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Intelligent Urban Exchange Platform Drives Smart CitiesNEW YORK | MUMBAI, May 22, 2017: Tata Consultancy Services (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, today unveiled intelligent software that allows cities to derive greater value from costly LED lighting by reducing the typical four to five year payback period almost in half – to just two to three years.

This allows cities to invest in other smart city projects... Source: RealWire
TCS Technology provides more than a quarter of a million spectators with unprecedented digital access to all the actionLONDON |MUMBAI, 25 April 2017: Sunday 23rd April saw the 37th annual Virgin Money London Marathon take place through the streets of t...
New Music is a division of New Media Communication05/Apr/2017 Mumbai, India: As the world transforms through a digital-age, people, relationships and cultures are fast-blending across geographies.
In one of its kind, soothing love and music song, embracing global friendship, feelings, touch and romance, New Music releases its maiden ‘Love song of the Year’ - ‘Holla Holla’.Listen to the ‘Love Song of the Year’ here – https://youtu.be/YxV1G67Z7zMDebut singer, artist Badi Melo feat. Myster, produced by New... Source: RealWire
The TCTSL digital transformation roadmap for CSPs outlines the strategic priorities that will enable them to derisk the transformation journey, while the network assessment as a service will deliver and help Microsoft channel partners improve employee productivity and operational excellence of their customers.Mumbai, 20 March 2017 – Tata Communications Transformation Services Limited (TCTSL), a leading Telco transformation and managed services provider and wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Communications, had its most successful Mobile World Congress... Source: RealWire
The journey from a Communication Service Provider (CSP) to a digital service provider (DSP) is not easy, nor a linear process.

The transformation requirements, extent and priorities will vary for individual CSPs. However, the business outcome should increase revenue and streamline service delivery for CSPs, while customers receive an improved user experience, contextual, real-time service and support.Barcelona and Mumbai, 28 February 2017 – Tata Communications Transformation Services Limited (TCTSL), a leading Telco transformation and managed... Source: RealWire
Partners deploying Office 365 and Skype for Business can gain a strategic advantage in white-labelling Tata Communications Transformation Services NAaaS offer and services built under the Skype Operations Framework to help enterprise customers improve employee productivity and operational excellence Mumbai, 27 February 2017 – Tata Communications Transformation Services Limited (TCTSL), a leading Telco transformation and managed services provider and wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Communications, today announced it is delivering a Network Assessment as a... Source: RealWire
Enlarge / This is a call center in New Dehli, India, not the Phoenix 007 operation that was busted.ILO reader comments 11 Share this story Last year’s unraveling of the massive India-based telephone scam ring may have been helped by a phone call to a Federal Trade Commission lawyer. According to a Tuesday report in The New York Times, the bust seemingly was aided by the efforts of two teenage employees from one of the companies.

The pair blew the whistle on their former employer, the Phoenix 007 call center that's based outside of Mumbai.

The workers reached Betsy Broder of the FTC after being shuffled from the Internal Revenue Service's main switchboard. Indian and American authorities believe that this call center, along with several others, was part of a massive ring to call Americans in the United States and trick them into ponying up thousands of dollars in fraudulent fees.

This criminal operation is believed to have resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in losses.  Possibly as a result of the efforts of these two young men, Jayesh Dubey and Pawan Poojary, their call center was raided by Indian authorities. (The Times also reported the men’s claim that they helped with the takedown is “unfounded, according to Indian and American investigators, who said that the raid in Thane was carried out entirely by the local police without assistance from American officials.

The Thane police said their informant was not employed by the swindlers.”) Weeks later in October 2016, federal authorities in Texas unsealed criminal charges against dozens of people who are accused of being part of a massive criminal enterprise based around theft, wire fraud, and impersonating government officials. Of those suspects, 20 were arrested in the US, where their criminal cases are ongoing in federal court in Houston. Two of the named US-based suspects, Jerry Norris, of Oakland, California, and Jagdishkumar Chaudhari, of Sarasota, Florida, remain at large. Erica Lacy, a spokeswoman for the Department of Justice, told Ars on Wednesday that there is currently no award for their arrest, “but information about their whereabouts is welcomed and can be provided by contacting the local ICE office or calling the ICE toll free hotline (1-866-DHS-2-ICE).”
EnlargeJim Watson / Getty Images News reader comments 37 Share this story On Thursday morning, federal authorities in Texas unsealed criminal charges against dozens of people who are accused of being part of a “transnational criminal organization” that allegedly victimized tens of thousands of people and yielded hundreds of millions of dollars in losses. The indictment was filed against 61 people and includes charges of conspiracy to commit identity theft, impersonation of an officer of the United States, wire fraud, and money laundering. Of those people, 20 were arrested Thursday in the US. The suspects are believed to have orchestrated an incredibly large series of phone-based scams that lasted for years.

According to prosecutors, the suspects would call victims, impersonating Internal Revenue Service and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services officials, and would then demand payment through debit cards or wire transfers.
If victims didn’t pay up, the callers threatened them with arrest, deportation, or heavier fines.

There were also related scams involving fake payday loans and bogus US government grants, according to the criminal complaint. Earlier this month, hundreds of people believed to be associated with the scam were arrested across nine locations in Mumbai, India. The criminal complaint briefly summarizes many cases, referring to victims only by their first name, last initial, and city. For example, one man, Suresh M. of Hayward, California, ended up paying $136,000 through 276 MoneyPak cards to people he believed were from the IRS and who claimed that he had outstanding tax violations. “This indictment will serve to not only seek the conviction of those involved but will send a message around the world that no one is safe from prosecution for participating in such pervasive transnational fraud schemes,” US Attorney Kenneth Magidson said in a statement. “We are extremely vigilant when the names of US government agencies are used to perpetuate fraud for the purpose of victimizing so many innocent American citizens.” Magidson's office did not immediately return Ars' request for further comment. Anyone who believes they may be a victim of fraud or identity theft in relation to this investigation or other scam phone calls may contact the Federal Trade Commission via this website.
EnlargeBrendan Smialowski / Getty Images News reader comments 27 Share this story Hundreds of people in Mumbai, India have been detained in relation to a massive telephone scam where fake callers "from the IRS" targeted Americans.
In said calls, scammers tried to convince recipients that they were from the IRS in order to con victims into forking over thousands of dollars payable via prepaid credit cards. According to The Guardian, 200 Indian police officers raided nine locations across one of India’s largest cities. "Seventy workers have been formally arrested and around 630 others are being investigated," Paramvir Singh, the police commissioner of Thane, told the British newspaper. "We expect that many more people will be arrested." Typically, the phone representatives would call Americans and claim to be calling from the IRS, saying that the recipient owed "back taxes," and police are "on their way right now." The callers then would give precise instructions as to how to avoid this situation, which would inevitably involve withdrawing large amounts of cash and going to a store like Target or Walmart to buy a prepaid cash card or using a service like MoneyGram to transfer the money to a particular account. In May 2016, NPR’s Planet Money spoke with a representative from MoneyGram, who said that he gets "20 calls like this a day"—people calling MoneyGram to check to see if they received a fake call. "We had a mole go in to the call centres to verify.

The best part is that they were actually recording all their calls. We have recovered 851 hard disks on which the calls were recorded, so we’re going through those now," Singh told The Guardian. Reuters cited local police and reported that "callers were paid between 10,000 rupees ($150) and 70,000 rupees ($1,050) every month."
Manchester, United Kingdom - Leading developer of software and hardware solutions, VXL, today announces the release of its new Fusion EMM agent update that supports the latest Android Nougat (7.0) operating system.Ensuring all Android mobile devices are optimized for both work and personal use, this new Google release comes with some notable updates to the operating system with an array of enhanced features including more security for data protection, improved management capabilities and increased end-user control. Fusion EMM software Commenting on the new agent, VXL’s VP for Worldwide Sales, Frank Noon, said “Fusion EMM customers will be able to take advantage of Android Nougat as soon as the update is delivered to their device and what’s more VXL will also continue to provide support for additional capabilities when made available by Google.” A browser-based solution which can be provided either as a hosted service, or installed on a company’s network, Fusion EMM software is designed to provide expert management of all Android (& iOS) tablets and smartphones. Enabling IT departments to easily provision devices, add or update applications, manage access to corporate content and strengthen device security, Fusion EMM complements VXL’s existing Fusion UDM Premium, universal device manager, for desktops, laptops and thin clients. Fusion EMM is available in two perpetual license versions, Gold – at US $39 per device – and Platinum – at US $49 per device - with annual support available on either at an affordable cost. “Fusion EMM is set to revolutionise the cost of enterprise mobility management.” “Not only is it a highly effective solution for managing mobile devices, it does so without sacrificing on performance, offering more features than comparable brands as well as providing exceptional value” added VXL’s VP for Worldwide Sales, Frank Noon.
www.vxl.net/emm About VXLEstablished in 1976, VXL is a global provider of leading enterprise software solutions including Ilumineye DS (Digital Signage) Suite, Fusion EMM (Enterprise Mobility Management), Fusion UDM (Universal Device Manager) and CloudDesktop PC repurposing software. This commitment to software innovation is at the core of what VXL represents today, together with a passion to support organizations around the world to successfully build efficient IT infrastructures that are flexible, secure, manageable and affordable. VXL is also home to the world-renowned ‘Itona’ brand of thin and zero client devices and supplies a high-quality range of high-specification models that are made to the most exacting standards.

The line-up includes the very latest dual / quad core high-performance desktops in addition to the Xtona (Citrix-certified) and Vtona (PCoIP VMware-certified) zero clients. VXL’s corporate HQ is based in Mumbai and manufacturing facility in Bangalore, India’s ‘Silicon Valley’, with the Americas Group HQ based in Houston, Texas, USA, and the European HQ in Manchester, UK.

Dedicated sales subsidiaries are also based in key strategic markets including France, Germany, Dubai and Singapore – and VXL’s customer support offices can be found in the USA, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, email ian.cope@vxl.net or please visit: www.vxl.net
EnlargeThe Last Ship, Warner Bros Television reader comments 25 Share this story A massive leak of documents on India’s new military submarines from French shipbuilder DCNS is the result of a hack, the country's defence minister said on Wednesday. Manohar Parrikar claimed, according to local reports, that the entire designs of its Scorpene submarines hadn't been disclosed. “First step is to identify if its related to us, and anyway its not all 100 percent leak,” he was quoted as saying. The documents were made public by The Australian on Tuesday, which described the breach as an “Edward Snowden-sized leak.” A DCNS spokesperson told Ars: “DCNS has been made aware of articles published in the Australian press related to the leakage of sensitive data about Indian Scorpene.

This serious matter is thoroughly investigated by the proper French national authorities for defence security.

This investigation will determine the exact nature of the leaked documents, the potential damages to DCNS customers as well as the responsibilities for this leakage.” Although the 22,000-page cache of documents date from 2011, they give very detailed technical information about the combat capability of the Scorpene vessels, which are currently in use in Malaysia and Chile.
India signed the £2.6 billion deal for six of the boats in 2005—they are to be built in conjunction with an Indian government-owned Mumbai shipbuilder—and Brazil is due to deploy the vessels in 2018. Such sensitive information in the wrong hands would have huge ramifications for national security in all four countries. “It appears that the source of leak is from overseas and not in India,” Parrikar said, vowing to investigate further. Australia is also very concerned.

Earlier this year, DCNS won an AUS$50 billion contract—the country’s largest-ever defence deal—to build a new submarine fleet.

The French group saw off bids from Germany’s ThyssenKrupp AG and a Japanese-government consortium of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Kawasaki Heavy Industries. Details about the Australian contract, expected to run into the 2050s, weren't disclosed in the leak.

But it has raised concerns about the data security of the defence project.

The country's prime minister Malcolm Turnbull said the leak was a reminder of the importance of cyber security, but claimed that Australia, where the 4,500-tonne Shortfin Barracuda submarines will be built, has “high security standards”—an assertion called into question in the recent census debacle. This post originated on Ars Technica UK
Traffic to Pirate Bay and others redirected to AirTel banned URL notice An unknown agency in India, possibly telco Airtel, is quietly capitalising on encryption gaps in sites tended by DDOS-buster CloudFlare to intercept and redirect users. Little is yet known about the attacks, so far detected targeting piracy torrent site The Pirate Bay and a handful of other outfits. CloudFlare engineers have, at the time of writing, emerged from an emergency meeting to investigate the now verified claims that traffic to their customer sites is being intercepted. Visitors to intercepted websites are redirected to an AirTel page which reads that the "requested URL has been blocked as per the directions received from Department of Telecommunications, Government of India". The redirect page does not necessarily confirm that the interception is the handiwork of AirTel. India has blocked sites for nearly two decades without formal policy, but it is the first time it has so directly capitalised on absent security measures to deny access to a URL. Some of CloudFlare's sites include those run by political dissidents, hacking forums, and piracy sites.
Such sites are often in the crosshairs of governments. India-based developer Abhay Rana (@captn3m0) and security researcher Shantanu Goel (@shantanugoel) discovered Pirate Bay traffic interception which they suspected may be thanks to cooperation between CloudFlare and the Indian Government, or due to security flaws on behalf of the anti-distributed denial of service attack provider. CloudFlare founder Matthew Prince told The Register that the company concluded a meeting less than an hour ago and says there are no security flaws on its side, but that the company was blind-sided by the interception. The redirection landing page. Prince says the attacks occurred at CloudFlare's Chennai and New Delhi data centres but not at its Mumbai point of presence. "It appears to only affect traffic that is being passed over an unencrypted link," Prince says. "Whatever the system is that is looking for the requests might not be installed in Mumbai, we don't know, but it appears to be triggered off the host header in requests. "It suggests there is some system that is running either at the edge of India's network or within AirTel that is at least conducting infection of host headers in requests." Prince says the company is examining "all traffic" to locate other affected customer sites, but did not name impacted clients. The company offers free and paid distributed denial of service attack mitigation and uptime and anonymity services to a host of web properties. The Indian Government may have reason to target CloudFlare customers. The tech company has since 2014 offered its paid enterprise distributed denial-of-service mitigation services to established political blogs, news sites, and other public interest organisations for free under Project Galileo. AirTel representatives contacted by CloudFlare were not aware of the interception but are investigating the matter. The Register has contacted the company for comment. Prince says interception is seemingly possible only for sites that do not use encryption on origin servers. CloudFlare in May asked customers to install its free certificate to help admins accomplish the task. Writer Karthik Balakrishnan has further analysis of the attacks which CloudFlare has largely vetted as accurate, sans its claimed intentional involvement or security flaws. We'll update this story as and when more detail emerges. ® Sponsored: 2016 Cyberthreat defense report