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

The Great Indian WhatsApp University

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WhatsApp is one of the most popular platforms for communication in India. With a user base of more than 400 million users, it has unfortunately become one of the most misused platforms, as far as misinformation and fake news are concerned. Owing to this, the term “WhatsApp University” has emerged, which is slang for the most ridiculous and unreal news … Read More