CERT-In Advisory against COVID-19 phishing campaign by malicious actors

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CERT-In Advisory against COVID-19 phishing campaign by malicious actors

On June 19, 2020, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) issued an advisory reportedly warning against a large-scale phishing campaign against Indian citizens and business enterprises. According to CERT-In, the attackers are expected to use COVID-19 as enticement while masquerading as central government agencies. This phishing attack intends to trick the users into downloading malicious files or steal personal … Read More

Filing a Complaint on National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal

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Filing a Complaint on National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has set up a dedicated platform for reporting cyber crimes from anywhere across the country. Though it caters to all types of cyber crimes, it puts special emphasis on cyber crimes against women and children. Once a complaint is filed on this portal, it is forward to the relevant law enforcement agency. In line … Read More

How to identify fake news? Key takeaways from BPRD’s Guide

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Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPRD)’s National Cyber Research & Innovation Centre (NCR&IC) published a guide for law enforcement agencies on spotting and investigating fake news and misinformation. This 40-page guide was published on May 08, 2020, but it was subsequently removed from the public domain on May 10, 2020. The actual reasons as to why this guide was … Read More

Coronavirus: Fake News, Phishing Campaigns, Malware Attacks, and much more

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COVID-19, or Coronavirus, has brought the world community to a standstill. With any issue that creates panic among the general population, the threat of cyber crimes or cyber attacks becomes imminent. Needless to say, there are hundreds of examples showing how attackers are exploiting the situation and preying on people’s fears. With most of the employees working from home, the … Read More

Corporate Data Theft in Cyber Space: Where does India Inc stand?

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Modern-day enterprises rely extensively on their IT infrastructure to conduct most of their business operations. In turn, they have a plethora of data that needs to be stored digitally. While some of the stored data may be publicly available, sensitive data like customers’ and employees’ personal information, trade secrets, intellectual property, email communication, algorithms for providing services, etc. must be … Read More

Cyber Attack on Indian Nuclear Power Plant – Explained

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India is a developing country. It is a well-accepted fact that a developing country requires energy to move towards being a developed country. But in the race to become a superpower, what if the security of one of the most critical and crucial assets of the nation is compromised? On 4th September 2019, a malware attack on the Kadankulam Nuclear … Read More

Customs & Central Excise v. Deloitte Tax Services India Pvt. Ltd.

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Customs & Central Excise v. Deloitte Tax Services India Pvt. Ltd.

Customs & Central Excise v. Deloitte Tax Services India Pvt. Ltd. In the High Court of Andhra Pradesh C.E.A. No. 7 of 2009 Before Goda Raghuram and M.S. Ramachandra Rao, JJ. Relevancy of the case: Whether computerized data processing falls under “Information Technology Services” for the purpose of taxation? Statutes & Provisions Involved Central Excise Act, 1944 (Section 35G) Finance … Read More

Rakesh Kumar & Ors. vs State

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Rakesh Kumar & Ors. vs State

Rakesh Kumar & Ors. v. State (2009) 163 DLT 658 In the High Court of Delhi Crl. A. 19 of 2017 with Crl. A. 51/2007 Before Pradeep Nandrajog, Inderjeet Kaur, JJ.) Decided on August 27, 2009 Relevancy of the case: Admissibility of Electronic Records as primary or secondary evidence Statutes & Provisions Involved The Information Technology Act, 2000 (Section 65B) … Read More

Oriental Bank of Commerce v. ACIT

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Oriental Bank of Commerce v. ACIT

Oriental Bank of Commerce v. ACIT  [2013] ITAT 3783 In the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal Delhi Bench ‘C’: New Delhi ITA No. 273/Del/2011, Assessment Year: 2006-07 Before C.M. Garg, J.M. and S.V. Mehrotra, A.M. Decided on March 15, 2013 Relevancy of the case: LAN and WAN are part of a computer network. Statutes & Provisions Involved The Information Technology Act, … Read More