New Delhi, December 6, 2023: As per media reports, following recommendations of the Union Home Ministry, over 100 websites, which facilitated organised illegal investments and task-based part-time job frauds, were blocked.
According to an official statement, these websites were being operated by overseas actors.
According to the news published in The Tribune, the Indian Cybercrime Coordination Centre (I4C), a wing of the Union Home Ministry, through its vertical National Cybercrime Threat Analytics Unit (NCTAU) had last week identified and recommended that over 100 websites involved in organised investment and task-based part-time job frauds be blocked.
The I4C is an initiative of the Home Ministry to deal with cyber crimes in the country in a coordinated and comprehensive manner.
Following this, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), invoking its power under the Information Technology Act, 2000, has blocked these websites, the statement said.
These websites, which facilitated task-based organised illegal investment related to economic crimes, were learnt to be operated by overseas actors and were using digital advertisement, chat messengers and mule and rented accounts.
The proceeds from the large scale economic frauds were seen to be laundered out of India using card network, crypto currency, overseas ATM withdrawals and international Fintech companies, the statement said.