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131 percent increase in viruses targeted towards remote workers: Fortinet

131 percent increase in viruses targeted towards remote workers: Fortinet

Cybercriminals are unleashing a surprisingly high volume of new threats in this short period of time to take advantage of inadvertent security gaps as organizations are in a rush to ensure business continuity.” Cyber security firm Fortinet on Monday announced that over the past several weeks, it has been monitoring a significant spike in COVID-19 …

Cybercrime Cases Against Women Spike Under Covid19 Lockdown

Cybercrime Cases Against Women Spike Under Covid19 Lockdown

Amid the Covid19-prompted national lockdown, there has been a sharp surge in cybercrimes against women, with a marked increase in instances of ‘sextortion,’ or sexual exploitation through blackmail. While the National Commission for Women (NCW) has noted a small spike, NGOs in India are calling those numbers only the “tip of the iceberg.” According to the …

‘Sextortion’ on the rise as cybercriminals target women during lockdown

‘Sextortion’ on the rise as cybercriminals target women during lockdown

New Delhi: There has been a significant increase in cybercrime against women, especially ‘sextortion’, during the COVID-19-induced lockdown. Experts said ‘caged criminals’ are targeting these women online. Official data According to National Commission for Women (NCW) data, 54 cybercrime complaints were received online in April. This is a significant increase in the number of complaints …

Covid-19 has wiped out the goodnight sleep of a CISO

Covid-19 has wiped out the goodnight sleep of a CISO

The stratospheric rise in phishing and identity attacks since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic is give sleepless nights to CISOs across the world making them the Digital Security Warriors Covid-19, an unprecedented global catastrophe, has had a massive impact on society as a whole. The most common observation is a sharp increase of phishing …

Digital Literacy and Women – 1

Digital Literacy and Women – 1

With the advent of science and technology, the need for skills have got more importance. Being a literate in the present context, is not enough. Literacy has now changed into digital literacy. Digital literacy is important both for men and women. A skilled man or a skilled woman is of utmost importance in the age …

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. …