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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. Bhubaneswar Police Nab Rajasthan Resident for Rs 5.90 Lakh Online Scam
A 24-year-old man from Rajasthan, Kishor Rana, was arrested by Bhubaneswar’s Cyber Crime Police for posing as a Department of Telecommunication official and duping a resident of Rs 5.90 lakh. Rana and his associates threatened the victim with fake complaints and linked his account to a high-profile money laundering case.

2. The government issues a warning about fake emails with Police Signatures
The Press Information Bureau warns against fake emails accusing recipients of sexual offenses and bearing signatures of various authorities. Citizens are advised not to respond and report to police. India, ranking third globally in phishing attempts in 2023, urges for a global communication network to combat cybercrime effectively.

3. Cyberfraudsters Sell Cheap Live Show Tickets, Defraud Many; 4 Arrested
Four individuals were arrested in Gurgaon for defrauding people by offering discounted tickets for sports events and concerts. Operating from Sector 55, they lured targets through fake ads and obtained Walmart gift coupons, sharing them with associates in China. They scammed victims of around Rs 50 lakh over the past year.

4. Youth Congress Member Arrested for Rs 1.5 Crore Fraud
In Kota, Gujarat’s Mehsana district cyber police, with Bundi city police, detained local youth Congress worker Manish Mewara for a Rs 1.54 crore cyber fraud. He was taken to Gujarat on Thursday night, according to DSP Amer Singh.

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5. ‘Don’t Fall for Fake SMS’: SBI Warns Bank Customers with Cricket Alert
SBI has warned customers against fraudulent SMS messages regarding KYC updates and reward point redemptions. The bank advises that genuine SMS messages come from short codes starting with SBI or SB. Customers are urged to report fraud immediately to the Cyber Crime Helpline at 1930 or the National Cybercrime Reporting Portal.


6. Cyberattack Potentially Exposes Data of Alabama Students and Teachers
The Alabama State Department of Education experienced a data breach in June, potentially compromising student and employee data. The attack was halted, and data restored from backups. An investigation is underway with law enforcement. Affected individuals are advised to monitor their credit. Updates are available at

7. Top Indonesian Tech Official Steps Down After Cybersecurity Breach
A top Indonesian IT ministry official, Semuel Abrijani Pangarepan, resigned after a June cyber attack disrupted airport, immigration, and scholarship services. The attack, using LockBit 3.0 ransomware, demanded an $8 million ransom. The hackers later provided decryption keys for free on July 3. An investigation is ongoing.

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8. TeamViewer Provides Update on Cyber Attack Investigation
TeamViewer reported that a cyber attack on June 26, 2024, was contained within its internal IT environment, with no impact on its product or customer data. The company, aided by Microsoft, secured data integrity, enhanced security measures, and rebuilt its IT environment. Compromised employee data was mitigated, maintaining user trust.

9. Louisiana Special School District Targeted by Cyber Attack
A cyber attack on Louisiana’s Special School District compromised student and employee personal information, including Social Security numbers. Discovered May 24 and linked to the Akira Ransomware Group, the district has since upgraded security. Notifications to affected individuals begin July 8. For more information, contact

10. New Security Alert: Hacker Uploads 10 Billion Passwords to Crime Forum—Report
A hacker named “ObamaCare” has uploaded a database of nearly 10 billion unique passwords, believed to be the largest collection of stolen passwords, to a criminal marketplace. The “RockYou2024” compilation contains plaintext passwords from various data breaches and hacks over two decades, posing a high risk of credential stuffing attacks.

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