Cybercrime is increased 350% in this pandemic

Criminals use the way of Home Delivery, Vaccine Booking, Mobile App and many more

The year 2020 Kovid-19 was named after the epidemic, cybercrime also increased by using its name. The methods that Cyber ​​Criminals have adopted range from cheating in the name of home delivery of goods to creating a fake profile of someone's name on social media and asking for money from their friends. According to the UN, cybercrime during Kovid has increased by 350% in all countries. Data hacking related to Kovid is also happening and according to experts, governments have been involved in doing so. One country is hacking data to make viruses and vaccines in another country. For this, bids are being made in the gray market.

Jaipur Police's Cybercrime Consultant Mukesh Chaudhary said that the latest method is to cheat in the name of Kovid-19 vaccine. People are calling in the name of cyber criminal vaccine. He says, "You book the vaccine now, it will be delivered to your home." Right now the offer is for a limited number of people. ” Cyber ​​criminals are taking money from people in the name of booking, while the government or any company has not made any such announcement yet.

Cybercriminals cheated people by creating websites similar to banks and online shopping portals. Chaudhary told that a person from Mumbai had paid 60 thousand rupees for the home delivery of liquor, but the delivery was not done. For this kind of crime, the Criminals had created a page on Facebook and used to send offers from there.

The lockdown on the money taken in the name of getting work done at home has lost the jobs of millions. Cyber ​​expert Abhishek Dhabhai said that there is a lot of fraud in the name of working from home. Advance money is being taken from people in the name of working. Although this method is already in practice, but it has increased a lot these days. Apart from this, emails are being sent to people in the name of government agencies. It is said that you have come in contact with the Kovid patient. After that, they fill the online form, in which many information is taken.

Access to the user's phone book and gallery is taken while downloading the app up to the suicide in front of the borrowers through mobile apps. If someone took the loan and did not give the installment on time, then a contact is sent to them from the phone book and a message is sent to them that such person has taken the loan and he has given your contact that if he did not pay the installment on time, you will be charged money. In one such case, two girls in Hyderabad had committed suicide. After that Hyderabad police also arrested some people. Cases have been registered in many cases including Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore.


Apart from Kovid, new types of cybercrime are targeted by people who have kept their mobile number on Facebook, the user name and the same password. They go to their friend list and request to send money to people. It specifically targets people who do not use social media very much. Facebook users are being targeted in another way.

Criminals create a fake profile of a Facebook account of a government official. They display a copy of the name of an officer and make it a fake ID. Whose friend list is visible, send a friend request after taking names from them and ask for money from them. Such incidents have happened with officers up to the rank of DIG.

How to avoid online fraud according to experts, beware of phishing emails. If any kind of information is asked in an email, or you are asked to fill the form, first check whether the source of the email is correct or not. Keep antivirus and firewall updated. Do not upload information about the movement or location of a home on a social networking site. Virtual private network (VPN) is better used, it hides the IP address. Do not keep a friend list or photo gallery open on social media. Apart from this, the mobile number should not create a user name and password, because it is very easy to guess.