Picture with punchline:- Scamsters Beware, 2010 is Over!


The year 2010 was full of Scams & Frauds across the globe. The article having below picture; which is posted on a blog by Dilip Naidu sir had really caught my glare.

Make 2011 brighter more progressive!

The photo seems to be clicked in Pune city & the punchline poster mentions the courtesy of Nana Chudasam.

“Scamsters Beware, 2010 is Over!” …  Now the people wants to speculate forthcoming years to be less affected by risks of frauds & scams. The comments on Dilip Naidu Sir’s post elaborates much more insights than the article itself. I enjoyed going through the picture as well as comments & I hope you shall emphasise the worthiness of reading through them.

Courtesy: http://dilipnaidu.wordpress.com/2011/01/08/make-2011-brighter-more-progressive

Cyber Frauds – Indian companies vulnerable to internet attacks


PUNE: Here’s a cause of concern for India Inc. Independent findings of internet and data security company Symantec and research agency Frost and

Sullivan suggest that Indian companies are susceptible to internet threats and companies are underspending on security. The country ranked number one on the prevalence of internet virus attacks in the Asia Pacific and Japan region, according to data with Symantec.

How does one attackes a website
How does one attackes a website
Phishing Attacks & Cyber Frauds

Symantec revealed this in the findings of its IT security scenario in 2008, while Datacraft, a company providing software solutions for the manufacturing industry, had commissioned Frost and Sullivan to conduct a security compliance survey of manufacturing companies in the country.

Symantec’s findings show that India features among the top three countries in the region to be affected by malicious activity on the internet, aimed primarily at stealing sensitive corporate information.

Frost and Sullivan’s survey in 2009 found that 92% of the companies had security vulnerabilities and were underspending on information security .

While larger companies are taking steps for data security, small and medium businesses are not worried. Ken Schneider, Symantec CTO, security and compliance said, “While data theft is the prime reason for attacks, 61% of Indian SMBs are unaware of IT security threats and 68% do not consider data loss as a major security threat. Unprotected infrastructure, lack of IT policies, poorly protected information and poorly managed systems are a cause of concern for businesses. Unless enterprises improve security protocols and measures to counter malicious activities, India will continue to be a soft target of Internet threats.”

Beware of Phishing & Inernet Frauds
Beware of Phishing & Inernet Frauds

Added Tony Murphy, solutions head, manufacturing, Datacraft, “The next two years are critical as security threats will increase. Manufacturing companies are expanding their IT infrastructure, thus increasing the complexity of operations. However, they are not investing enough to meet challenges thrown up by this complexity . Most of them are also not compliant with the latest security standards .”

The Symantec survey revealed that incidence of spam is increasing and 12% of spam in the APJ region originates from India. Mumbai features high in the prevalence of internet attacks, contributing 37% of the affected computers, followed by Chennai at 24%.

Globally, spam tripled in 2008 compared to 2007.

According to a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), a consultancy, report, IPR and business information contribute 32% and 68% respectively of data loss and Symantec’s findings reveal that 59% of the employees who lost or left a job walked away with some corporate information.

CYBER FRAUD

92% cos vulnerable

61% of Indian SMBs are unaware of threats and 68% do not consider it a threat

Mumbai contributes 37% of the affected computers

Chennai follows Mumbai at 24%

Globally, spam tripled in 2008

59% of the employees who lost or left a job, walked away with co data

http://www.theeconomictimes.com

19 Sep 2009, 1044 hrs IST, ET Bureau

Online Risks that Children Face


Cyber Security

Cyber Security

Exposure to Inappropriate MaterialDue to the free availability of information on the Internet, a major risk that a child may be exposed to is inappropriate material, sexual, hateful, or violent in nature, or encourages activities that are dangerous or illegal.

Gambling and Other unsuitable behaviourOnline gambling sites are flooding the Internet. It is unsuitable for children to view such sites. Most online gambling sites require a person to use a credit card. This poses a potential threat to the financial well being of the family as well.
Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco and other DangersSome web sites and newsgroups promote the use of drugs, tobacco or alcohol. Some websites even teach how to make bombs or download “Virus Development Kits”.
Physical HarmPaedophiles seeking children as targets have used E-mail and chat rooms to gain a child’s confidence and then arrange a face-to-face meeting. Once the child’s confidence has been won and a meeting arranged, the child is in great danger of physical harm and permanent psychological scarring.
Persecuting MessagesA child might encounter E-mail or chat/bulletin board messages that are harassing, demeaning, or belligerent. Information sent to your child could also have a psychological impact on your child.
Legal and Financial ProblemsThere is also the risk that a child could do something that has negative legal or financial consequences such as giving out a parent’s credit card number or committing a cyber crime. Legal issues aside, children should be taught good “netiquette” which means to avoid being rude or inconsiderate while online.
Intrusion of PrivacyA child’s privacy is vital but is most vulnerable on the Internet. No one has a right to a child’s personal information without due authorization from its guardians. Such information includes name, age, name of the school and details about the child’s family. Disclosing such information on the Internet may expose the child to substantial threats.
Wasting a Child’s PotentialBy being online for unlimited number of hours, a child ends up wasting a lot of valuable constructive time that may have been utilised for creative purposes. A child’s development may suffer a great deal because of this.

courtesy: http://www.asianlaws.org/fact/risks.htm

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