RED FM, one of the largest and most awarded private radio networks in India launched a show on cybercrimes which is a first of its kind show in the history of radio called ‘Hidden Files’. The initiative aims at creating awareness around today’s generation not only about hackers stealing financial information but also how cybercrime continues to evolve, with new threats surfacing every year.
The show will be anchored by cyber-expert Mr. Amit Dubey in an audiobook format. Amit started as a software engineer to help the police solve criminal cases, and turned out to become the National Security Expert and a Crime Investigator on Cyber Forensics and Ethical Hacking. SP Dr. Triveni Singh will work closely with Mr. Amit narrating 13 audio files, which will be a part of his upcoming book ‘Hidden Files.’
Talking about the new show, Nisha Narayanan, COO, RED FM, said, “The world is full of malicious individuals who have no problem breaking rules and laws. We at RED FM are trying our best to make people aware about online transactions through community policing, SMS, social media engagement etc with the help of cybercrime experts. Working with the 2 experts, Mr. Amit Dubey and SP Dr. Triveni Singh, RED FM aims to support the efforts to tackle cyber criminals. We hope that the brand’s sustained efforts on public sensitization program and awareness campaigns pay off to a great extent.”
As technology is advancing in India, the vulnerabilities associated with this burgeoning cyberspace is surfacing and its repercussions in recent times have been witnessed far and wide. Looking at the levitating statistics of cybercrime incidences in India, it cannot be denied that the computer technology poses innumerable internal and external threats.
Recently Bengaluru registered the most number of cybercrime cases in 2018. The country’s technology capital saw a whopping 5,035 FIRs registered at the lone cybercrime police station in the city. A city-wise comparison of cybercrime cases indicates the figure is a lot more than in other big cities in the country. 2,945 cases were registered in the state till September 2018 and most of them were in Mumbai. In Delhi, in 2017, as per the Delhi police, only 84 FIRs were registered at the cybercrime cell.