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Cybercriminals Exploit IVRS Technology for Fraud
In Bhopal, cyber criminals are using IVRS to threaten mobile disconnection and trick users into pressing ‘9’, leading to financial fraud. police advise caution, urging people not to trust unknown callers or share personal information. Victims should report suspicious calls to the National Cyber-crime helpline or local police.

A fake casino website operator, an Engineering Dropout, was apprehended.
Goa police arrest Adla Nithin Reddy, 22, a computer engineering dropout, for creating a fake casino website using an AI app. He operated from multiple locations and was arrested in Hyderabad. The website mimicked Big Daddy Casino, triggering an investigation. I was remanded in police custody for four days.

FedEx Scam Suspects Likely Located Outside India
In Bengaluru, a woman lawyer lost Rs 14.5 lakh to an international cybercrime syndicate that coerced her into revealing personal details and stripping on camera. In April, a 29-year-old woman received a call from a scammer pretending to be a Mumbai policeman, falsely claiming a FedEx package from Thailand contained narcotics in her name. The Central government warns against cybercriminals posing as law enforcement to intimidate and extort victims. The Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) combats such crimes.

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Hoax Bomb Threats Target Seven Kanpur Schools
At least seven schools in Kanpur, including two government schools, received bomb threat emails, which were later found to be hoaxes after a police investigation. The threats are part of a recent trend affecting multiple Indian cities, including Delhi, Noida, Jaipur, Lucknow, and Ahmedabad, prompting heightened security measures.

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Mumbai Senior Citizen Scammed While Filing Complaint Against Cab Driver
A 60-year-old retired Mumbai banker lost Rs 24,000 to a scam while trying to file a complaint against a cab driver. She found a fake customer service number online, followed instructions to fill in details, and later discovered the fraudulent withdrawal. The police are investigating the case.


FBI Once Again Seizes BreachForums, a Hacking Forum
The FBI and global agencies seize BreachForums, a long-standing hub for hackers selling stolen data. Despite previous takedowns, it resurfaced. The FBI now controls its Telegram channels and urges reporting cybercriminal activity. Spokespersons decline comments. Authorities review backend data. Victims can provide information via the FBI website.

Indonesia and Cambodia Forge Alliance Against Transnational Crimes
Indonesian Ambassador meets Cambodian Deputy PM to enhance bilateral cooperation and combat transnational crimes. Cambodian support aids Indonesian Embassy in Phnom Penh, facilitating needs of Indonesian residents. surge in Indonesian population noted; cooperation pledged in counterterrorism, drug trafficking, and cybercrime. Both nations aim for regional stability and economic growth

Insights Gained from LockBit Mastermind’s Indictment
U.S. and U.K. authorities unveil LockBit’s mastermind as Dmitry Yuryevich Khoroshev, aka “LockbitSupp.” The indictment exposes Khoroshev’s multiple aliases, LockBit’s global impact, and inner workings. The surprising revelation here is that Khoroshev targeted Russian victims and monitored his affiliates closely. The ransom payments totaled $500 million. Shockingly, Khoroshev sought to collaborate with authorities to identify rivals to make his way easy into cybercrime. 

Spotlight on the Cybercrime Bill
Barbados Government sends Cybercrime Bill 2024 to Joint Select Committee after House of Assembly passage, allowing public input. bill aims to combat cybercrime, protect businesses, and foster international cooperation. However, objections arise over perceived overreach in the legislation. 

Christie’s Faces $845M Cyber Attack Turmoil with Van Gogh Painting and Schumacher’s Watch Among Items Affected
Christie’s faces cyberattacks during £670 million auctions, taking the website offline for over a week. Despite disruption, auctions proceed with contingency plans. Notable sales include Schumacher’s watches fetching $4.4 million. Past cybersecurity issues raise concerns. Experts stress the need for robust security. The full extent of the data breach is unclear as the investigation continues.

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