Online Sense is ICDL Arabia's philanthropic arm aimed at raising public awareness on Cyber Safety.

Angry Hacker Deletes Instagram Influencer’s Account

An Instagram influencer from UAE who writes about travel recently got the rudest shock that an influencer can get. An online criminal deleted Delaine Maria D’Costa’s Instagram account with 100,000 followers, after hacking it. The hacker did this as he was angered when Delaine didn’t respond quickly to his ransom demand of $200 to let her regain access to her account.

App to Help Reduce Selfie-related Deaths

Selfie fads have often lead to deaths and serious mishaps, however, now there is an application that will notify people about the risk of capturing that ‘perfect shot’. Experts at the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology-Delhi (IIIT-Delhi) have created the application called Saftie. “This app is an effort to reduce deaths related to selfies. This camera does a real-time analysis of the image it is seeing and nudges a user if it infers a scene to be dangerous.

Emirates NBD Issues Warning over VAT Phishing Email Targeting Clients

A fake email message claiming to be from Emirates NBD alerting customers of VAT refunds is a phishing attempt. One of the biggest banks in the regions, ENBD has published a warning note on its website advising customers to keep an open for an email with the subject “VAT Refund Notification”. “Please be aware this is a phishing e-mail,” the bank wrote. “We urge you to be highly vigilant and always check the source before clicking on any links or attachments in e-mails.”

Binging on Netflix at Night? Get Ready to be Sleepless

Browsing on the phone or binging on Netflix before going to sleep seems to have become an everyday ritual for most of us! But did you know that those addictive on-screen moments can leave you sleepless or cause even greater damage to health? Here are three ill-effects of screen-gazing in the night, which you might have never thought about.

You Might become the Next Victim of this ‘Amazon’ Scam

A new, realistic-looking phishing campaign is targeting Amazon customers. Criminals are sending mass emails that appear to have come from Amazon and thank recipients for making purchases on Amazon’s “Prime Day” back in July. The emails then invite recipients to go to the Amazon website to “write a review” and receive a special $50 “bonus” credit for doing so.