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Cases increase six-fold over past five years « Khabarhub | #cybercrime | #infosec | #hacking | #aihp


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KATHMANDU: The incidence of cybercrime has witnessed a significant six-fold surge over the last five years, according to data from the Nepal Police Headquarters Cyber Bureau.

In the fiscal year 2076/77 BS, the Cyber Bureau received 2,301 applications, marking a stark contrast to the 12,789 applications recorded till March 7 of the ongoing fiscal year.

The trend shows a substantial increase, with 3,906 applications in 2077/78, 4,686 in 2078/79, and 9,013 in 2079/80.

The Nepal Police Headquarters revealed that out of the total 12,789 applications submitted online until March 6 of the current fiscal year, 164 were from boys, 242 from girls, 5,703 from women, 6,177 from men, and 503 from others.

Superintendent of Police and spokesperson for the Cyber Bureau, Deepak Raj Awasthi, highlighted the surge in financial fraud cases among various cybercrimes.

The notable crimes include online fraud, dissemination of explicit photos and videos on social media, identity theft using names and pictures of others, and website hacking.

The rising trend in cybercrime encompasses activities like manipulating online technology to create fake nude images with people’s faces, sharing explicit content on social media, extortion through information control, creating fake profiles on social media using other people’s identities, hacking government and organizational websites, and various forms of online fraud.

 

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