People should follow advisories to remain Cyber healthy : Tahir Ashraf
With the advent of internet and it’s growing reach Cyber Crime has become a reality all over the world and in Kashmir Valley too. Cybercrime, or computer-oriented crime, is a crime that involves a computer and a network. The computer may have been used in the commission of a crime, or it may be the target. Cybercrime may threaten a person or a nation’s security and financial health.
Editor in Chief News Kashmir Farzana Mumtaz talks to dynamic police officer and Superintendent of Cyber Police Kashmir Tahir Ashraf on different aspects.
People in Kashmir are getting calls from numbers allegedly from Saudi Arabia, what is it all about? People are getting lot of calls from foreign country numbers .We came into action and came to known it is global scam and scammers have targeted Kashmiri numbers.The motive of them is that you call back and you are diverted to much costlier premium charge calls,and thus lose good amount of balance. We have advised people not to pick these calls and also not call back. People should not panic and we have already issued advisories via print, electronic media. How far is cyber crime Increasing in Kashmir? With the growing internet usage the Cyber Crime is bound to increase, but the good part is we have been very much effective in dealing with cyber crime. We require cooperation of public especially in following our advisories from time to time. We also need cooperation of media in raising awareness. The esteemed DGP has stressed that Jammu and Kashmir police is committed to resolve the issues , worries of common masses when it comes to normal and cyber crimes.
How far are people in our part of the world aware about safe use of Cyber world ? The awareness among people is still less about cyber world. People still do not known what is cyber crime and where to report it. . In this recent miss call scam issue from foreign numbers they came with application to us, while as it deals with people reporting these numbers to their respective telecom operators .Relationship between social media and cyber crime?
Social media is a part of cyber. Cyber is a big world : Your own internet use, your data, your computers, CCTVs. The cyber world is sea and people think just Facebook, Instagram is cyber world which is not true.
Your message to masses?
We as Jammu and Kashmir are committed to solve all issues of people and we appeal people to be alert on cyber world. People should follow the advisories issued by us from time to time and remain cyber healthy .