Articles about Cybercrimes

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

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.

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

07 Jan 2022

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.

'Bulli Bai' creator nabbed from Assam; 4th arrest in case

06 Jan 2022

'Bulli Bai' creator nabbed from Assam; 4th arrest in case

The main conspirator in the Bulli Bai case was arrested by the Delhi Police on Thursday from Assam's Jorhat district.

Bulli Bai case: 18-year-old main accused arrested from Uttarakhand

05 Jan 2022

Bulli Bai case: 18-year-old main accused arrested from Uttarakhand

The Mumbai Police on Tuesday detained a woman from Uttarakhand, who is reportedly the main accused in the 'Bulli Bai' case.

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

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.

Lucknow: Man arrested for luring girls into sending obscene videos

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.

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

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.

Accenture claims 'no impact' in apparent ransomware attack

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

18 Jun 2021

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.

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

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.

Numerous COVID-19 patients are falling prey to cyber fraud

04 May 2021

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.

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

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.

Four booked for duping Nagpur man of Rs. 40 lakh

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.

Delhi: Man held for credit card fraud

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.

While Delhi was under lockdown, cybercriminals had a field day

20 Feb 2021

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

09 Feb 2021

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.

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

09 Feb 2021

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Facebook employee flags man's "suicidal tendencies," cops avert tragedy

10 Aug 2020

Facebook employee flags man's "suicidal tendencies," cops avert tragedy

A man, in his 20s, was saved from ending his life by Delhi and Mumbai Police after an Irish Facebook employee told about his suicidal tendencies last week, said reports.

Mumbai: Man blackmails Bollywood actor's daughter; arrested

31 Jul 2020

Mumbai: Man blackmails Bollywood actor's daughter; arrested

A 25-year-old man has been arrested by Mumbai Crime Branch for allegedly blackmailing and trying to extort money from a Bollywood actor's daughter.

Sushant's 'Dil Bechara' co-star Swastika gets rape threats; two arrested

18 Jul 2020

Sushant's 'Dil Bechara' co-star Swastika gets rape threats; two arrested

One person has been arrested by Kolkata Police for his alleged involvement in posting rape and acid attack threats to actor Swastika Mukherjee on social media.

Admin of obscene Instagram group 'Bois Locker Room' arrested

06 May 2020

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.

IIT graduate dupes 15L people with fake Modi laptop scheme

03 Jun 2019

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.

Pune: Woman met man on Instagram, he raped her

30 May 2019

Pune: Woman met man on Instagram, he raped her

On Tuesday evening, Pune's Pimpri-Chinchwad Police booked a 22-year-old man, identified as Vishal Navalkishore Bunde, for allegedly raping a woman.

This game could prevent children from online suicide challenges

25 Sep 2018

This game could prevent children from online suicide challenges

A new game has been launched to prevent children and teenagers from acting under the influence of online suicide challenges.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

NIFT-Kannur students allege rampant harassment. 'Dress appropriately,' police advise

21 Mar 2018

NIFT-Kannur students allege rampant harassment. 'Dress appropriately,' police advise

If local police had it their way, girl students of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Kerala won't be able to go out alone at night.

Sarahah gets removed from app stores for facilitating bullying

04 Mar 2018

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.

Delhi Police organizes training session on cryptocurrencies

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.

Delhi Police to develop cyber cells for tackling online crimes

29 Jan 2018

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.

Maharashtra cyber police to take action against online piracy

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.

Tatkal scam: CBI examining softwares allowing travel agents simultaneous bookings

31 Dec 2017

Tatkal scam: CBI examining softwares allowing travel agents simultaneous bookings

After the Tatkal scam bust, several softwares used by travel agents to book Tatkal railway tickets are under CBI scanner.

CBI programmer behind massive Tatkal ticket booking scam

28 Dec 2017

CBI programmer behind massive Tatkal ticket booking scam

Railway passengers will know how rare a feat it is to be able to book confirmed Tatkal tickets themselves.