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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. Police Arrest Four in Credit Score Scam
Gujarat police arrested four unemployed men in Anand for a unique cyber-fraud exploiting victims’ CIBIL scores. They advertised loans on social media, collected personal details, and demanded payments under false pretenses. Despite claiming to be active for four months, police suspect a longer operation with at least 50 victims statewide.

2. High Court Advocates for Single Prepaid SIM Policy to Tackle Cybercrime
The Punjab and Haryana High Court proposed a “one person, one prepaid number” policy to combat cybercrime, suggesting default blocking of international calls unless opted in. Justice Chitkara emphasized restricting multiple prepaid SIM cards per person, linking each to a single Aadhaar card, with exceptions for parents and foreign nationals.

3. Mobile Thieves Turn to Online Fraud
In Hyderabad, thieves stole B. Sambi Reddy’s phone on May 8 and committed financial fraud, withdrawing 5.2 lakh from his accounts, increasing his credit card limit, and making large purchases. Despite recovering some funds, the thieves transferred money to multiple locations, complicating the ongoing recovery process.

4. UT Police Handle 2,600 Cybercrime Reports in Four Months
In Chandigarh, the cyber police station received 2,600 cybercrime complaints in four months, leading to 39 FIRs. Major issues included 418 cases of online fraud involving card cloning and OTP misuse, 377 harassment calls, 236 social media account hacks, and various scams related to loans, prize money, and fake relatives

5. Thane Resident Defrauded of Rs 1.75 Lakh; One Suspect Charged
A 33-year-old man from Thane was scammed out of Rs 1.75 lakh by a fraudster who falsely claimed his parcel containing drugs was seized by customs. The scammer, posing as a narcotics official, threatened arrest and tricked the victim into sharing bank details, siphoning off the money.

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6. Germany: Major Cyber Attack Hits Center-Right CDU Party
Germany’s Interior Ministry reported a significant cyber attack on the CDU’s network. The BSI and BfV are investigating and mitigating the damage. The CDU is collaborating with security services and experts. The attack, deemed highly professional, prompted intensified protective measures ahead of the European Parliament elections on June 9.

7. Opinion: Iran Poses a cybersecurity threat to the West, Jewish Communities, and Gulf States
Iran poses a significant cyber threat, targeting state functions and individuals, especially the Jewish diaspora. Reports highlight Iran’s increased cyber warfare, using sophisticated tactics and proxy criminal organizations in Europe. These actions, including harassment and infiltration, reflect Iran’s strategy to destabilize and terrorize Jewish communities worldwide.

8. School Declares ‘Critical Incident’ Following Cyber Attack
The Billericay School in Essex declared a “significant critical incident” due to a cyber-attack during the half-term holiday. Despite robust security measures, their IT systems were compromised, affecting school operations. The school will close for certain year groups on Monday as staff prepare lessons without system access.

9. Dark Web Platform Sees Cyber Experts Offering ‘Morally Flexible’ Services to Fraudsters
Cyber professionals are offering their skills for criminal activities on the Dark Web, often turning against their employers for quick pay. These “morally flexible” experts create phishing sites, malware, and scams, with some even using voice acting. This trend reflects organized crime’s growing exploitation of digital talent.

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10. Ticketmaster Confirms Data Breach Potentially Impacting 560 Million Users
Ticketmaster’s parent company, Live Nation, confirms unauthorized access to customer data by hackers. ShinyHunters claim responsibility, demanding a ransom. Live Nation investigates with no confirmed numbers of affected customers. Experts warn of potential scams. It’s not the first security issue for Ticketmaster; they faced legal troubles earlier. Users advised caution and vigilance.

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