Bhubaneswar: Jamtara gang, an inter-state phishing gang operating from Jharkhand, has reportedly extended its reach in Odisha capital, with new targets.
According to media reports, the gang is preparing blueprint to target unemployed IT engineers of various cities in five states including Odisha with job offers.
Reports said that the cities like Bhubaneswar in Odisha; Kolkata and Asansol in West Bengal; Alwar, Bharatpur and Mewar in Rajasthan; Gurgaon in Haryana; Mathura, Varanasi and Jalalpur in Uttar Pradesh are in the targets of the inter-state cyber fraud gang.
After duping many of crores of rupees in Jamtara, the gang is reportedly trying to lay trap in the cities where internet is hugely used by all age groups.
Earlier, the email accounts of IPS officer Pranabindu Acharya, Police Commissioner Sudhanshu Sarangi, Inspector General of Police (Intelligence) Anup Kumar Sahoo, IAS officer Vineel Krishna and many officers in Odisha Government had been hacked.
People need to ignore unknown messages, phone calls and emails to keep themselves safe from the gang. Also, they should not share OTP of Debit or Credit cards, said a cyber expert Prashant Sahoo suggesting people to refrain from card swapping at different places.