There is a general perception among the people that the people who commit cyber crimes have tremendous knowledge of computers and technology, due to which they commit such crimes. But you will be surprised to know that the number of criminals who have done any course related to information technology is more than IT professionals. Most of these criminals learn cyber crime by learning different ways from Internet and YouTube.
A Cyber-Crime Every 10 Minutes
A recent report of the Global Information Security Survey 2018-19 revealed that 58% of the total criminals committing cyber crimes are those who have not done any computer-related studies. While 44 percent of the number of cyber criminals are those who have done computer courses from an institute but have committed cyber crime due to lack of job or money. Digital transactions have got a boost due to the internet being cheaper in the country, while the number of cyber crimes has also increased. According to the report, in 2017, cyber crime has been recorded every ten minutes, while many crimes are also not recorded.
More than 15 thousand websites hacked in 11 months
The statistics of the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team ie e-Cert are even more surprising. According to the team’s report, in the year 2018 between January and November, more than 15 thousand websites were hacked in just 11 months. At the same time, this figure also continues to increase over time. According to the Global Information Security Survey, cybercriminals targeted 22 percent of the people more than phishing, while the number of crimes that hacked the system by sending malware accounted for about 20 percent.
There are 13 percent cases where cyber attacks have been planned in a systematic way to damage a company’s system. A 2017 Petya ransomware attack on Jawaharlal Nehru Port is considered a similar attack. At the same time, agencies estimate that Chinese cyber criminals may also be behind this crime.
90 percent of criminals under 35 years of age
The age of criminals committing cyber crime presents a very worrying picture for any society. 90 percent of the total criminals committing cyber crime are under 35 years of age. According to experts, this can be the same class which goes on the wrong path after not getting a job after doing a computer course. However, these criminals have also been found to have professionals working in large companies.
Heavy losses to people due to ATM fraud
People prefer to go to the ATM instead of a bank to withdraw money and they are being used fiercely. But at the same time, ATM frauds are also increasing. On the pretext of helping someone at the time of withdrawing money, criminals get important information like a PIN number and CVV number of people and by card cloning, blow money from people’s accounts.
Some people working in such crimes like banks, malls, restaurants or petrol pumps are also involved. Their job is to steal the credit or debit card data and make it available to their colleagues, who sit away and commit these crimes. According to the report, in 2017 alone in the total recorded cases, through this type of crime, people were duped by Rs 94.4 crore.
Officers are not officers
According to an officer working in the cyber cell of Delhi Police, the system is very poor in dealing with these criminals. The Delhi Police considered the smartest police in the country, also does not have competent cyber experts who are familiar with the changing technology of these criminals. Cyber cells have been created in every district in the name of cybercrime branch, but the officers working in them are not technically experts. The soldiers working in a cyber cell do not have the facility of training in changing methods, due to which such criminals are not caught in most cases.