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Peeping TOMfoolery online

Getting to know someone better or bonding over mutual interest — it’s all digital now. Rather than interacting organically and framing an impression that evolves through time, people prefer to get details online by going through and hovering over another’s social media accounts for hours. Sometimes, it is excessive and borderline stalker behaviour. So, where should one draw the line? How healthy is this obsession? We speak to city-based youngsters to find out where curiosity ends and stalking begins…

Yamini Shankar believes looking people up online is a safe zone for a lot of introverts. “People who have a hard time blending in or asking questions, find it easier to just gather information online,” shares the 22-year-old engineering student. “Being one myself, I would much rather go to someone’s profile and find out their birthday, than run the risk of seeming creepy by asking a person what’s their zodiac. Having said

Read more at: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/lifestyle/viral-and-trending/180917/peeping-tomfoolery-online.html

The new battlefield is online. Is India prepared?

On June 27 this year, a series of powerful cyber attacks using the Petya malware swamped the websites of several Ukrainian organisations, including banks, ministries, newspapers and electricity firms. The radiation monitoring system at Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear power plant went offline. Metro trains, regular trains and flights came to a halt at several locations. Ukraine accused Russian security services of being involved in the attack and claimed that they were also behind the hacking of Ukrainian state energy computers in December 2016 causing a power cut in the northern section of capital Kiev. A year ago, in 2015, hackers infected information systems of three power distribution companies in Ukraine, temporarily disrupting supply.

While Russia, locked in a bitter conflict with Ukraine since 2014, has rubbished such claims, global security experts claim that the country is using Ukraine as a testing ground for cyber war. This echoes what Maj Gen Aviv Kochavi

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The new battlefield is online. Is India prepared? : The Big Story …

On June 27 this year, a series of powerful cyber attacks using the Petya malware swamped the websites of several Ukrainian organisations, including banks, ministries, newspapers and electricity firms. The radiation monitoring system at Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear power plant went offline. Metro trains, regular trains and flights came to a halt at several locations. Ukraine accused Russian security services of being involved in the attack and claimed that they were also behind the hacking of Ukrainian state energy computers in December 2016 causing a power cut in the northern section of capital Kiev. A year ago, in 2015, hackers infected information systems of three power distribution companies in Ukraine, temporarily disrupting supply.

While Russia, locked in a bitter conflict with Ukraine since 2014, has rubbished such claims, global security experts claim that the country is using Ukraine as a testing ground for cyber war. This echoes what Maj Gen Aviv Kochavi

Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/cyber-crime-cyber-attack-malware-cyber-security/1/1037598.html

Thousands of children going back to school face online bullying nightmare… as nearly half say teachers don’t take …

THOUSANDS of kids – some as young as six – are facing a cyber bullying epidemic as they go back to school this week, The Sun on Sunday can reveal.

Almost 200 specialist teachers have been trained to fight web-based attacks as more than eight million pupils return to classes.

One study showed that half of girls surveyed has received harassment compared to 40 per cent of boys

One study showed that half of the girls surveyed had received harassment online compared to 40 per cent of boys

But experts say our schools are on the verge of crisis with new stats revealing one in four youngsters is left so traumatised by online abuse, they are unable to sleep.

The term “cyber bullying” is searched in Google eight times more often in September and October as the schools go back, than during summer

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/4378507/teachers-are-training-to-tackle-cyber-bullying-prevent-deaths/

Indore: Senior citizens more vulnerable to online banking frauds: ADG

  • Master-juggler Lalu launches son Tejashvi

    Lalu Prasad Yadav is indeed a man of the masses with his penchant for histrionics, a finger on the pulse…

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    Financial crime online: Dark Web vs Surface Web

    The media is swamped with mentions of the evil called “The Dark Web”. And evil indeed it is.  After the conviction of  Ross Ulbricht – the ringleader of the notorious Silk Road website, law enforcement has concentrated it’s attention on drug trade, human trafficking and hacking communities in the dark web.

    Law enforcement is correct to devote attention to dark web activities. Last year, the FBI launched a high-profile sting operation to battle drug trafficking on the dark web. Operation Hyperion identified thousands of dark web market users across three continents, sending a clear message that achieving true anonymity in the dark web is not that easy as many users have thought.   

    However, illegal products and services thought to be exclusively available on the dark web, are quite often easily accessible through the familiar surface web, due to a scheme known as transaction laundering.

    Read more at: http://www.itproportal.com/features/financial-crime-online-dark-web-vs-surface-web/

    Prof takes online safety workshops to schools

    CHENNAI: Being cyber secure begins with a tip as simple as turning off the lights in a store’s changing room to detect if there is a camera watching you to the more complex issues of dealing with online predators and bullies.

    And that’s the message cyber security specialist N Kala Baskar is trying to take to schools and college across the state. A scientific officer at the Computer Forensics Division of the Tamil Nadu Forensic Sciences Department for more than two decades, Baskar took over a few years ago as director-in-charge of the Centre for Cyber Forensics and Information Security, University of Madras, where apart from her classes, she sets apart time to offer lessons on staying safe online for students free of cost.

    In the first year of running the programme, Baskar managed to

    Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/prof-takes-online-safety-workshops-to-schools/articleshow/60140384.cms

    How online scams happen and how to avoid them

    Earlier this week, reports emerged that a 72-year old Mumbai man had been duped of nearly Rs 2 crore by online scammers.

    A person claiming to be a US Army official posted in Afghanistan had sent the victim a friend request on Facebook and lured him into putting his money in a “lucrative investment scheme “which turned out to be a bogus one. The cyber crime police suspect a Nigerian gang of online scammers behind this fraud and are investigating the case.


    (Also read:
    Mumbai man loses Rs 2 crore online, cops find 108 fake bank accounts
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    Going Phishing

    Phishing scams have been steadily rising. Between October 2015 and March 2016 there was a whopping 250 per cent rise in phishing attacks, according to The Anti-Phishing Working

    Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/how-online-scams-happen-and-how-to-avoid-them/articleshow/60131790.cms