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Phishing vs Vishing: The Verbal Challenge – E

Phishing vs Vishing: The Verbal Challenge

Varun Kapoor *

As cyber crime explodes globally, new and challenging types of crime terms and names are emerging almost daily in public space. If being safe and secure in the virtual space was not a problem enough, citizens today have to deal with this increasingly vexatious terminology and trying to decipher.

First of all they have to figure out what all this cyber-computer related jargon really means and then they have to undertake the onerous task of safeguarding themselves from its evil tentacles. This

sometimes proves to be an almost impossible task and before the poor citizens can get an idea what the crime connected to the name is, they have already become victims of it.

Another challenging feature is that each day a new cyber crime with a new techno-challenging-logic-defying name hits the society. How many and how often will

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From vishing fraud to MU mess: Top five stories from Mumbai

The Mumbai police on Tuesday arrested the brother-in-law of a prominent Bollywood actor on betting charges. A 67-year-old man from Versova became the latest victim of a vishing fraud, where a cyber criminal in a late night phone call posed as a bank official and tricked the senior citizen into giving his debit card details, and used them to withdraw Rs60,000 from his bank account. Mumbai University vice chancellor, Sanjay Deshmukh, who is on his way out, had told the Governor that monitoring the assessment of answer papers was not part of his day to day work. In a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray said that Modi’s support to social media trolls could lead to anarchy. In a move that could set tongues wagging within political circles, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray for participating

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Mumbai senior citizen latest victim of vishing fraud, loses Rs67,000 to ‘bank official’

A 67-year-old man from Versova became the latest victim of a vishing fraud, where a cyber criminal in a late night phone call posed as a bank official and tricked the senior citizen into giving his debit card details, and used them to withdraw Rs60,000 from his bank account. Till date, over 400 cases of card fraud have been reported in the city, in which a majority of cases are of vishing, which means more than one person falls prey to this fraud daily in Mumbai.

According to the Versova police, the victim is a resident of a housing society on JP Road in Versova, Andheri (West). Around 11.40pm on September 21, when the senior citizen was at home, he received a phone call from the fraudster who said he was calling from his bank and that they were upgrading the database by linking their customer’s card details with their

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