Data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) shows that 52,974 cases of cybercrime were reported last year. Of these, more than 70 per cent were from states such as Assam, Karnataka, Telangana, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. However, in only 33.8 per cent of these cases charge sheet has been filed. Fraud accounted for 60.8 percent of the total cybercrime cases last year. The cases of extortion and sexual assault were about 5.4 per cent and about 8.6 per cent, respectively. Telangana had the highest number of such cases with 10,303. After this, 8,829 cyberprime cases were registered in Uttar Pradesh, 8,136 in Karnataka and 5,662 in Maharashtra.
The number of cyber terrorism cases was 15 last year, while 648 cases of ransomware were reported. Of the cybercrime cases, more than 24,000 were of impersonation, identity theft and publishing objectionable material. In some other countries like America, cases of crime related to cyber and crypto are increasing. Crypto scammers are now using LinkedIn as a source of fraud. America’s Investigation Agency FBI has given this information. Crypto scammers are contacting LinkedIn users posing as professional financial advisors. Scam schemes are being offered to these users.
In a recent report, FBI Special Agent Sean Ragan was quoted as saying that some users were scams Due to this, there has been a loss ranging from $ 2 million to $ 1.6 million. Ragan said, “It is necessary to stop this type of fraud because it can be many victims. Many people have been harmed by it. Scammers are also targeting a large number of people trading in cryptocurrencies on Twitter. Scammers are using fake websites, hacked accounts to lure victims with fake projects and airdrops.