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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

India joins cyber security mission

Cyber security in India has been in a muddle for a decade. Recently, the Ministry of Electronics and Technology launched a programme called, “Cyber Swachhta Kendra,” to curb cyber crimes.

Nobody can forget the problems caused by Wannacry and its post version 2.0. Some months back,  this ransomware infected millions of personal computers across the world using the SMB v1 fl aw. It has infected computers run by police departments and temple endowment boards in south India.

However, systems that ran Linux were safe. This does not mean that Linux platform is completely safe. Though it has fl aws, the levels of severity are   much lower than other operating systems.

The timely action of NMR (No More Ransomware) project, launched by Europol in association with National Cyber Crime Unit of Netherlands’ police and a few cyber security agencies, including Kaspersky and McAfee, was fruitful.

The programme

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Orgs. in India should be transparent with user data: McAfee’s Samani

Orgs. in India should be transparent with user data: McAfee's SamaniIndia saw 27,000 cyber security breach incidents in 2017 as per information tracked by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) and that is besides the impact of the WannaCry attacks.

The chief scientist at cyber security firm McAfee, Raj Samani, said enterprises, government bodies and SMBs in India will need to be wary of phishing, spyware and cyber frauds in first few quarters of 2018 and also should be transparent while collecting user data.

Speaking exclusively to ET, Samani, who is part of the advisory group at EUROPOL Cyber Crime Centre and led the Cloud Security Alliance team for few years, said that organizations in India need to wary of such scams and frauds emanating from various cyber criminal groups.

“Criminals can leverage simple techniques like in business email compromise scams, a small

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Raj Samani: Orgs. in India should be transparent with user data …

Orgs. in India should be transparent with user data: McAfee's SamaniIndia saw 27,000 cyber security breach incidents in 2017 as per information tracked by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) and that is besides the impact of the WannaCry attacks.

The chief scientist at cyber security firm McAfee, Raj Samani, said enterprises, government bodies and SMBs in India will need to be wary of phishing, spyware and cyber frauds in first few quarters of 2018 and also should be transparent while collecting user data.

Speaking exclusively to ET, Samani, who is part of the advisory group at EUROPOL Cyber Crime Centre and led the Cloud Security Alliance team for few years, said that organizations in India need to wary of such scams and frauds emanating from various cyber criminal groups.

“Criminals can leverage simple techniques like in business email compromise scams, a small

Read more at: https://tech.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/technology/enterprises-govt-in-india-should-be-transparent-with-user-data-mcafees-samani/61940351

Crime in India 2016: Why the NCRB data offers an inaccurate …

In July 2015, an Azerbaijani woman emailed the Delhi police complaining an India-based man was blackmailing her and threatening to upload her morphed pictures to pornographic websites. In two months, the man was traced in Haryana’s Kurukshetra town and briefly detained. But the incident did not make it to the Crime in India report for that year. That is because the complaint did not result in a First Information Report, and the annual crime report, published by the National Crime Records Bureau, counts only FIRs and not police complaints.

The Bureau is now seeking to rectify this by collecting data directly from the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System, the electronic record keeper used by police in all states and Union Territories, and streamlining the process to take into account police complaints, too. Until now, it would send proformas for police departments to fill in.

A senior National Crime

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One held on Cyber Crime charges – United News of India

Hyderabad, Dec 1 (UNI) The Cyber Crime police on Friday arrested an offender who cheated the public in the name of selling goods at cheap rates over e-bay.

On credible information, the Cyber Crime Police apprehended Vinay Babu of Nellore and being produced before the Court for judicial remand, police said.

The accused Vinay Babu was habituated to lavish life without doing hard work.
He got registered with e-bay as a seller and regularly uploads adds offering household electronic goods and gadgets at cheap rates.

The complainant Lt Col Piyush Berry complained to Cyber Crime Police on April 18, 2017 stating that he browsed the website e- bay with an intention to purchase O general AC with 5 star ratings for his newly constructed house at

Read more at: http://www.uniindia.com/one-held-on-cyber-crime-charges/states/news/1063732.html

Maximum City tops India in cyber crime

Mumbai: Mumbai, the financial capital of the country, has reported maximum number of cases under cyber-crime (980 cases out of 4,172 cases) accounting to 23.5% during 2016, according to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data. Cyber crime has soared in India, with about 12,317 cases being registered, of which 4,172 cases were registered in Maharashtra alone. Out these, Mumbai accounts for a whopping 980 cases.

Although the number has increased, its detection rate remains less than 35 per cent, said a Mumbai police source. New techniques have been introduced to tackle these problems, but no fruitful results were observed. The police are now being trained to stay up to date with the new types of viruses and cyber crimes.

Deputy commissioner of police (cyber crime) Akbar Pathan said, “The number of cyber crimes going up a notch can be because of Mumbai seeing many online transactions on a daily basis. The police

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India registered over 100 per cent rise in cyber crime during 2016-17: report

Srinagar: India registered over 100 per cent increase in cyber crime during 2016-17, a two-day conference on cyber laws and cyber security being held in Srinagar was told on Saturday

As per the statistics made available to the participants of the conference, there has been a significant rise in attacks on government and private sector, particularly financial sector.

“In government sector, there has been 136 percent increase in cyber crimes while the private sector has seen 119 percent in 2016-17,” said Prof Yasir Latif Handoo, assistant professor, Kashmir Law College. He added that there is need for International Court on cyber Crime on the lines of International Court of Justice to deal with such crimes.

The conference has been organized by Anjuman-e-Vukla ( organization of lawyers) and is being attended by several prominent lawyers from across the country, academia, students from different colleges and universities, as well as officials of

Read more at: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/251117/india-registered-over-100-per-cent-rise-in-cyber-crime-during-2016-17-report.html

India registered over 100 per cent rise in cyber crime during 2016 …

Srinagar: India registered over 100 per cent increase in cyber crime during 2016-17, a two-day conference on cyber laws and cyber security being held in Srinagar was told on Saturday

As per the statistics made available to the participants of the conference, there has been a significant rise in attacks on government and private sector, particularly financial sector.

“In government sector, there has been 136 percent increase in cyber crimes while the private sector has seen 119 percent in 2016-17,” said Prof Yasir Latif Handoo, assistant professor, Kashmir Law College. He added that there is need for International Court on cyber Crime on the lines of International Court of Justice to deal with such crimes.

The conference has been organized by Anjuman-e-Vukla ( organization of lawyers) and is being attended by several prominent lawyers from across the country, academia, students from different colleges and universities, as well as officials of

Read more at: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/251117/india-registered-over-100-per-cent-rise-in-cyber-crime-during-2016-17-report.html