Cyber Security News (5th February 2018)

  1. 22 bank accounts hacked, ₹3 lakh stolen in 48 hours

According to Cybercrime officials, as many as 22 cases of bank accounts being hacked were reported on January 1 and 2. Cumulatively, hackers were able to steal Rs. 5.3 lakh within 48 hours, said a police officer. It observed that the hackers operated from Jharkhand. “Over 90% of the victims were engineers, doctors, and businessmen. One of the victims a neuroscience researcher from IISc.  Was duped by a man posing as a bank executive who withdrew Rs.54, 999 from her savings account. In her complaint to the police, she recounted a call she received from an agent claiming she could redeem the points she had won and sought her bank details. “She shared the details and also the OTP (one-time password) with the conman. The fraud came to light when she received a message on her mobile phone.

Cyber Security Tips:  Banking users are strongly recommended that keep your banking data secured, never share your details such as OTP, account number with anyone, beware of a phishing attack, avoid doing the transaction over an insecure network, and beware of the fraudster

  1. ATM fraud: Rs 17,000 withdrawn from woman’s account

Indore: A woman has filed a complaint against a person posing himself as a bank official allegedly obtained her ATM details, including pin code and duped her of Rs 17,000. Sarjeet Kaur of Sangam Nagar had received a phone call from an unidentified mobile number. The caller informed her that her ATM card validity is expiring and to extend the validity he would require her ATM details. Sarjeet gave him the details and the accused allegedly did shopping for Rs 17,000 with the card details. When she received a message of Rs 17,000 debit from her account on her mobile phone, Sarjeet approached the police and lodged a complaint.

Cyber Security Tips: Banking users are strongly recommended that keep your banking data secured, never share your details such as OTP, account number with anyone, beware of a phishing attack, avoid doing the transaction over an insecure network, and beware of the fraudster

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