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Cyber criminals

Bulli Bai Row | 18-Year-Old Girl, DU Student: Who Are The Prime Accused In Women's 'Auction' Case?

Jan 05, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The Mumbai police have so far arrested an 18-year-old girl from Uttarakhand and two 21-year-old men in connection with the case of fake online auctions of over 100 Muslim women.

Modi Govt Committed To Deal With Cyber Crime, Says HM Amit Shah

Dec 22, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

He said that in the last seven years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has taken many important steps to tackle cyber crime, an official statement said.

Banking Frauds Using Communication Devices Rose By More Than 65% Post Covid

Recent NCRB data shows that there has been an alarming rise in online financial frauds in 2020. Digital fatigue due to the long usage of devices, working from home are some of the major reasons behind this rise.

Delhi Police Arrests Two From Rajasthan In Cyber Fraud Case

Dec 06, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

According to the police, the gang usually targeted big companies and created fake e-mail IDs similar to the email of key managerial persons of the companies and forged letter head of those firms.

US Deports Russian Man Jailed 9 Years For Cybercrimes

Aleksei Burkov, 31, facilitated $20 million in credit card fraud and ran a sophisticated clearinghouse for international criminals.

17 September, 2021

Indian National Extorted Money Using Indian Call Centres, Pleads Guilty In USA


An Indian national, who was illegally living in Houston, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy of committing mail fraud, an acting US attorney has said.

10 September, 2021

Maharashtra Gets First Cyber Police Station To Tackle Cybercrime In Pimpri-Chinchwad

Outlook Web Desk

Speaking at an interaction organised by the Pune Union of Working Journalists, Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse-Patil informed about some upcoming developmental works in the state.

01 September, 2021

Delhi Police Bust Gang Of Cyber Cheats Operating From Jharkhand, Here’s How They Worked

Outlook Web Bureau

The police have arrested 14 men who formed the gang.

06 August, 2021

After Effects Of Pegasus: More Use Of Basic Phones, Multiple Sims, No WhatsApp, iMessage

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Cybersecurity experts say that keeping phones updated with the latest version, not giving excessive data permissions to apps, reporting any malicious activity that the user perceives, not sharing OTPs are some of the measures that people can take to ensure privacy and security.

23 July, 2021

Cyber-Attacks: What Is Hybrid Warfare And Why Is It Such A Threat?


In hybrid warfare the state responsible for the actions will often use non-state actors, which allows it to deny responsibility.

23 July, 2021

Pegasus Row: Anil Ambani, Ex-CBI Chief Alok Verma Among Potential Targets

Outlook Web Bureau

The phone numbers that have been used by Anil Ambani and one other official of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG) were added to the leaked list that was analysed by media partners of the Pegasus Project consortium.


20 July, 2021

One Question: Did We Buy Or Not Buy Pegasus?

Ruben Banerjee

Simple government denials will not be sufficient in laying this scandal to rest.

20 July, 2021

Pegasus Project Explained: Can Anyone Be Targeted? How Can The Virus Be Thwarted?

Associated Press (AP)

Pegasus Project: Journalists from the consortium combed through a list of more than 50,000 cellphone numbers, identifying more than 1,000 individuals in 50 countries.

19 July, 2021

Rahul Gandhi, Prashant Kishor, Among Top Pegasus Targets

Outlook Web Bureau

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, election strategist Prashant Kishor and Union IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw are among the top targets of Israeli spyware 'Pegasus', The Wire, in its second set of explosive revelations said.

19 July, 2021

Attempt To Malign Democracy And Institutions: IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw On ‘Pegasus Project’

Outlook Web Bureau

Speaking in parliament Ashwini Vaishnaw said, 'There is no factual basis to suggest use of Pegasus amounts to surveillance'

15 July, 2021

Govt Portal Records Over 4 Lakh Cybercrime Complaints In Less Than A Year

Outlook Web Bureau

Out of the 4 lakh complaints lodged on the Ministry of Home Affairs’ National Cybercrime Reporting Portal, half are related to financial frauds.

09 July, 2021

‘We Were Targeted For Having A Voice And Being Muslim’: Women Who Were ‘Auctioned’ Online

Intifada P Basheer

A now-defunct app called ‘Sulli Deals’ targeted about 90 Indian Muslim women by uploading their photos taken from social media and ‘auctioning’ them online.


03 July, 2021

Allahabad HC Denies Bail To Man Who Posted Obscene Photos Of Ex Online

Outlook Web Desk

The petitioner, Manav from Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh had been accused of threatening a woman whom he was formerly in a relationship with after the latter broke up with him.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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