Indore: Cyber crimes are on the rise across country and Indore is no exception. Majority of the cyber complaints reported in city are related to card frauds followed by complaints regarding fake ID, job frauds, matrimonial site frauds and email hacking.

This dreaded fact was revealed by superintendent of police (cyber security cell) Jitendra Singh during a talk at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore on Monday. Aimed at creating awareness on cyber-crimes and cyber security, the elite b-school had organised the talk on its campus.

Singh was accompanied by his team members from the cyber security cell, who explained various preventive measures against cyber stalking, especially for women and also shared their contact numbers with the audience for further communications. Singh spoke on ‘Facets of Cyber Crime’ and noted that with the advancement in technology and number of mobile users increasing, the number of crimes has also increased.

Mentioning that people from all the segments of the society have been victims of fraud in one or the other way, he screened a video to explain the complexity of cyber-crimes and challenges faced. He also spoke of what is cyber-crime and how it is defined. Sharing facts and figures related to cyber-crime, Singh mentioned that one cyber-crime is reported in every 12 minutes in our country, and nearly 51,000 cyber security attacks were observed in the country in the year 2016.

He also discussed various case studies and explained how cyber-crime in different forms has affected the citizens. Singh further mentioned about various challenges in cyber-crime including ransom ware, bitcoin wallets, proxy and spoofed id frauds, darknet and internet backing frauds. He concluded his talk mentioning that having proper screen locks on phones, proper passwords for laptops and email ids is extremely important and they should not be shared with anyone.

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