With an increasing number of netizens falling prey to cybercrimes, Mumbai Police and the country’s largest lender State Bank of India today jointly launched a cybercrime awareness campaign.

“The need for this cybercrime awareness is becoming more and more. We do believe that unless we work jointly in this area, it will be extremely difficult to ensure security for all,” SBI chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya said launching the campaign here this evening, along with Mumbai’s top cop Ahmad Javed.

She said every single person in the chain needs to be equally aware to prevent cybercrimes as even if one is knowledgeable but not on guard, then there is possibility that she may compromised the system.

The SBI chief narrated an example of how a fraud mail she received a few days ago from an IT company which provides bank IT solutions, giving an award to SBI.

“I was just about to click it to open but it struck me why should somebody claiming to be from a company send the award notification to me directly and not to my chief information officer,” Bhattacharya said.

Bhattacharya said the bank has started using biometric login for all its employees after it was found that they were exchanging passwords among themselves.

Mumbai Police Commissioner Ahmad Javed said one of the biggest concerns of the police force is lack of awareness among people about cybercrimes.

“Our efforts in this direction is that the more awareness we can generate and the more awareness we can get percolated down to the society, the safer we will be,” he said, adding with this partnership, Mumbai Police want to reiterate the importance of awareness and of being alert.


By Adam