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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. IIT Kanpur collaborates with Indian Army on cybersecurity
IIT Kanpur and the Indian Army’s HQ Central Command Lucknow have signed an MoU to enhance cybersecurity for military applications. This collaboration focuses on cyber proofing sensitive software, proactive threat detection, and secure software development, aiming to create a resilient cyber ecosystem and foster future innovations in advanced technology domains.

2. 120 Kerala residents involved in cyber fraud schemes deported over the past 18 months
In the past 18 months, 120 Keralites linked to financial cybercrimes were repatriated from Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia. They worked in call centers targeting victims for fraudulent schemes. Many returned due to poor conditions and lost travel documents. Kerala police focus on agents, not first-time offenders, registering two cases so far.

3. Three men with high school education establish IT solutions firm; arrested for cyber fraud
Three youths with only a 10th-grade education established an IT solutions company and allegedly cheated a Nagpur resident of Rs 5 lakh in an online fraud. They manipulated the victim’s settings during a video call, resulting in the transfers. The suspects were arrested in Mumbai following a police complaint.

4. Mumbai Police apprehend 5 individuals from Odisha’s Bhadrak for Rs 35 lakh cyber scam
Mumbai Police arrested five individuals from Bhadrak, Odisha, for allegedly duping a retired Mumbai resident of Rs 35 lakh through cyber fraud. The accused were traced and arrested with the help of local police, following a complaint by the victim. They will be taken to Mumbai for further proceedings.

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5. Sourav Ganguly’s wife, Dona Ganguly, becomes a victim of cybercrime as her Facebook account gets hacked
Dona Ganguly, renowned danseuse and wife of former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, had her Facebook account hacked, causing significant concern. She alerted her followers on Instagram to prevent misuse. The incident occurred while she was in England with her family, and it has attracted widespread media attention.


6. Major bank sounds the alarm on cyber ‘warfare’: Warns ‘entire community is at risk’
Australia’s big four banks face constant cyber attacks, threatening both the banks and their customers. Chris Sheehan of National Australia Bank calls it “asymmetrical warfare,” with attacks from individuals to organized crime groups and nation-states. Australians lose $3 billion annually to cyber scams, highlighting the widespread risk.

7. Government launches long-awaited cybersecurity network for the health sector
Australia has launched a pilot Information Sharing and Analysis Centre (ISAC) for healthcare to address cyber threats. Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil highlighted healthcare’s vulnerability due to sensitive data and weak cyber protections. Government intervention aims to boost cybersecurity in this high-risk sector, which leads in data breach reports.

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8. Protecting America’s drinking water from global cyber threats: Challenges and solutions
Top U.S. intelligence and cyber officials warn of threats from China, Russia, and Iran targeting America’s water supply systems. Cyber-attacks could disrupt water treatment and essential services. Preventive strategies include robust digital security, staff training, and government regulations. Collaborative efforts are essential to protect these crucial infrastructures.

9. New smart bandages develop ‘cyber skin’ over wounds
Caltech and USC Keck School of Medicine developed smart bandages that monitor and treat chronic wounds by utilizing nanotechnology and digital health advancements. These “cyber skin” bandages provide real-time data on wound biomarkers, potentially improving treatment outcomes. However, they face challenges in healthcare protocol adaptation and FDA approval for widespread use.

10. First-ever charity established to support north-east residents affected by cyber and fraud crimes
The Cyber and Fraud Hub, launched by Cyber and Fraud Centre – Scotland, provides tailored support to Scottish individuals affected by cyber or fraud crimes. Partnering with Police Scotland and the Scottish Government, it offers victim assistance, legal guidance, and recovery aid, filling a critical need amid rising cyber threats.

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