New Delhi: Aadhar Card is a very important document and is now used as an identity card. Needless to say, such an Aadhaar card is very important for Indians. It also allows you to get a SIM card for yourself. Most of the SIM cards are linked to Aadhaar through KYC. But, sometimes it also happens that you do not know how many SIMs are issued on your Aadhar card. There is a possibility of fraud in such cases. But, it can be traced. For this you can take the help of government website. Through this website of the Department of Telecommunications, you can know how many SIMs have been issued from your Aadhar card. You can also request the non-working SIM to be turned off through the website. The service is called Telecom Analytics for Fraud Management and Consumer Protection (TAFCOP). Read: ‘Hey’ will come home for less than 1000 rupees, you will get great cooling in hot sun
Before proceeding, it is important to note that this service is not yet available across the country. However, it is believed that it will be available across the country in the near future. According to the official site, the service is now available in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. This service is very easy to use. For this you have to follow some steps. To check the SIM card issued on your basis, you first need to go to https://tafcop.dgtelecom.gov.in.
At https://tafcop.dgtelecom.gov.in you have to give your mobile number and order OTP. In this 6 digit OTP will be sent to your mobile. Enter OTP and verify it. On the next page you will be shown all the registered mobile numbers along with Aadhar number. If you suspect that a SIM is not yours or that you want to turn off any SIM, you need to tick and mark next to that number. Then click on Report. Your number will be blocked.
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Conti, a notorious hacker gang that once challenged Anonymous, was rioted by some members of the group and released secret chats.
The leaked information includes 339 Json files containing more than 60,000 internal messages of Conti, from January 2021 to February 27. The data was sent to a series of journalists and security researchers at the end of February, with the message “we guarantee it will be interesting”.
Some sources believe that the leak came from a Ukrainian security researcher who infiltrated the Conti team. Still follow vx-underground, an organization specializing in storing malicious code and hacker documents, chats shared from a member of Conti. Information about this member is still hidden, but this person is said to be unhappy when Conti challenges Anonymous and supports the Russian government.
On February 25, after Anonymous announced the downing of Russian systems, websites… against their critical infrastructure”. Conti leaders then edited the message to be more neutral, but still failed to appease some of the rebel members, leading to the aforementioned leak.
A number of security organizations that have time to monitor Conti and interact with the group such as Bleeping Computer, Recorded Future, AdvIntel confirm that the above messages are indeed from this group. Amount of data dumped from the Jabber server, the open source messaging platform used by Conti members to exchange information.
“The chat logs of these Jabber accounts are exchanges between branches and admin groups,” said Azim Khodjibaev, of the security organization Cisco Talos. The chats are mostly done in Cyrillic characters, used in languages of Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Belarus… The content is about negotiations to blackmail victims, connections with hacker groups specializes in malware like TrickBot and Emotet, payment methods and solutions to avoid detection…
According to analysts, the leak not only revealed how Conti operates, but also affected the gang’s reputation in the cybercriminal world.
Since operating in 2020, Conti has been rated as a “cruel and sophisticated” ransomware group. The group also offers ransomware as a service, renting infrastructure to other groups to carry out attacks, and has earned at least $30.1 million in less than two years. Conti’s victims are businesses, even social welfare services. In May 2021, the group brought down the Irish healthcare service network, costing the country more than $100 million to fix.
Tech Crunch quoted Brett Callow, threat analyst at Emsisoft, as saying the leak was a major blow to Conti. “Affiliates and partners will lose trust in this organization,” Callow said.
According toThe RecordThe Russian-Ukrainian conflict has long divided the cybercriminal underworld. While Conti is pro-Russia, Anonymous is in the opposition, and another notorious group, LockBit, is neutral. Russian and Ukrainian hackers used to work together, but now relations have become strained.
Many cryptocurrency-related YouTube channels were hijacked by hackers, then posted content that lured users into transferring money.
The incident took place in two days January 23-24 with a series of channels such as CoinMarketCap, Altcoin Buzz, BitBoy Crypto,Box Mining, Mayweather, The Moon… These are all major channels in the field of cryptocurrencies, attracting from a few hundred thousand to nearly 1.5 million followers.
Once controlled, these channels simultaneously posted identical videos, referring to a cryptocurrency called One World, encouraging viewers to invest in this coin by sending the cryptocurrency to a wallet address. listed in the description.
Videos are detected and deleted by channel owners in a short time. However, according to the data recorded on the blockchain, there are at least 9 transfers to the wallet address. In half a day, this wallet owner transferred at least 2.2 BNB (Binance coin), equivalent to more than 800 USD.
The amount above is not large compared to cryptocurrency scams, but is considered a great risk for investors, especially newcomers to the market. These people often look to influential online channels like YouTube for investment advice.
In addition, the above channel owners believe that there is a vulnerability in the YouTube system itself, which causes them to take over their channel and can greatly affect the brand’s reputation. “It’s not clear what happened. We are working with YouTube to understand the issue and avoid similar violations,” said Shash Gupta, channel moderator Altcoin Buzz speak.
Michael Gu, channel owner Boxmining with nearly 270 thousand registrations, also a victim of the aforementioned mass attack. Gu said he checked and did not find viruses or vulnerabilities that could cause the channel to be hijacked. However, when checking the Brand account – a form of administrative account for large channels to separate from personal accounts, Gu noticed a strange login from the Philippines.
“Most likely the problem lies with YouTube or an employee. So the bad guy can take over the channel of many people at the same time,” Gu said, and said that YouTube will be responsible for the problem.
YouTube then contacted the channel owners to fix the problem, but did not provide any explanation.
The situation of hacking a YouTube channel to post crypto scam content has appeared before. In Vietnam in 2020, many “million sub” channels of MC Tran Thanh, singer Ho Quang Hieu were once hijacked. The attacker then conducts a livestream, luring users to deposit cryptocurrency for a reward.
The vulnerability in Log4j is considered “the most dangerous of the decade” and can affect many information systems in Vietnam.
Apache Log4j is a logging library (activity log) in Java, exists in many applications today and is commonly used in information systems of agencies, organizations and large enterprises in Vietnam.
According to a warning from the Information Security Administration – Ministry of Information and Communications, the vulnerability named Log4Shell – newly discovered in Apache Log4j version 2.0 to 2.14.1 – allows bad actors to perform real attacks. remote code exam. On December 9, Log4Shell’s exploit code was made public on the Internet.
“This vulnerability is serious and has a large impact,” said the National Cyber Security Monitoring Center (NCSC), part of the Information Security Administration.
The severity of the vulnerability is warned by many security experts around the world. Amit Yoran, CEO of cybersecurity company Tenable, rated Log4Shell as “the biggest, most serious security flaw of the past decade”. Meanwhile, the organization that oversees the development of software Apache Software Foundation rated the vulnerability 10/10 points, which is at the most dangerous level.
According to security company Checkpoint, Log4j is the world’s most popular Java logging library with over 400,000 downloads from GitHub. This product is used by many companies around the world, such as Twitter, Amazon, Microsoft, Apple. Exploiting the vulnerability, described by experts as “very simple”, allows attackers to take control of Java-based web servers and execute code remotely. This security company also recorded many cases of exploiting the Log4Shell vulnerability to attack and target the cryptocurrency of the victims.
Checkpoint also said that, since it was announced, about 40% of companies’ networks globally have been targeted by hackers to exploit the aforementioned vulnerability. More than 100 attacks are recorded every minute.
The Department of Information Security recommends that units test, review and verify information systems using Apache Log4j. These systems need to update to the latest version (log4j-2.15.0-rc2) to fix the vulnerability and upgrade potentially affected applications and components such as srping-boot-strater -log4j2, Apache Solr, Apache Flink, Apache 2 Druid,…
New Delhi: Access to contacts, location and gallery is requested after downloading any app in the smartphone. This can lead to private data leaks. However, with a few simple tips, you can keep your private data completely secure. Read: iQoo Smartphone: Confirm! IQoo’s new smartphone series will be launched on this date, see specifications
Do not give the app location and contact access
To protect private data, do not give any app access to location and contacts. Be sure to check the ratings and reviews before installing the apps in the phone.
Avoid downloading third party apps
Avoid downloading third party apps to protect private data. Often hackers hack devices through apps. So don’t download apps from any site other than Play Store.
Using public Wi-Fi is expensive
Using public Wi-Fi can be expensive. Hackers can hack into phones with the help of public Wi-Fi and steal your private information. Therefore, the use of public Wi-Fi should be avoided.
Make use of this feature of Google
Go to phone settings to keep data safe.
Tap on the Security option here.
Now you will get Security Update, Google Play System Update and Google Play Protection options.
Tap on Google Play Protect.
Start the scanning process by clicking on the scan.
This will let you know if there is an app with a virus in the device.
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New Delhi: Digital transactions in India have grown exponentially in the last few months. Online payments are easily made thanks to smartphones and the internet. This eliminates the need to stand in front of a bank or ATM to withdraw cash. However, as simple as online transactions are, care must be taken in doing so. Read: Best earbuds: No such opportunity again! ‘Hey’ branded earbuds are available for only Rs
Along with digital transactions, cyber fraud and crime are also on the rise. Cybercriminals are looking for new ways to defraud. So there are some things to keep in mind to keep online transactions and bank accounts safe.
Cybercriminals call you as a bank official, insurance agent, healthcare provider or telecommunications employee. They then take away private information for fear of closing or locking the bank account. Also, fraud is committed through fake apps.
Follow these steps to avoid online fraud
Avoid sharing OTP and private information
Never share bank information to avoid online fraud. Also, OTP sharing should be avoided. The bank never asks for such private information.
Beware of fake links
Many fake links are shared on WhatsApp and Facebook. Users click on this link under the name of attractive offer and they are deceived. So don’t click on any unknown link.
Don’t make payments through fake online portals
People who regularly pay online should never pay through unfamiliar and fake portals. Often people give their full information to pay online fees and this leads to fraud.
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Need to be alert if there are sudden changes in the phone.
New Delhi: The incidence of smartphone hacking is on the rise in India. Hackers are targeting not only celebrities but also the general public through mobile apps and websites. Hacking is done with the help of Malaysian app and tools. However, by looking at some things in the phone, you can see if your phone has been hacked or not. How do you know if your phone has been hacked? Let’s find out now. Read: BSNL’s Broadband Plan for Rs 399, Enjoy 1000 GB of High Speed Data
Phone battery runs out fast
If your smartphone’s battery drains faster than usual, the phone may contain malware or a fake app. You should also check the apps running in the background before reaching a conclusion. Often running the app in the background also drains the battery quickly. So close this app and watch it later.
Smartphone slowing down
If your mobile phone suddenly slows down or hangs frequently, there may be malware in the background of the device. Therefore, the phone should be factory reset immediately. This will delete the malware app.
Mobile app crashes
If your phone crashes frequently after opening the app, or if the website takes longer to load than usual, your phone may have been hacked.
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Popups and ads
Often when you visit an app or a website, a pop-up ad appears. Your phone may have malware. Avoid using third party apps to avoid this. This will keep your phone and private data safe.
Flash light starts automatically
If the device’s flash light is on even when you are not using a mobile phone, it is possible that a hacker is controlling your phone.
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167 fake apps found on Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
Cheating is done using dating apps.
New Delhi: The Corona virus epidemic has led to an increase in work from home. People are using a lot of online features these days. According to a report, the incidence of phishing and cyber fraud has increased by 242 per cent compared to the year 2019. Between January and November 2020, there were about 330 million attacks on remote desktop protocols. Meanwhile, there were 3.6 crore attacks in India, which is double the 1.8 crore attacks in 2019. Cyber security researcher found 167 fake apps on Google Play Store and Apple App Store related to cyber crime and fraud.
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Checking 167 apps reveals many things. A British cyber security researcher has identified 167 fake apps on Play Store and App Store. After checking these apps, it came to light that all these apps are financial trading, banking or blockchain based financial apps. The interface and in-app functions of these apps were similar to those of popular companies Barclays, Binance, TDBank and BitCoinHK. These fake apps also offered chat bot support, which worked just like a finance, trending, banking or blockchain based finance app. The cyber security researcher also provided information about the 167 fake trading and single servers of blockchain based financial apps. This makes it clear that all these apps are controlled by a group or a scammer.
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Use of dating apps
Awareness is being created among the general public about cyber criminals and security. Such cyber criminals are attacking other methods to deceive people. Cybercriminals cheat people and gain access to them through popular dating apps. The dating app asks people to download by sending a link to fake apps.
Cybercriminals put up a profile on a dating platform and make friends with a person. They are then asked to install the app. Money or cryptocurrency deposits in fake apps. Criminals then block their access if individuals want to withdraw money from it. To avoid this type of fraud, you need to install trusted apps from Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
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Strong passwords are required when using an online account
One password should not be used on multiple platforms
Use multi-factor authentication when using an account
New Delhi: Passwords are very important to keep any virtual thing safe. If your password is weak, hackers can easily infiltrate your account. So it is important to have strong passwords everywhere from online transactions to social media accounts.
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When entering a password, you are free to enter a simple, easy password without much thought. Most of the work we do online today requires a strong password. On the occasion of Password Day, let’s learn important information about what to do to keep a secure password.
Don’t tell anyone your password
Don’t share your password with anyone. If possible, family members and friends should not be informed. Sharing passwords lets others know about your privacy. If someone asks for a password on a message, email or call, never tell.
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Keep the password intact
Passwords should not be created on the basis of personal information such as name, address, date of birth, a favorite item. Because, such a password is very easy to guess. You share your private information online, this information is readily available to everyone, so do not use such passwords. Separately, keep the password unpredictable.
Do not use one password on multiple platforms
If you are using the same password on multiple platforms, wait now. Because if someone knows your password, they can gain access to all your accounts. The incidence of data theft has increased in the last few years. Cybercriminals get thousands of passwords through a hack and use it to withdraw money from people’s accounts. So keep different passwords for different platforms.
Make use of the password manager
If you want to have different passwords for different platforms, Password Manager will help you. This will allow you to create difficult passwords for different platforms. Password Manager is a software program that allows you to create difficult and different passwords. It also allows you to save passwords.
Use multi-factor authentication
Double security is extremely important for anything. Many platforms offer the option of multi-factor authentication. Email and phone numbers add security. When you login, you get an OTP on your email or phone number, which increases the level of security.
Never use different words and numbers when creating a password. You can use your favorite movie, book or even a nickname as a password. Also, use special characters when entering passwords.
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Home Ministry and Delhi Police Cyber Cell number
New Delhi: There has been a tremendous increase in technology. Banking and financial transactions are all online now. The government and the banks of the country can instantly alert the people from time to time. If someone is a victim of fraud, they are instructed to report it immediately. The Home Ministry and the Delhi Police Cyber Cell have started working together to ensure that online fraud does not happen to people and their money stays safe.
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The Delhi Police Cyber Cell and the Home Ministry have issued a helpline number to help people. Any online fraud at this location can be reported immediately. Home Ministry and Delhi Police Cyber Cell have jointly launched 155260 helplines. If you have been involved in any kind of online fraud, you can immediately report to this number. You can call it.
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After 7 to 8 minutes the amount withdrawn from the account which has gone to another account. That helpline will send an alert message to that bank or financial institution. The money will then go on hold. The 155260 pilot project, along with the Home Ministry’s cyber portal and the Delhi Police Cyber Cell, was launched last year to curb online fraud. Now it has been launched with full power.
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The most special feature of this helpline is ten lines. This means that callers will not get this number busy. When any person calls the helpline number. So at that point he will be asked his name, number and the time of the fraud. Once the information is collected, it will be forwarded to the concerned portal, the concerned bank or finance institution. It can be beneficial to report the fraud immediately. An appeal has also been made to lodge an immediate complaint.
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