phishingThe rapid development in information technology, most banks today in India adopt the practice of mobile and electronic banking. The banks uses smsemails to communicate with its users.  Exploiting this technique many cyber criminals start sending the fake emails, sms and create a fake login page to steal the details of the customer, thereby launching a phishing attacks on the victims.

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cyber_attackCyberspace or the virtual space which forms a major part of the cyber world is facing many complex legal issues like Jurisdictional Issues etc. With the no boundary limit, Cyberspace is facing threats of various cyber-attacks. To tackle the cyber-attacks, the need was felt for the formation of active International Partnership Organisations which provides an international response.

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Internet restrictions violate human rights- United Nations

United-Nations logoUnited Nations in a report published by it on Friday warned that restrictions imposed by governments upon right to freedom of opinion and expression on internet are the violation of human rights. Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights lays down the types of restrictions that would be considered as the obligations upon the party states to guarantee the right to freedom of expression. In the report Frank Larue, UN special designate appointed to submit the report on freedom of expression provides examples of governments restricting, controlling, manipulating and censoring Internet content without any legal basis for imposing such restrictions.

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Shillong Bench of Gauhati HC launched video conferencing

In order to reduce the burden of litigants to travel all the way to Guwahati for deposing before Gauhati High Court the Shillong bench of Guwahati High court had launched Video conferencing system. The Person appear for the hearing from Shillong itself through the video conferencing system. Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court Madan B Lakur said, through the video conferencing system urgent cases can be heard and even judgments can be delivered. The number of pending cases in the Shillong Bench of Gauhati High Court has gone down to 826 from 1100 in the past one year, Justice Lakur said, adding that introduction of video conferencing was expected to further speed up the rate of disposing cases in the Shillong Bench.

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A plea to indict Tata and Ambani rejected

Plea rejectedThe Delhi high court on thursday rejected a plea to indict Ratan Tata and Anil Ambani in the 2G spectrum case. The judge along with imposing a fine of Rs.10,000 also said that the case lacks any substance and is not in compliance with law. He added that these kind of cases wastes a lot of court’s precious time and should be strongly condemned with hefty fines. The petition claimed that the CBI knowingly are not looking into the matter and are protecting the persons. It requested the court’s direction to the CBI to indict them. This is not the first time a court has slapped a fine on a third party to the case. On May 25 there was a similar case where it requested the inclusion of companies like Airtel and S-Tel of corrupt practices and the court levied a fine of Rs.10,000 on the petitioner.

Google Accounts of US officials hacked by Chinese Hackers

Google Accounts hackedHackers from china have compromised many google accounts of top US officials and other political leaders from Asian countries. Google made a statement regarding the issue saying that their own security systems have not been breached but individual accounts have been hacked through fraud. Google also notified the respective members and their governments regarding the breach. The matter becomes sensitive as these officials handle top secret information on classified subjects. The passwords were acquired through a internet practice called ‘spear phising’ which misguides an account user to provide his account information to the hacker who had created a page similar to that of google. Analyst say it is very hard to find if it was authorized by governments or done by individual hackers. The difference between the both would be that if it was carried out by a government it will not be considered as a cyber crime but cyber espionage. This comes in the wake of a statement issued by the White House which said an act of cyber terrorism will be met with real time military consequences.

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