Data Security News Headlines 27th September 2017

  1. Gurgaon real estate agent duped of Rs31 lakh

The cases of online frauds in the city have been increasing. According to the police records, 2,270 cases of cybercrime were registered in 2016 with the Cyber Crime Cell, a 15% (347) increase from 1,923 cases registered in 2015. This year, as many as 1,260 cases have been registered so far.  According to the latest news published by Hindustan Times, A 35-year-old real estate agent was allegedly duped of Rs31 lakh by a ‘woman’. According to the victim, Tarun Kumar Goyal, a person named Deepika had allegedly sent him a message on social media and told him that her contacts from outside the country were looking to purchase property in the city. Goyal said Deepika had reached out to him in March and had convinced him about the business opportunity. He had started transferring money to the suspect’s account as ‘she’ demanded a commission to introduce potential clients to him. The victim, in his complaint to the police, said that in the last five months, he had transferred a total of Rs31, 06,500 to her account.

Cyber Security Tips:  Users are strongly recommended that never transfer money to the unknown person, avoid sharing any bank details, before starting any business with unknown check everything about a person and beware from the online fraudster.

  1. China Bans WhatsApp Messenger

WhatsApp Messenger is a freeware and cross-platform instant messaging service for smartphones. Billions of users are using this app to make voice calls, one to one video calls; send text messages, images, GIF, videos, documents, user location, audio files, phone contacts and voice notes. If you are from china then you cannot use WhatsApp. Yes, according to the latest report WhatsApp no longer works in the country at all. Although it’s unclear how long the messaging app may remain inaccessible in the country, according to Symbolic Software, a Paris-based research firm that monitors WhatsApp’s situation in China, the country has restricted its users from sending even text-based WhatsApp messages within its borders.

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