The Worli police, probing the theft of Rs 2.4 crore from the Yes Bank account of RPG Group, has recovered more than half the stolen amount. Police have so far arrested 13 persons from Chennai and Delhi. The two men arrested in Delhi are retailers of telecom firm MTS, police said.   According to police, hackers operating from two Wi-Fi connections in Delhi allegedly stole the amount on May 11. The money was deposited in 12 bank accounts across the country. Most of the arrested accused were individuals who were instructed to simply deliver the money to the mastermind once it was credited to their account, police said.   "Mos...

 Bangalore: India is emerging as talent hotspot for black-hat hackers, thanks to slow hiring in the software industry, easy money, and lack of proper law enforcements, reports Economic Times.     Global cyber crime groups are outsourcing the jobs of hacking and creating malwares to India through cyber-mercenaries, who work underground.     It is possible to rent botnets - network of infected machines controlled by a hacker - to launch attacks on websites for as little as $2 per hour.     "Increasingly, India is becoming not just the victim but t...

India among top targets of spying by NSA
Posted by / September 11, 2015

 Among the BRICS group of emerging nations, which featured quite high on the list of countries targeted by the secret surveillance programs of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) for collecting telephone data and internet records, India was the number one target of snooping by the American agency.   In the overall list of countries spied on by NSA programs, India stands at fifth place, with billions of pieces of information plucked from its telephone and internet networks just in 30 days.   According to top-secret documents provided to The Hindu by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, the American agency carried out intelligenc...

 If you get a text message or an e-mail claiming that you have won millions of rupees in a lottery draw, or that some rich businessman has chosen you as an heir for his property worth millions of rupees, beware! This is nothing but online fraud.   Statistics reveal that there has been a more than 300% increase in cybercrimes in Mumbai, as compared to last year, from January to October.   What do numbers show?   As per the statistics provided by the Mumbai police, cases of hacking, phishing and Nigerian fraud have risen to 36 this year till October from the nine registered during the same period last ...

Ethical hackers step in to solve cyber crimes
Posted by / September 11, 2015

 Chennai: Even though the cyber cell attached to the national and state security agencies solve several cyber crime cases, it is a few ethical hackers, not coming into the limelight but working behind the scenes, who help the police solve several high-profile cyber crimes.   Several of these ethical hackers are either college dropouts or highly qualified computer professionals in the age group if 20-30 years with an urge to crack down on criminals. Reminiscing about how he started his career as an ethical hacker during his college days, one of the hackers, on condition of anonymity, said it was the bug bounty programme (many websites and softwar...