Cybercrime Current Affairs, GK & News

Pakistan’s New Cybercrime Law

Pakistani authorities announced a new law that will help them in combating false news on social media, a move that free-media groups and the opposition have criticized as being dangerous for being against the freedom of speech. Overview: This law minister of Pakistan announced this new law to be necessary as it will help in ..

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GitHub App Case

On January 3, 2021, police apprehended an engineering student from Bengaluru to question in connection with its probe into two apps on which images of Muslim women were posted to “auction” them. Highlights The latest app came to light on January 1, when targeted women approached police. Previous app was floated in July 2021. Person ..

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Air India Cyber-Attack

Air India has recently announced that, ten years’ worth of Air India customer data such as credit cards, passports and phone numbers were leaked in a cyber-attack on its data processor in February 2021. Cyber-attack has affected about 45 lakh customers who got registered between August 26, 2011 to February 3, 2021. Highlights Cyber-attack has ..

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What Home Ministry informed Parliament on Cybercrime?

The Home Minister have recently presented the crime data in Parliament in the ongoing Budget Session. Crime Data The ministry of Home Affairs informed in the Parliament that increasing use of the internet across the country has increased the instances of the cybercrime. It also highlighted that most of the cybercrime cases were of sexual ..

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What is Event Bolt Malware in news recently?

The Computer Emergency Response of Team (CERT) of India has issued warning against a new malware called “EventBot”. The malware according to CERT steals personal financial information from Android phone users. Highlights The Eventbolt malware that is spreading is a Trojan. It cheats victims secretly attacking computer or phone operating system. Currently, the malware is ..

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Safety of Zoom Application red flagged by Home Ministry

On April 16, 2020, the Cyber Coordination Centre (CyCord) operating under Ministry of Home Affairs red flagged Zoom application. The Home Ministry has issued guidelines to use the Zoom platform. Highlights The Home Ministry has red flagged the Zoom application citing Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (Cert-In). The guidelines have been issued to prevent an ..

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