Month: May 2018

Centre for CBI probe into serious cybercrime cases

Assam Police may refer specific cases of cybercrimes having inter-state or international ramifications to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), following an advisory sent by the Union home ministry to the state government after a spike in the number of cybercrime cases here. Assam has earned the fifth position in the number of cybercrime cases in the country in 2016, with …

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Dhanya Menon, India’s first cybercrime investigator, gets President’s Award

When Dhanya Menon opted for a certified cybercrime course, way back in 2004, everyone around including her family tried to dissuade her. ‘What on earth is cybercrime, how will you ever get a job?’ were the questions thrown at her. Dhanya was also the only woman in her class, and continued to be so for …

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Cops conduct cybercrime workshop

The Steel City police launched an anti-cybercrime drive for Under-graduate College and school students at the Jamshedpur Women’s College to prevent them from falling prey to the traps of cyber criminals. “Youths who use social media sites but are ignorant of the drawbacks of sharing private videos and photographs on online social platforms fall victim to cybercrime …

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At cybercrime station, only 26 staff to deal with over 6,000 cases

Since its inception in April last year, the only police station dedicated to cybercrimes in the state, located in the premises of the commissioner’s office in the city, has registered over 6,000 complaints. And yet the number of cases solved is an abysmal 4%. Officers say this is largely because the station is woefully understaffed. Only 26 …

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46% IT security professionals don’t change security strategy even after cyber attack

This level of cyber security inertia and failure to learn from past incidents puts sensitive data, infrastructure, and assets at risk New Delhi: Nearly half of the IT security professionals, 46 percent, failed to change their security strategy substantially even after experiencing a cyber attack, according to the information by the security firm, CyberArk. This …

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Cyber War: A conflict without Foot Soldiers, Guns or Missiles

FBI has warned that Russian cyber agents are planning to hack into millions of phones and smartphones in UK which could give them access to almost every sensitive sector, including defence and energy. Wars have almost always been fought between men using axe, swords, guns, bullets, ships, tanks, planes, missiles and nuclear bombs – depending …

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