40% spurt in cyber crimes in India
GN Bureau | December 29, 2014
As India sees over 40% increase in cyber crime cases, the cyber-criminals are now cashing on tragic news like Air Asia aircraft crash.
Some posts on social media claiming that the missing AirAsia plane has been found and that all its passengers are safe and alive. But once the user clicks on the news item link, it takes them to malicious websites, reports TheHackerNews.
The criminals are looking for people who are anxious and curious. These gullible are drawn to websites that send executable files to steal their personal information.
Home minister Rajnath Singh had admitted this month on the floor of parliament that India faced risk of increased cyber crime and the country remained vulnerable to indoctrination of the youth on the internet by terror outfits such as ISIS. He promised to scale up cyber-monitoring capacity of Indian security agencies.
A home ministry report says that 62,189 cyber crime incidents happened till June 2014 while, 71,780 cases of cyber fraud were reported in 2013 and 22,060 were reported in 2012. The previous year of 2011 saw 21,699 cases. Overall, this means that there has been a 40% jump in cyber crime in India.
The cyber attacks seem to be coming from a wide range of countries such as the European ones, Brazil, US, China, Pakistan, Turkey, Algeria, and UAE. Attackers usually masquerade themselves so it becomes difficult to point out the source of the attack.
What is cyber crime: Publication of obscene content, hacking, credit card, bank fraud, phishing, spamming and website intrusion.
Users need to protect themselves by taking following steps:
INS Kiltan, the third anti-submarine warfare (ASW) stealth corvette built under project 28 (Kamorta class), was commissioned into the Indian Navy by defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman at the naval dockyard in Visakhapatnam. The anti-submarine warfare stealth corvet
Maharatna enterprise, Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) has supplied defence grade micro-alloyed grade of steel (DMR 249A) steel plates for the indigenously built anti-submarine warfare (ASW) stealth corvette INS-Kiltan commissioned into Indian Navy. SAIL’s integ
This is the 250th year since the inception of the Survey of India that has been mapping the boundaries since 1767. Archana Mishra spoke to Dr Swarna Subba Rao, former surveyor general of India, who retired in June this year. He joined the department as a deputy superintending surveyor in 1983 a
An experiment carried out to make Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor district Open Defecation Free (ODF) succeeded due to an official’s innovative approach, noted a World Bank blog. The blog “Compressed demand”: How Uttar Pradesh is making sure rural sanitation subs
As an emerging global power and the most powerful state in South Asia, India has been perennially concerned about protracted political instability and resultant social turmoil in Afghanistan during the past few decades. Indeed, India’s engagement in the realm of development cooperation, since the o
Till the National Investigation Agency (NIA) caught up with him in Delhi on August 17, 70-year-old Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali, a businessman, was indeed one of the most powerful persons in Kashmir valley. He was known to wield enormous clout in the corridors of power, both in Srinagar and Delhi. His influenc