Pune : Deccan Express – Cyber Crime in Pune | For the last one and a half years, Corona pandemic has been spreading around the world, including in India. Therefore, most of the people working in the IT sector companies have provided the work from home (Work from home) option. As a result, countless citizens around the world are sitting at home doing office work. In this case, they are using unsafe internet at home. Meanwhile, it is becoming easier for cyber criminals to involve such citizens in hacking. Similarly, incidents of hacking the laptops of officials working in an IT company in Pune and demanding ransom of lakhs of rupees from them are coming to light.
Four such incidents have been reported in the last two months. The accused have sent a link via email and seized a laptop and demanded a ransom of lakhs of rupees. But the concerned authorities have lodged a complaint with the police without falling prey to the threats of cyber thieves. Police have registered a case and are searching for an unidentified cyber thief.
What exactly is the new pattern of hacking?
According to the concerned complainants, an unknown cyber thief had sent a link to the plaintiff via an email. As soon as the plaintiff opened this link, the laptop stopped responding. The cyber thief had taken complete control of the laptop. As a result, the most important data in the laptop fell into the hands of cyber criminals. The accused had demanded Rs 20 lakh in cryptocurrency if he wanted this important data back. A similar incident took place in the case of another IT officer in Pune.
The accused had demanded Rs 50 lakh from the concerned officer. Both the plaintiffs have lodged a complaint with the police without succumbing to the pressure of the accused. In the last two months alone, four such incidents have come to light in Pune. Therefore, if an unknown person sends such a link on social media or email, it should not be opened, the cyber police has advised. Police are further investigating the matter.
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