Cyber crime has increased significantly amid the Corona disaster. Cyber fraudsters are targeting things related to this. Currently, a similar case has been reported in which the blood plasma of patients recovering from Covid-19 by cyber fraudsters has been found to be selling illegally on the dark net. Here these cyber criminals were promoting plasma as a miracle cure for coronavirus infection. Police is investigating the entire case. Plasma therapy is being used on experimental basis for the treatment of severe cases of Covid-19 in other countries including India.
Taking advantage of this, criminals are offering plasmas (a component of blood) of cured patients as a miracle cure on the dark net and offering to sell it. According to Maharashtra Cyber Police Special Inspector General of Police Yashasvi Yadav said, 'Our team have got screen shots of this kind of publicity.' According to the police, apart from keeping an eye on such illegal activities, the cyber police is also monitoring the spread of objectionable content on social media and misinformation.
For the first time in the country, the Maharashtra Cyber Police is sending a notice under Section 149 of the Code of Criminal Procedure to those who disseminate offensive content online. Section 149 empowers the police to take steps to prevent possible crime. Yadav said that notices have been sent to 122 online users so far and objectionable content posted or shared by more than 60 people has been removed.