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City saw a steep rise in credit card fraud cases in 2014, say police

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According to Mumbai police’s records, there has been a steep rise in credit card fraud cases registered across the city last year. The data shows that 183 cases were registered in 2014 as opposed to a mere 32 that were registered in 2013. The detection rate in 2014 was at a lowly 12 per cent with only 22 of 183 cases being solved. Incidentally detection rate in 2013 was 62.5 per cent. The Mumbai Police have claimed that spurt in the credit card frauds in Mumbai is primarily due to the boom of e-commerce websites. “This crime coincides with the increase of credit card usage online. Its a trend that we have observed and are probing. Currently there are numerous websites and some that are exceedingly popular. The dependency of the consumer has shifted from cash to pay by credit or debit cards, as that is the mode of payment for all purchases online,” said Dhananjay Kulkarni, deputy commissioner of police (detection) A senior cyber official shared that not all transactions made online on these e-commerce websites are secure. “When we type our password for Gmail, the main Goggle servers receives the password in a scrambled order that is their […]

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Hacker seized database from city of Detroit and demanded $800k in bitcoin

Hacker seized database from city of Detroit and demanded $800k in bitcoin



Hackers seized a digital database from the city of Detroit earlier this year and then demanded they receive a ransom in bitcoin, Mayor Mike Duggan said this week, but the city balked and ultimately the hijackers were unsuccessful with their […]

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RBS to advise City of London Police on cyber crime threat

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has agreed to advise the City of London Police on tackling cyber crime in the financial sector. The partnership will see the bank’s financial experts provide specialist guidance in a range of areas, including […]

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Residents, city come to compromise over change to commercial zoning

Residents, city come to compromise over change to commercial zoning



A Harbour Landing resident has successfully protected her neighbourhood from unwanted commercial development. On Monday, city council decided to maintain the restrictions on the types of commercial properties built on two plots of land abutting Harbour Landing residential areas. “None […]

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City of Phoenix under attack by hacker activists

City of Phoenix under attack by hacker activists



PHOENIX (KSAZ) – Hackers have attacked the City of Phoenix internet system and over the weekend caused a disruption to the police department’s computers. The city says the hackers are persistent and not giving up. It’s the first time that […]

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Hi-tech swooping down on criminals in city

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Hi-tech swooping down on criminals in city



Swooping down on the criminals has become easier for the city police, thanks to the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) technology that has lately become the go-to tool for the officials in solving cases. The Japanese software is mainly being […]

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Hacking the city cameras that spy on you

Hacking the city cameras that spy on you



The wireless networks that cities use to link surveillance cameras are vulnerable to hacking, according to two security researchers who spoke at the Defcon hacker conference here. Police rely on these surveillance cameras and public loudspeakers to keep watch on areas […]

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St. Louis city election board website hacked

St. Louis city election board website hacked



On the day before a primary election, the St. Louis City Board of Elections website was hacked. Election officials say they discovered the problem last week, and on Monday the site was hacked again. The first indication of a problem […]

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Farmville and “Sex and the City 2” Used as Bait to Hijack Facebook’s “Like” Button, According to PandaLabs

PandaLabs, the anti-malware laboratory of Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, has reported the proliferation of scams hijacking the Facebook “Like” option. The attack uses…



Thanks to Collective Intelligence, Panda’s exclusive cloud-computing technology, the company’s 2010 solutions leverage the knowledge gathered from the community of millions of Panda users around the world. Each new file received is automatically classified within six minutes and the Collective Intelligence servers classify more than 50,000 new malware samples every day. These technologies correlate information on malware received from each computer to continuously improve the protection level for the worldwide community of users.

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