Huge increase in online fraud in the country in the last two months

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The work culture of the home called cybercriminals. Or that’s what the numbers look like. In the past two months, there has been a 200% increase in cyber incidents in India. “There has been a 200 percent increase in cyber incidents in India over the past two months, but Chinese actors cannot be blamed,” chief information security officer in Prime Minister Gulshan Rai’s office said Monday. Instead, he blamed the shift in the service sector for working from home because of the “Covid-19” epidemic because of the increased accidents and says that people ‘not targeted’ download unverified apps may lack security features.

The government banned 59 Chinese mobile apps, including TikTok

Two weeks ago, the government banned 59 Chinese mobile apps, including TikTok. But according to cybersecurity firm riskiq, there are about 90 smartphone applications for the h in cyberspace, 40 percent of which are Chinese. RiskIQ says that in 2019, people downloaded 200 billion units of mobile apps. In terms of money, they spent $120 billion. The quota means that China received $48 billion in withdrawals in 2019. Mail Today has previously reported on cybercriminals who take advantage of the epidemic and the culture of working from home. The Delhi Police Electronic Cell Unit claims to have received thousands of electronic complaints after March 25.

Every day more than 100 complaints are being filed in the cyber cell unit of Delhi Police. In the month of April, May, and June, as many as 3,068, 3,468, and 3,000 cyber-related complaints were filed with this specialized unit, respectively. However, before the lockdown, the figures were comparatively very low. In January, the number of cases was 1,260, in February as many as 1,849 cases were reported and in March the figure was 1,690.

Cyber security lawyer Pawan Duggal told Mail Today, “Due to the lockdown when people are mostly at home, they are accessing internet like never before. Above that, internet surfing in the lockdown period remains unsupervised. This shift has increased remote activities, such as teleworking. It furthers the reliance on email for communication, thus creating perfect conditions for email fraud schemes.” Delhi Police claims that these days people are being duped by hacking their WhatsApp as well.

“WhatsApp can be hacked too. Attackers obtain WhatsApp verification PIN from the target using a fake account with the official WhatsApp logo as a display picture to trick users into believing that it is the official account of WhatsApp tech. If the target divulges the PIN to the attacker, the account gets hacked. The attackers can then leverage their access to the account to further send fraudulent messages to friends and family of the target,” said Bhisham Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Cyber Cell).

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