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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. Teenager from Mumbai cleverly foils cyber fraud attempt
A 13-year-old Nalasopara (Mumbai) girl, Harshada Goyal, foiled a cyber fraud attempt by recognizing fake money transfer alerts. She checked her mother’s bank account, realized no money was deposited, and recorded the fraudster’s calls. The police have registered a case and are tracing the scammer using the provided phone number.

2. Cyber criminals place city dweller under ‘digital confinement,’ defrauding him of Rs 2 lakh
In Gurugram, fraudsters posing as CBI and cybercrime officers tricked Ranjeev Kumar into a three-hour video call, claiming his Aadhar-linked phone numbers were involved in fraud. They coerced him to transfer Rs 2 lakh, simulating an official investigation. police have registered a case and are working to identify the culprits.

3. Another fraudulent account discovered with deposits exceeding Rs 5 crore
Indore’s state cyber police discovered another fraudulent account with over Rs 5 crore during an interrogation of an arrested bank manager. This manager, detained for opening a fake account with a delivery boy’s credentials, was linked to a gang creating fake accounts to receive cyber fraud money, involving multiple bank employees.

4. Victim of Rs 50 lakh scam successfully recovers his money
A 74-year-old Hyderabad resident, duped of Rs 50 lakh by fraudsters posing as FedEx officials, recovered his entire amount thanks to swift action by the cybercrime police. The fraudsters had threatened him over a fake drug case, but police froze the funds and returned the money after investigation.

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5. Guwahati elderly resident loses Rs 10.67 lakh to cyber fraud; quick police response recovers 50% of the amount
A Guwahati senior citizen was defrauded of Rs 10.67 lakh through a fake health insurance policy. Swift action by cyber police recovered Rs 5.35 lakh. In another case, a resident lost Rs 1.3 crore to a fraudulent investment scheme. police urge vigilance and are investigating both incidents to recover funds and catch the perpetrators.


6. Switzerland faces rising cyberattack incidents as Ukraine summit draws near
Switzerland faces a surge in cyberattacks ahead of the Ukraine peace summit in Lucerne, as noted by President Viola Amherd. Swiss organizations are bolstering cybersecurity, with an emergency center and military surveillance in place. Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis also highlighted efforts to disrupt the international event.

7. Brazil’s Rise to Global Prominence Triggers Cybersecurity Threats
Brazil’s rising global influence and digital economy attract significant cyberthreats. Google and Mandiant warn of both foreign cyberespionage and domestic cybercriminals, including ransomware attacks, phishing scams, and financial fraud. Notable threats come from Russia, China, North Korea, and Brazilian groups using social media for malicious activities.

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8. Extensive Chinese cyber spying operation impacts more than 20,000 FortiGate devices
In 2022-2023, state-sponsored hackers accessed over 20,000 FortiGate systems using the Coathanger malware, targeting Western governments and defense companies. Despite security updates, the malware ensures persistent access. Dutch authorities urge adopting the “assume breach” principle, enhancing segmentation, detection, incident response, and forensic readiness to mitigate damage.

9. Russian cyber operatives focus their efforts on the upcoming Paris Olympics
Russian hackers, including teams Storm-1679 and Storm-1099, are targeting the Paris Olympics with disinformation campaigns and cyber threats. Experts anticipate intensified attacks from Russia and other adversaries like China, North Korea, and Iran. Cybersecurity measures and vigilance are crucial ahead of the event to mitigate risks and protect participants.

10. Cyber incident forces closure of Cleveland City Hall
Cleveland City Hall closed due to a cyber incident disrupting unspecified computer systems. Essential services like public safety and utilities remain operational. The city initiated incident response plans and isolated affected services, with investigations ongoing to assess the full impact and restore operations, providing updates via social media and 311.

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