Cases that are often registered include phishing, online fraud, cheating, stalking on social media, email abuse, hacking and copyright violations.
Mumbai: The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), in its report on crime in 2016, which was released on November 30 last year, had stated that Mumbai stood first among all cities in the country in terms of cyber crime cases. According to the NCRB data, the cyber crime had evidently soared in Maharashtra, with about 4,172 cases being registered, out of which Mumbai accounted for a 980 cases.
As per the NCRB data, the number of cases registered in Mumbai in 2016 that are pending investigation stood at 1,908, the highest in the country for a metropolitan city. Mumbai overtook Bengaluru, which that registered the highest number of cyber crime cases, in 2016, with a total of 980 cases.
Deputy commissioner of police Akbar Pathan said, “The police is constantly making efforts to keep cyber fraunds in control.”
However when asked about new technological advances that are in the pipeline, Mr Pathan added, “The plans are kept secret and officers are tight-lipped as we do not want the cyber criminals to get hints about them.”
The cases that are often registered include phishing, online fraud, cheating, stalking on social media, email abuse, hacking and copyright violations.
Over the years, many technological advances such as anti-viruses and security measures have been advised, but they still don’t ensure complete safety.