More youths, teenagers 'involved' in cyber crime: UP official

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    Rising number of youths and teenagers are engaging in cyber crime due to lack of awareness, a top Uttar Pradesh police official said today.

    More youths, teenagers 'involved' in cyber crime: UP official

    "Youngsters who were caught for cyber crime were not aware of their action, which highlights their low level of knowledge about cyber-related laws.

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    The young generation is not knowledgeable about the difference between ethical and unethical hacking," UP Police Cyber Crime Unit Advisor Rakshit Tandon said at a workshop conducted by a private university.

    As per 2014 NCRB study, 143 people who were arrested for cyber crime were below the age of 18 years, while 2,782 belonged to the age group of 18–30, he said.

    Major types of reported cyber crimes include -- Cyber Defamation, Cyber Stalking, Email hacking, Vishing/Phishing, Mobile crimes, Hacking/Defacement of Websites, DATA Theft and E-Frauds amongst others.

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    "In year 2008, the number of cyber crime incidences reported were 2,565 which augmented to 1,60,000 by year 2014," Tandon said.

    Source PTI

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