Cyber crime remained an area of concern from the city police as they registered 3,286 in 2017 as compared to 2,402 in 2016. According to the the data compiled by the Gurugram Police, there has been a 36 per cent rise in cyber crime in the city in 2017.
According to police officials, there were 1,954 complaints pertaining to online banking credit, Debit card fraud and cheating through mobile phones in 2017. Apart from it, 278 complaints were related to Facebook frauds and several other cases were registered under the Information Technology (IT) Act. In 2016, the online banking frauds were 1,345 and 151 Facebook complaints.
Inspector Anand Kumar Yadav of the Cyber Crime Cell said once the new Cyber Police Station becomes operational, the documentation process will become easier.
“Once it will be operational the short staff in the cyber cell will be augmented and it will help us to prevent such
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The Millennium City witnessed its first case of Ransomware attacks by Chinese hackers with two cases coming to light recently. A city-based clothing company has reported to the Gurugram police that the hackers had demanded Rs 25 lakh from them as ransom. The other case involved a ransom demand of Rs 20,000.
During the probe, the Gurugram cyber crime cell came to know that the Chinese hackers were behind the attacks. “It is quite a difficult to nab the Ransomware attackers as the attack was related to China and it can not be tracked unless Chinese authorities assist Indian agencies to crack the case,” said a police officer on the condition of anonymity.
Meanwhile, this year till July the Gurugram Cyber Crime Cell has received 2,004 complaints related to ATM fraud, credit cards, debit cards, e-mail hacking and hacking of Facebook accounts. Around 1,168 complaints have been disposed off so far.
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The Cyber City will soon have a dedicated Cyber Crime police station to investigate cases of cyber crime. There has been an alarming increase in the number of cyber crimes in the district over the past few years. The Haryana Government has given the go ahead for this project. With this new initiative, any offence related to cyber crime will be registered in this police station of the district.
Gurugram will be first district in the entire State which will have a cyber crime police station. Sources said that a new post of DCP, cyber crime is also being created for overall supervision.
Cyber crime complaints are currently handled by the cyber unit of the crime branch of the Gurugram Police. For local police stations, tackling cyber crimes is a difficult task owing to lack of proper training and technical knowledge.
However, the unique police station comes with trained manpower and modern equipment
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Online banking frauds, including fraudulent ATM withdrawals, unauthorised debit and credit card transactions, data theft and hacking, are on the rise in Gurugram, with the city’s Cyber Crime Cell having registered 950 such cases till 15 April.
According to police records, 2,402 cases were registered with the Cell in 2016, 1343 (more than 50%) of which were frauds related to online banking and cheating through credit/debit cards by misuse of the card details. In 2015, the figures stood at around 1900.
In one such case, as told to The Sunday Guardian by an official in the Cyber Crime Cell, over 5,000 investors were duped of Rs 8 crore by Profit Network—a company that offered returns for clicking on advertisement links. Four people were nabbed by the Gurugram police after a probe was launched by a Special Investigating Team. Cell phones of the four accused were tracked after which they were arrested and
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