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Meera Chopra abused by Jr. NTR fans, she hits back

03 Jun 2020

Meera Chopra abused by Jr. NTR fans, she hits back

Last night, actor Meera Chopra faced incessant trolling and abuse from the fans of Telugu superstar Jr. NTR, merely because she said she was not his fan.

#FraudAlert: This app by Indian techie spoofs emails, steals money

28 Dec 2019

#FraudAlert: This app by Indian techie spoofs emails, steals money

In a shocking case, a 22-year-old Indian techie, Rupesh Bhandari, has been arrested for developing an app capable of spoofing emails and helping fraudsters steal money.

Man wanted Ram temple in Mecca; Saudi Police arrested him

25 Dec 2019

Man wanted Ram temple in Mecca; Saudi Police arrested him

Recently, a Karnataka man was arrested in Saudi Arabia for allegedly posting blasphemous messages online.

#FinancialBytes: All you need to know about virtual credit cards

23 Nov 2019

#FinancialBytes: All you need to know about virtual credit cards

Credit cards have become a popular cashless payment method because of the convenience they offer, especially for online transactions.

Japanese stalker traced singer through reflection in her eyes

12 Oct 2019

Japanese stalker traced singer through reflection in her eyes

We all see technology as a boon for humanity, but sometimes, a few nefarious minds can use the same tech for things you can't even imagine.

Data of most Ecuadorean citizens leaked, including 6.7 million children

17 Sep 2019

Data of most Ecuadorean citizens leaked, including 6.7 million children

In a shocking development, a major security breach has been reported which has leaked personal data of almost the entire population of Ecuador online.

Chennai techie finds Instagram bug, again; wins Rs. 7 lakh

27 Aug 2019

Chennai techie finds Instagram bug, again; wins Rs. 7 lakh

A Chennai-based security researcher was awarded $10,000 (Rs. 7.18 lakh) for discovering a bug on the photo/video sharing application, Instagram.

Engineer made 600 women send nudes for 5-star hotel job

25 Aug 2019

Engineer made 600 women send nudes for 5-star hotel job

A 33-year-old software engineer has been arrested by Cyberabad police in Chennai for allegedly duping over 600 women across the country into sending their nude photos.

#FinancialBytes: All you need to know about virtual credit cards

09 Jun 2019

#FinancialBytes: All you need to know about virtual credit cards

Credit cards have become a popular cashless payment method because of the convenience they offer, especially for online transactions.

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.

Four involved in cyber fraud racket arrested by Delhi Police

12 Apr 2019

Four involved in cyber fraud racket arrested by Delhi Police

Recently, Delhi police nabbed Pankaj, Rishabh Saxena, Sujit and Rakesh Kumar, who were allegedly involved in a cyber fraud racket.

Former 'Indian Idol' contestant Avanti Patel duped in cyber fraud

20 Mar 2019

Former 'Indian Idol' contestant Avanti Patel duped in cyber fraud

Former Indian Idol contestant Avanti Patel was cheated of Rs. 1.7 lakh in a cyber fraud case recently.

Ali Fazal reacts after his private pictures leaked online

25 Feb 2019

Ali Fazal reacts after his private pictures leaked online

Actor Ali Fazal, known for his role in Mirzapur, grabbed headlines after his private pictures got leaked recently and went viral on social media in no time.

Hackers can copy credit cards of online shoppers: Here's how

23 Feb 2019

Hackers can copy credit cards of online shoppers: Here's how

Just as technology improves, those who swear to break it, aka cybercriminals, also continue to evolve.

Now, Delhi Police will have access to Facebook private chats

03 Feb 2019

Now, Delhi Police will have access to Facebook private chats

Joining hands with the Delhi Police, Facebook will now provide details of private chats to the police for sensitive cases, specifically pertaining to crimes against women and children.

Warning! Netflix users beware of this new phishing scam email

30 Jan 2019

Warning! Netflix users beware of this new phishing scam email

Netflix users have become the target of cyberattack as another scam email has been sent to them informing that their account has been suspended temporarily and they need to update their billing information in order to unlock their account.

WhatsApp Scam: Message claiming to offer free plane-tickets is fake!

15 Jan 2019

WhatsApp Scam: Message claiming to offer free plane-tickets is fake!

Recently, a fake message, in the form of a note from Singapore Airlines claiming to offer free plane tickets, started doing rounds on WhatsApp chats across the world.

Want to protect your account from hackers? Use two-factor authentication

03 Jan 2019

Want to protect your account from hackers? Use two-factor authentication

These days, hacking attempts are fairly common on the internet.

Worst passwords of 2018: Check if yours is there

15 Dec 2018

Worst passwords of 2018: Check if yours is there

Do you think you have a hack-proof password? Do you use different alphabets, digits and special characters or is it something simple like "123456" or "Password"?

UAE man calls fiancee 'idiot' on WhatsApp; fined Rs. 4L

11 Dec 2018

UAE man calls fiancee 'idiot' on WhatsApp; fined Rs. 4L

Fights, jokes, and name-calling are quite common among couples.

Cyber crime cases increasing in Maharashtra: Government

21 Nov 2018

Cyber crime cases increasing in Maharashtra: Government

Cyber crime is posing a big challenge for police in Maharashtra with the state witnessing a rise in such cases this year as compared to 2017, according to official figures.

Almost all Pakistani banks hacked, customer-data stolen in security breach

06 Nov 2018

Almost all Pakistani banks hacked, customer-data stolen in security breach

In a major security breach, data from almost all banks in Pakistan has been hacked, according to a shocking revelation made by an official of the country's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

North Korean hackers stole half a billion dollars in cryptocurrency

20 Oct 2018

North Korean hackers stole half a billion dollars in cryptocurrency

North Korea's infamous hacking group Lazarus has stolen more than half a billion dollars in cryptocurrency over the last two years.

Indians are getting better at dodging tech support scams: Survey

17 Oct 2018

Indians are getting better at dodging tech support scams: Survey

A survey conducted by Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit has revealed Indians are getting better at dodging scam calls or messages claiming to provide technical support and fooling people into paying money.

Goa man seeks quashing of molestation case against him

13 Oct 2018

Goa man seeks quashing of molestation case against him

A deputy sarpanch of a village in Goa has moved the Bombay HC seeking quashing of an FIR filed against him based on a complaint of molestation lodged by a woman Shiv Sena leader in the state.

Stolen Facebook logins selling on dark web for just $3

05 Oct 2018

Stolen Facebook logins selling on dark web for just $3

A number of Facebook accounts compromised in the recent data breach have been spotted on the dark web, selling for just $3 (Rs. 220).

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.

UPSC website hacked, picture of Doraemon displayed; now restored

11 Sep 2018

UPSC website hacked, picture of Doraemon displayed; now restored

The official website of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) was hacked late on Monday, meaning it has joined the long list of government-run websites to have met the fate.

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.

British Airways hacked with details of 380,000 bank cards stolen

07 Sep 2018

British Airways hacked with details of 380,000 bank cards stolen

British Airways said that the personal and financial details of customers who made bookings between August 21 and September 5 had been stolen in a data breach involving as many as 380,000 bank cards.

Android apps wrongly using SD Card might lead to hacking

13 Aug 2018

Android apps wrongly using SD Card might lead to hacking

In another discovery which raises concerns about cybersecurity, security firm Check Point has found a flaw that lets hackers take advantage of Android apps that make poor and unprotected use of external storage.

What is cyber insurance and why do you need it?

12 Aug 2018

What is cyber insurance and why do you need it?

Generally, wherever there is a threat, there's an insurance company working against it.

WCD-Minister Maneka Gandhi to meet Netflix team over gender-sensitive content

07 Aug 2018

WCD-Minister Maneka Gandhi to meet Netflix team over gender-sensitive content

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi will be meeting a team of online streaming service Netflix this week to ensure gender-sensitive, and child-friendly content is displayed on the platform, a senior WCD official said.

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.

Seven arrested from Jharkhand,Punjab for duping over 100 as 'bank-employees'

03 Aug 2018

Seven arrested from Jharkhand,Punjab for duping over 100 as 'bank-employees'

Seven people were arrested for allegedly duping over 100 people by masquerading as bank employees and collecting their bank details.

Bengaluru:Woman loses Rs. 16,000 while trying to save Rs. 317

27 Jul 2018

Bengaluru:Woman loses Rs. 16,000 while trying to save Rs. 317

A Bengaluru-based woman got the biggest shock after she made a payment of Rs. 317 mistakenly and while trying to retrieve it, lost Rs. 16,000 to hackers.

Navi Mumbai hospital under cyber attack, hackers demand bitcoins

19 Jul 2018

Navi Mumbai hospital under cyber attack, hackers demand bitcoins

A private hospital in Navi Mumbai became the latest prey of hackers after its computer systems came under a malware attack.

Russian security thwarted 25mn cyber-attacks during FIFA World Cup: Putin

16 Jul 2018

Russian security thwarted 25mn cyber-attacks during FIFA World Cup: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russian and other security services thwarted nearly 25 million cyber-attacks linked to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

As tax-filing deadline nears, be cautious of this email ID

12 Jul 2018

As tax-filing deadline nears, be cautious of this email ID

The time for filing tax returns is here, and with it has come new ways for frauds to dupe people.

30 arrested for duping 2,000 SBI customers of Rs. 5cr

12 Jul 2018

30 arrested for duping 2,000 SBI customers of Rs. 5cr

Thirty people, mostly women, have been arrested in Delhi for allegedly running a fraud SBI credit card racket and duping around 2,000 customers of Rs. 5cr, Cyberabad Police said yesterday.