Stay alert on Cyber world

1 February 2021 Issue

Stay alert on Cyber world 
Cybercrime is defined as a crime where a computer is the object of the crime or is used as a tool to commit an offense. A cybercriminal may use a device to access a user’s personal information, confidential business information, government information, or disable a device.The need of the hour in Kashmir is to stay awake about all forms of cyber crime .Cyber Police Kashmir on Wednesday spread awareness via twitter regarding some miscreants blackmailing the people on social media by extorting the money after threatening the victims to make their pictures and videos viral online.

The Cyber Police Kashmir tweeted following some incidents of sextortion in Kashmir that social media users should be aware about the accepting of random friend requests or chatting with unknown whatsapp users. 

The police tweeted the poster which read, “Accepting random friend requests, video calls on facebook or whatsapp from strangers can land you in trouble. Blackmailers have devised a modus operandi to befriend people online and later get their photos/videos through video call and morph these photos/videos on pornographic photos or videos then blackmail the victim and demand huge amounts of money.”The realities urge on common man to use cyber world with utmost caution so that one does not fall prey to cyber crime .Recently in a welcome Development, The Jammu and Kashmir Police has arrested 23 people after multiple raids were conducted at different call centres in Srinagar in connection with cyber frauds and hacking.
According to police, arrests were made after a First Information Report (FIR) was registered under sections 66, 66-B and 66-C of the IT Act, and sections 419 and 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The FIR on the reports of cyber frauds and hacking was registered at Cyber Police Station, Kashmir Zone, Srinagar. Later, police carried out multiple raids in Srinagar and arrested 23 people.One hopes our cyber world becomes safe space soon.