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Awareness Is Important: Second Covid-19 Wave Comes With A Series Of Cyber Attacks

02 Jun, 2021
Awareness Is Important: Second Covid-19 Wave Comes With A Series Of Cyber Attacks

The country is struggling from the second wave of covid-19 virus, and hackers are continuously attacking people with various cyber strains. Hackers are using the sentiment and baiting the public in the name of the PM covid relief fund. Similarly this time, attackers are targeting people under the picture of medicines and donations.

It is observed that prepaid payment essential goods are the most targeted cyber crime ideas used by the offenders. In India, such online attacks are booked for cheating under Section 66D of the IT Act and Indian Penal Code 1860. Besides, there is no particular mechanism to deal with the cybercriminals.

India is not only fighting against black market and dishonest suppliers, but online scams for essentials like oxygen cylinders and equipment also became a matter of concern. Governments should implement some advanced IT tools to assist users in preventing online crimes. Moreover, due to the growing online crimes and complaints, it takes a reasonable time for the authorities to take action. This delay gives enough time to the attackers to escape.

We need to accept that the victims face the consequences due to lack of awareness in the banking system. The Digital India initiative has opened more doors to cyber criminals!

On one side, we need our public to be trained on digital platforms, and on the other side, we require strong laws against cyber breach and online attacks.

Keep following ISOEH for updated news on cyber crimes and cyber frauds and stay safe from cyber criminals!

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