Articles about Cybercrimes
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.