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Beware of cyber criminals: HM Mekatoti Sucharita cautions women, girls

Vijayawada: Home Minister Mekatoti Sucharita stated on Friday that women and girl students are suffering many problems due to cybercrimes in the State and the government is trying to help the victims at the earliest. She addressed a workshop organised by Police department at the Secretariat on “women safety in cybercrime’ on Friday.

Addressing on the occasion, Sucharita said the cyber criminals are targeting the young girls, students and women and robbing the personal data for misuse.

She said women and girls, who are active on the social media, are becoming victims of cybercrimes as the criminals are using the Spy App to steal the data from the phone users, when the phone users give for a repair.

She said women and girls are suffering a lot due to lack of awareness on the cybercrimes and preventive measures have to be taken in this regard.

The Minister said the criminals are inserting the spy app in the mobile phones when the customers give the cell phone for repairing and most of the phone users don’t known about the insertion of spy app. She cautioned the people to be vigilant with the criminals, who send friend requests on face book and other social media.

She lamented that some women are committing suicides after getting cheated by these criminals. Advertise With Us She said the objective of conducting the workshop is to create awareness on the cybercrimes among women and girls.

Director General of Police D Gautam Sawang said the Police department is giving top priority for the safety of women and children. He said Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has directed the police department to give top priority to the safety of women and children.

Special Chief Secretary P Malakondaiah stressed on the need to strengthen the cyber laws to give protection to the people particularly to women and girls. Expert on mobile and software technology Anisetti Anil Kumar explained the protective measures to be taken by the phone users.

Deputy Chief Minister Pushpa Srivani, women MLAs, police officials and others attended the event. The DGP said complaints on cybercrime can be made to whatsapp number 912121 1100.

Women MLAs, senior police officers and others attended the programme.