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Last updated: May 25 2018 21:24 IST RSS 2.0
 
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London police seize bitcoin worth $667,000 from hacker 25.5.2018 General News
London police have seized half a million pounds ($667,000) worth of bitcoin from a prolific computer hacker in a case described as the first of its kind for the 188-year-old department. Cybercrime detectives seized the bitcoin from Grant West, 26, who was sentenced to 10 years and 8 months in prison Friday for attacking some 100 companies worldwide, largely using 'phishing' email scams to obtain the financial data. Once he obtained the data, West would then sell the material to market places on the dark web and convert his profits into bitcoin. The London Metropolitan police discovered evidence of cyberattacks on 17 major firms including Sainsbury's, Asda, the British Cardiovascular Society and the Finnish bitcoin exchange. Officers also recovered a memory card containing approximately 78 million individual usernames and passwords.
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Banks adopt military-style tactics to fight cyber crime 21.5.2018 Latest News
Former government cyber-spies, soldiers and intelligence officials now dominate the top ranks of banks' security teams
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Film director among four arrested for blackmailing 21.5.2018 Hindu: Bangalore
He wanted ₹5 crore from a businessman to make a movie
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Maharashtra police to have state-level Economic Offences Wing 20.5.2018 General News
In view of rise in cybercrime and frauds in the financial sector, the Maharashtra government has decided to establish an Economic Offences Wing (EOW) at the state level. Major cities such as Mumbai and Pune already have their own EOWs, but there is no state-level wing to coordinate or monitor the probe of such offences at present. "Considering the increasing population, urbanisation, growing volume of transactions through the Internet, manifold rise in frauds in the construction and other sectors of the economy" such a state-level agency was needed, said a government resolution (GR) issued on May 10. It also said that a new post of Additional Director General of Police, who will head the EOW, will be created. "The state EOW is likely to be set up soon, and its chief will be appointed by month-end as transfers of some senior IPS officers are awaited," a senior police official told PTI, giving more details. The Mumbai police's EOW will continue to operate independently and
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Hry govt frames guidelines for issuing sports gradation certificate 19.5.2018 General News
The Haryana government today said it has framed guidelines for issuing sports gradation certificates to ensure only eligible sportspersons get government jobs. Those representing Haryana at the national level or a sportsperson who is a domicile of the state and does not represent any state or Union territory other than Haryana at the national level, would be eligible for the certificate, an official spokesman said here. The certificate, to be issued for different categories of sports, entitles one to get a government job. The director of sports and the district sports and youth affairs officer (DSYAO) will jointly be the sanctioning authority of the certificate for all posts under Grade-A and Grade-B, he said. The spokesman said that the DSYAO will be the sanctioning authority for posts under Grade-C and Group-D under Grade-D. He said a sports gradation certificate signed by a lower official would be invalid. The sportsperson would have to submit an application on the prescribed form .
British Columbia bullish on Indian tech firms: Indian-origin minister 18.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
From Canada, that boasts of a first Indian-origin Defence Minister in Harjit Singh Sajjan, here is the story of another Indian-origin woman migrant who has risen to become a minister in the government of the British Columbia -- the Western-most province of the country known for its tech prowess globally.
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Install blockers to avoid falling prey to cryptojacking 15.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
They can block ads that have the potential to infect your browser, and thereby hijack your computer for crypto mining
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James concerned by prevalence of mobile use among children 14.5.2018 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, May 14: State Home Minister, James Sangma has expressed his concern over the prevalence of mobile use among children while stressing that it is impossible to monitor such children all the time.
In this context, James had said that technology is a double edged sword which can do good and also cause harm if used in the wrong way.

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Cyber crime specialists to be trained 9.5.2018 Hindu: Vijayawada
Drone flying, live streaming of events among new skills
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BJP Leader Arrested For Allegedly Running IPL Betting Racket 7.5.2018 NDTV News - Latest
A BJP corporator and three others were on Sunday arrested for allegedly operating a IPL cricket matches betting racket in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, police said.
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A RAT that spies on computers 5.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Malware allegedly designed by Pakistani hackers has become stronger: experts
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Haryana Police busts fake online job racket 5.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
A special team of Cyber Crime Cell in Haryana's Faridabad has arrested four people from a fake call centre who were involved in an organized online job fraud to cheat unemployed youth, particularly south Indians, a Haryana Police spokesman said here on Saturday.
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Bug found, Twitter asks all users to change password 4.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Twitter has urged its 336 million users to change their passwords after the company discovered a bug that stored passwords in plain text in an internal system.
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Tech-savvy constables look for a promising career in police service 3.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
State ahead of others in adoption of e-governace tools
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Is your Facebook profile protected from fetish pages? 30.4.2018 Hindu: Technology
Facebook fetish pages could be breaking the law on many fronts: they may peddle images of unsuspecting women, are often a hoax, and could be the front of online prostitution rackets
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India needs cybercrime awareness clinics 28.4.2018 Hindu: Home
As the Internet gets increasingly sophisticated, criminology and cybercrime are opening up more career avenues
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One held for defamatory posts against Minister 28.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
The Central Crime Branch (CCB) on Friday arrested a person who allegedly posted derogatory statement on Facebook against Electricity Minister P. Than
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Technology moving faster than the law: cybercrime expert 27.4.2018 General News
Technology is moving "much faster" than the law, making it necessary to understand why cybercrime happens and who are the people behind it, says a global expert, warning that everyone is at risk of becoming a target. According to Dr Vasileios Karagiannopoulos, Senior Lecturer of Law and Cybercrime at the University of Portsmouth, it has become important for people to know how to protect themselves from cybercrime, particularly in light of the recent Cambridge Analytica controversy. His comment comes amid growing concern about online privacy in India, after Facebook recently admitted that data of over 5.6 lakh Indian users was harvested by an app that shared its records with UK-based analytics and consulting company Cambridge Analytica. "We have developed quite a few laws, but technology has a way of bypassing law. So the pattern has been to constantly to bring new laws to regulate technology, instead of regulating behaviour," Karagiannopoulos told PTI. "This is what makes it necessary
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Conmen lure two persons with holiday package, make away with ₹3.9 lakh 26.4.2018 Hindu: News
Summer holidays are proving to be lucrative for conmen who are targeting people with fake online travel deals. The cybercrime cell is investigating t
Bangladesh arrests CEO for posting satire of PM online 25.4.2018 General News
Bangladesh police today invoked a controversial internet law to arrest one of the country's top recruitment executives for posting satirical cartoons of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina online. A cyber crimes division from the Dhaka metropolitan police detained Fahim Mashroor, the CEO of Bangladesh's largest job-hunting site, for "anti-state activities". "Mashroor was arrested over a case for allegedly posting satirical portraits and information about the honourable prime minister on social media," said police spokesman Masudur Rahman. The 48-year-old executive was detained after a pro-government student politician filed a complaint under the internet act, which critics say stifles dissent and freedom of expression. Under the law, anyone who deliberately publishes material deemed to hurt religious beliefs, offend the state or damage law and order can be jailed for 14 years. Al Sadik, the activist from the student wing of Hasina's ruling Awami League, likened Mashroor's satirical posts to .
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