VISAKHAPATNAM : “Even after conducting more awareness campaigns, Visakhapatnam tops the list of cities in the country where the highest number of cyber crime cases are registered,” deputy commissioner of police (Crimes) T Ravi Kumar Murthy has informed.
He was addressing a cyber crime awareness programme conducted jointly by the city police department and Andhra University at YVS Murthy Auditorium in the varsity campus here Friday. Being the chief guest, Ravi Kumar Murthy said that the police department files at least one cyber crime case a day, of which phishing crimes are the highest, followed by crimes against women through social networking sites.
Engineering students are mostly involved in cyber crimes, both as victims and accused, especially on Facebook and other social media sites. Even after organising continuous awareness programmes, college girls are being trapped for easy money, he pointed out. He cited the examples of various cyber crimes reported in the city and explained the laws. He also cautioned the students against falling prey to miscreants.
Cyber crime inspector of police K Satyanarayana gave a presentation on cyber crimes and explained the cases wherein a few M.Tech girl students were trapped for easy money. He suggested the girls not to share their passwords with others and not to converse with strangers on social media.
Additional deputy commissioner of police S Varada Raju spoke about various bogus messages received in the name of banks, lottery calls, etc., and advised people to be cautious.
AU vice-chancellor GSN Raju, registrar P Uma Maheswara Rao, rector EA Narayana, student affairs dean P Hari Prakash and a large number of students participated.