FRAUDALERT
A very sophisticated Trojan, SOVA, which has re-emerged, is now targetting payment and banking apps on Android devices in India.

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Regulators and security experts repeatedly issue warnings to make people aware of online fraud. Unfortunately, these warnings are usually ignored, and cybercriminals continue to dupe people with impunity, especially with tricks aimed at addressing the greed for quick money.

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Since its inception in 2010 as a unique identification (ID) for those (poor) without any identity proof, Aadhaar and its proponents have been working to force its linkage with other ID systems,

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Given that e-commerce involves a virtual shopping experience, without an opportunity to physically view or examine the product,

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Do not trust online users unless you know them in real life. Also do not share personal information such as address, phone number, date of birth etc. on social media. Cyber fraudsters may misuse your trust and personal information.

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The rapid spread of the internet and technological advancement have forced everyone to adopt digital ways of life.

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In the financial world, veterans keep warning to stay away from anything that you do not fully understand. Unfortunately, in cyberspace,

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Whether social media has helped improve our lives is a debatable question. However, it is undoubtedly helping criminals dupe gullible people more often, quickly and efficiently.

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After the COVID-19 pandemic, many people found themselves looking for a job.

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We Indians have rushed to embrace rapid advances in technology without the early warm-up phase that allowed many in the developed world to recognise their virtues as well as risks.

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Instead of providing ease of life, technology is becoming a disruptor and throwing more challenges at ordinary people every day. Uninterrupted electricity supply is crucial to all our lives today.

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Even though the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) accepted and then withdrew its release,

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A significant difference between the real-world and technology-enabled virtual world is that things are not what we expect or want them to be.

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While studying journalism, we were told that every piece of information that becomes crime news is ultimately related to three things, wealth,

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When it comes to cyber crimes, we often consider poor or less educated people more susceptible to fraud.

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All over the world, SMS phishing attacks, now called 'smishing' are on the rise. While SMSs claiming to originate with a bank is the most tried and tested ploy of fraudsters in India, they are also using such expressions as 'Fedex package delivered' or 'Thank you for paying your bill, here is a free gift for you' -- to lure unsuspecting people.

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As I mentioned in my previous article, every fraud originates from one of the two factors, fear or greed. And this applies to everyone,

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Almost every day newspapers publish reports about people are being cheated by a variety of innovative new frauds. Most people skip over these articles assuming it happens to someone else.

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