August 2, 2021

200,000 tech support scams detected in India in Q1 2021: Report

researchers said on Monday that they have detected and blocked more than 200,000 scam attacks in India in the first quarter this year.

In scams, fraudsters use scare tactics to trick innocent individuals into purchasing overpriced and unnecessary “support services” to fix an alleged computer, device, or software problem.

Once granted access, bad actors can also install malware, or other malicious programmes that damage the data housed on devices, or even worse, harvest personal information.

According to a report by company Avast, fraud remains a massive issue in India.

“Tech support fraud is increasingly common and targets some of the most vulnerable individuals. Criminals exploit victims through money or personal information,” said…

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