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Rising Cybercrime Threatens Guwahati’s Digital Security

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Guwahati is witnessing a disturbing rise in cybercrime, with an alarming increase in cases of online fraud, identity theft, and financial scams. According to local authorities, the surge in digital crimes has been exacerbated by the growing internet penetration and digital transactions in the city. Cybercriminals are employing sophisticated techniques to exploit vulnerabilities, targeting both individuals and businesses.

The city’s cybercrime police station has reported a significant uptick in complaints, ranging from phishing attacks to unauthorized access of personal data. Victims often suffer substantial financial losses, with many hesitant to come forward due to the stigma and lack of awareness about cyber laws. The police are intensifying efforts to tackle this menace, but they emphasize the need for public cooperation and increased cyber hygiene practices.

To combat the rising threat, law enforcement agencies are conducting awareness campaigns to educate citizens on safe online practices. Additionally, they are urging people to report suspicious activities promptly. Cybersecurity experts recommend using strong, unique passwords, enabling two-factor authentication, and being cautious of unsolicited communications.

The rise in cybercrime highlights the urgent need for enhanced digital literacy and robust cybersecurity measures in Guwahati. As the city continues to modernize, protecting its digital infrastructure and ensuring the safety of its citizens online must remain a top priority.

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