Cyber Security News (8th January 2018)

  1. Job seekers, beware! Scams in IT corridor on the rise

HYDERABAD: Job fraud cases are emerging in India. Job fraud cases continue to plague the city’s IT corridor with 72 cases recorded under Cyberabad commissionerate in the past one year alone. While Cyberabad recorded the highest number of cases in 2017, Hyderabad commissionerate recorded 52, followed by Rachakonda with 38 cases of job frauds. According to Cyber-crime police, Cyberabad, offenders take details of victims from job search portals to offer lucrative opportunities via call or email. “Nearly 15% of the victims have been identified as IT professionals. Hackers are sending spam emails to job seekers to collect information.

Cyber Security Tips: Job seekers are strongly recommended that avoid opening spam emails, read the mail carefully, and check whether it comes from the trusted source, beware of malicious links and check before submitting any details.

  1. Islamabad SHO’s Facebook account hacked, hacker demanded money

ISLAMABAD: The social media account of a well-reputed inspector of Islamabad Police, Mr. Rukhsar Mehdi, on Sunday was hacked by some unidentified hacker who later sent messages to dozens of his friends and asked to deposit money in his mobile account through easy paisa. Some friends who don’t know me personally might have sent money on demand my by the hacker through my account, but the people who know me well know the fact that I never make such demands,” said Anti-Car Lifting Cell Station House Officer (SHO), Rukhsar Mehdi. Mr. Rukhsar said that he is receiving dozens of calls from his friends about the matter and some of them also told him that they’ve also received such messages from his Facebook account. It is not cleared yet how attacker took control of his account.

Cyber Security Tips:  To prevent your Facebook account being hacked you are strongly recommended that never keep the easy password, be careful while connecting with unknown peoples, never share your details with anyone,  avoid clicking on any links and never sign in on any website through Facebook credentials.

 

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