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Scammers try selling world's tallest statue as pandemic boosts India's cyber crime

Scammers try selling world's tallest statue as pandemic boosts India's cyber crime

Police in India lodged a case this week against an unknown online fraudster who tried selling the world's largest statue for $4 billion, claiming the proceeds would be used to help the Gujarat state ...

Nepal detains 122 Chinese for suspected cyber crime, bank fraud

Nepal detains 122 Chinese for suspected cyber crime, bank fraud

Police in Nepal have detained 122 Chinese nationals in its biggest crackdown on crime by foreigners entering the country on tourist visa, officials said on Tuesday.

Social media prank makes Doha man's life nightmarish for hours

Social media prank makes Doha man's life nightmarish for hours

An Indian expatriate was subjected to indescribable agony and the shock of his life on account of a prank Instagram post by some miscreants on Sunday.

Vigilance, awareness key to fighting cyber crime: experts

Vigilance, awareness key to fighting cyber crime: experts

The conference on combating cyber crime, organised by the Ministry of Interior, stressed the importance of spreading community awareness about such threats.

15 arrests in Italy after victim of online blackmail commits suicide

15 arrests in Italy after victim of online blackmail commits suicide

Fifteen people were arrested in Italy on Wednesday in connection with the suicide of a man who was being blackmailed over his internet habits.

Nepal bank latest victim in heists targeting SWIFT system

Nepal bank latest victim in heists targeting SWIFT system

Brussels-based SWIFT said last month that security controls instituted after last year's $81mn theft from Bangladesh's central bank helped thwart some recent hacking attempts.

Indian police bust $550mn internet scam that duped thousands

Indian police bust $550mn internet scam that duped thousands

Indian police have busted an internet scam in which around 650,000 people lost a combined 37bn rupees ($549mn) after sending money to a company that promised they would earn cash by clicking on web links.

MoI urges residents to keep vital info away from online apps

MoI urges residents to keep vital info away from online apps

Qatar residents should keep important information away from online applications by storing them on CDs, flash drives or external hard drives, a senior official of the Interior Ministry has advised.

MoI cautions against cyber fraudsters

MoI cautions against cyber fraudsters

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has advised people to be cautious and not fall victim to scam messages sent by cyber fraudsters.

Slandering on social media: Expat gets QR10,000 fine

Slandering on social media: Expat gets QR10,000 fine

A court in Doha has slapped a fine of QR10,000 on an Indian expatriate man who was found guilty of slandering two others through the social media.

Hackers divert $50mn in blow to virtual currency

Hackers divert $50mn in blow to virtual currency

Hackers have diverted more than $50 million in digital currency from an experimental fund meant to demonstrate that such money is safe for use, according to the New York Times.