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7 Cyber Crimes on Social Media Against Women [India]

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Its time people are aware of the rising Social Media crimes. While we look at the positives, we should also be looking at the negatives of this industry. This article will throw some insights on what are some of the most commonly faced threats by women in India. Cyber safety has become extremely important and this is just a lesson.

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7 Cyber Crimes on Social Media Against Women [India]

  1. 1. Types of Social Media Crime Profile Hacking Photo Morphing Offer and Shopping Scams Romance and Da?ng scams Link Bai?ng Informa?on TheC Cyber Bullying
  2. 2. Types of Social Media Crime Profile Hacking Photo Morphing Offer and Shopping Scams Romance and da?ng scams Link Bai?ng Informa?on TheC Online Bullying 1.  Profile Hacking: When you are not able to login to your account. Someone who has changed email id and have taken complete control over your account. 2.  Facebook is the most hacked social networking site. 3.  Hacked because of not logging out, sharing passwords, easy to predict passwords, login through Facebook op?ons, by hacking email through which you login to Facebook. 4.  Tip: Keep passwords with words and special characters, don’t have the same password for all your accounts, have double opt-ins (Phone Numbers) 5.  Tip: Log out each Eme you log-in, Beware of malicious apps you subscribe to.
  3. 3. What if Facebook Profile is Hacked? hQps://www.facebook.com/hacked/ Step by step process: hQps://www.lifewire.com/help-my-facebook-account-has-been-hacked-2487299
  4. 4. •  Photo Morphing: With the number of pictures people share on Social Media, its easy for hacker to use your photographs and morph them to use it for porn sites or blackmailing for financial / sexual gains. •  Can you really do anything about it? “Every celebrity in this country probably have their photos morphed and circulated on internet” •  TIP: Ensure that your privacy settings are really strong enough on Social Media. Don’t add strangers as friends, identify fake profiles of people who are sending you friends request. •  Report to Police on receiving threats. Types of Social Media Crime Profile Hacking Photo Morphing Offer and Shopping Scams Romance and da?ng scams Link Bai?ng Informa?on TheC Online Bullying
  5. 5. Types of Social Media Crime Profile Hacking Photo Morphing Offer and Shopping Scams Romance and da?ng scams Link Bai?ng Informa?on TheC Online Bullying •  Offer & Shopping Scams: People ask you to click on a link to claim the offer on clicking, they will ask you to forward it to 20 people in order to avail the coupon. You don’t get any coupons but the host gets your personal information. •  Women usually fall for this on OLX, where the buyers try to give an amazing offer. For example: IphoneX for 25,000 & many do advance transfer to book to surprise their husbands. •  Tip: The first thing you should do is try doing a quick search for the promotion. If the company, organization or brand is promoting a deal on social media, they are likely to also be promoting it on their homepage. •  Please check if the site has secured https:// •  Tip: Don’t transfer any money or card details without meeting the person who is trying to sell you goods.
  6. 6. Types of Social Media Crime Profile Hacking Photo Morphing Offer and Shopping Scams Romance and da?ng scams Link Bai?ng Informa?on TheC Online Bullying •  DaEng Scam: People oCen change their pictures, connect with you, interact with you and move you to a different form of communica?on. Once they realize that you have fallen for them, they first send small giCs like flowers and cards and later start demanding for emergency monetary help like recharging their phone to talk to you, transfer money to book flight ?ckets to meet you and slowly start demanding more. •  Fraudsters may also record your video calls or record your screen and later use them to blackmail you. •  Tip: Have an eye to differen?ate fake profiles. Do not chat with anyone and everyone. •  If the fraudster is calling you to meet in person or to a far off or a lonely place, do not go alone. Do not share your bank or card details at any cost.
  7. 7. Types of Social Media Crime Profile Hacking Photo Morphing Offer and Shopping Scams Romance and da?ng scams Link Bai?ng Informa?on TheC Online Bullying •  Link BaiEng Scam: To use messages like Your photo just got leaked on internet, check here: •  Look what people are talking about you: •  This video of yours is going viral: •  By clicking on these links, you are more likely to send the similar message to people from your profile. •  Tip: Check where are these links coming from. Ensure that you don’t click on the link, they usually come through whatsapp or messenger. Reply to the message and ask them “Is this really you” •  On open pla^orm like TwiQer: People would create fake account of genuine profiles and they will use their iden?ty to strike a conversa?on with you.
  8. 8. Types of Social Media Crime Profile Hacking Photo Morphing Offer and Shopping Scams Romance and da?ng scams Link Bai?ng Informa?on TheC Online Bullying •  InformaEon TheN: Occurs when an imposter iden?fies key pieces of personally iden?fiable informa?on like social security, driving license number in order to impersonate someone else. •  When you register your business on Facebook for the first ?me, there are chances that your compe?tors would have already used that name and promoted bad things to bring down your reputa?on. •  Plagiarism of any types. Mostly faced by women bloggers. •  Tip: If you have common name differen?ate with something that people know your business, ensure that you get the right SEO and report your business page through Facebook India and ask them to merge the fake page with yours, claiming you are the official owner of the page. It is possible to merge pages on Facebook.
  9. 9. Types of Social Media Crime Profile Hacking Photo Morphing Offer and Shopping Scams Romance and da?ng scams Link Bai?ng Informa?on TheC Online Bullying •  Cyber Bullying: Pos?ng any kind of humilia?ng content of the vic?m. Sending or pos?ng vulgar messages online. Threatening to commit acts of violence. Stalking by means of calls, messages, etc. Threats of child pornography. •  Tip: Approach cops when harassed online. Do not sit quite, its only going to increase and not subside.
  10. 10. ●  hQps://www.cybercrimecomplaints.com/cyber-crime-cells-india ●  hQp://www.cybervic?ms.org/index.html (NGO)
  11. 11. ●  http://www.rakshittandon.com/ ●  http://www.rizwanonline.com/

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