Mobiles worth Over Rs. 10 Lakhs Allegedly Stolen From Amazon India Warehouse

Mobiles Worth Over Rs. 10 Lakhs Allegedly Stolen From Amazon India Warehouse

mobile handsets worth approximately Rs. 10.37 lakhs had been allegedly stolen from the warehouse of an e-trade employer by its employees in Thane, police stated Wednesday.

in keeping with a police criticism lodged by way of Amazon India, on may also 22, a total of 17 mobilehandsets have been stolen by means of 5 contractual personnel from the storehouse, Padgha police station Inspector Jaiprakash Bhosle stated.

The inventory inside the warehouse at Kurund village near Padgha additionally blanketed someexcessivecease cellular handsets, he said.

An offence underneath IPC sections 381 (robbery with the aid of clerk or servant of belongings inownership of grasp) read with 34 (acts carried out via several persons in furtherance of common goal)were registered towards the 5 men and women, he said, adding no arrest has been made to date inconnection with the robbery.

meanwhile, any other contractual worker changed into stuck allegedly stealing a mobile cellphone well worth round Rs. 7,500 from the storehouse on can also 29 and became finally arrested, police said.

The arrested worker, identified as Aakash Sapat, become charged beneath sections 381 and 511 (trying to devote offences) of the IPC, police added.

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Tags: Amazon, Amazon India, Apps, E commerce, India, net, Mobiles

Bangladesh Asks New York Fed, Philippines to Help Retrieve Stolen Money

Bangladesh Asks New York Fed, Philippines to Help Retrieve Stolen Money

The new governor of Bangladesh’s central bank has sent formal letters to the New York Fed, as well as central bank and money laundering chiefs in the Philippines, asking them to help recover its stolen $81 million, a senior central bank official said on Sunday.

The news came as Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith said the government was waiting to hear the recommendations of an investigation committee to decide whether the central bank should file a suit against the Fed after one of the biggest cyber-heists in history.

Unknown hackers breached the computer systems of Bangladesh Bank in early February and attempted to steal $951 million from its account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which it uses for international settlements.

Some attempted transfers were blocked, but $81 million was transferred to accounts in the Philippines belonging to casino operators.

The central bank official told Reuters that Fazle Kabir, who became governor a week ago, had asked the NY Fed chief and the heads of the Philippines central bank and money laundering agency to assist Bangladesh in retrieving the funds.

Kabir asked the Fed to investigate if there had been any lapses or whether it had any involvement in the heist, the official said.

Kabir sent separate letters to the ambassador of Bangladesh at the UN headquarters, and its permanent representative, urging them to pursue the NY Fed.

The previous central bank governor, Atiur Rahman, resigned earlier this month after details emerged in the Philippines that $30 million of the money was delivered in cash to a casino junket operator in Manila, while the rest went to two casinos.

“In his letters the new governor sought all kind of help from them to retrieve the stolen money as we are following multiple efforts for the sake of the country,” the official said.

Last week Bangladesh also formally sought assistance from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation to track down the cyber-crooks.

Bangladesh has appointed law firms to weigh its options vis-a-vis the NY Fed.

“We will wait till the recommendations of the government- formed investigation committee,” Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith told Reuters on Sunday, referring to a three-member committee headed by Mohammad Farash Uddin, a former central bank governor.

“We will act as per its recommendations.”

Earlier this month Muhith said Dhaka might resort to suing the Fed to recover the money: “The Fed must take responsibility,” he said.

© Thomson Reuters 2016

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Tags: Bangladesh, Hackers, Hacking, Internet

The Shockingly Simple Way the Nude Photos of ‘Celebgate’ Were Stolen

The Shockingly Simple Way the Nude Photos of 'Celebgate' Were Stolen

The man expected to plead guilty to stealing private, nude photographs of celebrities used an email phishing scheme to access more than a hundred personal accounts. After a ton of speculation about how one of the biggest celebrity hacks in recent memory happened, it appears that the answer is relatively simple.

Ryan Collins, a 36-year-old Pennsylvania man, was charged with a computer hacking felony Tuesday for his part in the theft of hundreds of nude photos of female celebrities in 2014, which were then posted online in an event known as “Celebgate.”

Based on what we know from the plea agreement and prosecutors, it appears that one major part of Celebgate is much less elaborate than what some 4chan users claimed at the time: that many of the photos were stolen through a clever exploitation of a previously unknown iCloud security flaw a claim that Apple had denied.

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Instead, Collins used a method of gaining access to password-protected accounts that can victimize pretty much anyone. Phishing schemes come in a lot of different flavors, but all follow the same basic outline: Users are tricked into giving out sensitive information by malicious email accounts or websites that appear legitimate. Spear phishing, which appears to be what happened here, involves targeting specific users by impersonating businesses or individuals they might already know.

Although the information these emails request usernames and passwords, personal data, financial information are things that a legitimate company would never ask its users to provide in an email, the scammers are hoping that if their target believes they can trust the source of the request, they might be more likely to comply.

Phishing attempts like the one now connected to Celebgate are more or less a constant threat for anyone on the Internet. Even if you’ve never actually taken a nude selfie using a digital device, there’s probably something else stored in your digital life that you’d rather not share with the whole world and there’s someone out there who would like to access it.

According to court filings, Collins stole photos, videos and sometimes entire iPhone backups from at least 50 iCloud accounts and 72 Gmail accounts, “mostly belonging to celebrities,” between November 2012 and September 2014, when the photos were posted online. The US attorney’s office in the Central District of California has confirmed that Collins was charged as a result of a federal investigation into Celebgate, although court documents and statements pertaining to his plea deal do not name any of his famous victims.

(Also see:  Apple Admits Some Nude Photos Were Taken From Stars’ Accounts)

Collins allegedly gained access by setting up emails designed to look like official accounts associated with the Google or Apple services used by his celebrity targets. Some of the emails he used included “[email protected],” “[email protected],” and “[email protected],” according to court documents. Then, it seems that whoever was managing the personal accounts of several of the targeted celebrities complied, replying to those messages with the requested access information: the usernames and passwords for their accounts.

Once he had that information, Collins also had access to everything stored within. He took photos and videos, and sometimes used “a software program to download the entire contents of the victims’ Apple iCloud backups,” the US attorney’s office said.

David Bowdich, assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office, released a statement urging everyone to take precautions against schemes like the one linked to Collins. “We continue to see both celebrities and victims from all walks of life suffer the consequences of this crime and strongly encourage users of Internet-connected devices to strengthen passwords and to be skeptical when replying to emails asking for personal information,” he said.

But there’s more you can do, particularly on the specific services named in this case: Both iCloud and Gmail allow users to turn on two-factor authentication, which adds an additional step to logging on to an account. Instead of just a username and password (which, by the way, should be different for each account), an account with two-factor enabled also requires a unique code, sent to the user’s phone at the time of login. More and more services are starting to enable two-factor security measures. Turn it on if it’s available.

We still know very little about how the photos went from people like Collins to the whole Internet. At the time, 4Chan users were talking about a secret, very creepy-sounding underground ring that connected the people who hacked celebrity accounts with those who wanted to sell or collect them. The US attorney’s office said investigators had “not uncovered any evidence linking Collins to the actual leaks or that Collins shared or uploaded the information he obtained.”

It seems unlikely that investigators believe Collins is the sole source of the photos in the Celebgate cache. Gawker reported in January that two Chicago homes were raided in connection with the Celebgate investigation. In both cases, according to court documents obtained by Gawker, investigators believed that the individuals in question had also used phishing schemes to target the iCloud accounts of celebrities connected to the stolen photo cache. The district attorney’s office told Gawker on Tuesday that the Chicago raids and the charge against Collins were “directly related.”

Collins is the first to be charged in connection with the FBI’s investigation. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors will recommend an 18-month prison sentence. The charge against him carries a maximum of five years in prison.

© 2016 The Washington Post

Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst, Avril Lavigne, Lea Michele, McKayla Maroney and Ariana Grande were among the celebrities whose photos were said to be in the Celebgate dump. Some, like Lawrence, Upton and Dunst, confirmed that the photos were genuine.

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Tags: 4chan, Apple, Apps, Avril Lavigne, Celebgate, Google, iCloud, Internet, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton,Kirsten Dunst, Lea Michele

Online Service With Data on Stolen Vehicles Across Country Launched

Online Service With Data on Stolen Vehicles Across Country Launched

A new online service with complete data on stolen vehicle across the country was launched in New Delhi on Friday.

The service, Vahan Samanvaya, launched by Union Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary, will help police and public trace the database of stolen vehicles.

It was launched at a function organised to celebrate the 31st inception day of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

The Minister also launched a Web portal named Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN) compilation system which will help NCRB to get data from all states and other agencies so as to have a complete picture on its circulation.

The NCRB is mandated to empower the Indian Police with Information Technology and is responsible for collecting, analysing the crime data of the country.

It facilitates Investigating Officers with updated IT tools and information in investigation of crimes.

The Home Ministry has entrusted the Bureau with the responsibility of implementing their flagship Plan Programme “Crime & Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS)” by March 31, 2017. The scheme envisages connecting all police stations online.

At present, out of 16,000 police stations and offices in the country, 10,000 have already been connected through this system.

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Tags: Apps, India, Internet, Vahan Samanvaya