CBI launches Operation Chakra-II: What it is and why Microsoft and Amazon are part of this

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Source: The post is based on the article “CBI launches Operation Chakra-II: What it is and why Microsoft and Amazon are part of this” published in “TOI” on 25th October 2023

What is the News?

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has launched Operation Chakra-II.

What is Operation Chakra-II?

Launched by: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) 

Aim: To fight against transnationally organized cyber-enabled financial crimes in India.

For the operation, CBI has partnered with Microsoft and Amazon as well as with national and international agencies to combat and dismantle infrastructure of illegal call centers.

Why Microsoft and Amazon are part of Operation Chakra-II?

Most of the illegal call centers raided by CBI posed as Microsoft and Amazon customer support.

These call centers target vulnerable individuals and defraud thousands annually.

That is why, Microsoft and Amazon have collaborated with CBI to share critical information and help Indian law enforcement agencies in their investigations.

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