Data Security News Headlines 28th July 2017

  1. Lucknow: Three cases of cyber-crime reported in a day

LUCKNOW: Three cases of fraud were reported to the cyber-cell of city police on Wednesday. Indiranagar businessman Sanjiv Gupta became a victim of card cloning and lost Rs 39,400. In another case, a man identified as Rohit Prajapati of Balaganj lost Rs 20,000 in online fraud. Prajapati complained to the police that he had applied for loan from a private company and was assured Rs 1 lakh. The first victim received a message from an online shopping site of Rs 13,133 being debited from his account and within a span of 10 minutes. In another case he had applied for loan from a private company and was assured Rs 1 lakh. After taking his documents, the company asked him to deposit Rs 20,000 in an account and neither was the loan disbursed to him even after 15 days, and also the numbers of the people who he had communicated with were not found reachable and their phones were switched off. Thereafter the third received call from fraudster and he lost 40,000.

Cyber Security Tips: Users are strongly recommended that never share your banking details with unknown person, never share your personal document with unknown parties without verification, avoid swapping your ATM card at unknown places and beware of fraudster.

  1. Bitcoin Exchange Operator Arrested For $4 Billion Money Laundering Scheme

Greece police have arrested a Russian man who is believed to have been the operator of the popular BTC-e Bitcoin exchange. According to the report, he is arrested for laundering more than $4 billion in bitcoin for culprits involved in hacking attacks, tax fraud and drug trafficking. The suspect is one of the operators of BTC-e, a service operational since 2011. Headquartered in Russia, the digital currency exchange has been offline since the arrest of Vinnik, and its homepage says, “Site is under maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience.” The FinCEN also announced a $110 million penalty against BTC-e for facilitating crimes along with a separate $12 Million fine against Vinnik. Vinnik is to be charged with operation of an unlicensed money service business, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and money laundering, and engaging in unlawful monetary transactions.


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