Cyberthreats In India You Should Aware Of
“Cyberdost” is A Cyber-safety and Cybersecurity awareness handle maintained by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. It daily keeps providing different types of threats that are being used by Hackers and fraudsters. So we bring you some detailed sectioned knowledge of different threats a person should be aware of in daily basis activities. This will be very helpful in avoiding getting caught in those traps of different hackers and always being prepared for those types of vulnerabilities.
1. Fake Merchant Websites with cheap deals
Hackers usually create fake links to famous websites with similar looks, backgrounds, and environments in this way of fraud. Even their names are closely similar to original websites like Amazon. They use amazon. in of something misspelled one and makes their pages and fake products they serve looking very similar to original website one. They also use some offers like “website is Celebrating this festival/Birthday giving half rates for some limited hours” and users fall for their offers. So always check before getting trapped you are browsing and buying going to an actual original website domain name. Never visit any store from third-party links always type self to reach a particular store website rather than searching.
Beware of #Online #shopping
2. Faking Govt Body Organisation representatives
In this way of fraud, Hackers call you being a representative from a reputed organization or maybe govt organization offering a govt job direct posting based on some registration fee or some amount like that. Traps you into a fraud transection and you lost your money.
Some Hackers also using govt bodies to trap you into a kind of Easy Bill pay, Providing Certificates without visiting like Driving Licence, Aadhar editing, Home delivery, Cheap life Insurance, Interest less loans, Save Taxes, etc. Sending a link or Paytm phone pay request to make a fast transaction.
Faking many different helpline numbers also identified by the cybercrime branch of India.
3. Lottery or BC Scams
This is a very famous way of trapping the public in a different type of fraud transaction. Targeted User gets a mail, msg, or call reported as “Winning kind of huge amount of money on a random lottery held by a reputed Casino or Lottery website”. Users fall for digits displayed in a lottery and send personal information, Now they ask for “fake processing fees” for transferring lottery amounts to the user’s account. Many Users got trapped since digitalization started reported to cybercrime cells.
Beware of #lottery
4. Fake KYC Links
The user gets a call or link from msg to update his/her KYC within Time/Date limit otherwise sim/mobile/other services will be terminated as per faking a govt new rule is issued which forced us to ask or KYC. First, they ask a user to install some remote desktop app like Teamviewer or Anydesk and guide the user to start a screen sharing session. Now they ask him/her to do a 10Rs recharge on that shared screen to read login and transaction information. Then Hacker clears the target users to account for zero balance.
5. Free Gift Scam
6. Fake Customer Care Numbers
Beware if you google or search any “customer care/Helpline number of some Bank, Govt Body or some other organization”. Numbers provided by different Blogs or third-party websites may sometimes lead you directly in a Hacker trap where you easily give your PIN or other sensitive information if they ask to provide the same.
In the hurry of getting services by an organization, the user gives his transaction-related information to Hackers and they transact a big amount of money with that information from the user’s account.
7. Latest Unreleased Software/Operating System Scams
Be ALERT with fake links of “Preview build version of Operating System”