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Cyber Slavery

Why is it in the news?

  • The Indian Embassy in Cambodia undertook a rescue mission over three months, successfully rescuing 75 Indians who were trapped in cyber-slavery.

 More about the news

  • Cyber-slavery is a modern form of human trafficking that exploits individuals in the digital realm.
  • Victims of cyber-slavery are often lured with false promises of employment opportunities and are subsequently coerced into working as online scammers.
  • This form of exploitation is emerging as a significant form of organized crime, characterized by its severity and scale.
  • Efforts by diplomatic missions and law enforcement agencies are crucial in combating cyber-slavery and rescuing victims from exploitation in the digital sphere.

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