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Daily cyber crime news by FCRF

Important global cybercrime news has been curated by Futurecrime Researchers to keep you informed about various types of digital fraud occurring worldwide and to provide insights into the best mitigation strategies. Read below to learn more in detail.

1. Indore Fake Call Center Raided by Navi Mumbai Cyber Cell; Key Suspect Arrested
Navi Mumbai Cyber Cell busted a fake call center in Indore, arresting Yash Umbarkar, the main accused in a Rs 21.71 lakh trading scam. Previously, eight others were arrested. Police raided another call center in Dewas, seizing equipment despite Umbarkar destroying data. Citizens are urged to report cyber frauds.

2. Vadodara Doctor Defrauded of Rs 45L in Online Review Scam
A Vadodara doctor was scammed out of Rs 45 lakh by cyber fraudsters who promised quick money through a rating and review scheme. After initially receiving small payments, the doctor transferred large sums, totaling Rs 45 lakh, to various accounts. When unable to withdraw funds, he reported the fraud to the Cyber Crime police.

3. Mira-Bhayandar Cyber Scam: 41-Year-Old Woman Loses Rs 55.44 Lakh in Stock Investment Fraud
A 41-year-old Mira Road woman lost Rs 55.44 lakh to cyber crooks posing as stock market experts who lured her through fake trading tutorials and a WhatsApp group. Despite seeing high profits, she couldn’t withdraw funds. A joint FIR for Rs 75.85 lakh was filed by three victims. Police advise caution against investment scams.

4. Senior Citizen Duped Out of Rs 30 Lakh in Cyber Crime
A 61-year-old ex-banker from Kurla lost Rs 30 lakh to cyber fraudsters posing as stock market investors in a WhatsApp group. The victim was lured by false profit claims and deposited money but couldn’t withdraw it. An FIR was filed against the group admins for cheating and impersonation.

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5. MHA Deploys ‘Cyber Commandos’ to Combat Online Frauds
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) plans to establish a special unit of ‘cyber commandos’ to combat online crimes. This unit will include state and union territory police, Central Armed Police Forces, and private sector cyber experts. An announcement may come in this year’s budget. The MHA is also developing the “Cyberdost” app for reporting cybercrimes.


6. BlackSuit Cybercrime Group Implicated in CDK Hack Disrupting Auto Dealers
The BlackSuit hacking group, linked to Russian hackers and similar to the Conti gang, is behind the cyberattack on CDK Global, disrupting car sales in the US. BlackSuit demands a multi-million dollar ransom. The group, also tied to Royal Ransomware, targets Linux and Windows systems and uses ransomware-as-a-service.

7. Crypto Con Artists Return, Pretend to Be Lawyers, Steal Another $10M in Sophisticated Scheme
Over 12 months, scammers posing as lawyers stole $10 million from US crypto scam victims, exploiting their financial vulnerability. The FBI warns against fake crypto recovery services demanding upfront fees. These scams, more costly than ransomware, have led to significant financial and emotional distress for numerous victims.

ALSO READ: From Facebook Ad to Financial Disaster: The Rs 55.44 Lakh Scam That Fooled a Mumbai Professional

8. Hacker Offers Neiman Marcus Customer Data for $150K
Neiman Marcus customer data was stolen from its Snowflake cloud storage and is being sold for $150,000 on the dark web. The breach affected 64,472 shoppers, exposing names, contact details, and gift card numbers. The theft, attributed to a lack of multi-factor authentication (MFA), impacted 165 organizations using Snowflake.

9. Carencro High Janitor Charged with Child Sex Crime Following Cyber Crime Unit Investigation
A Lafayette Parish schools custodian, Cody Talley, faces child sex crime charges after an investigation by a Louisiana cyber crime unit. Talley allegedly engaged in inappropriate online conversations with someone he believed was a minor. He was arrested and released on his own recognizance pending further legal proceedings.

10. UK and US Law Enforcement Unite to Address Qilin’s Ransomware Extortion
UK and US authorities collaborate against Qilin ransomware gang targeting global healthcare, including NHS services. Synnovis attack led to patient data leaks; no ransom paid. FBI and NCA investigate multiple US healthcare breaches. Qilin’s operations, possibly Russian-backed, face intensified law enforcement scrutiny amid widespread cyber threats to medical facilities.

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