New Age Cyber Crimes and How to Prevent them
A Guide to Securing yourself from Modern Digital Threats
Cyber Crimes have been an ever present threat in the online world. But as our technology has grown exponentially, these threats have changed from what used to be laughably funny “Nigerian Princes” in the spam folder, to complex, highly advanced array of cyber crimes that target individuals and companies alike.
Because of the substantial Usage and Popularity, scammers have started to exploit UPI Payment Portals. There are many ways by which a UPI fraud is performed , from basic method like Phishing to technically advanced techniques. Not only a person with limited smartphone usage knowledge but also extensive and informed users too are falling prey to the UPI Fraud.
Scammers (acting as Seller) ask for an advanced Payment from Victims after gaining his trust through extensive engagement. Some scams also include Scammer (acting as Buyer) calling the victim with an intention to buy the posted product and eventually perform Social Engineering on the victim.
Tinder is full of Bots which at first seem like a normal person. Upon having a Conversation A Bot sends malicious link to the victim saying it’s secure platform to talk than Tinder. Victim is susceptible to Bots’ Artificial messages and Replies. Romance Confidence fraudsters are also active on Tinder.
Once taxpayers are done filing their IT Returns, after a few days or so, they receive an email/SMS saying that they are entitled to some amount of money as a refund. The name and the images resemble the Income Tax department.
Scammers calls victim impersonating a bank official and asks for payment credentials through Social engineering, upon getting the details, Scammers initiate a money transfer or online purchase then ask victim to Provide OTP they received to validate it.
Cyber Bullying is a form of harassment over Cyber world. Social media is full of Online trolls, Stalkers who can harass the Victims mentally or threatens them, eventually affecting the emotional health of the Person. This creates a sense of fear and insecurity in the mind of Victims.
Crypto Currency offers the perfect mix of complexity and usefulness, that makes it an incredibly lucrative domain for scammers. Crypto Currency scams are increasing in number at an incredible rate.
Scammers update “Google My Business” profile details with fake/fraudulent Information or post fake contact info in Just Dial reviews section, Users engage with such fake contact Numbers believing it’s authentic and fall prey to the Scam.
Throughout the past few weeks, COVID-19 has been used in several large scale phishing campaigns. Everything from stealing credentials to dumping malware. Many of these malicious actors have shown a propensity for using the latest worldwide threat as well as talking point, for their own wicked means.