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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. Cybercrime Unit Recovers Rs 40 Lakh for Coimbatore Resident Duped in Courier Scheme
CS Chandrasekar, a 70-year-old from Saibaba Colony, lost Rs 40 lakh to a scam after a fraudulent call claiming to be from Delhi Police. The Coimbatore Cybercrime Police recovered the money frozen in scam-linked accounts and returned it to him. Public advice: avoid sharing bank details or clicking unauthorized links.

2. SEBI Unveils Cybersecurity and Resilience Guidelines for Registered Entities
SEBI will require entities to implement a Cybersecurity and Cyber Resilience Framework (CSCRF) by 2025. Entities will be graded based on operations, client numbers, trade volumes, and assets. The framework includes data classification, SOC implementation, API and mobile app security, a Cyber Capability Index, and a Software Bill of Materials.

3. Cyber Cell Uncovers Phishing Scammer
The Delhi Police Cyber Cell arrested Amrul Ansari, a 24-year-old from Jamtara, for phishing fraud. Victim Neelam Gupta was tricked into paying a fake fee, resulting in Rs 2 lakh being stolen from her account. Investigations led to Ansari’s arrest, revealing his use of multiple SIM cards and devices for the scam.

4. Rs 3.98 Crore South Mumbai Cyber Scam: Dubai-Based Racket Leader Caught in Kerala
The south cyber police arrested Mohammad Abubakar from Kerala for Rs 3.98 crore cyber fraud. Operating from Dubai, Abubakar posed as a customs officer, scamming a senior citizen in South Mumbai. Accomplice Anup Kumar Kurikotal was earlier arrested for opening accounts for the fraud. Abubakar was caught during a visit to India for Eid.

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5. Increase in Cybercrime in India: Truecaller and HDFC ERGO to Provide Rs 10,000 Fraud Insurance
The Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre reported Rs 1.25 lakh crore in digital financial fraud losses over three years. In response, Truecaller partnered with HDFC ERGO to offer fraud insurance, providing up to Rs 10,000 coverage for Truecaller Premium users. This initiative aims to enhance consumer protection against digital fraud.


6. $257 Million Confiscated in International Police Operation Against Online Scams
Operation First Light 2024, spanning 61 countries, resulted in 3,950 arrests, 6,745 frozen bank accounts, and the seizure of USD 257 million in assets. Targeting various online scams, the operation disrupted transnational crime networks, safeguarded victims, and highlighted the importance of international cooperation in combating cybercrime.

7. new Scottish Charity has been established to Support Cybercrime and Fraud Victims
The Cyber and Fraud Hub, Scotland’s new national charity, provides specialized support for cyber and fraud crime victims. Launched by the Cyber and Fraud Centre – Scotland, it offers tailored assistance, legal guidance, and financial recovery. This initiative aims to address rising public concern and fill a critical support gap.

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8. Indonesia Detains Over 100 Taiwanese Nationals for Suspected Cyber Fraud
Indonesian police arrested over 100 Taiwanese in Bali for cyber fraud targeting Malaysians. The group had numerous mobile phones and devices. Authorities, unable to charge them locally, plan deportation with cooperation from Malaysian counterparts. Similar past actions targeted Chinese cyber fraud networks in Indonesia, with significant arrests and deportations.

9. ‘Cybercrime Godfather’ Behind JPMorgan Breach Engaged in New Scam While Assisting FBI: Report
Geri Shalon, aka “Don Corleone of cybercrime”, ran a new scam while cooperating with US authorities, targeting Europeans with a fake binary options scheme and netting €200 million. He had previously helped arrest notorious hackers, forfeited $400 million in ill-gotten gains, and remains a free man in Tel Aviv.

10. TeamViewer Identifies Security Intrusions in Company IT Network
TeamViewer detected an internal IT irregularity on June 26, 2024, prompting immediate response and investigations with cybersecurity experts. No evidence suggests customer data impact yet. Reports indicate threat actors exploiting TeamViewer, possibly linked to APT29, a state-sponsored group. Investigations are ongoing to determine the nature and extent of the breach.

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