Cybercrime in the Times of Covid 19 Pandemic

Abhinav Shukla
Ajeenkya D.Y. Patil University, Pune, India

Volume II – Issue I, 2021

In an effort to combat the Coronavirus pandemic, cities around the world have been shut down, compelling people to stay at homes. People are largely reliant on Internet services for social connection, shopping, leisure, and, of course, work as their mobility is limited. Governments all across the world are using digital media to communicate with their constituents. All of this increased online activity gives cyber criminals exactly the sort chance they’re looking for to launch cyber threats. Attacks on health-care institutions, hospitals, and medical institutes are on the rise. Also the WHO’s computer networks are more prone to hacking. The proliferation of Corona virus is being used by cyber thieves to launch a range of destructive attacks. Spear phishing, corporate email breach, malware, ransomware, and fraudulent websites are among the attacks, as per Trend Micro, a cyber security firm. In this article the author has highlighted the evolution of cyber-crime in India and the rise of cyber-crime amid Covid-19. In this article the ways to detect cyber-crimes have been detected and how young adults are impacted. The author has also shown light on the state responsibility in curbing cyber-crime.

Keywords: Cyber-Crime, Social Distancing, Covid-19, Pandemic, Online, Companies.


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