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Financial frauds have seen a spike due to dependence on digital payment platforms: Ajit Doval

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Asking citizens to be cautious while being online, National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval said on Friday financial frauds have seen exponential increase due to greater dependence on digital payment platforms following the COVID-19 pandemic.

He also said the Centre was coming up with the National cyber security strategy-2020 which envisions the safe, secured, trusted, resilient and vibrant cyberspace for India's prosperity.

He was delivering a lecture on Cyber security virtually at the COCONXIII-2020, a data privacy and hacking conference hosted by the Kerala Police and the Society for the Policing of Cyberspace and Information Security Research Association.