‘Youngsters must be sensitised on cyber security’

  • | Sunday | 31st March, 2019

Ranchi: The department of mass communication and video production of Gossner College in collaboration with cyber cell of Ranchi Police on Saturday organised a cyber security workshop for college students to make them aware about various risks and frauds.Kumar Vibhuti, chief technical officer of Ranchi Police’s cyber cell said the need of the hour is to sensitise youngsters on ways to safeguard themselves from cyber crimes. That was when it struck me that someone was trying to use my details to hack into my account.” I was immediately flooded with messages on my mobile phone from bank, saying the transfer was unsuccessful. “Phising calls, SIM swap and email frauds are on an all-time high these days. People often fell prey to these only due to lack of information and lackadaisical approach towards safeguarding their personal information like mobile numbers, Aadhaar and bank details etc,” he said.Vibhuti also warned students on the side effects of excessive use of social media platforms such as WhatsApp and Facebook.Priyanka Tiwari, a second-year student of mass communication department, who almost fell prey to online fraud of Rs 5,000 on pretext of being offered a job at a online marketplace, said, “I had filled in my personal details online while applying for a job and successfully transferred an amount of Rs 5,000.

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