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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. Rs 4 Cr Scam Uncovered: Cyber Cell Cracks Down on Fraudsters
The Pimpri-Chinchwad cyber cell has uncovered three financial frauds totaling Rs 4 crore and arrested six accused. The cases involve investment fraud, stock market scams, and online task fraud. The cyber cell traced the funds and apprehended the suspects, with investigations revealing a larger embezzlement scheme.

2. RBI Sounds Alarm on Cyber Threats: Protect Yourself from Online Fraud
The RBI has warned banks of potential cyberattacks and advised them to enhance their cybersecurity measures. Banks are now on high alert, monitoring systems like SWIFT and UPI. Experts suggest individuals also take precautions, such as not sharing sensitive details, enabling two-factor authentication, and avoiding suspicious links and public Wi-Fi for financial transactions.

3. Lucknow Cybercell Busts Fake CBI Officer Scam, Makes Historic Virtual Arrest
Lucknow’s cyber unit made its first “digital arrest” by apprehending three criminals posing as CBI officers, who defrauded a woman of Rs 2.71 crore and a man of Rs 43 lakh through a Skype call scam. The mastermind, Yashpal, operated from Dubai, using operatives in small cities to transfer funds.

4. Samba Police Cyber Unit Refunds Rs 74,196 to CISF Jawan, Cracks Down on Online Fraud
The Samba police’s Cybercrime Investigation Unit solved an online fraud case, refunding Rs 74,196 to a CISF jawan from Rajasthan. The jawan was cheated through a phishing link on a mobile app. The unit has refunded a total of Rs 4,84,106 in defrauded amounts since its inception.

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5. Aadhaar Card Scam: Cyber Criminals Dupe Software Engineer of Rs 12.5 Lakh
A software engineer in Pune lost Rs 12.5 lakh to cyber criminals who posed as police officers, threatening her with arrest for alleged money laundering and drug trafficking. They extracted her bank information through a Skype call. police have registered a fraud case and advise citizens to be cautious and report such incidents immediately.


6. Email Cyber Attack Hits States: Government Officials Targeted
The States of Guernsey’s IT network faced a cyber attack, forcing deputies out of their email accounts. Passwords were reset without warning, and politicians were locked out of systems as a precaution. No data was compromised, but Deputy Mark Helyar raised security concerns over the password reset process.

7. BTS Agency Debunks Chart Manipulation Rumors, Warns of Cyber Sabotage
HYBE and BigHit Music have taken legal action against individuals involved in malicious activities, including chart manipulation and intellectual property rights violations, against BTS, TXT, and SEVENTEEN. They have filed complaints, cease and desist requests, and are pursuing civil and criminal cases against “cyber wreckers”.

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8. UAE Crackdown: International Cybercrime Syndicates Busted in Overnight Operation
A massive operation across the UAE has dismantled major cybercrime syndicates, arresting hundreds and rescuing many individuals. The syndicates, operating from malls and residential towers, had entrapped thousands of people, mainly from South Asia and Africa, into fraud and hacking schemes.Investigations are ongoing.

9. DIU and Cyberactivists Launch Massive Cyber Offensive on Russian Companies
Activists from the BO_Team cyber community and Ukraine’s Defense Intelligence launched a cyberattack on Russian companies, destroying data on servers of navigation equipment developer Orient Systems and software developer OrbitSoft and shutting down internet service providers in Nizhny Novgorod, targeting Russia’s military-industrial complex.

10. The Final Frontier: Cybersecurity Threats in Space Explained
A report by the Ethics & Emerging Sciences Group explores future cybersecurity threats from space, including ransomware and faking alien life. The report provides a framework for understanding and anticipating space cyberattacks, highlighting the potential for severe disruptions to communications, supply chains, and national security.

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