(PHOTO) INDIA CHIEF JUSTICE Laments Her Nigerian Prince 419 Scam Ordeal

by Kim Boateng Last updated on April 16th, 2017,

(PHOTO) INDIA CHIEF JUSTICE Laments Her Nigerian Prince 419 Scam Ordeal. VISAKHAPATNAM: Citing that women are increasingly becoming victims of cyber crimes, Delhi High Court Chief Justice G Rohini on Saturday said that fraudsters were resorting to organised crimes these days, using high-end technology.High Court Judge T Rajini shared her experience as to how she almost had become a victim of the Nigerian 419 cyber scam.

During her address at the inaugural of a seminar on cyber crimes, organised by the Federation of Women Lawyers here, Justice Rohini pointed out that many women were falling prey to cyber crimes owing to lack of awareness, while stressing the need of more women joining the legal services.

Delhi High Court Chief Justice G Rohini speaking at a seminar on cyber crime organised by the Federation of Women Lawyers in Visakhapatnam on Saturday

Judge of High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the State of Telangana and AP, U Durga Prasad, said that cyber crime and cyber terrorism remained a matter of concern and even legal fraternity should pay attention to update themselves with the cyber laws.

Quoting an incident and highlighting the extensive use of steganography, he said, “A few years ago, a military intelligence organisation intercepted a voice mail in form of a Telugu song. It was a few lines of a song from the movie Shankarabharanam. After a rigorous exercise at the forensic lab in Hyderabad, it was decoded with the help of an external agency. The song had a hidden message of strategic places in South India where terror gangs were planning to plant bombs.”

Cyber criminals and terrorists these days are using techniques such as morphology, hacking and steganography to evade the intelligence officials, he said.

High Court Judge T Rajini shared her experience as to how she almost had become a victim of the Nigerian 419 cyber scam. She pointed out that there are a lot of inadequacies in the legal fraternity. “Cyber laws are new and it is high time the enforcement agencies and legal fraternity updated themselves,” she said.

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With a Degree in Environmental Sciences, Kim the self professed jack of all trades and master of some simply "goes there" and brings a level of attention and detail to Nigeria Circle's quest for excellence in investigative journalism that sets her apart. Before journalism she worked in Safety, Quality Assurance and Control in several industries.
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