Telecom Department Directs Service Providers To Block Over 28 Thousand Mobile Handsets Involved In Cybercrimes

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Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has issued directions to telecom service providers for pan India blocking of 28 thousand 200 mobile handsets, which were misused in cybercrimes. It has also directed to carry out immediate reverification of 20 lakh mobile connections linked to mobile handsets and disconnect failing re-verification.

The Ministry of Home Affairs and State Police in an analysis found that these mobile handsets were misused in cybercrimes. The DoT further analysed and found that a staggering 20 lakh numbers were used with these mobile handsets.

The Communications Ministry said, this collaborative effort of the Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Home Affairs and State Police will dismantle the networks of fraudsters and protect citizens from digital threats.

Disclaimer: This press release is sourced from News On AIR, Prasar Bharti and Press Information Bureau India (PIB).

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