CBI REGISTERS A CASE AGAINST SIX PRIVATE COMPANIES, AND CONDUCTS SEARCHES


 

Press Release
New Delhi, 17.09.2020

The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against six private companies based at New Delhi; Jaipur(Rajasthan); Noida(UP) & Gurugram(Haryana) and other unknown persons on a complaint. It has been alleged that these companies have transmitted pop ups to the victims’ personal computers with warnings/bogus messages about serious technical problems including malware infection in their Microsoft Windows Systems. The employees of these companies allegedly advise the victims to install certain anti-malwares or anti-virus, which are essentially PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs). Victims are allegedly given the option to activate PUPs by paying the fee online or by calling a support number advertised in the interface of the program. The victims are fraudulently influenced in this manner and allegedly fall in their trap to maintain their systems properly. It was also alleged that the victims were made to pay online by clicking the link on the interface for resolving the non-existent problem or when they ask the call centres to seek resolution of the fake problems.

Searches are being conducted today at 10 locations including Jaipur, Delhi, Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad and Mainpuri (UP) at the premises of said companies and the residential premises of other persons.

Investigation is continuing.

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