School students and the public across India are increasingly being targeted with fraudulent job offers, leading to thousands of reported cases, said Rupin Sharma, IPS, DGP Nagaland. During a Consultative Meeting on Cyber Crime Awareness held today at the PHQ Conference Hall in Kohima, Sharma emphasized the importance of the helpline 1930 in preventing financial losses and advised against falling prey to sextortion and hacking attempts.

DGP Nagaland highlights cybercrime threats at consultative meeting
Rupin Sharma, IPS, DGP Nagaland

Sharma highlighted the rapid evolution of cybercrime tactics and the need for continuous updates to combat these threats effectively. Noting the pervasive lack of cyber awareness in Nagaland, he underscored the importance of public education to safeguard against cyber threats. He also emphasized the need for responsible use of social media platforms by influencers on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, etc., to ensure factual reporting is not compromised for sensationalism.

The meeting, addressed by Vikram M Khalate, IPS, IGP (CID) of Nagaland, brought together various stakeholders, including representatives from the Department of School Education, Nagaland College Principals Association (NCPA), private schools, students, law enforcement, social media influencers, and the media.

An engaging panel discussion unfolded under the leadership of IGP Range Limasunep Jamir, IPS, with insightful contributions from KPA Ilyas, IPS, DIG CID, Anung Walling representing The Nagas (FB), and Niki Sekhase, President of ANPSA. The panel provided invaluable insights into combating cyber threats and enriched the congregation’s understanding of this critical issue.

Mokokchung Times

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