Use of internet has increased in recent times, the incidence of cyber crime has also been increasing. These representative incidents show that criminal attitude is growing in the society. A few days ago, the Metropolitan Crime Branch arrested Kiran Pathak, a resident of Morang Pathari and Bhaktapur Gattaghar, on the charge of hacking the Facebook accounts of various people and extorting money from them. According to the police, Pathak hacked Facebook and used various excuses to send money to various bank accounts saying that he had an 'urgent' problem.
According to the Cyber Bureau of Nepal Police, 2,612 cyber crime related cases have been registered in the first six months of the fiscal year 2078/07. The statistics of the bureau show that the number of cyber crime cases is increasing year by year.
According to the bureau, most of the complaints are registered due to the social network Facebook. Cyber crime is on the rise along with Facebook, Tiktak, Instagram, Twitter, Messenger, Emo, Viber and others.
As the number of users of social media has increased, so has the number of people being deceived by it, according to the police. The incidents of soliciting money by making fake IDs of someone on social media, blackmailing by posting objectionable pictures, hacking the IDs of organizations and individuals are increasing.
According to the Cyber Bureau, 2,301 cases related to cyber crime were registered in the fiscal year 2076/07, while the number had increased to 3,900 in the fiscal year 2077/07. Meanwhile, 2,612 cyber crime cases have been registered in the first six months of the current fiscal year. These cases are registered in person.
Security experts say users should be the first to avoid potential risks through social media. The only way to be safe is to use the social media you know.