NEW DELHI: Taking a unique initiative for training newly promoted police inspectors in investigating cybercrime cases, the Uttar Pradesh police conducted an online training of around 450 policemen about cybercrime and technical investigation. The cyber training workshop was conceptualised by Raja Srivastava, Additional Director General (ADG), Police Training Centre, Sitapur. During the two-day-long workshop not only domain experts shared their knowledge but policemen also appeared for a Cyber Quotient (CQ) test to check their cyber awareness level.
Prof. Triveni Singh, Superintendent of Police, Cyber Crime, Uttar Pradesh gave an insight on the latest cybercrimes, trends and case studies.
The workshop is being conducted by Noida based NGO Root64 Infosec research Foundation. Amit Dubey, chief mentor of Root64 Foundation shared examples of real-life cases and how he helped such technical cases.
Financial and business frauds, social media crime, WhatsApp hacking, and sextortion are all on the rise, Dubey said. Sharing case study of popular hashtags on social media, Dubey explained that while a hashtag may appear to be hot since more than 23.5k posts have posted it on their timeline, a deeper investigation will reveal that just 7-10 verified accounts have shared it. There is a team and process involved behind a hashtag becomes popular.
“People with verified accounts (blue ticks) are paid to tweet that specific hashtag or message in order to rise to the top and make the message appear authentic,” Dubey explained. He also offered several case studies on how to obtain the originator of anonymous threatening emails’ and other technical information. These features are vital when it comes to cracking such technical cases.
Through his NGO, Root 64, Amit Dubey, who works for Tech Mahindra, is involved in many awareness and empowerment programmes. On 93.5 FM, he hosts a popular cyber crime talk programme.
Satyendra Sharma, Chief Manager-IT, PNB, Cyber Crime Cell, HO, New Delhi, who is also one of the country’s top experts in Banking Fraud Investigation, was the next speaker for the occasion.
Sharma’s first piece of advice to the audience, as a banker, was to keep the ATM pin hidden. He went into detail about the Ministry of Home Affairs’ new Cyber Helpline number, which is designed to combat banking and cyber fraud. The scheme began in Delhi and is presently implemented in seven states: Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, and Telangana.
Any victim of banking fraud can now report the crime to helpline number 155260 or the official website, cybercrime.gov.in, according to Sharma.
He recommended that people follow CyberDost on Twitter to stay up to date on the newest crimes and alerts. He also advised against clicking on unapproved URLs, shortened links, text messages, or forwarded links, as well as disclosing your passwords to others.
All participants at the end of sessions took a CQ Test. The first-of-its-kind CQ test includes a collection of questions about cybercrime, security, and law that aid in determining cyber awareness. The one-hour long test had questions related to cyber forensic, cyber law, hacking, information security, telecommunication technology, internet technology etc.
The second day of the workshop which is scheduled on Wednesday which will see eminent speakers like Shamsher Bahadur, Cyber Security Practice Head, Armantec Systems Private Limited, Dark Web Expert Abhirup Guha and Pavan Kushwaha, Founder and CEO of Kratikal Tech Pvt.
Technical support for the workshop was given by Ashish Kumar Yadav, Security Architect and the event was designed and coordinated by Kartikeya Singh. Shafiq Ahmed, Superintendent of Police, Police Training Centre, Sitapur along with Addition Superintendent of Police Rajendra Yadav and Santosh Kumar, a computer operator at PTC Sitapur played an important role in organizing the workshop.
CQ TEST RESULTS
TOP 10 SCORER (Men)
- Rahul Rathore – Lalitpur
- Abhay Kumar Singh – Lucknow
- Gulam Husain – Lalitpur
- Paras Malik – Sitapur
- Ankit Tripathi-Barabanki
- Hemendra Kumar Singh – Agra
- Vivek Kumar Pandey-PTC Sitapur
- Dharmendra Singh-PTC Sitapur
- Kuldeep Singh-Kanpur Nagar
- Santosh Kumar Pandey-Kanpur Nagar
TOP 10 SCORER (FEMALE)
- Seema – PTC Sitapur
- Kusum Bhati-Saharanpur
- Saloni Tyagi-Pilibhit
- Sonia Kasuhik-Hapur
- Sanju Yadav-Basti
- Luxmi Devi-Bulandshahar
- Neelam Raghav-Peargaraj
- Geeta Rani-PTC Sitapur
- Pramila Yadav-Varanasi