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Cyberabad top cop urges people to beware of cyber crimes

Cyberabad top cop urges people to beware of cyber crimes
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The Cyberabad Commissioner of Police VC Sajjanar warned the internet users to take precautions while uploading personal data onto the internet. 

Hyderabad: The Cyberabad Commissioner of Police VC Sajjanar warned the internet users to take precautions while uploading personal data onto the internet.

He suggested the people to not to upload or share sensitive data with unknown persons or social media as there is a threat of miscreants uploading the content onto porn websites besides creating fake profiles with photographs of women.

The Commissioner made suggestions based on the complaints received at Cyber Crime police station, a press release stated.

He noted that the wrongdoers were collecting photographs from social networking sites, morphing them and posting them in porn websites to defame the victims. Some miscreants were collecting the mobile numbers, email ids and sending abusive messages/emails. Some were even collecting profiles from matrimony website and demanding the money after gaining trust in the guise of marrying them.

He further added that in offices, the fraudsters were collecting database information of a company and hacking the email ids and transferring the funds to their accounts. Some employees of software firms were in collusion with other competitors, transferring the database and source code to other and causing huge loss to the management.

When it came to general public related offences, he said the fraudsters were collecting the credit/debit card data by calling the public in the name of bank officials to cheat them. Apart from that, they were sending phishing mails, which resemble exactly like bank’s official websites and collecting the card details.

The connivers were sending emails and publishing advertisements in newspapers stating that they were providing loans at low rate of interest to trap the innocent public. They were offering jobs in multi-national companies through backdoor only to extract money from the victim. Some would offer heavy discounts in unsecure e-commerce websites, which lead to loss of money.

The Commissioner of Police said, “Don't post personal photographs on social networking sites, and do not share personal information such as phone numbers to unknown persons.” He advised to maintain own websites, enabled with cryptography, to prevent network attacks.

Observe the email header/origin before responding to the senders as there is a chance that he would get remote access to email receiver's computer, he pointed out.

He advised the public to check whether the website is “https://”, a secured connection indicator, and asked not to take calls from phone numbers with a prefix +92.

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