CybeCrime Or a Computer Crime

Cybercrime, also called computer crime, the use of a computer as an instrument to further illegal ends, such as committing fraud, trafficking in child pornography and intellectual property, stealing identities, or violating privacy. Cybercrime, especially through the Internet, has grown in importance as the computer has become central to commerce, entertainment, and government. This includes anything from downloading illegal music files to stealing millions of dollars from online bank accounts. Cybercrime also includes non-monetary offenses, such as creating and distributing viruses on other computers or posting confidential business information on the Internet. Over 22,000 Websites Hacked In India From April 2017 To January 2018
 Some of the real cases of cyber crime

Maharashtra: 363 cases registered over social media posts on Covid-19:
MUMBAI: Maharashtra Cyber has registered 363 offences of rumour mongering, spreading misinformation, hatred and fake news on social media during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The state police's cyber wing has been monitoring online activities to prevent the spread of misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic. As many as 196 persons were arrested for sharing or uploading objectionable posts, videos and photographs on social media.


In Sangli district, a case was registered against some people for uploading a Tik-Tok video about a particular community being responsible for the pandemic and also using abusive language against prominent social reformers. At least 14 offences were registered by the cyber wing in the district since the lockdown was enforced.


Similarly, in Parli town of Beed district, some persons were booked for a social media post linking the spread of COVID-19 to a particular community, the district had recorded highest number of cyber offences during the lockdown.


SHIMLA: Himachal has recently reported a spurt in cases of cybercrime in the state. In most such cases, miscreants persuaded women to send their nude or semi-nude photos to them, which they later used to blackmail or harass them. In many instances, suspects have also morphed photos of women. Apparently, most women were not aware of the possibility of their photos being misused by suspects.

Pune police issues alert after five women say WhatsApp numbers were hacked:
The Pune City Police has received five complaints of WhatsApp hacking since the imposition of lockdown. The complainants in all five cases are women, police said.
In the wake of these complaints, Deputy Commissioner of Police (cyber cell) Sambhaji Kadam issued an alert and urged all residents not to share any personal information or respond to suspicious links on WhatsApp or social media.
The complainants are students, homemakers and IT professionals. Cyber criminals hacked their WhatsApp accounts and started blackmailing them. 
Since internet and social media use has increased significantly due to the lockdown, cyber criminals are taking advantage of this situation to hack WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram.
The hackers are using different techniques to hack WhatsApp and other social media accounts, mainly during night hours when targeted persons are asleep or the afternoon when some people prefer to take rest and are not alert.

Supermodel Files Complaint Against Man For Cyber Harassment
A complaint was given to Cyber Crime Investigation Cell (CCIC) in Bandra-Kurla Complex on December 24 but the FIR was lodged on Wednesday at Dadar Police Station. supermodel and Former Miss India (World) Natasha Suri has filed an FIR against a man named Flynn Remedios, who has been tagging her name into objectionable content.
According to Natasha, Remedios put up adult content tagging her name on his portals Indiascoops.com and Indiaspeaks.live, and also sent the same to various other websites for publication.



Telangana Man Allegedly Hacked Woman's Facebook, Asked Friends For Money
The woman came to know about this through one of her Facebook friends, whom she knew personally.
Telangana's Rachakonda Cyber Crime Police arrested a 24-year-old techie for allegedly logging into a woman's social media account in an unauthorized manner and trying to extract money from her friends on the pretext of paying medical bills.The accused has been identified as Bathula Venkateswarlu, a resident of Jillelaguda, Balapur Mandal.
"During the investigation process, it was revealed that Bathula Venkateswarlu is a B.Tech graduate and he is presently working with a Madhapur based computer graphics firm. He confessed to having sent a link from a phishing website (spoofed site) and stole the user ID and password of the victim's Facebook account.According to the police, the woman, hailing from Sarooranagar filed a complaint and stated that since September 2019 she was unable to log into her Facebook account. In her complaint, she had alleged that someone tried to extract money from her online friends on the pretext of her medical treatment."Venkateswarlu used her credentials to log in, which were traced by accused through a phishing attack. He then changed the password along with the recovery email address and phone number. Later impersonating the victim, he began chatting with her online friends and tried to extract money in small sums on the pretext of paying a medical bill.

As per Mumbai Mirrror journal in august 24, 2019: A 24-year-old woman found out that she had become a victim of cyber-crime when strangers suddenly started calling her and sending her messages saying they had seen her picture and got her phone number on Facebook. When she probed further, she found that someone had used a picture she had set as her WhatsApp profile picture in a fake Facebook profile. Her phone number was also placed on the picture, which was available to all.

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