most channels in India. A recent report by IndianSpend tracks the growing hold of cyber crimes taking place in the country.

It so appears that even popular personalities are being targeted by hackers. Just recently, an English national daily reported that Kannada actress Shruthi Hariharan had filed a complaint with the cybercrime police, alleging that unidentified users have morphed her nude photos and uploaded them on popular social sites. In fact, a fake Facebook page was also created wherein the obscene images were being uploaded. Another report by The Hindu talks about Channapatna MLA C.P. Yogeshwar being allegedly hacked by an unidentified user who managed to siphoned off Rs 1,90,000 from his bank account. A lot of such cases have surfaced in the recent past.

The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) indicated that Bengaluru is on top in India as far as incidents

Read more at: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/technology/in-other-news/220617/bengaluru-tops-india-in-cyber-crime.html

Increased Cyber crime in the silicon valley of India

Bengaluru, June 16:- On an average four Cyber crimes are reported in Karnataka out of which three in Bengaluru city says Cyber cell police.

The statistics compiled of seven Cyber crime police stations set up in the state. In the first five months of the year 679 cases have been registered in the state. Bengaluru alone has 525 cases.

Bengaluru continues to be topping in the cyber crimes among the states in India. State police stations are also registering cases under cheating, impersonating, money laundering cases on which data not shared with cyber cell, majority of the cyber crimes belong to fake job offers, banks frauds, stolen data, debit and credit card fraud, online bullying, offers in the form of SMS,EMAILS, fraudulent online fund transfer comes next.

By creating false accounts belonging to reputed companies, fraudsters create online fake job offers and cheating the aspirants reported very often.

General Precautions:

Do not jump to disclose

Read more at: http://citytoday.news/increased-cyber-crime-in-the-silicon-valley-of-india-bengaluru/

‘Rufus’ loots India: Cyber crooks using Chinese malware to clean out cash machines running outdated Windows XP …

  • A Chinese software – Rufus – is being used by criminals to access cash dispensers and loot money
  • Cyber criminals are exploiting outdated software being used in ATMs
  • The cyber crime branches of West Bengal and Bihar police have reported the new method
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Shashank Shekhar