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Fighting cyber crimes better

Hindustan Times | 20/05/2023 10:52 PM | Click to read full article

Seconds-long calls on WhatsApp originating from numbers seemingly registered abroad. Video calls designed to trap unsuspecting people into a cycle of shame and extortion. Phishing messages disguised as bank statements, electricity bills or official communication. National Crime Records Bureau data shows that in 2021, cybercrime was recorded every 10 minutes somewhere in India. Yet, the administrative response has been found to be largely inadequate and piecemeal, perhaps due to levels of awareness about internet and data protection.