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Context: Operation Chakra-II was launched by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to combat transnational organized cyber-enabled financial crimes.
About Operation Chakra-II
- Operation Chakra-II was initiated to tackle transnational organized cyber-enabled financial crimes within India. These crimes often involve fraudulent activities conducted online and have a financial impact on victims.
- The CBI has partnered with technology giants Microsoft and Amazon, as well as with national and international law enforcement agencies. These collaborations are aimed at combating and dismantling the infrastructure of illegal call centres involved in these crimes.
- The CBI is working closely with various international agencies to gather information and leads. Some of the agencies involved include the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the United States, INTERPOL's Cyber Crime Directorate and IFCACC, the National Crime Agency (NCA) in the United Kingdom, the Singapore Police Force, and Germany's BKA (Bundeskriminalamt).
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Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI): https://www.iasgyan.in/daily-current-affairs/central-bureau-of-investigation-cbi
Q. What is the primary objective of Operation Chakra-II launched by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)?
A) Combat drug trafficking
B) Combat transnational organized cyber-enabled financial crimes
C) Counterterrorism activities
D) Address human trafficking
Operation Chakra-II was launched by the CBI specifically to combat transnational organized cyber-enabled financial crimes. This initiative focuses on addressing cyber crimes related to financial frauds and online scams across international borders.