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Pakistani fake social media handles using Kaun Banega Crorepati to trap people: Defence Ministry

Prime News, National (New Delhi), September 23:- Security agencies have discovered that Pakistan-based operatives are attempting to use the popularity of the Amitabh Bachchan-anchored show Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) to trap individuals and propagate misinformation through fake social media handles.

“It has been reported by cyber cell, Ministry of Defence that adversaries are taking advantage of the popularity of TV show “Kaun Banega Crorepati” by making individuals join WhatsApp groups and sending fake KBC messages to trap individuals,” a security advisory issued by the Defence Ministry said.

The advisory listed two Pakistan-based numbers found to be the administrators of WhatsApp groups, which were trying to trap individuals. The Defence Ministry`s cyber cell advised people who are part of these groups to “immediately exit such groups if one has already been added.

“The cyber cell also advised people to configure their WhatsApp settings in a manner that only a person whose contacts details are saved in your phone can add you without an invitation. After the abrogation of article 370, Pakistani spy agencies have become very aggressive in spreading misinformation about India and have been targeting the defence forces in a big way in the virtual world. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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