Cybercrimes: News

02 Oct 2023


National Logistics Portal (Marine) suffers breach, exposing crew's sensitive data

A recent data breach at India's National Logistics Portal (Marine), exposed sensitive personal information of crew members and trade records, due to misconfigured Amazon S3 buckets and a JavaScript file containing login credentials.

26 Sep 2023


How hackers executed the largest crypto theft of 2023

Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency firm Mixin has announced via social media platform X that hackers have stolen around $200 million from its accounts.

07 Sep 2023


LastPass data breaches behind crypto heists worth Rs. 300cr: Experts

Security experts are sounding the alarm as they uncover a concerning connection between a series of cryptocurrency heists and the 2022 LastPass data breaches.

17 Aug 2023

Ashwini Vaishnaw

Police verification mandatory for SIM card dealers, bulk connections discontinued

Indian government has now made police verification mandatory for SIM card dealers and has discontinued bulk connections, in an effort to combat fraudulent activities.

04 Aug 2023


Ransomware attacks surged by 133% in India amid global decline

India experienced a massive surge in ransomware and IoT cyber attacks in H1 2023, while countries like the US and UK saw a decline, according to SonicWall's mid-year cyber threat report.

03 Aug 2023


Haryana violence: Govinda clears air on now-deleted controversial tweet

On Wednesday evening, a now-deleted tweet from actor Govinda's account began doing rounds on Twitter, condemning the recent communal clashes in parts of Haryana.

24 Jul 2023


Investment scam: Chinese masterminds swindle Rs. 700cr from 15,000 Indians

The Hyderabad police have nabbed members of an investment fraud ring that seemed to have duped people across the country.

19 Jun 2023


Reddit hacked: Hackers demand $4.5 million and API pricing change

Reddit's strong message to moderators to end their protest may have had some success, but the company is still not out of troubled waters.

29 May 2023


Cybersecurity best practices: Follow Microsoft's tips to prevent attacks

In today's data-driven world, IT security has emerged as an essential driver for an organization's success.

08 May 2023


Why you are receiving unknown international calls, messages on WhatsApp 

Be it sending a formal message to the boss or sharing a funny meme with friends, WhatsApp is the go-to instant messaging app for many.

Over 95,400 UPI-related frauds reported in 2022-23: Centre

A total of 95,402 cases of Unified Payments Interface (UPI) transaction-related frauds were recorded in the country in 2022-23, the Finance Ministry told the Parliament on Wednesday.

14 Mar 2023

Delhi Police

Delhi Police, Truecaller team up to prevent cybercrimes

The Delhi Police on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Truecaller, a caller-identification application, to verify the official contact numbers of police personnel and curb cybercrimes, reported ANI.

05 Mar 2023


Mumbai: 40 bank customers duped of lakhs in 3 days

Cyber frauds are on the rise across India, and they have now claimed multiple victims in Mumbai.

03 Mar 2023

Shilpa Shetty Kundra

Fraud: Abhishek Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, MS Dhoni's PAN details stolen 

Delhi Police has busted a highly convoluted case of cyber fraud and scam.

02 Mar 2023


Cybercrimes surged in 2022; crypto, malware attacks led the way

Cybercrimes have been a cause of worry worldwide over the past few years, and the figures from 2022 are especially worrying.

09 Jan 2023


Russian hackers target 3 US nuclear labs in phishing attack

Cold River, a Russian hacking group, targeted three nuclear research laboratories in the US in an attempt to obtain the passwords, as per Reuters.

Toyota Kirloskar suffers cyberattack that might have leaked customers' data

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) reported on Sunday that it was the victim of a cyberattack. The company is yet to confirm the extent of the data breach.

23 Dec 2022


LastPass users are warned! Your passwords are now with hackers

Are you a LastPass user? If you are, you better update all your passwords and account details. Why?

03 Dec 2022


Tamil Nadu hospital suffers cyber attack; patient data sold online

Tamil Nadu-based multispeciality hospital—Sree Saran Medical Center (SSMC)—has been the latest target of a cyber attack in India, India Today reported.

16 Nov 2022

Ola Electric

Ola electric scooter scam dupes thousands; 20 people arrested

Delhi Police have arrested 20 people from across the country in connection with an elaborate Ola Electric scooter scam.

14 Nov 2022


'PS-I' actor Karthi's Facebook hacked; superstar trying to retrieve account

South Indian actor Karthi's Facebook account has run into massive trouble.

13 Jun 2022

al Qaeda

Prophet row: 70 Indian government, private websites hit by cyberattacks

Former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma and expelled party leader Naveen Jindal's controversial remarks against Prophet Muhammad have created quite a stir.

20 Apr 2022

Delhi Police

WhatsApp video scam claiming Rs. 25 lakh reward returns

Select WhatsApp users are reportedly being targeted by a scam claiming a Rs. 25 lakh reward in a lucky draw for the television game show Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC).

05 Mar 2022


Amid Russia-Ukraine crisis, European countries hit by major "cyberattack": Report

European countries are facing a possible cyberattack as thousands of internet users were knocked offline at the start of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, NDTV reported on Saturday.

09 Jan 2022


'Sulli Deals' mastermind arrested from Indore; family alleges conspiracy

A 25-year-old Indore man Aumkareshwar Thakur has been arrested by the Delhi Police for allegedly creating the controversial "Sulli Deals" app on Sunday.

07 Jan 2022

Delhi Police

Who is Neeraj Bishnoi, the 21-year-old behind 'Bulli Bai' app?

Neeraj Bishnoi, a 21-year-old engineering student, is behind bars for allegedly creating an online app that targeted dozens of prominent Muslim women.

17 Oct 2021


Cyberattack targets Acer's Indian aftersales systems, steals 60GB of data

Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer Acer, on October 15, confirmed that it had been the victim of a recent cyberattack that targeted its aftersales service systems in India.

01 Sep 2021


Lucknow: Man arrested for luring girls into sending obscene videos

A 23-year-old man was arrested from Lucknow for allegedly posing as a woman on Instagram, using a fake profile, and luring minor girls into sending their obscene pictures and videos to him, the police said on Tuesday.

27 Aug 2021


Mumbai: Woman duped of Rs. 25 lakh; one arrested

The cyber police in Mumbai has arrested a 46-year-old man from Rajasthan for allegedly cheating a woman of Rs. 25 lakh by promising to sell her gold at a low rate, an official said on Thursday.

12 Aug 2021


Accenture claims 'no impact' in apparent ransomware attack

Cybercriminals have breached IT consulting firm Accenture in an apparent ransomware attack but the global consulting giant says that the incident was immediately contained with no impact on it or its systems.

Ministry of Home Affairs launches national cyber fraud helpline

Considering the rapidly increasing instances of cyber fraud since the onset of remote working due to the pandemic, the central government has launched a national helpline number (155260) and reporting platform to help curb financial loss due to cyber fraud.

10 May 2021


Gujarat: Fake call center targeting US citizens busted, three held

The police has busted a fake call center being operated from Ahmedabad and targeting US citizens on the pretext of providing them quick loans, and arrested three persons in this connection, officials said on Monday.

04 May 2021

Delhi Police

Numerous COVID-19 patients are falling prey to cyber fraud

The Delhi Police on Monday said it has been receiving numerous complaints about COVID-19 patients falling prey to cybercriminals, and eight FIRs have been registered in this connection at CyPAD and different police stations.

04 May 2021


Television actor duped of Rs. 86,000, police complaint filed

A television actor in Mumbai became prey to a fraudster recently, costing him Rs. 86,000.

08 Apr 2021

Crime Against Women

Class 12 student held for harassing air-hostess trainee on Instagram

A Class 12 student was apprehended for allegedly stalking, threatening, and harassing a 20-year-old woman on social media to establish sexual relations with her, police said on Thursday.

06 Apr 2021


Four booked for duping Nagpur man of Rs. 40 lakh

Police has registered a case against four persons for allegedly duping a 52-year-old Nagpur resident of Rs. 40 lakh on the pretext of providing admission to his daughter in a medical course, an official said.

02 Apr 2021


Man held for creating fake profiles of Class 8 girl

A 25-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly creating fake profiles of a Class 8 student, sending her obscene messages, and posting her morphed nude photographs on social media, police said on Friday.

02 Mar 2021


Delhi: Man held for credit card fraud

A 21-year-old man was arrested for allegedly cheating people on the pretext of redeeming their credit card points in east Delhi's Preet Vihar area, police said on Tuesday.

20 Feb 2021

Delhi Police

While Delhi was under lockdown, cybercriminals had a field day

The number of cybercrime cases reported in Delhi spiked during last year's lockdown period, from nearly 2,000 in March to over 4,000 in May, as fraudsters adopted new methods to cheat people, the Delhi Police said on Friday.

Government asks people to register as cybercrime volunteers

In a bid to keep an eye on the cyber world in a "coordinated and comprehensive manner," the government has asked common people to register as cybercrime volunteers.

09 Feb 2021

Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal's daughter duped of Rs. 34,000 on OLX

Harshita Kejriwal, the only daughter of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, lost Rs. 34,000 in an online scam after she listed a sofa for sale on a website.

22 Jan 2021


Anti-government social media posts will be considered 'cybercrime': Bihar Government

Posting objectionable, anti-government content on social media platforms will now be considered cybercrime in Bihar, the state government announced on Friday.

15 Jan 2021


Didn't get Harvard offer, fell for phishing: Journalist Nidhi Razdan

Well-known journalist Nidhi Razdan claimed on Friday that she fell victim to a sophisticated cyber-attack that made her believe that she has been offered a job by Harvard University.

25 Dec 2020


62% of cybercrime complaints linked to financial frauds: Delhi Police

At least 62% of the cybercrime complaints lodged in 2020 were related to financial frauds, Delhi Police said in a statement.

13 Aug 2020

Pakistan News

Beware of calls from unknown numbers starting with +92

If you ever receive a phone call from any unknown number starting with +92, avoid it at all costs, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs' handle for cyber-safety and cybersecurity has previously urged Indian citizens.

06 May 2020

Delhi Police

Admin of obscene Instagram group 'Bois Locker Room' arrested

A 12th standard student, who was the admin of the Instagram group 'Bois Locker Room', was arrested on Wednesday by Delhi Police's Cyber Crime Cell (CCC), two days after an FIR was registered in this matter. Earlier, a 15-year-old, who had shared vile messages on the group was apprehended.

03 Jun 2019

Narendra Modi

IIT graduate dupes 15L people with fake Modi laptop scheme

If you recently signed up for a free laptop scheme under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's name, you have been duped.

08 Sep 2018


Karnataka's first: Man sentenced for 2 years in cyber-crime case

A 38-year-old engineer-turned-lawyer has been sentenced to two years imprisonment and slapped Rs. 25,000 fine, for morphing nude photographs of a woman friend and e-mailing the same to her and others.

03 Aug 2018


Delhi: Man makes fake social-media accounts, threatens women with morphed-images

A man was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly setting up fake accounts of women and sending their morphed images to their friends.

02 Jul 2018


Live-in-partner demands Rs. 5cr from woman, threatens to upload nudes

A 34-year-old Chandigarh woman was being harassed by her live-in partner for days now. The 24-year-old man demanded Rs. 5 crore from the woman failing which he threatened to upload her nude pictures on the Internet.

18 Apr 2018


Four new police stations, 186 cops to fight Mumbai's cybercrime

To fight Mumbai's rapidly increasing cyber crime cases, four dedicated police stations, one for each zone: Central, South, Eastern, Western and North, will be opened soon, Mumbai police ACP announced yesterday.

15 Apr 2018


Bengaluru businessman duped of Rs. 60 lakh by online 'lover'

Cyber cops are on the lookout for a woman, accused of robbing a Bengaluru-based businessman of Rs. 60 lakh.

14 Apr 2018


Delhi: 'Groom' caught for duping, sexually exploiting several women

A 41-year-old man was arrested last week from Dwarka for allegedly cheating, blackmailing and sexually assaulting at least six women by pretending to be a Mumbai-based media honcho.

Sarahah gets removed from app stores for facilitating bullying

Anonymous messaging app Sarahah has been removed from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store after it was noticed that the platform was encouraging bullying.

14 Feb 2018


Delhi Police organizes training session on cryptocurrencies

A fortnight after the Delhi Police announced a new individual unit for its cyber cell, it conducted a training session on digital currency for its officers on Tuesday.

29 Jan 2018

Delhi Police

Delhi Police to develop cyber cells for tackling online crimes

In a bid to tackle cyber crimes with ease and to fast-track investigations of online crimes, the Delhi Police has planned to restructure its cyber cell into an individual unit.

22 Jan 2018


Maharashtra cyber police to take action against online piracy

In a bid to stop the websites that upload pirated video content, Maharashtra police's digital crime unit (DCU) has decided to take action against such websites and eliminate them.

10 Nov 2017


Home Ministry gets new divisions to fight cyber crime, radicalization

The Union Home Ministry has created two new divisions to monitor radicalization activities and cyber fraud, apart from merging others.

12 Sep 2017


Online gaming: 1 out of every 2 gamers is bullied

If you are new to the world of online gaming, you will probably start as a feeble "noob" and you should brace yourself for some bullies heckling you.

22 Jul 2017


In 2017, India has seen one cybercrime every 10 minutes

From major ransomware attacks to minor phishing rackets, India saw one incident of cybercrime per 10 minutes in the first six months of 2017: 144 per day.

02 Feb 2017


'Pool not illegal': Uber responds to transport dept

After the Transport Department's order banning cab sharing, Uber said "uberPOOL" is within the framework of Motor Vehicle Rules. An online petition has also been started to garner support.