Don’t feed the spam monster

Whether it’s at a supermarket or at a shop or online, you are tricked into giving your mobile number. You could be waylaid by someone who promises you will win a lottery or maybe it’s at the shop where you make a purchase. Mobile numbers it seems, are mandatory.  Oddly enough, giving your mobile number…

TCGN – a movie on cybercrime

This Marathi film (with English subtitles) warns people about cybercrime. TCGN – Take Care Good Night. However, the movie is primarily aimed at the older generation or those who are not internet savvy.  It is all about the dangers of befriending people online, phishing, ATM and online frauds and it is presented in an entertaining…

The troll mobs

The internet offers frightening anonymity to troublemakers of all kinds, some of them violent and evil, some just pawns in a larger game, but inherently they too are mischievous people. There are no statistics about India, but  “41% of Americans have been personally subjected to harassing behaviour online, and an even larger share (66%) has…

Save yourself from cybercrime

Cybercrime is growing the world over, and in India there is a steady increase every year. India has the highest rate of online banking frauds in the world. From 696 cases in 2009, we are at over 53,000 cybersecurity incidents in 2017. In Maharashtra, cyber crimes have doubled since last year. Scary huh? Read on for tips…