Gender and Internet : Web magazine for Cyber law for women News update for July 1-July 26, 2021

#stopcybercrimesagainstwomen

Photo courtesy : Dr.Debarati Halder

Pegasus software is being used for surveillance targeting journalists and activists including women.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/7/18/malware-targets-journalists-activists-and-lawyers-media-reports

Several men face huge loss in their crypto trade related to cryptocurrency OEN due to romance scam where they were allured to be involved with attractive Chinese women. Hongkong police initiates cross border investigation for nabbing the culprits.
https://www.crypto-news-flash.com/crypto-investors-lose-over-70m-in-dating-sites-scam-and-binance-is-again-involved/

Man continued to harass women over phone and escaped clutches of law by frequenty changing numbers. Police arrest him, sends to judicial custody and starts investigation over the complaint filed by one of the victims who approached the Superintendent of the police directly.
https://news.abplive.com/tamil-nadu/tamil-nadu-man-arrested-sexually-harassing-women-over-phone-thoothukudi-1471626

Business gets arrested by Mumbai police for allegedly being involved in porn racket which had targeted and victimized several female actors.
https://www.news18.com/news/india/lights-camera-porn-from-proxy-for-raj-kundra-to-mental-torture-zooming-in-on-the-latest-sex-scandal-3983357.html

Bangalore police arrests conman who was duping women as royal family member of Mysuru, Karnataka.
https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/man-claiming-to-be-member-of-royal-family-arrested/article35290936.ece

Women activists in Baluchistan face online harassment which is forcing them to stop their activities towards gender empowerment.
https://thediplomat.com/2021/07/activists-in-balochistan-face-a-new-threat-cyber-harassment/

Cyber fraudsters in Lagos , Nigeria allegedly use nudity of women who are procured by the former, to destroy the evidences when police nabs the crime hotspots to arrest such fraudsters.
https://theeagleonline.com.ng/how-30-alleged-fraudsters-nabbed-in-lagos-hotel-tried-distracting-us-with-naked-ladies-by-efcc/

Internet platform operators are held liable for online auctioning of Muslim women. National Commission for Women, India takes a strong note of the same and asks the criminal justice machinery to take immediate action.
https://www.nationalheraldindia.com/india/so-is-it-fine-to-auction-women-online-a-week-after-complaint-no-arrests-yet

UK government commissioned review suggests to make cyber flashing a criminal offence
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/jul/21/cyberflashing-should-be-new-criminal-offence-review-suggests?fbclid=IwAR1Oly3NpmFL7pM6c_NqvW7Kbgs4xNqibq3edrmkwsKXMIt-LDP-Fg3g394

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