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Current State of Cybercrime Report 2019: Key Highlights



Current State of Cybercrime Report 2019: Key Highlights

The ‘Current State of Cybercrime-2019’ report was recently released which stated that social media fraud has increased by 43% in 2018. It says the trend will continue in 2019 because of ease of using, absence of fees and multiple other benefits of these platforms.

The 'Current State of Cybercrime-2019’ report was released by RSA Security (is an American computer and network security company of parent organization Dell Technologies), 

Key Highlights

With Social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Twitter and other legitimate messaging platforms emerging as a new ground for criminal deception, cybercriminals are increasingly relying on them to communicate with each other, sell stolen identities, credit card numbers and other ill-gotten gains.

Artifice (fraud) from mobile apps has increased by 680% between 2015 and 2018, with frauds originating in mobile channels growing by 70% in 2018.

It cautioned against the increasing rise of the use of rogue mobile applications to defraud consumers.

It highlighted that fraudsters are also undergoing their own form of digital transformation to make cybercrime activity more efficient

Government of India Steps Towards Cybercrime

Government has undertaken a number of legislative, technical and institutional measures for addressing cybersecurity issues and strengthening cybersecurity system in the country.

National Cyber Coordination Centre (NCCC)

Enacted Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000, 

Establishment of the National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre (NCIIPC)

Formulation of the National Cyber Security Policy (2013) framework

Launched Cyber Swachhta Kendra

Setting up the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In),

Under Cyber Crime Prevention for Women and Children (CCPWC) Scheme, 

Also, a Division has been established under the Ministry of Home Affairs to deal with Cyber and Information Security.


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