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Biggest cyber attack on Pran Prestige, fraud of crores of rupees by foreign criminal

A two-day Future Crime Summit 2024 has been organized in Delhi to raise public awareness about cybercrime and engage stakeholders. The summit is being organized by Future Crime Research Foundation and AIDE COe of IIT Kanpur.
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Not only the whole world was watching the life prestige of Ram Lalla in Ayodhya, not only the people of the country, but also the people from abroad were very enthusiastic on this big occasion. However, many cases of cyber attacks have come to light on this day. The Indian Cyber ​​Crime Coordination Center (ICCCC) of the Home Ministry's Department of Internal Security, other departments and India's cyber warriors were keeping a close eye on it. Cyber ​​criminals selling fake tokens of donations, Ram Mandir Prasad, models and Pran Pratistha by creating fake QR codes or websites were also stopped in time.

A foreign national who had come to India and engaged in cyber fraud and defrauded Pran Pratistha of crores of rupees, was later arrested. S Sundari Nanda, Special Secretary, Department of Internal Security, Ministry of Home Affairs, gave this information today during the Future Crime Summit 2024. He said that the government is taking whatever steps are necessary for better digital infrastructure in India and continuous efforts are being made to curb cybercrime, but many challenges also keep coming in its way.

A summit is being organized for awareness

A two-day Future Crime Summit 2024 has been organized in Delhi to raise public awareness about cybercrime and engage stakeholders. The summit is being organized by Future Crime Research Foundation and AIDE COe of IIT Kanpur.

Cyber ​​experts from across the country and many senior officials from government agencies also participated in the event today. Many organizations working on cyber security technologies have also participated. Telangana is the top state among all the states in the country in preventing cybercrime. Nikhil Aggarwal, CEO, AIIDE, IIT Kanpur stressed on the legal framework to curb the growing cybercrime in the country, saying that today it has become a collective issue.

Shashank Shekhar of Future Crime Research Foundation said that the aim of the summit is to bring together all the experts, relevant government agencies and cyber security companies and other stakeholders to provide a platform so that we can be more prepared for the future. The most important thing to stop the growing cybercrime is public awareness. Findings and solutions coming out of this program will be disseminated to the public so that they can be more aware. The government is also continuously doing good work in this field.

The statistics are alarming, massive reforms are needed

Santosh Mehra, former DGP of Andhra Pradesh, who was present at the summit, said that globally, cybercrime causes losses of around $8 trillion to people every year, while cybercriminals earn $1.7 trillion illegally. During Corona period, there was a rumor that free buses were opening from Delhi border to UP-Bihar and suddenly thousands of people gathered, this was also a kind of cyber crime. This rumor was spread through social media. There were 14 lakh cyber attacks in India in a year, of which 2 lakh were on government institutions.

Many drugs are bought on the dark web: Asthana

Former Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana also believes that the country's police lack the resources, technology and competent people to prevent cyber crimes. He said that today a whopping 62% of drug trade takes place on the dark web.

National Cyber ​​Security Advisor Lt Gen MU Nair also believes that India has the fastest growing digital infrastructure in the world but there is still a lot of work to be done in this area.

He says, “Policymakers today must come up with policies that are being implemented. We have to create an environment in which more people can be trained. Capsule courses on cyber security should be implemented in all courses and professions. Startups should come forward in this field and the government should also consider a cyber security university.”

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