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The Delhi Police say they have busted a gang that cheated more than 1,000 people across the country, led by a Jharkhand-based ‘mastermind’.
The accused, Mahavir Kumar, stalked and blackmailed 50 students and teachers of a prominent school in Delhi. He was arrested from his Patna residence after a 2-month probe.
NCRB data shows that Assam ranked third on both cyber crime case growth and crime rate lists. But its trends diverged significantly from the rest of the country.
Effective collaboration between private and public sector leaders is key to ensuring a nation is cyber resilient. They must take a proactive stance.
While the 1991 reforms reduced one form of crime — gold smuggling — they brought other challenges with the introduction of global technology and trade.
The facility empowers both the banks and the police by leveraging new-age technologies for sharing online fraud-related information and taking action in almost real-time.
While Delhi Police has launched a helpline for victims, many are taking to social media to share how they paid for oxygen cylinders that never came, or were even sent fire extinguishers instead.
According to Delhi Police, 62% of all cyber complaints were related to financial fraud, 24% involved social media while the rest were cases of extortion, hate speech and others.
ADG, Economic Offences Unit, has asked govt officials to apprise the agency of defamatory social media posts. BJP leaders say people’s right to criticise is still intact.
Multiple raids were carried out across Srinagar after an FIR on the reports of cyber frauds and hacking was registered at Cyber Police Station.