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Senior Citizen Fraud Protection Drive Launched by Cyber Cell
The Cyber Cell team of Prayagraj police is actively raising awareness among senior citizens about cyber frauds. Through seminars and workshops, over 4000 elderly individuals have been informed about various scams and advised to avoid sharing sensitive information. The initiative aims to curb rising cybercrime cases targeting vulnerable older adults.

Bomb Threats via Email Prompt Evacuation of Schools in Jaipur and Lucknow
Several schools in Jaipur and Lucknow received bomb threats via email, prompting evacuations. Police swiftly deployed squads to the locations. Investigations are ongoing to identify the sender. Similar threats targeted Delhi’s IGI Airport, hospitals, and schools in Ahmedabad and Delhi-NCR. Authorities are tracing the origins of the emails.

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Police Caution Against Misuse of Social Media
The cyber crime unit in Panaji cautioned against misuse of social media following complaints from Margao residents about defamatory content. Accused circulated morphed images with false allegations, sparking animosity. The unit warned perpetrators not to assume anonymity, promising legal repercussions. Investigations are underway into the complaints.
Auto Supply Chain Sector Emerges as Prime Target for Cyber Attacks, Reveals Seqrite Labs Report
Seqrite’s ‘India Cyber Threat Report’ reveals automotive supply chains as the most targeted sector for cyberattacks in 2023, surpassing government and education. Complexity in interconnected systems and software vulnerabilities pose challenges. Seqrite advocates multi-layered security, collaboration, compliance, and embracing emerging technologies to strengthen cybersecurity in the automotive supply chain.

Hinduja Global Solutions Introduces Suite of Seven Cybersecurity Solutions
Hinduja Global Solutions (HGS) launches a comprehensive suite of seven cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions, leveraging AI and ML for enhanced protection against evolving cyber threats. Ensuring elevated risk management, optimized performance, cost-efficiency, and compliance assurance, it empowers businesses to stay ahead in the AI landscape with adaptive security strategies.


Google Addresses Zero-Day Vulnerability in Chrome: Update Guide
Google addresses a high-severity vulnerability in Chrome with updates for Mac, Windows, and Linux. The flaw, exploited by remote attackers, prompted the release of versions 124.0.6367.201/.202 for Mac and Windows, and 124.0.6367.201 for Linux. Users are advised to update Chrome manually via settings.Navigate to the top right corner and select “More.” Then, choose “Help” followed by “About Google Chrome.” Locate the option to “Update Google Chrome.” If unavailable, you’re already using the latest version. Finally, click “Relaunch” to apply the updates.

Exploring Cyber Warfare, Influence Operations, and TikTok Bans
Information technology serves as a tool for warfare, blurring lines between peace and conflict. Senate’s legislation targets TikTok’s ByteDance, reflecting global concerns over technology’s malicious use. Multiple countries, including the US, ban TikTok. The company contests the US law, sparking legal battle and raising questions about cybersecurity and national security.

France Sports Minister’s X Account Breach Spotlights Olympic Cybersecurity Risks
French Sports Minister’s X account was hacked, emphasizing cybersecurity risks ahead of the Olympics. Though swiftly addressed, concerns remain over potential disruptions during the event. ANSSI is vigilant, employing AI cameras and QR-code systems for security. Analysts anticipate increased cyber threats compared to previous Olympics, urging comprehensive preparations.

Kaspersky Reveals How AI is Exploited by Cybercriminals for Global Attacks
Kaspersky traces cybersecurity issues to outdated operating systems. AI is pivotal in combating threats by swiftly detecting malware. Yet, cybercriminals exploit AI to develop sophisticated malware, intensifying their operations. Kaspersky highlights the organized structure of cybercriminal networks, leveraging regional expertise for illegal activities.

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Foreign Actors Drive 28% Increase in Cybercrime in Germany, 2023
German authorities report a 28% rise in cyberattacks from foreign sources in 2023, notably from Russia and China. Bitkom notes doubling of Russian attacks over two years and 50% increase from China. 80% of German companies suffer data theft, espionage, or sabotage, costing €148 billion annually.

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