In the last few years, there has been an increase in the cases of crime through the Internet. The number of such cases in the country has increased by about five percent in the last year. However, charge sheets have been filed in only one-third of these cases. Most of the cybercrime cases were related to fraud.
Data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) shows that 52,974 cases of cybercrime were reported last year. Of these, more than 70 per cent were from states like Assam, Karnataka, Telangana, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. However, only in 33.8 percent of these cases charge sheet has been filed. Fraud accounted for 60.8 percent of the total cybercrime cases last year. Recovery and sexual assault cases were 5.4 per cent and about 8.6 per cent, respectively. Telangana had the highest number of such cases with 10,303. This was followed by Uttar Pradesh with 8,829, Karnataka 8,136 and Maharashtra having 5,662 cyberprime cases.
The number of cyber terrorism cases stood at 15 last year, while 648 cases of ransomware were reported. There were more than 24,000 cases of cybercrime, disguise, identity theft and publishing objectionable material. Cases of cyber and crypto related crimes are also increasing in some other countries like America. Crypto scammers are now also using LinkedIn as a means of fraud. America’s investigative agency FBI has given this information. Crypto scammers are contacting LinkedIn users by posing as professional financial advisors. These users are being offered scam schemes.
In a recent report, FBI Special Agent Sean Ragan was quoted as saying that some users are getting crypto. scams There has been a loss of $ 2 million to $ 1.6 million due to this. Ragan said, “It is important to stop this type of fraud as there can be many victims. Many people have been harmed by it. Scammers on Twitter are also targeting a large number of people trading in cryptocurrencies. Scammers are using fake websites, hacked accounts to lure victims with fake projects and airdrops.