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#comptia | #ransomware | Cyber crooks preyed on 1 resident every 10 hours | Lucknow News


Lucknow: One person became a victim of cyber crime every 10 hours in 2018, placing Lucknow at number two in the rate of such offences and at rank three in absolute numbers among 19 major metropolitan cities in India analysed by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).
A total of 962 cyber crimes were reported in the city in 2018. Bengaluru with 5,253 cases was at the top while Mumbai was a distant second with 1,482. In terms of crime rate, Lucknow ranked second with 33.2 cases per one lakh population. Bengaluru topped again with a rate of 61.8 and Jaipur was third with 13.5.
Of the online crimes reported in the city, the highest of 898 were computer-related offences followed by 62 cases of transmission of obscene and sexually explicit content in electronic form through computers and mobile phone using social media.
The computer-related offences included ransomware attacks. Ransomware is a type of malware that threatens to publish the victim’s data or perpetually block access to it unless a ransom is paid. The victim can be both an individual or an organisation. Such attacks were reported in 2019 as well. Recently, a three-star hotel on Kanpur Road had their system hacked. Customer information was first locked and then stolen.
The second category of computer-related offences in 2018 was identity theft, which involves stealing of passwords to computer or social media/email accounts and using it for personal gains. It also includes online impersonation to con people with the promise of jobs or other benefits and fraud on resale websites. Obscene content transmission, on the other hand, involves morphing pictures to blackmail someone for either money or sex.
Sending sexually explicit messages, photographs, videos and jokes without the consent of the receiver also comes under this category.





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