Thursday, October 4, 2007

Beware of the most common cyber crime - cyber stalking

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Cyberstalking is on the rise and women, senior citizens and children are the most likely targets. As more and more people become computer savvy, the population of cyber stalkers is imitating real life.

Cyber crimes in India are slowly evolving from a simple e-mail crime (sending obscene materials over e-mail) to more serious crimes like hacking and source code theft. …there are also cases involving sending obscene e-mails to women colleagues from their male counterparts…usually such messages are sent out from cyber cafes. However, with the help of internet service providers, the police can trace where these mails have been sent from.

Its best to take some advice from experts:
1) No to sharing personal information online
2) No to filling out profiles on websites
3) No to using gender specific or provocative screen names or e-mail addresses
4) No to flirting or arguing online
5) No to sharing your passwords
6) Yes to setting up a special e-mail address for cyber contact
7) Yes to a good anti-virus program
8. No to replying to cyberstalkers
9) Yes to saving all communications on your computer
10) And yes to reporting cyberstalking to the police! Its a grave matter, so take it as such

Here are some important addresses and telephone numbers.
    CBI Cyber Crime Cell: Cyber Crime Investigation Cell Central Bureau of Investigation, 5th Floor, Block No.3, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 3, Phone: 4362203, 4392424 : EMail: Web:

    Bangalore for the Whole of Karnataka
    Cyber Crime Police Station. C.O.D Headquarters, Carlton House,
    # 1, Palace Road, Bangalore - 560 001. 22201026/22943050
    2387611 (FAX)
    Chennai for Rest of Tamil Nadu
    Cyber Crime Cell. CB, CID
    Chennai. 98414-22844
    Assistant Comissioner of Police
    Cyber Crime Cell
    Commissioner office Campus
    Egmore, Chennai- 600008. 55498211
    Mobile: 98410-13541
    Res: 25500503.

    Cyber Crime Investigation Cell (Crime Branch, C.I.D), Annex-III Building, Police Commissioner Office, Crawford Market, Mumbai. 22630829/22641261

    Mumbai Cyber Lab:
    Delhi Police:
    Himachal Pradesh
    Hyderabad: Crime Investigation Department, 3rd Floor, D.G.P. Office, Lakdikapool, Hyderabad-500004
    23240663, 27852274, 23297474 (Fax)

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