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The cyber fraudsters are using innovative techniques via social media, mobile phone calls and SMS to cheat people.
Moreover, Panda also warned people to stay alert and not to share data over phone calls to private callers. Further, he said people should not share OTP or KYC details over any phone call. He urged people to report any such fraudulent calls to the National Cyber Crime Portal.
As per the data released by the Cyber Crime Help Desk of the Bhubaneswar UPD, the sleuths received a total of 360 calls complaining about cyber frauds in January. Out of this 331 calls were received from Bhubaneswar and 29 from various parts of the State.
Of the 414 cases reported in Odisha in December, the Capital city of Bhubaneswar reported 213 cases while 201 cases were filed in other districts of Odisha.
Senior IPS officer Suhant Nath’s wife, a doctor by profession, lost Rs 10 lakh from her salary account which was withdrawn by unidentified cyber criminals over a period of two years.
The 11 Cyber and Economic Offence police stations will come up in Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Keonjhar, Berhampur, Sambalpur, Angul, Koraput, Bhawanipatna, Mayurbhanj, Kandhamal and Puri.
Raising the issue of cybercrimes and children becoming victim of cyber bullying, Congress member Hibi Eden had noted that existing cyber laws were "quite weak" to deal with the problem.
There exists a version of our lives online. But are we carelessly leaving the keys to this world under the doormat or on the door sill for others to pry open and sneak in?!
It may be noted here that the Odisha Crime Branch had sought the help of Delhi Police to ascertain whether Paschal is the same accused who hacked Pattnaik’s WhatsApp account on November 9 and defrauded lakhs of rupees from his contacts by sending them distress messages.
Delhi Police has busted the second case of WhatsApp hacking by an African national.
A top crime branch official said on Saturday that the hackers are believed to have been holed up in Bengaluru as the trail of the cyber crime has been traced to the south Indian city.
Following the incident, the E&IT department has started sanitising people about cyber frauds. The department has also issued do’s and don’ts to be followed in case of WhatsApp phishing.