Cyber Peace Foundation

Fake UPI accounts created to defraud those contributing to PM relief fund

Fake UPI accounts created to defraud those contributing to PM relief fund

Just three days after the PM’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations fund was created, the Cyber Peace Foundation found fraudulent variations of the original UPI account. As many as 68 fake Unified Payments Interface (UPI) IDs in the name of the PM CARE fund to fight coronavirus have been detected, according to cybersecurity …

Beware of the virus trap

Beware of the virus trap

Curious about Covid-19 updates? Follow only government websites and reliable sources to avoid falling in the trap of digital frauds, say cyber professionals. Last week, Mumbai-based Avhijit Gavali lost Rs 1 lakh after he downloaded a mobile app that claimed it would make his phone vibrate if a Covid-19 positive patient is detected nearby. The …

Cyber bullies wreak havoc even in rural government schools

Cyber bullies wreak havoc even in rural government schools

HYDERABAD: As cyber bullying is becoming the biggest form of harassment on all popular social platforms, Internet companies are increasingly paying attention to the issue.  Many young people experience cyber bullying on a regular basis. Some face extreme forms of online abuse. Some have taken their own lives as a result. IT companies have a …

Why India lags in tackling online child sex abuse

Why India lags in tackling online child sex abuse

CHENNAI: The content on the dark web, the part of the internet not indexed by search engines and accessed through specific software, is truly a dark world — offensive, degrading and downright horrific. Navigating through it to access child pornography in anonymity is easy. But, so too is accessing such material on the open internet. …

Rachakonda police Commissionerate observes safer Internet Day

Rachakonda police Commissionerate observes safer Internet Day

Hyderabad: The Rachakonda Police Commissionerate observed ‘Safer Internet Day-2020’ here on Tuesday. The initiative aims to educate children about online safety and spark a conversation about the responsible use of technology. The concept was introduced in 2009 in European countries and is now observed across the nations. This year’s theme was “together for a better …

Life behind the firewall: What it’s like to be an ethical hacker today

Life behind the firewall: What it’s like to be an ethical hacker today

Vineet Kumar runs the Cyber Peace Foundation, which works with governments to spread awareness about cyber crime and cyber safety, starting at the grassroot level. ( Diwakar Prasad / HT Photo ) Government agencies are slowly warming up to the work done by ethical hackers. Kothapalli’s Hackrew, set up in 2018, organised its first live …

Facebook launches ‘We Think Digital’ literacy programme for women in UP

Facebook launches ‘We Think Digital’ literacy programme for women in UP

In a bid to provide digital literacy training to 1,00,000 women across seven states, Facebook on Tuesday launched its ‘We Think Digital’ programme here in partnership with the National Commission for Women (NCW) and Cyber Peace Foundation on the occasion of Safer Internet Day. “We are focusing on trying to create digital leadership amongst women …

WhatsApp Vulnerability in Website

WhatsApp Vulnerability in Website

Whatsapp urges users to update to the latest version of WhatsApp as they discovered a vulnerability that allows spyware to be injected into a user’s phone through the WhatsApp's calling feature. According to a Financial Times Report, this spyware was developed by the Israeli cyber intelligence company NSO Group. By calling the user on WhatsApp …

New Online Game To Help Counter Cybercrime Against Children

New Online Game To Help Counter Cybercrime Against Children

In a bid to counter cybercrime against children, including threat posed by online games such as the ‘blue whale’ and ‘momo’ challenge, the government has launched its own game application. Known as the ‘cyber trivia’ app, it would include a set of multiple choice questions which will help the kids learn ways to deal with …