Regulating the Dark Web: Challenges & Opportunities

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Regulating the Dark Web: Challenges & Opportunities

Cyble, a cyber intelligence firm, recently reported that more than 1 lakh copies of Indian national ID cards such as PAN, Aadhaar, and Passport are available for sale on the dark web. Before this, the same company found a seller claiming to share data of 4.75 crore Indian Truecaller users for a total of $1000. While the selling of personal … Read More

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

Data theft by bank employees: Case Study and Remedies

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Modern-day banks store a plethora of personal and financial information of their customers. Right from Aadhar number, PAN number, address, mobile number, etc. to income tax returns, spending patterns, average monthly expenditure, property registration papers, and whatnot. In short, we, as customers, entrust the banks with every piece of information we share. However, the same may not always be the … Read More

Nirmaljit Singh Narula v. Indijobs

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Nirmaljit Singh Narula v. Indijobs

Nirmaljit Singh Narula v. Indijobs at Hubpages.com & Ors In the Delhi High Court CS (OS) No. 871/2012 Before Justice Manmohan Singh Decided on March 30, 2012 Relevancy: Removal of defamatory content against Nirmal Baba and reading Sec 79 IT Act with Sec 151 CPC. Statutes & Provisions Involved • The Information Technology Act, 2000 (Section 2, 69, 79) • … 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

Proceedings of Securing Cyber Space 2018 [Event]

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We recently attended Securing Cyber Space 2018, a conference jointly organized by Policy Perspectives Foundation (PPF) and CPF on September 07, 2018, at India International Centre, New Delhi. This post presents some interesting insights gathered by us during the conference. A total of five sessions were organized discussing various issues related to the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018. A detailed layout … Read More

Why should you be avoiding cheap smartphone?

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Across the world and most prominently in India, who doesn’t like that great deal that they get on a new smartphone? For as low as INR 1500 or $20 you can purchase a cheap smartphone right off the shelf of a phoney shop just about anywhere. There’s a whole rationale behind this how smartphone components are very cheap and sensors … Read More

Ethical Hackers in Police Investigation: Is it legal?

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The number of incidents with the involvement of third parties like ethical hackers, in criminal and civil investigations is on the rise. More than ever now, I have been dealing with such cases of blatant violation of rights of individuals where proper procedures are not followed. Today, let me talk to you about a recent case that I have been … Read More

The Indian Data Protection & Privacy Law: Rights I should have

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The Indian Data Protection & Privacy law- Rights I should have

The Advocate-General of India, Mr. Mukul Rohatgi has recently stated in his submissions to the honorable Supreme Court that the Government is working on a Data Protection & Privacy Law. The AG also said that TRAI has already started drafting this framework. The Government is expecting to enact it by Diwali. Privacy and protection of data are two of the … Read More

Sent an obscene photo on a WhatsApp group?

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I’ve been struck with question about obscene content so many times that I feel writing about it is the best solution. I want to analyze this question on two different levels: Moral and Legal. We’ve come across cases where girls and guys have sent their private intimate pictures on WhatsApp groups “by mistake”. The very fact that they were meant … Read More