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5 cybersecurity tips for safe online shopping this holiday season

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 December 18, 2017

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By now, most of you must have started getting emails and messages about great deals and discounts from your online shopping websites. And while most of us get preoccupied with our shopping spree, cyber criminals will try to make the most of this opportunity. How? Well, that’s easy. They might...

Mumbai businessman loses ₹5.8 lakh in a spear phishing scam

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 November 20, 2017

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This story has been sourced from Hindustan Times. On November 18, a businessman from Powai, Mumbai, received an email that looked like it was sent by a close friend. In the email, the friend informed that he is stuck somewhere and that he needed an urgent loan of ₹5.8 lakh...

Want to scam an online scammer? Here’s how you can do it with Re:scam

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 November 15, 2017
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How many times have you received an email congratulating you about winning a lottery of $1 Million or that your bank account will be suspended unless you take an action like clicking on a link to update your bank details? I’d guess, at least once in your lifetime. And even...

Fake WhatsApp App downloaded over 1 million times on Google Play

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 November 6, 2017
Fake WhatsApp App Update App

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Just last week, more than 1 million Android users downloaded a fake WhatsApp app from the Google Play Store. The app (removed now) went by the name ‘Update WhatsApp Messenger’. As you may notice in the image below, the developer title is ‘WhatsApp Inc.’ which is the same one used...

Mobile payments are on the rise, but are they safe?

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 October 30, 2017
Mobile Payment App

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Several non-banking institutions have entered the market offering payment services and this has only boosted the consumer’s readiness to adopt digital payments; particularly, mobile payments. The following statistics easily paint a picture of the exponential growth of digital transactions in the country. Cashless payments in October 2016 increased 22% when...

1.3 Lakh stolen from a Mumbai-based man’s bank account in a scam asking him to link phone to Aadhaar

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 October 12, 2017

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In yet another incident of bank fraud, Paul (name changed for privacy reasons), a Mumbai-based man lost Rs. 1.3 Lakh from his bank account. Here’s what happened based on the story narrated by him in a Facebook post. After linking our Aadhaar card to bank accounts and PAN, we are...

How a ransomware infects your computer [INFOGRAPHIC]

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 October 11, 2017

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Education is a constant process – it never stops. While we have spoken about ransomware at great lengths in the past, there is no reason why we should not be doing that again. Ransomware is probably the most dreaded cyberthreat that can strike anyone and at anytime unless we prepare...

31 tips on Internet Security you should totally follow [INFOGRAPHIC]

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 October 4, 2017

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October is observed as CyberSecurity Month which is an annual campaign organized to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. Here’s an infographic that puts together 31 tips on Internet Security that will help you protect your digital devices, identity, and personal information from all types of threats on the...

Pay attention to your bank’s messages. It might save you from a credit card fraud

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 October 3, 2017
Credit card frauds

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This post is based on a true incident faced by a friend last week. The story is developing and will be updated when I receive more information about it. On 30th September, when most of us were enjoying the festivities of Dussehra, some twisted minds were at work. My friend...