Jammu, July 01: The trend of Cyber Fraud and Crime is on the rise, more so in the present lockdown scenario. Indian Army’s cyber warrior team has taken up an initiative to spread awareness amongst the local populace comprising of students and youth on precautions to be taken while using mobile phones.
To spread awareness Army organised an awareness lecture on “Cyber Crime and Bank Fraud” at Community Hall Upper Salotri Large number of students from Salotri in District Poonch (J&K) and adjoining villages attended the lecture.
During the lecture, the participants were made aware about various types of cyber/ internet crimes prevalent in the era of information warfare and measures to prevent cyber crimes like hacking, ransomware, espionage, financial theft, phishing activities and other internet-related crimes. Precautions required to be undertaken while using social media like Facebook, WhatsApp etc were also discussed in detail and measures like using genuine software, firewalls, Antivirus etc and the importance of not sharing passwords was explained.
Locals were also advised to keep their mobile phones sanitised on a frequent basis in order to avoid the spread of malware which may compromise their personal information.
The students enthusiastically participated in the discussion and clarified their queries during an interactive session. The initiative was greatly appreciated by the students and school staff and they expressed their gratitude for the knowledge imparted to them. A total of 30 students, ward members and teachers attended the lecture.
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