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    Cybercrimes on the rise

    May 28, 2014
    General public are warned to be vigilant in using the on-line services, especially for banking matters as incidents of cybercrimes are rising.
    At a media briefing Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohan advised the public to use a separate SIM card or a special line for web based transactions and to verify the authenticity of the website without fail.
    He warned the public to avoid various  links which come via emails claiming to be the website of their bank when using e-banking services and to use the actual website of banks.
    He also requests the public to be more vigilant when using internet, especially for e-banking services and web-based transactions.
    The special unit established at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to look into cybercrimes has received 9 complaints on e-banking, 34 complaints regarding email hackings and another 235 complaints have been received on social media crimes. (kh/st)
    Last modified on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 15:18

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