August 10, 2022

If the Twitter handle of the most powerful person in our country is not safe, then where do lesser mortals like you and me stand in terms of cyber security?

In the wee hours of Sunday, December 12, 2021, the entire national security apparatus of our country went into a tizzy because Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s twitter account had been reportedly hacked. A fake tweet regarding crypto currency was uploaded from the Prime Minister’s personal twitter handle. Within seconds the tweet was deleted, and the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) published a tweet informing everyone about the hack and that everything had been restored to normalcy.

The question that pops in mind is – if the Twitter handle of the most powerful person in our country is not safe, then where do lesser mortals like you and me stand in terms of cyber security?

For a few years now, it has been amply clear that cybercrime or cyber fraud is the biggest threat that humanity faces, and it continues to become a monster each passing day. Only we can save ourselves, because police and investigative agencies are lagging way behind, while cyber criminals are always three steps ahead of our agencies.

Newspapers are filled with stories of people having been duped online through various means. There are bank frauds, phishing, Nigerian frauds, multiply your money scams, credit card frauds and other online frauds. Victimizing innocents through social media, identity thefts, financial scams, data theft and…

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