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Fraudsters, fakes now online


A few months ago, ace director Rajasenan realized that a fake profile of his had been created with his name, email id and photograph by a total stranger on Facebook.

The perpetrator, understood to be

Beware of love at first site


Divorcees and widows beware! With his fake profiles posted on popular matrimonial sites, 26-year-old Aamir Khan targeted divorcees and widows and was able to cheat many of them in the last two years.

Cyber crime: Students, techies cry foul

Most of the people who complain to the cyber crime police about offensive content posted on Facebook are usually college students and software engineers, who repeatedly approach the police for action

Cyber cops run into FB ‘wall’

Most of the cases registered with the cyber crime police station in the city are related to the social networking site Facebook. However, a majority of these cases have remained unsolved since Faceboo

Scammers take clue from RBI directive

Scammers seem to be adapting to changes fast, as a spam e-mail offering unclaimed funds in Indian banks has been landing in the in-boxes of scores of email users these days.

The RBI recently directed

Cyber cops go global to nab offenders in net

Going global, cyber crime sleuths are increasingly using international legal channels such Interpol to nab cyber offenders. According to a top officer, the Cyber Crime Police of CID wing has sought In

Cyber watchdog website hacked

Even after a series of government defacements by Anonymous, Indian Computer Emergency Response Team, the country’s primary cyber incident response agency, said it is not “disturbed by the hackers’ act

Honey traps dot social websites


Tricksters and anti-social elements are increasingly using social networking sites to trap the gullible. The latest additions to this side of Facebook, for instance, are groups that offer phone number

Law student arrested for harassing woman on Facebook

A law student has been arrested for allegedly harassing a woman by uploading her phone number on a fictitious Facebook account, police said on Saturday.

"Shubham Kansal, 22, was arrested from his Di

Need to scale up capacity to fight cyber crime: Chidambaram


Law enforcement agencies need to quickly scale up capacity to fight cyber crime as dimensions of security problem increase manifold in the online space, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said on Monday.

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