NEW DELHI: A total number of 433 security incidents pertaining to phishing scams were handled in 2015 (up to October), Parliament was informed today.
“As per the information reported to and tracked by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), a total number of 433 security incidents pertaining to phishing were handled in the year 2015 (up to October 2015),” Minister of Communications and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.
He added that as per the CBI, three cases have been registered relating to frauds committed by email and SMS in 2015 (up to October).
Minister of Communications and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad
“During year 2015 (up to September 30, 2015), one such complaint has been received by Department of Telecom through Telecom Enforcement and Resource Monitoring ( TERM), Tamil Nadu, regarding receiving of SMS on lottery scam, the Minister said.
Also, as per National Crime Records Bureau ( NCRB), a total of 428 cases were registered under section 66D of IT Act 2000 (offences relating to cheating by impersonation by using computer resources).
Uttar Pradesh registered the highest number of cases (64), followed by Karnataka (50) and Andhra Pradesh (49), he said.
“176 persons were arrested, 84 were chargesheeted and 2 were convicted,” Prasad said.
Source: Defense News