Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021

Cyber criminals

US Deports Russian Man Jailed 9 Years For Cybercrimes

Sep 29, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Aleksei Burkov, 31, facilitated $20 million in credit card fraud and ran a sophisticated clearinghouse for international criminals.

Indian National Extorted Money Using Indian Call Centres, Pleads Guilty In USA

Sep 17, 2021 PTI

An Indian national, who was illegally living in Houston, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy of committing mail fraud, an acting US attorney has said.

Maharashtra Gets First Cyber Police Station To Tackle Cybercrime In Pimpri-Chinchwad

Speaking at an interaction organised by the Pune Union of Working Journalists, Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse-Patil informed about some upcoming developmental works in the state.

Delhi Police Bust Gang Of Cyber Cheats Operating From Jharkhand, Here’s How They Worked

Sep 01, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The police have arrested 14 men who formed the gang.

After Effects Of Pegasus: More Use Of Basic Phones, Multiple Sims, No WhatsApp, iMessage

Cybersecurity experts say that keeping phones updated with the latest version, not giving excessive data permissions to apps, reporting any malicious activity that the user perceives, not sharing OTPs are some of the measures that people can take to ensure privacy and security.

23 July, 2021

Cyber-Attacks: What Is Hybrid Warfare And Why Is It Such A Threat?


In hybrid warfare the state responsible for the actions will often use non-state actors, which allows it to deny responsibility.

23 July, 2021

Pegasus Row: Anil Ambani, Ex-CBI Chief Alok Verma Among Potential Targets

Outlook Web Bureau

The phone numbers that have been used by Anil Ambani and one other official of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG) were added to the leaked list that was analysed by media partners of the Pegasus Project consortium.

20 July, 2021

One Question: Did We Buy Or Not Buy Pegasus?

Ruben Banerjee

Simple government denials will not be sufficient in laying this scandal to rest.

20 July, 2021

Pegasus Project Explained: Can Anyone Be Targeted? How Can The Virus Be Thwarted?

Associated Press (AP)

Pegasus Project: Journalists from the consortium combed through a list of more than 50,000 cellphone numbers, identifying more than 1,000 individuals in 50 countries.

19 July, 2021

Rahul Gandhi, Prashant Kishor, Among Top Pegasus Targets

Outlook Web Bureau

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, election strategist Prashant Kishor and Union IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw are among the top targets of Israeli spyware 'Pegasus', The Wire, in its second set of explosive revelations said.

19 July, 2021

Attempt To Malign Democracy And Institutions: IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw On ‘Pegasus Project’

Outlook Web Bureau

Speaking in parliament Ashwini Vaishnaw said, 'There is no factual basis to suggest use of Pegasus amounts to surveillance'


15 July, 2021

Govt Portal Records Over 4 Lakh Cybercrime Complaints In Less Than A Year

Outlook Web Bureau

Out of the 4 lakh complaints lodged on the Ministry of Home Affairs’ National Cybercrime Reporting Portal, half are related to financial frauds.

09 July, 2021

‘We Were Targeted For Having A Voice And Being Muslim’: Women Who Were ‘Auctioned’ Online

Intifada P Basheer

A now-defunct app called ‘Sulli Deals’ targeted about 90 Indian Muslim women by uploading their photos taken from social media and ‘auctioning’ them online.

03 July, 2021

Allahabad HC Denies Bail To Man Who Posted Obscene Photos Of Ex Online

Outlook Web Desk

The petitioner, Manav from Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh had been accused of threatening a woman whom he was formerly in a relationship with after the latter broke up with him.

26 April, 2021

The Tyranny Of The Cyber Cops

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

Recent action by Bengaluru cyber cell wherein they blocked the nodal account of a fintech startup, destroying the value of the startup, demonstrates the urgent need for safe-harbour regulations for protecting fintech and to increase training for the cyber cops.

31 March, 2021

Hackers Leak Data Of 9.9 Cr Indians Allegedly From Mobikwik Database, Company Rejects Claim


Jordandaven shared that data of Mobikwik founder Bipin Preet Singh and Mobikwik CEO Upasana Taku from the database.

28 March, 2021

Watch Out Android Users! This 'System Update' Can Steal Your Photos, Contacts And Messages

Outlook Web Bureau

A new malware that masquerades as a critical system update on android phones can steal all your personal data including bookmarks and search history from popular web browsers.


03 March, 2021

Telangana Thwarts China-Based Hackers' Bid To Target Power Set-Up, Says Official


The preventive action was taken following an alert by the Computer Emergency Response Team of India (CERT-In).

Photo Gallery

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Governor of Uttarakhand, Lt General Gurmit Singh (Retd) in New Delhi.

PTI Photo

Surya Kiran fighters of Indian Air Force flypast over the city as part of the celebrations of the golden jubilee of victory over Pakistan during Bangladesh war in 1971, in Mumbai.

PTI Photo/Shashank Parade

Farmers block railway tracks as part of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha's 'Rail Roko' protest demanding the dismissal and arrest of Union Minister Ajay Mishra in connection with the Oct. 3 violence in Lakhimpur Kheri, in...

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, right, and his wife Kyoko Jaishankar sign a guestbook during a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem.

AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo

Policemen carry an activist of Congress party's youth wing during a protest against recent killings of civilians in Kashmir, in New Delhi.

AP Photo/Manish Swarup

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This Election Season In UP, Lakhimpur Kheri Is The New Political Battlefield

The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.


The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.

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Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.

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Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s


Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu